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The State of ERP on IBM i

Date:January 17, 2017Mike Breitbach
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: Eaton Corporation
26201 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48076 (map)
Enter at South door, which will be marked with SEMIUG sign.
Speaker:Mike Breitbach
Notes:You can join the meeting remotely from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
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Access Code: 265-018-365
Presentation:ERP Trends on IBM i

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From the President

Happy New Year!

Dear Members:
Happy New Year!

And so, we begin another exciting year!


We are kicking things off with a very interesting and important topic: "The State of ERP on IBM i". What does tomorrow bring for ERP on the platform. How will IBM support ISV offerings. Come join us onsite or remotely for the presentation. Mike Breitbach, IBM I development software engineer and technical lead will be presenting this exciting topic.
The meeting will be held at IBM in Southfield and will also be provided in webinar format.

PHP and Alan Seiden

Next month our topic is PHP. Alan Seiden, PHP industry expert, will be presenting. PHP has proven to be a primary development tool on the platform and we are fortunate to have Alan share his expertise on the topic.

It's that time of year again. If you have not already done so, please renew your membership to SEMIUG. SEMIUG offers world class presentations, community interaction opportunities, automatic membership to COMMON, access to the sandbox iDevcloud box, discounted rates to group activities and much more. Dues are the same low price of $50 a year for an individual and $100 a year for an organization membership. To renew or sign up as a member you will find the membership renewal form at the bottom of the membership page.

Plans for MITEC 2017 are well under way. The event will be a 2-day offering. On Monday June 5th, workshops will be provided and on Tuesday June 6th we will have the power packed day of education. If there are topics, presentations, presenters that you would like to see included reach out to any SEMIUG board member. We welcome the input! This year's MITEC event "ignite the Power" will be held at the Schoolcraft College Vistatech Center located in Livonia Michigan.

Let's look forward to an awesome 2017!
Happy New Year.
President Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Phone: 248-701-7410

Letter from
Power Systems Initiative

Dear Power User Group:

Recently, I was given the opportunity to move from the field and join the Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) team. I thought I would take this opportunity to share with your User Group the latest happenings of the PSAI. As the Power Brand continues to it efforts to expand our ecosystem through OpenPower, ISV and MSP growth, and PowerLinux initiatives, we are similarly increasing our ongoing investment in the PSAI. Throughout PSAI's 17 year history, we have continued to focus on the following objectives:

We currently have 67 schools teaching AIX, IBM i and Power Linux skills in North America (192 worldwide) and our goal is to double this number by 2015. These schools are very interested in partnering with our business community. We offer both entry level and professional level job boards for our clients and business partners to utilize - FREE of charge. These openings are publicized to our current member schools.

We need students to fill the pipeline of the next generation of Unix Administrators and RPG programmers. We get more students by partnering with the academic community and offering internships and jobs, serving on advisory committees helping guide curriculum and sometimes even teaching as adjunct professors.

Please share this message with your User Group. Ask them to share it with Clients, Business Partners and any Academic Institutions. Our clients and business partners need skilled individuals, our schools need students in their classes, and students need opportunities for internships and jobs. This is WIN, WIN, WIN for all involved.

You can find out more about the Power Systems Academic Initiative, including the list of participating schools and the job boards, at the link below. If anyone has any questions about the program, is interested in finding skilled talent or knows of any potential academic partners, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

(See attached file: Building Power Skills 2014)

Peter T. Glass
Program Manager, Power Systems Academic Initiative
IBM Corporation, North America
Cell: 845-332-5478
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November 2016 Node.js Crash Course Tony Cairns
October 2016 Performance Data Investigator Lora R. Powell
September 2016 Deep dive into free-form RPG Barbara Morris
June 2016 Designing Responsive IBM i Web and Mobile Applications Greg Patterson
May 2016 7-Minute Presentations Members of SEMIUG
April 2016 RPG OA to PHP: IBM i Modernization and Mobile Approaches Greg Patterson
March 2016 What's up with DB2 for i Scott Forstie
February 2016 Putting the Pedal to the Metal for RDi Charles Guarino
January 2016 Let's Get Mobile (A Hands On Introduction to IBM i Mobile Access) Wayne Bowers
November 2015 Communication Excellence Colleen Garton
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