TUG Buzz! for March 27, 2015

  1. TEC2015 - Get IT Together Featured Speaker: Birgitta Hauser
  2. iDev Cloud
  3. Message from a Gold Sponsor

Register now for TUG TEC 2015
"This is my i"

22nd Annual Technical Education Conference
May 6-7, 2015 • Seneca @ York

Featured TEC 2015 speaker: Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser has been a Software and Database Engineer since 2008, focusing on RPG, SQL and Web development on System i/Power i at Toolmaker Advanced Efficiency GmbH in Germany.
She graduated with a business economics diploma, and started programming on the AS/400 in 1992. Besides programming she works in consulting and delivers support in application and database modernization on the IBM i. She also works in education as a trainer for RPG and SQL developers.

Since 2002 Birgitta has frequently spoken at the COMMON User Groups in Germany, other European Countries and USA. In addition, she is co-author of two IBM Redbooks and also the author of several articles and papers focusing on RPG and SQL for IBM DeveloperWorks and for a German magazine.

Birgitta's Sessions:
    • Web Programming solely with RPG
    • Tips and Tricks for Advanced Embedded SQL 
    • Date and Time Calculation with RPG and SQL 
    • Generate XML documents with SQL
    • SQL Queries - What you Can Do with a Simple SELECT-Statement  
    • Analyze your SQL Queries with Navigator for i 

Register for TEC2015 at: www.tug.ca/tec/Reg

Check out our new / revised Conference Agenda!
        Day 1 Grid: tug.ca/tec/Day1
        Day 2 Grid: tug.ca/tec/Day2

Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing before March 31st!

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 31st, 2015.

  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: Alison Butterill, Scott Forstie, Susan Gantner, Charles Guarino, Birgitta Hauser, Barbara Morris, Jon Paris, Mike Pavlac, Dale Perkins, Edmond Reinhardt, Alan Seiden, Eric Simpson, and more! *

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

Register (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/tec2015_Sponsor-Invitation.pdf Read More

Download the TEC 2015 conference brochure (PDF) at: www.tug.ca/tec/tec2015_brochure.pdf Read More


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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
  • 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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TUG Gold Sponsor Member - Press Release

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

Global tube and packaging supplier Unette Corp. selects UCG’s VAULT400 BaaS

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (March 26, 2015)—United Computer Group, Inc. (UCG), an information technology services firm, is pleased to announce that Unette Corporation, headquartered in Randolph, NJ, has selected UCG’s VAULT400 Baas as their cloud backup provider.

Unette Corporation’s IT manager, Christopher Doscher, conducted a lengthy search before choosing VAULT400 BaaS to protect business-critical data on their IBM Midrange System. With VAULT400, they are now backing up daily, weekly, and monthly in addition to their annuals. The data is compressed, encrypted and sent to UCG's secure, off-site, HIPAA compliant data center in Cleveland, Ohio as well as their data center in Atlanta, Georgia for a second replication.

With VAULT400, data is available for immediate, user-initiated restore 365x24x7. In the event of disaster, Unette will receive Hardware Disaster Recovery Quick Ship free of charge from United Computer Group, Inc.  

About United Computer Group, Inc. and VAULT400 BaaS
UCG provides cost-effective technology solutions including IBM P8 Servers (PROD, TEST, DEV, BaaS, DR and H/A), storage, and managed services in addition to a wide range of related products and services, all customized to fit the needs of their clients’ current needs and future growth. 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 BaaS 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 Unette Corporation
Unette Corporation, the originator of single-use tubes, has produced tubes since 1955 and continues to increase its production capabilities. In the beginning flexible packaging was Unette’s only offering and continues to be a strong part of its sales today.

Unette has also expanded into the European market, establishing an exclusive licensing agreement with Packaging Services Unette, Ltd. in Manchester, England. The new facility opened under the name Unette European Operations.


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