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On-Demand Webinars

In this era of analytics and big data, DB2 for i helps you manage your growing needs. Mark Anderson joins us from IBM to explain why the built-in IBM i database is a great choice for businesses in any industry.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 2:03 pm

You could be missing objects using Save While Active. IBM i expert Chuck Stupca explains how FlashCopy works and can be combined with SAN to provide nearly instantaneous backups and create quick test environments.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:51 am

Automating IBM i backups just got easier. IBM i systems administrator, Doreen Boyle, describes how Robot/SAVE gave IFS backups at Campbell Hausfeld the flexibility to handle applications storing their data in directories.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Leverage your system for greater efficiency and effectiveness with IBM i work management expert Chuck Stupca. Manage your workload using system functions and direct jobs to their appropriate work areas.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 12:12 pm

IBM's senior IT architect, Gottfried Schimunek, discusses new functions for disk, network, DVD, and tape virtualization, plus active memory sharing in VIOS and Live Partition Mobility for IBM i.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Certified IT Specialist Joe Armstrong from IBM joins Help/Systems’ resident expert Chuck Losinski to help you take advantage of the new IBM PureFlex Solution for IBM i.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:55 am

Learn best practices for message management on your IBM i, plus techniques for monitoring, tips for filtering, and tools for escalating and notifying team members of the most critical messages in a hurry.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:44 am

IBM’s PowerHA SystemMirror architect Jenny Dervin explains the characteristics of hardware replication and demonstrates how PowerHA technologies can be used to provide a complete high availability solution.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:36 am

It’s more work to plan an upgrade than to make the upgrade itself. IBM's end of support date for i5/OS V5R4 was September 30, 2013. IBM Champion Pete Massiello helps you discover what you need to upgrade to IBM i 7.1.

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Independent auxiliary storage pools (IASP) are the key to high availability for critical objects on the IBM i. IBM i expert Chuck Stupca helps you learn the technology to maximize your high availability potential.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 11:58 am

Disaster may strike at any minute. Does your recovery time meet business expectations? Surviving an IT disaster is completely dependent on how well you are prepared. Learn top DR techniques from expert, Richard Dolewski.

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:04 pm

PowerHA offers significant benefits for organizations that need their data to be highly available. Learn to leverage the technology from IBM PowerHA expert, Steve Finnes.

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Learn how Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise and Robot/REPLAY make it easy to automate an event-driven schedule across platforms, integrate with ERP tools, and make SLAs easier by bringing IBM i benefits to your whole data center.

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 11:00 am

Learn how you can integrate interactive processes with your batch processes without program modifications. Robot/REPLAY, our interactive automation plug-in to Robot/SCHEDULE, makes your life easier by handling tasks you didn’t know you could automate.

Also hear the benefits of using Robot/REPLAY from a customer. Ed Kandel from Cone Drive will join us to discuss how Robot/REPLAY was used to help automate operations in their data center.

Friday, July 20, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Your disk space usage has just gone up 15% in the last hour and is increasing. Cross your disk storage threshold and you’ll have an automatic IPL on your hands. You don’t know where it went or how to stop it! Robot/SPACE solves the mystery of where your disk space is going and makes cleanup a breeze.

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Automating your IBM i backups is even easier with Robot/SAVE 12, the newest version of our automated backup and recovery software. This one-hour recorded webinar shows how Robot/SAVE 12 adds flexibility to integrated file system (IFS) backups by allowing you to save and restore individual directories or files, instead of the entire IFS. You’ll decrease your backup window and minimize the complexity of your IFS restore process.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 4:00 pm

The Robot Browser Interface gives report recipients browser access to the reports processed by Robot/REPORTS—download, print, and PDF reports directly from the Interface; scan reports and add report notes; view previous versions of reports with the click of a button, and customize the Interface. This one-hour recorded webinar takes you through installing, configuring, and using the Robot Browser Interface. The Interface is FREE if you own Robot/REPORTS, Robot/SCHEDULE, Robot/NETWORK, Robot/SPACE, or Robot/ALERT.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 8:30 am

Robot/REPLAY makes your life easier by handling tasks you thought couldn't be automated. It captures interactive tasks that you currently perform manually and plays them back after hours with no one present. With Robot/REPLAY, you can automate the interactive portion of your processing without programming, including FTP, MAPICS, JDE World, LAWSON, MACPAC, PRISM, INFINIUM, JBA, JDA, BPCS, and more. Watch this one hour recorded webinar and learn how easy it is to automate the unautomateable.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Do you want a powerful, easy-to-use tool for viewing and updating database files and viewing journal receiver data? This one-hour recorded webinar shows you how EASY VIEW helps you correct database files, add new records, print and change existing records, and delete records. With EASY VIEW, you can repair damaged data, manipulate field data, create custom views, read journal receiver data, and so much more.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 10:00 am

If you’re running a multi-partition/multi-system IBM i environment, this one-hour recorded Webinar shows how the Robot products can help you manage it from a central location. Robot/NETWORK, Robot/SCHEDULE, and Robot/CONSOLE make it easy to set up centralized rules to manage scheduling and resource monitoring across partitions and systems.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 10:00 am

In this pre-recorded, two-hour training class, you'll learn how to expand job scheduling and server management from the System i to your Windows, Linux, and UNIX servers with Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise. Learn how to install and configure Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise to perform job scheduling and event monitoring for your Windows, Linux, AIX, and Solaris operating systems. Migrating from Robot/CLIENT to Robot/SCHEDULE Enterprise agents also is discussed.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 1:00 pm

This two-hour recorded training class helps you prepare your system for conversion and discusses how to incorporate the new features of Robot/CONSOLE into your environment. The class uses the graphical user interface (GUI) and includes pre-conversion planning, the conversion process, GUI features, and changes from the green screen. Designed for current Robot/CONSOLE users, you’ll learn what’s new in Version 5.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:00 pm

This one-hour recorded Webinar offers tips for auditing your IBM i backups. Learn commands that show how your backups are doing, how to look at backup data areas, history logs, error logs, and object descriptions to see if you’re backups are good. It also discusses how Robot/SAVE, the backup, recovery, and tape management package, can automate your backups and help you comply with SOX, HIPAA, and PCI requirements. Don’t wait until you have a disaster to learn about the health of your backups.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:00 am

Keep a 24x7 pulse on your system operations by using Robot/CONSOLE to manage messages from your Robot/SCHEDULE jobs. This one-hour webinar shows you how you can integrate system monitoring with your job scheduling by checking critical system resources and making message handling from jobs more “intelligent.” You’ll discover how Robot/CONSOLE can help your batch processing run even more smoothly.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 10:00 am

Are you dealing with a growing storage environment and shrinking budget while trying to complete backups on time? Here’s a chance to learn how two leading-edge technologies can help you prepare your Power Systems running IBM i for disaster recovery.

In this informative one-hour recorded Webinar, you’ll learn how Robot/SAVE automates and tracks your IBM i backups. Meanwhile, SPHiNX for Power Systems provides an affordable, disk-based, virtual tape solution that optimizes media management, improves recovery time, increases storage capacity, and leverages your existing investments. You’ll also hear from Gary Irving at Bush Brothers as he describes how they’ve incorporated Robot/SAVE and SPHiNX into their backup strategy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:00 am

Robot/CONSOLE (message and resource management), Robot/ALERT (e-mail, text, and paging notification), and Robot/NETWORK (network management) work together to provide automated enterprise monitoring. In this one-hour Webinar, you'll discover how to save time monitoring and managing systems, manage issues quickly, improve your security, and comply with regulations like SOX and PCI.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 10:00 am

This webinar focuses on how Bank of Stockton uses the Robot products to achieve unattended operations on their IBM i server. Their core products—Robot/SCHEDULE, Robot/NETWORK, Robot/CONSOLE, and Robot/ALERT—have helped them automate their run book and monitor critical bank processes.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 11:00 am

This Robot/LPAR overview is particularly valuable for anyone who manages a partitioned system.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 10:37 am

Join Tom Huntington, Help/Systems VP of Technical Services and Adam Mills, Island Pacific guru, to learn about the interface between Robot/SCHEDULE and Island Pacific software that can help you automate your retail operations.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 10:45 am

Learn how to present the information and create the reports that your auditors and managers really want to see.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 10:44 am