Mid-Range Michiana Users Group


The Michiana Mid-Range Users Group meets on the third Thursday of every month except December for presentations and round table discussions related to IBM System i and other mid-range systems.  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 by Ciber, LLC

Register for the meetings you plan to attend

The next MRMUG meeting will be:

Thursday April 25, 2019: <-- Note, date has changed

TOPIC: Security Roundtable

 At this roundtable we will discuss security concerns and methods to provide security for your users, infrastructure, netowrk, and data.

Please join us and share your experiences.

Some discussion topics are

What  security training do you provide, or should you provide to your users?
Physical security of your hardware.
·         How are you protecting your infrastructure?
Network security
What do you do if there is a breach?

What inhibitors are you facing regarding to implementing and funding security measures?

Parke Cummins and Tom Templin from Ciber will moderate this roundtable discussion.

Looking Forward - Here are the topics that we plan to cover for the next few months:
April 25, 2019 -   Security (rescheduled to April 25,2019)
May 16, 2019  -   MICS Managed Infrastructure and Cloud Services
July 18, 2019 -     Mobile application modernization

August 15 2019 - Roundtable (discussion: RDi follow-up, Selling your IBM vision to                      management, inhibitors)

Special Notice:

WMCPA 34th Annual Conference
The WMCPA is holding it's 34th Annual Spring Conference March 12th through the 13th.  The WMCPA has agreed to give MRMUG  members the WMCPA member price of $550.00 for the event.

This conference is held at LakeLawn Resort (https://www.lakelawnresort.com/) in Delevan, WI. This is a premier resort in the Lake Geneva area and rooms during the event are $89.00 Plus sales tax. This group puts on a conference like none other in the Midwest... signup today at this LINK (https://tinyurl.com/ycq6fr29)

Check out the session grid and speaker lineup HERE (https://tinyurl.com/yc7cuctr)


Please note the following important information

V7R1 was withdrawn from marketing on September 30, 2017

Support for V7R1 ended on April 30, 2018
·   Service Extension for V7R1 is available at an additional cost.  Software Maintenance is a required pre-requisite for Service Extension.

Support for V6R1 ended on September 30, 2015

·   Service Extension for V6R1 was available at an additional cost through September 30, 2018.  Software  Maintenance is a required pre-requisite for Service Extension.

Extended support for V5R4 ended September 30, 2017

   Support for V5R4 ended on September 30, 2013.
   Service Extension ended September 30, 2017.

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                 
Vicki Pawloski                vpawloski@ciber.com
Stephanie Thomas          mrmugug@gmail.com