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April 30, 2009  4:46 PM

COMMON board reveals financial situation at meeting of members



Posted by: Leah Rosin
COMMON, IBM i, IBM System i user groups

COMMON president, Randy Dufault presented the organization’s dire financial situation at the meeting of members on Tuesday afternoon at the COMMON 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition. “If we were to do nothing at this point, at the end of 2009 COMMON would suffer an 800,000 dollar loss,”...

April 29, 2009  7:41 PM

Legacy AS/400 meets the future of IBM i at COMMON 2009



Posted by: Leah Rosin
10zig, document management, IBM System i user groups, modernization, php, Power processor, Quadrant, Security, vLegaci, Zend

While at COMMON, the push-pull of new versus old technologies for the IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i) has been an underlying theme. Trevor Perry's recent assertion that IBM's...

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April 28, 2009  2:45 PM

A taste of COMMON: ILE, IBM releases, Web applications and new products



Posted by: Leah Rosin
BCD Clover, BI solutions, cloud computing, COMMON, IBM System i user groups, ILE, Linux, Power processor, Query/400, RPG, Smart i, SSD, Talend, Valence, virtual tape, Vision Solutions, WDSC, Web tools

Day two at COMMON 2009 is under my belt, and the level of news and information was again a bit more than I could take in. COMMON educational session tidbits I attended a session at 8 AM (without coffee) on "Taking Advantage of Capacity on Demand" for POWER Systems. The session...


April 27, 2009  6:21 AM

COMMON 2009 annual meeting off to a running start



Posted by: Leah Rosin
COMMON, IBM System i and Power, IBM System i user groups, php, Web tools

I awoke today in Reno, Nev., to register and cheer on the participants in COMMON User Group's first 5k run/walk for charity....


March 26, 2009  11:54 AM

Discount available for RPG/DB2 Summit



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System i user groups, Young i Professionals

The Young i Professionals have teamed up with System i Developer to offer a $200 discount to the RPG & DB2 Summit next month. With the discount, the cost of the show will be about $1,100, or $900 if you've been to a previous RPG...


March 12, 2009  3:02 AM

YiPs update: conference call tomorrow



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System i programming, IBM System i user groups

The Young i Professionals will hold a conference call tomorrow to update the group's work in open source applications and so-called sandbox applications it has made available to IBM System i users on its site, such as


February 26, 2009  2:13 PM

Is it COMMON for System i’ers to run 5K?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System i humor, IBM System i user groups

Hat tip to David Vasta, who pointed me to the site of the COMMON 5k charity walk/run, which will take place during COMMON's annual meeting in Reno in April. Proceeds from the


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