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TUG Buzz! for January 12, 2017


IN THIS ISSUE:


The January TUG Meeting of Members with Guest Speaker Robert Bestgen (IBM) will be held at the Living Arts Centre Mississauga on Wednesday January 18, 2017.

ADMISSION: Free to all TUG members
($60 non-members)

Agenda: 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Registration

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Session 1: DB2 Temporal One of the major improvements in DB2 will be the ability for the database to reduce the complexity and amount of coding needed to implement “versioned” data... Read More Read More

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Buffet Dinner
7:00 - 8:45-pm - Session 2: SQL Procedure Language
SQL PL has became very popular for the development of stored procedures for DB2 on different platforms... Read More Read More

SPEAKER: Robert Bestgen

DB2 for i architect and consultant working in the heart of the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN.



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Seneca/TUG Student Award Fall 2016
Winner: Nicholas Scherman

Download the full story (PDF) here.

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TUG's TEC 2017 "TEC the i Train", will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, May 2 and 3, 2017 -- for the second time at the SAVOY Conference Centre (Monte Carlo Inn) 7255 Warden Avenue in Markham. We will feature the "cream of the crop" -- only the very best IBMi technical speakers. More details to follow.

Register for TEC2017 at: www.tug.ca/tec/Reg



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 31. 2017.

TEC 2017 PDF brochure

TEC is the Toronto Users Group’s annual Technical Education Conference. We have a very intense lineup of main themes including, but not limited to:

    • IBM i & RPG Application Development
    • Performance Management
    • Web and Mobile Development on IBM i  
    • Modernizing your IBM i Applications
    • Accessing and Optimizing IBM i data
    • IBM i System Management

 

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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/TEC2017_Sponsor-Invitation.pdf Read More

Download the TEC 2017 conference brochure (PDF) at: www.tug.ca/tec/tec2017_brochure_mar.pdf Read More

 

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Press Release from a TUG Gold Sponsor

For Immediate Release

Media contact:
Francine Ciaccia, VP  Marketing
fciaccia@ucgtechnologies.com

UCG Technologies Accelerates Geographic Expansion with Acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Integrator

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (January 11, 2017)—UCG Technologies (UCG), a global information technology services firm, has acquired the IBM i Series Solutions business of E-Safe Technologies LLC (formerly Premier Technologies, Inc.) a Pittsburgh-based IT service provider. Terms were not disclosed.
The acquisition will accelerate UCG’s growth in the Midwest as it continues its transition and expansion from a regional integrator into a full-service provider of backup, disaster recovery (DR), enterprise applications and security training with a focus on the IBM POWER8 Systems platform. UCG now has customers in 31 states, Canada, Caribbean and Europe.
“We have long been impressed by E-Safe’s (Premier) strength in the Pittsburgh market for POWER8 solutions,” said Jim Kandrac, founder and CEO of UCG Technologies. “Frankly, they owned the Pittsburgh market. This acquisition not only opens the door to hundreds of accounts, but gives those customers access to a broader range of software and services. It’s a win for us, a win for E-safe and a win for their customers.”
E-Safe’s customer base includes more than 250 companies in the greater Pittsburgh market and four other states in the Great Lakes area.
E-Safe will focus its resources on the burgeoning computer network maintenance and IT managed services market. Rob Wise, who was previously IBM Practice Manager for E-Safe, will join UCG where he will work with UCG Vice President Mike Powall and Operations Manager Gina Creager to ensure a smooth and successful migration for E-Safe customers.   All current consulting, service and maintenance agreements will be honored by E-Safe and fulfilled by UCG Technologies.
“Success in the IT services business is all about focus,” said Tim Steinour, President and Owner of E-Safe Technologies. “We foresee tremendous growth in our new lines of business, so we’re doubling down on those opportunities. In UCG we’ve found a partner who can not only ensure our customers world-class support but can bring additional products to the table.”

 About UCG Technologies
Founded in 1987, UCG Technologies is a highly specialized Strategic Service Provider (SSP) of customized Information Technology products and services. These include Enterprise Cloud Backup, DR, & H/A; Enterprise Security Training; IBM POWER8 Systems; and Enterprise Management Software.  www.ucgtechnologies.com

About E-Safe Technologies

Founded in 1989, E-Safe began with a mission to help small and medium-sized businesses get a real return on their technology investments. Since then, the company has remained dedicated to providing state-of-the-art IT support, service and products that allow clients to get ahead of the competition and achieve greater success. E-Safe offers service to businesses in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Morgantown, Akron, Youngstown and Johnstown. For more information, visit  e-safetech.com

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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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