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Next Meeting - Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Cool things in Navigator to be a Rock Star System Administrator


The New England Mid-Range Users Group is organized as a resource for users of IBM System i, i Series and AS/400 systems. If you were looking for the New England M User's Group (MUMPS) goto


Date: Wednesday, November 16 2016

Sign in 5:15PM; Speaker 6:00-7:15PM; Dinner to follow

Place: Jimmy G's Tavern (formerly Ambrosia Tavern), 116 Elm Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760
Topic: Cool things in Navigator to be a Rock Star System Administrator
Speaker: Pete Massiello, iTech Solutions
Dinner: Shrimp Scampi; or Chicken Marsala; or Angus Steak Tips; or Wild Mushroom Ravioli (Vegetarian). Also included are appetizers, salad, dessert, and coffee/tea.

Cost:  NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10. Make check payable to: NEMUG. Mail to: NEMUG, c/o Eileen Newell, 455 Smith Street, N. Attleboro, MA 02760 or register on the NEMUG web site, , and pay at the door.

R.S.V.P. to Rasa Pizzi. Register on the web, , or e-mail .
We must receive your reply no later than Friday, November 11, 2016.
** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, November 15, 2016. **



Cool things in Navigator to be a Rock Star

System Administrator

IBM Navigator for i is a powerful tool to better manage your IBM i environment. Get expert advice for installation and set up to make sure you get this powerful tool up and running at peak efficiency. Step through the functionality of this product and learn how to leverage the Performance Data Investigator to turn the collection services data into graphs you can use to identify performance issues. Learn ways to protect your system from intrusions, as well as close security holes such as FTP. See how this tool can help you select and install Logical files on your system to improve performance. Learn about the enhancements to this valuable tool in the release of version 7.3, while we see how this tool provides tips and techniques for better and more easily managing your IBM i.

Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions throughout his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the world. He is a member of IBM’s certification test writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in IBM i Design, Administration, LPAR, Virtualization, Implementation, and HMC management.  Pete has a BS in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and an MBA from the University of New Haven. He was President of COMMON from 2010 to 2012, and again in 2014. He is a COMMON Hall of Fame speaker, and a frequent speaker at user groups all over the world. In 2011 IBM established the Champions award for Power Systems, Pete was one of the first recipients. Recently, Pete was re-nominated as a Power Systems Champion in 2016.


NEMUG Officers

President Dawn Dawson, The Moore Company (401) 315-6351
Vice President Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373
Secretary Rasa Pizzi, Franklin Sports, Inc. (781) 573-2443, (508) 944-1545
Treasurer Eileen Newell, FGX International (401) 719-2337
IBM Liaison Rick Cowles, IBM (781) 895-4714
Webmaster Jerry Perreault (401) 949-2613
NE Conference Liaison Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373 cdifolco@callico.comMessage from the President

Message from the President

It was great to meet Richard Dolewski and Peg Tuttle from Denovo for our October meeting.  Richard discussed Disaster Recovery and his 30 years of experience on how to keep a business running after an unanticipated event.

For November, we have Pete Massiello from iTech Solutions coming to talk with us about being a Rock Star - not a music Rock Star but a IBM Navigator i Rock Star.  Join us at the November meeting to learn about this powerful tool you should be using.  I especially want to see the enhancements for the release of version 7.3 and ways to protect my i from intrusions.
See you Wednesday November 16th.  
Dawn Dawson, President NEMUG  

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COMMON Fall Conference & Expo

The Fall Conference will be held at the Hilton Columbus Downtown in Columbus, Ohio, October 24-26.  NEMUG is a member of COMMON and so our members get a User Group discount.  Contact Rasa Pizzi (781-573-2443) or for our ID in order to get your discount.

Welcome to the following New and Renewing Member Companies

(as of 9/21/16)


Aurora Technologies



Franklin Sports, Inc.


JH Lynch

Jim Mason

The Moore Company


Thank you for your support of NEMUG!
If your company has not registered yet, go to the website to download the annual invoice for membership (on left side of the home page). Bring a check (payable to NEMUG) and the form with you to get the member prices at the meeting.

(Schedule is subject to change)


January 18 — EDI topic, Faith Lamprey

February 15 — GROOVY (language for IBM i similar to CL), Jim Mason

March 15 — TBD

April 10-12 — NE User Groups Conference, Framingham, MA,

May 17 — TBD

June 21 — TBD


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