Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM CST
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Lynell Constantine 
Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association 

WMCPA 2021 January Meeting 

Happy New Year!

Please join our January 2021 meeting featuring Tom Huntington. Meeting is free for members and will be done via webex.

Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems, and has been with the company for nearly 30 years. He works with business alliances, acquisitions and large customer relationships and ensures that the HelpSystems software works with other major software and hardware vendors worldwide.

Tom often speaks on enterprise scheduling, security, automation topics, IBM i technology, and the HelpSystems products, and hosts technical presentations on a variety of automation topics. He is the author of the HelpSystems IBM i Marketplace Survey and has written articles on automated operations, security, cloud computing, and business intelligence for leading trade journals and newsletters. He was named an IBM Champion in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 for over three decades of advocation and thought leadership on the IBM i platform.

Session 1: 2021 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results

Session 2: Journaling for Db2 and IFS on IBM i

Session descriptions:

2021 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results

IBM i is one of technology’s best-kept secrets, but even it has not escaped the unprecedented change and challenges of last year.

The seventh annual IBM i Marketplace Survey provides a close look at what IBM i users are doing on this platform—and how COVID-19 has impacted them.

Join this live webinar where we reveal the results of the 2021 survey. You’ll also gain exclusive insights on year-over-year trends and new data points, including:

  • What are the biggest challenges presented by Covid-19 and a remote workforce?
  • Are more organizations adopting IBM i in the cloud?
  • Will cost reductions, cybersecurity, or HA/DR top the list of most pressing IT concerns?
  • What does the IBM i development scene look like?
  • Are shops expanding their IBM i usage?
  • How does IBM i’s ROI compare to other servers?

Journaling for Db2 and IFS on IBM i

From its humble beginning journaling local database changes to physical files on the System/38, IBM i journaling technology has evolved to include SQL tables, the integrated file system (IFS), and even remote journaling. In fact, many IT teams have been using IBM i journaling technology for audits, replication, problem determination, removal of bad updates, and high availability for years!

During this live webinar, the IBM i expert Tom Huntington from HelpSystems help you get a better understand of how journaling works. You’ll learn:

  • How to start journaling of PF/SQL Tables/DTAQ/DTAARA/IFS
  • Why before and after images are important
  • How to use apply and remove journal changes
  • What remote journaling is
  • How to maintain journals

Whether you’re new to journaling or have been running it for years, this session is worth your time.