Mid-Range Michiana Users Group

 Computers

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!

The meeting scheduled for Thursday February 19 has been POSTPONED until Thursday February 26 due to weather!

We are expanding!

This year we plan to have two presentations each month on the third Tuesday and third Thursday of the month.  The Thursday presentations will remain mostly IBM i orientated and the Tuesday presentations will focus more on Intel based systems and software, networking, data collections, etc.

Watch this page for topic and location information.

Meetings will be held at noon at

CIBER Innovation and Technology Center
4100 Edison Lakes Parkway, Suite 240
Mishawaka, IN  46545

Lunch will be provided



Register for the meetings you plan to attend

We are having trouble with our registration form, please sent your reservation to Vicki Pawloski at vpawloski@ciber.com
Please include the following in your email:
- The date of the meeting(s) you plan to attend
- The name and email address of the people you are registering for

There will be TWO presentations this month! 

This year we plan to have two presentations each month on the third Tuesday and third Thursday of the month.  The Thursday presentations will remain mostly IBM i orientated and the Tuesday presentations will focus more on Intel based systems and software, networking, data collections, etc.  So please join us as we expand!

Lunch will be provided at each meeting.

Tuesday February 17, 2015:

Topic Enterprise Mobile Computing

Chris Tordi will present Enterprise Mobile Computing has grown in 2014 and will continue in 2015.  We will address key trends surrounding the expansion of mobility in the industry.  Topics to be covered include advances in enterprise mobile computing hardware, differentiation between enterprise and consumer hardware, trends in enterprise software, BYOD, and device management.  We will provide
demonstrations of devices and provide examples of real world scenarios.

Chris Tordi is part of Ciber's Technology Solutions hardware practice, Chris has eighteen year history of deploying successful mobile solutions on enterprise devices and tablet computers.  His team has hardware expertise for mission critical deployments including device provisioning, device central management and wireless infrastructure.  Core business areas include Manufacturing, Warehousing/Logistics, Asset Tracking, Inventory, Plant Maintenance and Transportation.  ERP turnkey Mobile Solutions for SAP Oracle and Infor.

Please register before noon on the day before the meeting

 Thursday February 26, 2015:

Topic Native Mobile App Builder for System i

Tom Cremieux and Grant Smith from Lansa will be demonstrating Native App Builder for System i:

- Create native apps using only RPG, COBOL, or CL
- Utilize mobile device features like GPS, camera, or a scanner to capture data.
- Create apps that can be used either online or offline. 
- Build apps in days, not weeks and deploy them to both Apple and Android devices.

Tom has over 8 years of LANSA application architecture and development experience
and  has been involved in multiple modernization, integration, and development projects with various platforms using an array of tools and techniques including .NET, Java, PHP, HTML, and LANSA.  With a background in computer science and business, Tom brings a unique perspective to application design and development.

Grant has 18 years of experience in the System i marketplace and  has spoken at numerous events such as COMMON, COMMON Europe, DevCon, and System i user groups across the country.

  

Please register before noon on the day before the meeting

See the Archives for topics and presentation downloads for past meetings.

Getting qualified speakers is not easy, please support MRMUG with your attendance so we can continue to provide speakers for topic that interest you. 


Still running on IBM i V5R4 or V6R1?
READ THIS!

IBM i V6R1 WITHDRAWL!

·   IBM i OS V6R1 will be withdrawn from marketing on December 14, 2014!
·  
It will be withdrawn from support on September 30, 2015!

If you are still running on IBM iOS Version 6, you need to strongly consider upgrading to Version7!

IBM
has announced that IBM i OS V6R1 will be withdrawn from marketing on December 14, 2014 and withdrawn from service on September 30, 2015.  This means that if you are not already at V7 you should consider upgrading to V7R1 or V7R2 as soon as possible.

Service Extension will most likely be available for V6R1, but this will be an additional cost above Software Maintenance as Software Maintenance is a requirement for service Extension.

Extended support for V5R4 is ending!

·   Support for V5R4 ended on September 30, 2013.
·   Service Extension for V5R4 ends September 30, 2016.


MRMUG Membership

  • Corporate Membership (unlimited)    $100 per year
  • Individual Membership                     $50 per year

If you would like to join MRMUG, send an e-mail with your name, company name, and contact information to one of the following board members, or just sign up for a meeting and show up!

Craig Nelson                   cnelson@ciber.com
Jim Manuszak                JAManuszak@hotmail.com
Kathy Rogina                 
kathyrogina@gmail.com  
Vicki Pawloski                vpawloski@ciber.com
Stephanie Thomas          mrmugug@gmail.com