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May 25, 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.


Welcome to TUG's eNewsletter: "TUG Buzz!"

-- 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.


  • IT World Canada WEBINAR - May 27
  • IBM Power of i Loyalty Tour - May 28
  • 21st Annual TUG Charity Golf Classic - June 25
  • TUG eZine - back issues

WEBINAR - Contract Consolidation:
a key strategy for managing through a tough economy

(You could win a Best Buy card.)

On Wednesday, May 27th, join IT World Canada for a live, interactive webinar on the impact the economy is having on IT departments, their ability to deliver value to the business, and contract consolidation's role in both these areas.   Host and moderator Shane Schick, Editor in Chief, IT World Canada,  will be joined by Andy Woyzbun, Lead Analyst,  Info-Tech Research Group, and Darryl Wilson, Area Practice Director, Dimension Data Canada, as they discuss proven strategies for assessing your contract portfolio and inventory, and how to renegotiate or even consolidate your support relationships while achieving the best possible service levels. Register today!  Attendees are eligible to win a $ 250 Best Buy gift card. Sponsored by Dimension Data Canada.




IBM's Power of i Update Event is this week! Don't miss the chance to get the latest IBM i information from IBM Rochester Executive Briefing Center's Kurt Rump. You will get the very latest announcements and directions on the fabulous IBM i platform. You won't want to miss this event.

Power of i Loyalty Tour

Toronto, Thursday May 28, 2009

When budgets are tight, make better use of your IT assets — and avoid deploying another server every time your business needs another application. Run your business your way. Use IBM Power Systems™ and IBM i to run multiple business applications.

What you’ll hear from the IBM Rochester Executive Briefing Center Speakers:

  • The latest IBM Power System announcements, Power IBM i Roadmap & Technology Trends
  • An update on the brand new DB2 Web Query functionality
  • A variety of expansion options suited to your business needs - PowerVM, Blades, Storage & IBM Systems Director
  • The ability to maximize return on your IT investments
  • Drastically reduce monthly operating expenses
  • Learn more about new and compelling incentives for Power Systems

Where? When?

Toronto- May 28 - IBM Markham, 3600 Steeles Avenue East, Markham, ON


8:00 am . . . . Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am . . . . Power and IBM i Roadmap
. . . . . . . . . . . .Dynamic Infrastructure, Power System Announcements, Technology Trends
10:00 am . . . Break
10:15 am . . . DB2 Web Query Update
11:00 am . . . Virtualization Strategies
. . . . . . . . . . . . Power VM, Blades, Storage, IBM Systems Director
12:15 pm . . . Close and Light Lunch

To register please go to: www.ibm.com/events/ca

I look forward to seeing you at the event.

Kathy Gregson
Market Manager
STG Power Systems, Storage & Mainframe
IBM Canada Ltd.


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

TUG 21st Annual Charity GOLF CLASSIC

Thursday June 25, 2009 at the Glen Eagle Golf Club in Caledon. Tee-off time is at 8:00 am. Cost: $130 per golfer (including all taxes) includes greens fee, power cart, and a delicious New York sirloin steak and chicken dinner. Enjoy a great day of golf with your fellow “TUGGIES” and network with your peers! All are welcome! (not limited to TUG members.) Bring your business partners, clients, friends, neighbours and relatives! Sign up a Foursome!

Make your reservations early, as we are limited to 144 golfers. Register online at: www.tug.ca/reg_golf.php (or you may fax your entry to 905-607-2547)

For more information contact the TUG office. Phone: 905-607-2546 or 888-607-2546
E-mail: admin@tug.ca.

PAYMENT IN ADVANCE (We accept Master Card and Visa.) Donations to our prize table would be greatly appreciated. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Glen Eagle Golf Club pro-shop telephone: 905-880-0131 www.gleneaglegolf.com

" Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft... Today, it's called golf.

Sponsored by:




TUG eZine

Did you miss the January, March, or May issues of the TUG magazine?
They're still on-line...

The deadline for the July issue is June 12th. 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
a publication of Toronto Users Group for Power Systems


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