TUG Buzz! for February 26, 2014

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. TEC 2014 - Speaker Profile
  2. TUG Golf Classic 2014 - June 26
  3. iDev Cloud
  4. Message from a TUG Gold Sponsor Member

TUG TEC 2014 "i Can Do IT"

Susan Gantner21st Annual Technical Education Conference
April 24-25, 2014 • Seneca @ York

Speaker Profile

In each issue of TUG Buzz between now and the conference, we will feature one of our fantastic TEC 2014 speakers. This time it's Susan Gantner.

Susan Gantner's career has spanned over 24 years in the field of application development. She began as a programmer developing applications for corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, working with a variety of hardware and software platforms. She joined IBM in 1985 and quickly developed a close association with the Rochester laboratory during the development of the AS/400 system.

Susan worked in Rochester, Minnesota for 5 years in the AS/400 Technical Support Center. She later moved to the IBM Toronto Software Laboratory to provide technical support for programming languages and AD tools on the AS/400.

Susan left IBM in 1999 to devote more time to teaching and consulting. Her primary emphasis is on enabling customers to take advantage of the latest programming and database technologies on OS/400.

Susan is a regular speaker at COMMON conferences and other technical conferences around the world and holds a number of Speaker Excellence medals from COMMON.

Susan's Sessions at TEC 2014:

    • Debugging with RDP/RDi
    • My Favorite Things about RSE
    • RPG Subprocedures Basics
    • RPG Subprocedures - Beyond the Basics



Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing before March 1st!

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 March 1st, 2014.

  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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Message from a TUG Gold Sponsor Member

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

For Immediate Release

Global Agricultural Supplier Digi-Star LLC Selects VAULT400 as Cloud Backup Solution

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (February ​24, 2014)

United Computer Group, Inc. (UCG), an information technology services firm, was recently selected by Digi-Star LLC,  a leading manufacturer of electronic weighing systems for the agricultural industry, to protect their mission-critical data with VAULT400.   

Digi-Star’s search for a data backup service included a number of vendors in addition to UCG’s VAULT400. The vendor of choice would need to provide live customer support; secure, off-site data centers; and the option to add IBM i hardware disaster recovery in the future. UCG’s VAULT400 met and exceeded all major requirements.

The UCG and Digi-Star IT teams completed the VAULT400 cloud backup installation in just a few hours. VAULT400 provides Digi-Star worldwide access to their data twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  Digi-Star now enjoys complete backup archival retentions in multiple secure, off-site locations to meet their RPO objectives.

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 Digi-Star LLC
digi-star.com
Digi-Star LLC is a global supplier of electronic sensing equipment, precision sensors, displays and software used by farmers and other equipment operators to precisely measure and analyze valuable data from critical farming processes. Digi-Star LLC is headquartered in Fort Atkinson, Wis., with additional facilities and businesses in the Netherlands and United Kingdom.

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