WMSUG January 2018 Meeting
Announcement for WMSUG & i-94 User Group meeting - Jan 17th 

"Platform comparison - Why i?" 
by Richie Palma, IBM Champion & Tech Solutions Consultant, Arbor Solutions Inc. 

Ever wonder how companies harness the massive performance of POWER8 along with the reliability and scalability of IBM i while remaining agile and competitive in a world dominated by mobile, analytics, and cloud? Let's face it, our line of business counterparts are demanding, and for good reason. The ability to quickly deliver innovative technology to the front lines of our businesses can mean the difference between surviving and thriving in our fast-paced economy. 

In this session we will look at... 
- What makes IBM i so special in todays modern compute environment and how it's being used to drive   
  competitive advantage. 
- We will look at other technologies/platforms in todays modern compute environments and see where 
  IBM i fits best in the IT landscape. 
- Squash some of the B.S. claims slung around by people who chase dollars instead of lean IT efficiency. 
- Look at how POWER8 & IBM i together provide the best landscape for business critical applications. 
- How IBM i is keeping our demanding line of business counterparts armed on the front lines. 
- How to transition technology from surviving to thriving in our fast-paced economy. 
- Why IBM i is the better choice for business critical workloads. 

If you are not available to join the meeting in person, consider a visit via the web! 
Join WebEx meeting:  https://hthackney.webex.com/hthackney/j.php?MTID=ma1e1144d20b84b1114178ac4e15ca940 

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About the Presenters: 

Richie Palma loves helping people. It's as plain and simple as that. Having the ability to bring value whether that's through hard work and a little sweat, knowledge and experience, or even simply by connecting someone to a person that can fulfill their needs. His love for technology and helping people led Richie to a career in complex, high tech sales with Arbor Solutions Inc. 

Richie has what some people would call a borderline obsession with the IBM Power Systems scale out family, running IBM i, AIX, and Linux on Power. He also enjoys working with the dev team to build out solutions around Application development services (PHP, RPG, & .NET) and the IBM Cognos Business Analytics stack of products. 

Over the last couple years he has seen a high demand for Open source application development, Analytics, virtualization, high availability, and cloud Infrastructure Solutions. As a result much of his work has been focused on configuring solutions in these arenas. 

Meeting ends at Noon. 

Date / Location 
Date: Jan 17th, 2018,  
Time: 8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation 
Place: The H.T. Hackney Co., 1180 58th Street SW, Wyoming MI, 49509. Ph: 616-261-6656 

Directions coming from the South: Take US-131 to EXIT 76 (68th street).  Turn Left (West) onto 68th street (up and over the 68th Street hill.) Go 0.3 miles to Clyde Park Ave.  Turn Right (North) onto Clyde Park.  Go 1.1 miles to 58th Street and turn Left (West).  Go 0.5 miles.  Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left. 

Directions coming from the North: Take US-131 to EXIT 78, (54th street), choose the center turn lane.  Turn wide Right (West) on 54th street.  Go 0.1 miles to Clyde Park Ave, moving into the left turn lane.  Turn Left (South) onto Clyde Park.  Go 0.6 miles to 58th Street and turn Right (West).  Go 0.5 miles.  Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left.

Parking is available in front of the building. Enter at the center doors. Members will be directed to the Multi-Purpose Conference Room. 



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