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March 1, 2009

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The Toronto Users Group  
 for Power Systems (TUG) is a user group/forum for the exchange  
 of ideas, and specializes  
 in providing affordable 
  education relating to the  
 IBM iSeries, AS/400,  
 System i, and Power Systems platforms.  

 TUG is in its 24th year of operation.

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-- keeping you informed about events relevant to the IBM Power Systems community. You are receiving this message because you are on the mailing list for the TUG magazine and/or the TUG eZine (publications of the Toronto Users Group for Power Systems -- published 6 times per year).  Be sure to add admin@tug.ca and vaughn@tug.ca to your address book so that we don't end up in your spam bucket.


TUG eZine - March issue

The latest on-line TUG magazine is ready to read:
As you may know, in January we "went digital." We will still mail a limited number of copies of the printed magazine to TUG members and paid subscribers, but the new digital format is FREE Worldwide! Please take a minute to have a look at the second on-line edition, by clicking on the front cover image. You will notice that the flash-enabled interactive features are full of internal and external links, which make it easy to navigate and drill down for more detailed information.  

The deadline for the May issue is April 10th. If you are interested in contributing an article, or would like to advertise your products or services, drop me a line at vaughn@tug.ca. 

Best Regards,
Vaughn Dragland
Editor, TUG magazine & TUG eZine
Toronto Users Group for Power Systems


MoM @ TEC (March 24, 2009)

TUG Meeting of Members:
The March MoM will take place on the evening of TEC 2009 Day 1, at the Sheraton parkway, immediately following the close of the Vendor Showcase. Come early and make a full day of it! (There is no charge for Showcase or the MoM, including the sit-down dinner.)

Session Abstract:
The New Power Equation for Dynamic Infrastructure
David will discuss the Dynamic Infrastructure and what it means for businesses today. It’s all about making your business and IT environment ready to be part of a planet that is becoming smarter. Power can help with unique technologies and services for virtualization, energy efficiency, management, and business resiliency. David will talk about the direction of IBM Power Systems, and how they will continue to deliver innovative technology generation after generation.

David J Von Eper
David has over 20 years of experience in information technology, management, and executive management; and has spent the last 9 years with IBM. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. David is currently the Power Systems Sales Executive for North America, a role he has held since April of 2007. His areas of responsibility include overall brand/product management, route to market strategy, customer and partner programs, customer satisfaction and overall strategy, planning and execution. David and his team have led the unification of the System i and System p brands for North America as well as executing growth strategies that have continued to deliver substantial market share gains for IBM in the UNIX/Linux market. Prior to his current assignment, David served as Worldwide Sales Executive for the System p brand and a variety of other sales and leadership positions within Systems and Technology Group in the Americas.

Time          Event
11:00 am  TUG TEC 2009 Showcase opens – York A
12:25 pm  Stand-up lunch (within Showcase)
5:00           Wine & Cheese (within Showcase)
5:30           MoM @ TEC (David J Von Eper) – York B & C
6:30           MoM Dinner (complimentary)
8:00           TUG Social (cash bar)

TUG TEC 2009: March 24 - 26

Attention: developers, managers, operations staff, support / help desk staff, systems specialists, and consultants! Learn how you can leverage technology to provide your users better, easier, more intuitive, faster, and more cost effective solutions...Power Up Today for the very best value in AIX, Linux, and IBM i education!TUG Members: $795 / non-members: $895

For more information, visit: www.tug.ca/tec

TEC 2009 Conference Highlights:
• Over 60 sessions on two full days of lectures at the Sheraton, with 7 education tracks (including 2 track dedicated to AIX); plus hands-on labs on Day 3, at the IBM Toronto Laboratory in Markham

Expert speakers include: James Armstrong, Abe Batthish, Larry Bolhuis, Alison Butterill, Xuan Chen, Linda Cole, Li Ding, Kevin Doyle, Brian Farn, George Farr, Susan Gantner, Satish Gungabeesoon, Nazmin Haji, Jackie Jansen, Scott Klement, Steve Knudson, Jay Kruemcke, Vandana Mallempati, John Mascarenhas, Barbara Morris, Kushal Munir, George Papayiannis, Jon Paris, Mike Pavlak, Tim Rowe, Gottfried Schimunek, Bob Schuster, Ted Sullivan, Linda Swan, George Voutsinas, Claus Weiss, Inge Weiss, Don Yantzi, and Jiayun Zhu!

Great Topics include: AIX, Linux, Java, ILE, RPG IV, Security, LPAR, Websphere, Project Management, Access for i, Web Query, System Management, Performance Tuning, HA/DR, CL Programming, SQL, Blades, and more

• Certificate of completion

• Complimentary CD of session handouts, plus printed handouts available for attended sessions

• Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch on both days, plus Keynote Address at Day 2 luncheon


TEC 2009 Vendor Sponsored Sessions:

Speaker: Stuart Milligan
Title: Design Recovery for System i Applications
Abstract: Reduce the cost, risk and delays of maintenance, modernization and development initiatives with X-Analysis 8 for design recovery and modernization.

Information Builders
Speaker: Jackie Jansen
Title: Special Report: Beyond DB2 WQ
Abstract:  Join Information Builders and Jackie Jansen as we take you to on a journey beyond DB2 Web Query. During this informative session, we will also provide the latest and most innovative tips and techniques in the industry.

What topics would you like to see at future conferences and MoMs?  Drop us a line with your suggestions at: leo@tug.ca.


Glenn's Handy 2009 Education Budget Planner:

Event Dates Location Cost

TUG TEC 2009

March 24-26, 2009 Toronto $795 CAD (TUG members), $895 CAD (non-members) BEST VALUE!
RPG & DB2 Summit April 15-17, 2009 Orlando $1095 USD (alumni), $1295 USD (non-alumni), plus travel & hotel (optional April 14, $215-$295 extra)

RPG World 2009

May 7-9, 2009 Las Vegas $1195 USD, plus travel & hotel (optional ½ day May 6, $200 extra)

IBM Power Systems Technical University

Sep. 21-25, 2009 Orlando $2495 USD, plus travel & hotel
TEC 2009 Sponsors
Do we have your current e-mail address and other contact information? Email the TUG office to keep us up-to-date.   

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