WMSUG September 2021 Meeting
Announcement for WMSUG & i-94 User Group meeting

WMSUG will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday September 15th, beginning with a presentation at 8:30AM.

*** Note - Available exclusively via the web ***

"IBM i Services - the future of systems management" 
by Steve Bradshaw, Friendly Techie, Rowton IT Solutions Ltd

IBM i Services are perhaps the best kept secret of managing and monitoring IBM i. Relatively few users of our favorite platform know what they are and even fewer use them regularly. This is a crying shame as they are truly remarkable. IBM i Services can tell you in seconds what it takes a skilled system operator minutes or even hours to discover.  In this session we will take you from zero to hero, learning what IBM i Services are, how you get them, how much they cost (spoiler alert - nothing!)

We spend the latter half of the session getting hands on with these services, showing examples of how they work and why they can give you a better answer than either the command line or an old school IBM i API.

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About the Presenter:

Steve Bradshaw:
I have worked in the IBM Business Partner world for over thirty years now and despite IBM's best attempts I still love them. ;-) My career started as an RPG developer but for the last twenty years I have specialized in System Design, installation and management.  In 2008 I founded my own company (Rowton) and now I and my team spend my time supporting clients or designing new IT solutions using a combination of Power servers, Intel and storage with a little extra cloud magic where it's needed.
When I'm not looking after my own clients, I help run the UK's largest IBM i User Group the i-UG and also serve on the Common Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) to help IBM shape the future of IBM i. In 2019, IBM made me an IBM Champion in recognition of the work I have done to help and evangelize the IBM i platform, Happy Days. :-)

I have a love of teaching IBM i and have spent the last ten years volunteering to teach at IBM i events around the world, in more recent times I have been writing technical articles on PowerWire.EU and creating my online webinars. I am a firm believer that the more I teach, the more I learn.

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Date / Location 
Date: Wednesday September 15th, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM presentation 
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Slides: Introducing IBM    i Services
Slides: Introducing IBM i Services