IBM’s Access Client Solutions highlighted in iChime

IBM’s Access Client Solutions (“ACS”) was featured at the July 28th, 2020 meeting of iChime.  Special guest Tim Rowe offered a live demonstration of the many features and recent enhancements to this product as well as additions to IBM i services.  Amazing!  One great example was a quick way to interrogate directory sizes in the IFS.  These new features will provide developers an even quicker path to adopting SQL into their application toolbox.  Any developer or system admin who is not using this very powerful tool is surely not taking advantage of one of the best ways to interact with IBM i. To learn more about ACS including how to download it, visit

Another item worth noting is Tim and Scott Forstie’s free video blog series iSee. These videos are hosted by COMMON and are available to both members and non-members.  These informative videos are worth your time and will accelerate your adoption and productivity in using ACS.  To learn more you should visit and click on the “Content” tab.

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Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 at 2:00PM Eastern (New York) time.  Mike Pavlak will kick off our discussion with how technology is evolving in the era of Covid. Mike has been working with IBM midrange developing applications using RPG & CL, managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite.  An advocate of open source solutions, he now works as a Solution Architect with Profound Logic. In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON Mike also teaches part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.

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Charles Guarino believes in the “power” of IBM Power Systems. His career reflects his interest in bringing the platform and its solutions to others. Charles started his professional journey as a department of one. Today, he is serving individuals on a worldwide basis though his consulting work and award-winning speaking engagements. Charles is a true people person and can often be found at conferences sharing his expertise in RDi and other IBM i topics. Reach out to Charles through his company, Central Park Data Systems, at [email protected]. He looks forward to hearing from you.