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The Future of Now: SHARE’s New Memberships and Digital Innovations

Scott Fagen

January 29, 2024

Now that we are three years into the post-COVID environment, new realities and challenges have emerged for people, businesses and organizations. SHARE’s members and volunteers have been working hard to meet them head on, and SHARE looks forward to continuing the evolution of the organization in 2024. In addition to continuing to provide the gold […]


i Can Homecoming: Upcoming COMMON Events

Dawn May

January 18, 2024

My fans may have noticed a lack of i Can blog posts recently, particularly in the latter half of 2023. I apologize and confess that the main reason for my absence is I simply needed a break. The i Can blog started in 2009, and after over 13 years of regular postings, writer's block hit […]


Kisco Systems Launches Richard C. Loeber Fellowship Program to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Victoria Schutz

November 2, 2023

The IBM i community is all too familiar with the challenge of replacing the older generation of employees with new talent. Kisco, an IBM i security solutions provider, is seeking to fill the gaps left behind by retirees in the IT industry with the Richard C. Loeber Fellowship Program. The program focuses on promoting the […]


Advice From an IBM i Developer: Just Get Out There

Charlie Guarino

October 2, 2023

This transcript is edited for clarity. Charlie Guarino: Hi everybody. Welcome to TechTalk SMB. Today I am meeting with Joseph Wright, who is an independent consultant. His company is Wright 400 Inc., and he is located in Southern California. I had the unique opportunity and pleasure to meet with Joseph at a recent conference at […]


COMMON Education Foundation: Connecting with the Next Generation of IT Talent

Victoria Schutz

September 28, 2023

As the older generation of IT professionals looks toward retirement, filling the gaps left behind can be challenging. COMMON Education Foundation (CEF) seeks to help solve that challenge, connecting the next generation of IT talent with employers and educational resources. Laura Ubelhor, owner of Consultech Services Inc. and secretary of CEF, has been working with […]


Upcoming COMMON Events for Fall 2023

Dawn May

September 5, 2023

Summer is generally a quiet time for COMMON, but you can expect things to get busy again in the fall. And this year, there are some very exciting events on the schedule. IT Leadership Summit First, there will be a virtual IT Leadership Summit on September 7. The topic is “Generative AI and Security for […]


Highlights From Common Europe Congress 2023

Torbjörn Appehl

July 6, 2023

Common Europe Congress 2023 has come to an end. After such a project there is a feeling of emptiness that everybody involved can recognize. For me, it’s not a bad feeling; it’s a positive feeling that I’ve done everything I could to make the best Congress possible. And it certainly was a great one, breaking several records: […]


iChime: A Virtual IBM i Community

Emma Pitzl

March 27, 2023

How a casual Zoom meetup turned into a vibrant virtual community fostering IBM i education and connection across the globe


The Evolution of N2i

Emma Pitzl

January 6, 2023

Richie Palma, Marina Schwenk and Anna Marrah highlight the COMMON N2i group—from how it started to where it’s going


Recognizing and Fostering Greatness in the Power Systems Ecosystem


September 20, 2022

The IBM i OS and the Power Systems platform have stood the test of time for good reason. It’s not just the continuously evolving technology; it’s the people and how they rally to solve common challenges—like the skills gap.   In this new TechChannel e-book, you’ll find insight from iTech Solutions president Pete Massiello on […]