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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 25th year of operation.


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


  1. TUG eZine - November Issue is Published
  2. TUG Meeting of Members - November 18, 2009
  3. TUG eZine - back issues

TUG eZine - November issue

The latest on-line TUG magazine is ready to read! Please take a minute to have a look at our sixth 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 January issue is December 4th. 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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Sandra WeirTUG Meeting of Members November 18, 2009

Living Arts Centre Mississauga

Sandra Weir
is a Senior IT Specialist at IBM. She has been at IBM since 1993. In the last four years Sandra has been immersed in eXtreme transaction processing and virtualization techniques to complement her knowledge of the WebSphere Application Server portfolio. She has worked with many customers to articulate and educate them on the value of developing a scalable, elastic and on-demand computing environment. She is currently the Canadian subject matter expert for Cloud Computing with WebSphere. Sandra earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from McMaster University and is an IBM Certified Expert.


5:00 Session Abstract:
Cloud Computing: Smarter IT Delivery
WebsphereThe Economist magazine states: “Clouds will transform the information technology (IT) industry ... profoundly change the way people work and companies operate.” How does your company deliver applications today? Do you build, install, and manage all of them yourself? How much is it costing you? How much effort is it to build and manage your environment? What if you could get access to new applications, custom testing environments, or additional computing capacity, all on demand, all whenever and wherever you needed it -- and all for a fraction of the traditional cost and effort. This is what Cloud Computing brings. Cloud Computing is all about dynamic provisioning of resources -- applications, testing environments, computing capacity. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or even control over the technology in the cloud. They just use it and pay for it as they need it.

Cloud Computing is not necessarily new, but new technologies that IBM is bringing to market are making it better. Come to the next TUG meeting on November 18th and learn about IBM's vision of Cloud Computing, Dynamic Infrastructure, and Smarter IT Delivery. The vision contains a lot. Software as a service. Custom on demand application provisioning. On demand capacity. Public and private cloud management. You too can be smarter in the way you deliver IT.

MoM Location:
Living Arts Centre Mississauga (BMO Room)

4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 4B8
Highway 403 & Highway 10,
West of Square One
(Free underground parking)



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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.

TUG eZine - back issues

Did you miss any previous issues of the TUG eZine?
They're still on-line...

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Outsource the support
of your IBM AS/400, iSeries,
System i, Power System,
(or whatever it’s called this week)
to Mid-Range.
It will save you money.
It will save you time.
Then you can concentrate on what you do best:
Making money for your company.
Makes sense doesn’t it?
We agree.



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