Tag: ibm

CAAC Bends IBM’s Ear

This post is written by guest blogger Michelle August The CAAC (COMMON Americas Advisory Council) called snowy, icy Rochester home for three days in early December. They started off the meeting with a warm welcome from Dave Nelson and a Power Systems Update from Ian Jarman. This great start to the meeting set the tone […]

IBM Power Systems Champions

Recently IBM announced a new category for their Champions program … Power Systems Champions. I was honored to be one of the first community members inducted into the new category. IBM Champions are IT professionals, developers, and educators who lead and mentor others and help them make best use of IBM solutions and services. Get […]

IBM i in the Cloud?

There’s a very interesting article in The Register (written by Timothy Prickett Morgan) about IBM getting into the ‘cloud’ computing space. One of the most interesting parts, at least to me, is the reference to IBM i … Ric Telford, vice president of cloud services at Global Technology Services, says that IBM understands that there […]

iSociety

Responding to a recent post in MIDRANGE-L about iSociety, Joe Pluta wrote … What a shame! I remember the enthusiasm in the i community when isociety was rolled out. If there is anything that I can do to help please contact me offline. I am more than willing to do whatever I can. I don’t […]

COMMON 2010

Well, another COMMON Conference & Annual Meeting is in the bag. I’m currently at my departure gate in Orlando Airport and I figured this is a great time to make a post (especially since they have free wifi). My current, totally unscientific, impression is that attendance was up. I’ve heard other people, including COMMON officers, […]

Al Barsa

This morning, on my way back from COMMON, I received email from a friend informing me that Al Barsa had passed away last night. This news hit me very hard … Al has been a pillar of the AS/400 (yes, I use that name deliberately) community for many years and a friend. His passion and […]