TUG Buzz! for January 08, 2014


  1. Register now for TUG MoM - January 22, 2014
  2. TEC 2014 Sneak preview
  3. TUG Golf Classic 2014
  4. iDev Cloud
  5. Press Release from TUG Gold Sponsor UCG/VAULT400

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Meeting of Members

Admission: Free to all TUG members ($40 non-members)

Register for the next TUG MoM at: www.tug.ca/reg_meet_form.php


Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Schedule: 5:00 pm - John Fellner (IBM)
6:00 pm - Social & buffet dinner
7:00 pm - Jackie Jansen (Information builders)
Meeting location: Living Arts Centre Mississauga

5:00 Speaker: John Fellner (IBM)

Topic: Rational Developer for IBM i latest enhancements

John Fellner

John Fellner joined IBM in the 80's working on development and support for the RPG compiler on the System/38, which grew into the AS/400. He then worked on VisualAge RPG; a product on OS/2 and then Microsoft Windows which let users build desktop client GUI applications with RPG-like source. John later moved into development and support on WDSC, which became RDi, then RD Power, and now RDi again. Read More Read More

7:00 Speaker: Jackie Jansen (Information Builders)

Jackie JansenCome and learn and have fun with the award winning mobile capabilities of DB2 Web Query. We will look at installing and working with the no charge Mobile Faves app... Read More Read More

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Registration is now open for TUG TEC 2013!

TUG TEC 2014 "i Can Do IT"

21st Annual Technical Education Conference
April 24-25, 2014 • Seneca @ York

Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing before February 28th!

Conference Prices

    Full Conference Rate:
        • TUG Members $695 (plus HST)
        • Non-members $795 (plus HST)
    Early Bird Discounts:
        TUG members save $100 on a full conference registration
        until February 28th, 2013.

  TEC 2014 PDF brochure

TEC is the Toronto Users Group’s annual Technical Education Conference. This year, once again, we will be conducting the event at the York University Keele Street Campus in conjunction with Seneca College, with a new and exciting agenda! We have a very intense lineup of main themes including, but not limited to:
    • Performance Management
    • Web and Mobile Development on IBM i
    • IBM i & RPG Application Development
    • Modernizing your IBM i Applications
    • Accessing and Optimizing IBM i data
    • IBM i System Management

We have invited some of the industry’s top speakers, including: Barbara Morris, Charles Guarino, Jon Paris, Scott Klement, Susan Gantner, and many others! *

* Speaker names subject to change. (Not all have confirmed their availability.)

Register for TEC2014 at: www.tug.ca/reg_meet_form.php

TECRegister (as a TEC EXPO sponsor) online at:
www.tug.ca/tec/sponsorRegForm.php Read More

Download the Sponsor Invitation (PDF) at: www.tug.ca/tec/tec2014_Sponsor-Invitation.pdf Read More

Download the TEC 2014 conference brochure (PDF) at: www.tug.ca/tec/tec2014_brochure.pdf Read More

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TUG Golf Classic 2014

We will be back again at St. Andrews Valley on June 26, 2014, but in order to book the course, we had to promise a minimum of 72 players. So we need everyone to book early.

Download the flyer at: www.tug.ca/Golf/TUG-Golf-2014.PDF

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iDev Cloud

Sign up now for iDevCloud! You will be able to:

  • Share between multiple developers
  • Get private library and storage
  • Have access to most of the IBM i development tools
  • Select i7.1…  for now and move to 8.1 as soon as available.
  • Have All compilers for IBM i tools available

The Performance is monitored by system managers with adjustments as needed. The system is accessible at anytime from anywhere in the world. Just a computer and an internet connection are needed. Any work done on the system stays on the system until removed by its owner.

Contact Leo Lefebvre at leo@tug.ca to get started.

(*Free startup for TUG members.)

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Press Release from a Gold Sponsor

Media contact:
James A. Kandrac, President
216.520.1333 jak@ucgrp.com

For Immediate Release

Largest Caribbean Distribution and Medical Supply Firm A.A. Laquis
Selects VAULT400 to Protect Mission Critical Data

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (January 7, 2014)—United Computer Group, Inc. (UCG), an information technology services firm, has been selected by A.A. Laquis Limited to provide VAULT400 cloud backup for their IBM i system mission-critical data. A.A. Laquis is the leading distribution company in the Caribbean and the largest medical supply company in the region with distribution centers in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Jamaica.

A.A. Laquis researched several data backup solutions before choosing VAULT400 following a successful trial with UCG’s 30 day Try-n-Buy Program. With locations in the Caribbean Sea, extreme weather conditions from the North Atlantic Ocean are a way of life. In the event of disaster, A.A. Laquis has taken the necessary steps to ensure their data is always available to the essential, human-centered industries they serve. A.A. Laquis also relies on UCG’s expertise with the IBM i System and S2K Enterprise Management Software, a feature-rich supply chain and business management solution. The IBM i system is an integral component to the development of A.A. Laquis’s pharmaceutical, medical, and consumer products.

About United Computer Group, Inc. and VAULT400
ucgrp.com  • vault400.com
UCG provides cost-effective technology products, services, and solutions customized to fit the needs of their clients. Founded in 1987, UCG is an IBM Advanced Business Partner specializing in mid-market and enterprise clients. UCG has been rated in the top 1% of IBM Business Partners nationwide.

UCG’s VAULT400 is a premier managed risk mitigation and business continuity planning service for secure online backup and disaster recovery. VAULT400 backs up an entire organization’s business-critical data to UCG’s secure data centers. Safe and off-site, the encrypted data is available online at all times for immediate, user-initiated recovery. VAULT400 works seamlessly within an organization’s existing infrastructure with no additional hardware required.

About A.A. Laquis LTD
Founded in 1948 by Anthony A. Laquis Sr., the company has been owned and managed by the Laquis family for 66 years. With over 150,000 sq. ft. of warehousing and supported by over 200 regional staff, A.A. Laquis Ltd. provides the necessary infrastructure, management, and technological innovations to position them for future growth.

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