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TUG Buzz! for March 7, 2017


March TUG Meeting of Members

Registration is open for the March 29th MoM.        

LOCATION: The Monte Carlo Inn & Suites, Downtown Markham
7255 Warden Ave (at Denison Street) Markham, Ontario L3R 1B4

Jesse Goezinski



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

SPEAKER: Jesse Gorzinski
Business Architect of open source technologies, IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN.


4 pm Registration
5 pm

Session 1: Overview of Open Source & Tools for OpenSource on IBM i
Are you interested in running Open Source on IBM i? This could mean compiling your own utilities, trying a new open-source language, or using some of the other tools that were shipped in the 5733OPS more.

6 pm Buffet Dinner
7 pm

Session 2: Web Serving in the OpenSource World
This IBM i session will cover multiple techniques to successful web serving in Open Source world. IBM i basics related to built-in language web servers, PHP, NodeJs, Python, etc. more.

8:45 pm Wrap Up and Door Prize draw

Stay tuned to the TUG website for more information ...

Register for the next TUG MoM at:


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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 IBM i technical speakers.

Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing before March 31st! Register now to save $100 per person! Early Bird

Register for TEC2017 at:

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: Read More

Download the Sponsor Invitation (PDF) at: Read More

Download the TEC 2017 conference brochure (PDF) at: Read More


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Article from a Gold Sponsor


SECURITY Awareness and the HUMAN Firewall

Five ways to protect your organization from disaster

By Jim Kandrac, President UCG Technologies, for IBM Systems Magazine

A midsize retailer's recent email phishing test revealed how susceptible companies can be to hackers. Employees received an email disguised as a threat of termination from their human resources department for accessing prohibited sites on the job. It included instructions to click a link in the message to see a list of sites they allegedly visited.

Over 48 percent of employees clicked on the link, despite the fact that the sender's email address was from an unknown source and the link clearly led to a destination outside the firewall. This may be an extreme example of how companies can fall prey to phishing, but it's not unusual.

In my experience, between 20 and 45 percent of employees are deceived by email ploys. A single click to a malicious site can infect a user's computer with malware that compromises the entire corporate network.

Many experts believe breaches are so common that the issueis no longer whether organizations will be attacked but when.

The average consolidated
total cost of a data breach, is $4million according to a
Ponemon Institute study


Read full article in IBM Systems Magazine online or click the image at right to download a PDF.

Then give us a call at (800) 20211-8798 to learn more about what UCG can do to protect YOUR organization from disaster.

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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 to get started.

(*Free startup for TUG members.)

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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 32nd year of operation.

TUG is the proud recipient of a 2016/ 2017 Maxava iFoundation grant.



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