UIIPA – Our 34th Year!

UIIPA – Our 34th Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

Archive for August 2009

August 27th, 2009 – IBM Technical Briefing

IBM hosted a full day Technical Briefing Event with sessions on various i5 system updates at the University Park Marriott Hotel. AIX users were

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present also. The sessions were very informative in discussions of the new technologies and the continued convergence of AIX and i5 platforms. It sounds like they plan to make this an annual event.

The technical topics* included:

  • Systems Management for IBM Power Systems
  • AIX Performance Update
  • IBM Storage Offerings for AIX
  • Active Memory Sharing
  • AIX Live Partition Mobility
  • Solid State Drives for AIX
  • Hardware Management Console V7 Update
  • IBM i (i5/OS®) Maintenance Strategy (PTFs, ECS)
  • IBM i Storage Update: “Solid State Drives, SAS and more!”
  • PowerVM™ Technical Overview: an IBM i Perspective

August 5th, 2009 – i5 Security Compliance – Carol Woodbury

An excellent presentation by Carol Woodbury about compliance with different information security laws. She used lots of examples in setting up security policies and how to adjust the i5 security settings to meet those policies. See the video posted below.

Carol has been an influence in the i5 Security Industry for many years and I’m sure most of you have read of her expertise within our community. She is a technical editor for the IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems – IBM i edition, a co-founder of SkyView Partners, Inc., a security consulting firm and she was IBM’s chief security architect for the AS/400 for 15 years. This is definitely not one to miss. Encourage your co-workers to attend.
We are fortunate to have her visit the GSLMUG and share her insight on security compliance with us. Below is a summary of her upcoming visit.

Get a Grip on Compliance
Keeping up with the demands of the latest compliance laws and regulations can be overwhelming, regardless of the system or platform in use or applications being run. Carol Woodbury will decipher several of the laws that currently affect organizations, explaining what they meant to IT in general. She will also provide tips for interpreting them and understanding how they apply to your specific organization. Finally, Carol will provide tips for implementing the requirements within your organization and then staying in compliance.

Click on the link below to watch the presentation.

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYKtknAC]