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Trevor Eddolls What’s been happening at iTech-Ed Ltd this year?

On 9 June, the Virtual IMS user group enjoyed a brilliant presentation from Haley Fung, IBM Offering Manager for IMS. There was so much information. Her subject was “4 Paths to Digital Transformation in IMS”.

Also in June, Trevor’s blog Mainframers working from home was published on the IBM Destination Z user group part of the IBM Z and LinuxONE Community website.

On 12 May, the Virtual CICS user group enjoyed an excellent presentation from IBM's Stew Francis called, “Extending CICS applications with Java using Maven and Gradle”.

Also in May, Trevor’s blog, Superordinate goals and life after Covid19, was published on the IBM Destination Z user group part of the IBM Z and LinuxONE Community website.

At the end of May, Trevor’s interrrogation on Spiceworks was published. Spiceworks is an online community for the IT industry.

On 7 April, the Virtual IMS user group learned how distributed techniques could be used with IMS databases. Broadcom’s Radek Mrvec’s talk was called “Java and SQL in IMS for z/OS Applications”. With well over 70 people attending, clearly this is a topic of great interest.

Also in April, Trevor’s blog, “Mainframe online user groups make sense, was published on the IBM Destination Z user group part of the IBM Z and LinuxONE Community website.

In March, Trevor’s blog, “What does the future of the mainframe look like?”, was published on the IBM Destination Z user group part of the IBM Z and LinuxONE Community website.

On 25 February, the Virtual CICS user group had an absorbing presentation from Al Saurette, Principal with MainTegrity, entitled “Providing system integrity for multiple LPARs with improved GDPR and PCI/DSS compliance”. It looked at File Integrity Monitoring to identify breaches in minutes not days.

In February, Trevor’s blog, “The Arcati Mainframe Yearbook 2020”, was published on the IBM Destination Z user group part of the IBM Z and LinuxONE Community website.

IBM Champion badges filler

The exciting news in January was that Trevor Eddolls was recognized by IBM as a 2020 IBM Champion. IBM said: “On behalf of IBM, it is my great pleasure to recognize you as a returning IBM Champion in 2020. Congratulations! We would like to thank you for your continued leadership and contributions to the IBM technology community. This recognition is awarded based on your contributions for the 2019 calendar year.”

Also in January, Trevor’s blog, “2019 in review with a look forward to 2020”, was published on the IBM Destination Z user group part of the IBM Z and LinuxONE Community website. And his blog “The Who, What, Where, When, Why for Mainframe Security”, and Joining the API economy were republished on the Experfy Web site. Lastly, his Planet Mainframe blog was republished on the Maintec blog site as “Why non-mainframers are starting to fear the mainframe?”

Lastly, January saw the publication of the always popular Arcati Mainframe Yearbook 2020. You can download a copy here – it’s FREE. Last year’s edition was downloaded around 21,000 times during the course of the year, and Trevor is Editorial Director for this highly-respected annual source of mainframe information.

IBM  Champion IBM has recognized Trevor Eddolls as an IBM Champion in 2020. He has been an IBM Champion since 2009.



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