TUG Buzz!
July 2, 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!"


  1. TUG eZine - July Issue is Published
  2. Summer Special Events
            • Smarter Planet Think Tank
            • Full-day Technical Session
  3. Project Leadership Program Certification

TUG eZine - July 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 our fourth 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 September issue is August 14th. 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


Did you miss the January, March, or May issues of the TUG magazine?
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Summer Special Events

1.) Smarter Planet Think Tank
TUG, in collaboration with IBM, is presenting a think tank session on August 12th on the theme of “Creating a Smarter Planet.” Don’t miss this special half-day morning forum/dialogue at IBM 3600 Steeles in Markham.

2.) Full-day Technical Session
We are trying to align the planets for another fantastic day-long, in-depth session (including lab) for the week of August 23. A few points still have to be resolved before we can announce what and where it will be, so stay tuned! Pay special attention to your email inbox for more details in the TUG Buzz.

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

Project Leadership Program Certification

New TUG benefit of Membership from IT World Canada

The University of Waterloo is the only top-level institution offering an online certification program in project leadership, which also covers preparing for the updated PMI exams. In cooperation with IT World Canada, Dr. Peter Carr, Professor and Director of the Management of Technology Online Program states, “We think this is not only a strong learning model to pursue, but also essential forfull time workers who will be upgrading their skills in such an essential area as project management with an onus on leadership.” Of note is the fact that this course can also be accessed through the Blackberry Smartphone, which is part of a pilot project undertaken between RIM and the University of Waterloo.

University of Waterloo’s Results
    • Students can study and be more productive in their downtime
    • Valuable course content can be easily shared in a variety of ways
    • Students feel more connected
    • More opportunities for project and team collaboration
    • Professors can gauge what is being viewed in order to improve course content.

With such an exciting delivery option from the university ranked “best overall and innovative” by Maclean’s, TUG recently met with Dr. Peter Carr to discuss securing a discounted rate for TUG members. Lẻo Lefebvre and Vaughn Dragland successfully negotiated a five percent (5) discount on tuition fees for the Certificate Project Leadership Program.

This certificate program features weekly video panel discussions, seasoned industry leaders from all major sectors of the economy, from automotive, financial and construction, to media, government and manufacturing. No other project management course offers in-depth foremost practitioners, providing invaluable leadership insight from the real world.

The whole cost is tuition; no travel or missing work that are requirements in classroom environments. This is a global programme. Students participate from across Canada and internationally, allowing for a global dialogue about managing complex projects.

For complete details visit: www.projectleadership.uwaterloo.ca

You can also speak to an IT World Canada representative-- call 416.290.0240 X 124

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