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January 24, 2013 Meeting

Meeting Agenda:

9:00 AM z/VM  Fit-for-Purpose - Proven for Linux
One of the challenges facing todays System z (mainframe) advocate is selling the value of Linux or Cloud on IBMs zEnterprise to peers and management. This session affords a historical pespective and current conditions covering the cultural issues, real IT scenarios, and platform comparisons. Real studies that include Total Cost of Ownership /Acquisition, migration considerations, and actual success stories that leave you asking: Why do some get it while others dont?
The speaker will be Len Diegel, President of Velocity Software, Inc..
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10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM Intellinx - A Real-time Auditing, Monitoring and Fraud Detection Solution for System z
Boaz Krelbaum will present a unique way to combat the insider threat within any type of organization using Intellinx. Intellinx is an innovative and unique software product for tracking end-user activity in internal business applications in heterogeneous platforms including System z. Intellinx introduces a new dimension in auditing and fraud detection - the ability to record the interaction of all end-users with all the central applications, zoom-in on specific suspicious user activity and replay every screen accessed and every keystroke within an application as if looking over the end-user's shoulder. Intellinx business rule engine tracks end-user behavior patterns triggering alerts on suspicious events in real-time.
The speaker will be Boaz Krelbaum, co-founder of Intellinx Ltd.
11:45 AM Lunch Break
12:45 PM Administration and Vendor Announcements
1:00 PM Linux on z Update
Paul Augustyniak will update the audience on Linux news for the System z platform. He will outline events, information and webcasts that will span the globe of Linux on z and System z in general.
The speaker will be Paul Augustyniak of the IBM Corporation, Linux on System z New Workload Leader, North America IOT.
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1:30 PM zView/zPro Update
As a graphical interface to performance information, zView from Velocity Software, is evolving. Velocity Software's web administration and cloud infrastructure platform for z/VM, zPro has undergone some changes in the past year as well. This presentation will show the changes in the products and what can be expected in the future.
The speaker will be Rich Smrcina of Velocity Software, Inc.
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2:45 PM Coffee Break and Prize Drawing
3:15 PM Update That SUSE VM
Have you found yourself with an out-of-date SUSE Linux VM? Here are the official ways to get you on the right track to updating to a newer version or service pack. We will discuss several methods of updating, and review your checklist of items to ensure success.
As a bonus, we will demonstrate how easy it is to update to the next service pack using SUSE Manager - SUSE's management tool for your entire enterprise linux portfolio.
The speaker will be Don Vosburg of SUSE Linux..
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4:30 PM Free-for-All
Members will attempt to answer any reasonable VM or hardware related questions. If you are having a problem and want to find out if others are experiencing it, or you are installing new hardware or software and want to find out what types of problems others have experienced, here is the place to find out.
Members are encouraged to bring ideas for future presentations and speakers to this meeting.

Meeting Location:

This quarter's meeting will be held at the Aon Hewitt 'East Campus' located at 100 Half Day Road, in Lincolnshire, IL. Attendees are asked to enter through the "Security Link" between the 100 and 98 buildings.

If you have not attended a meeting at this location before, or you are not familiar with the area, Click here for additional information on directions, maps, lodging and dining.

Note - This is going to be the last meeting at this location. Starting with the second quarter we will be moving to an Aon Hewitt location on the west side of Lincolnshire. Details at the meeting and then on the website.


We are fortunate to have refreshments and lunch sponsored by Vicom Infinity and Velocity Software once again this quarter. We would like to request a count of expected attendees by the Monday before the meeting to assist in planning appropriately. If you are planning to attend, PLEASE send an E-Mail by that date to dmoyer@lakecountyil.gov with a subject line of "Meeting Attendance". (Note - The SEND TO email address is not an actual link. Please cut and paste the address. Thanks, Dave.)

This request is meant to be a planning aid and should not be interpreted as either a registration or attendance requirement. Attendance is always encouraged and appreciated regardless.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.