Just wanted to let everyone out there know about our inagurual meeting of the NY Metro POWER-AIX/Linux Users Group. The meeting will be this Thursday July 12th at the Future Tech Solutions Center in Holbrook NY. For more information or to register, click on poweraix.
Advertised on their home page as the “… information hub of the Global Power AIX Community comprising of user communities, partners, IT professionals and business users”, the poweraix community has really started to take hold. First organized in May of 2006 and emphasized strategically by IBM during the keynote presentation at last years System p Tech University in Vegas (by Jeff Howard, Director of System p marketing at IBM) there are now 33 UGs throughout the world, with the number of members growing exponentially every month.
Providing a forum to System p and AIX users worldwide, the user-groups allow members to communicate and collaborate on ideas and experiences to help them further their knowledge. It’s mission statement is “To foster the creation a world-class global community for IBM AIX users, in which members derive significant value.”
The NY Metro POWER-AIX/Linux Users Group is currently open as a communications and collaborations channel for the NY Metro AIX and Linux community. We’ll have technical discussions and provide presentations from IBM System p Gurus, as well as IBM Business Partner technical experts. We are committed to providing a technical forum for AIX and Linux System p users. Sponsored by Future Tech, a premier IBM Business Partner, this will be a technical forum for professionals using AIX and Linux on System p. Our focus will be on sharing ideas and providing tips, technical expertise and relevant information to the entire NY Metropolitan System p community.
For those of you not local, one of the presentations will be on-line. We’ll be providing external conference webinar access, which will be used to demo the new features and functionality of IBM’s System Planning Tool (SPT). For further information, please check back periodically at the NY poweraix users group site.