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IBM  Champion IBM has recognized Trevor Eddolls, iTech-Ed Ltd’s CEO, as an IBM Champion in 2023. He has been an IBM Champion since 2009.


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

Trevor Eddolls

Colin Pearce gave a great technical nitty-gritty presentation to the Virtual CICS user group on 9 May. He was discussing “How to define CICS Maintained Data Tables to the Coupling Facility Resource Manager”.

On 23 May, Tori Felt, Associate Technical Enablement Specialist in the IBM Z Washington Systems Center, and Keziah Knopp, Db2 for z/OS Specialist at the IBM Z Washington Systems Center, were discussing “Db2 for z/OS and REST Services” with the Virtual Db2 user group.

Also in May, Trevor’s article, “Looking Out for the Well-Being of Mainframers”, was published on the TechChannel website. And his article “Explaining Mainframe Pricing to the Cloud Guys” was published on the Planet Mainframe website.

IBM Z and LinuxONE Community badgesLastly, in May, Trevor Eddolls was awarded an IBM Z and LinuxONE Community Contributor - 2023 (Level 1) badge, an IBM Z and LinuxONE Community Advocate - 2023 (Level 2) badge, and an IBM Z and LinuxONE Community Influencer - 2023 (Level 3) badge. It says, “The IBM Z and LinuxONE Community Influencer badge earner is an active and passionate member of the IBM Z and LinuxONE Community. They are a thought leader and viewed as a technical expert by their peers. This individual contributes to the community regularly.”

Dusty Rivers, Senior Director, US Systems Z at Mainline Information Systems, was on top form on 18 April, when he presented to the Virtual IMS user group. He was discussing, “Mainframe Systems (IMS, CICS, etc) As Clients in the New World”.

At the beginning of March, Trevor’s article, “How Successful is Zowe?”, was published on the Open Mainframe Project website.

On 7 March, there was an in-depth presentation to the Virtual CICS user group from Larry Strickland, Chief Product Officer at DataKinetics, who was discussing, “Making the case for developers to use In-Memory tables”.

Also in March, Trevor’s article, “All You Need To Know About Mainframes”, was published on the Planet Mainframe website.

On 28 March, the Virtual Db2 user group enjoyed an informative and entertaining presentation today from BMC Software’s Chad Reiber, Principal Software Consultant. He was discussing “Db2 z/OS Recovery – How Best Practices Have Changed to Address New Threats”.

On 7 February, the Virtual IMS user group had a fascinating presentation from Scott Quillicy, Senior Director for Precisely. He was discussing, “Lessons Learned – IMS Application Modernization to the Cloud”.

On 10 January, the Virtual CICS user group had a fact-packed presentation from Todd Havekost, Senior z/OS Performance Consultant at IntelliMagic. He was discussing, “New Ways to Analyze CICS Transaction and Statistics Data”.

IBM Champion badges The exciting news in January was that Trevor Eddolls has been recognized by IBM as a 2023 IBM Champion. IBM said: “On behalf of IBM, it is my great pleasure to recognize you as a returning IBM Champion in 2023. 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 2021 calendar year.”

On 17 January, the Virtual Db2 user group enjoyed a really interesting presentation from Craig S Mullins, President & Principal Consultant at Mullins Consulting In. He was discussing how to “Understanding Your Rolling 4 Hour Average to Tune Db2 and Lower Mainframe Costs”.

In addition, Trevor’s article, “Mainframe, Security and More: A Review of 2022 and a Look at 2023”, was published on the TechChannel website in January.

Also, January saw the publication of the always popular Arcati Mainframe Yearbook 2023. 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.

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