WMCPA Spring 2016 Technical Conference

March 4th, 2016

The WMCPA (Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association) will be holding the annual conference Tuesday March 15 through Thursday March 17 at Lake Lawn Lodge in Delavan, Wisconsin.  The conference is held over a 3 day period with over 50 sessions.  Some of the sessions include hands on labs with supplied devices.

Silveredge has been a long sponsor of the conference and will be attending as well.  Both Ambrose and Sue will be there; stop by and see us.

More information can be obtained at www.wmcpa.org.  We look forward to seeing you there.

OMNI User Conference Sept 5th and 6th 2014

August 21st, 2014

Join Silveredge and other IBMi people for the OMNI Conference scheduled at Moraine Valley Community College.  Friday September 5th is a pre-conference day with workshops.  September 6th is the main conference with a multitude of influential speakers including Susan Gantner, Jon Paris,Mike Pavlak, Scott Klement, Pete Massiello, Charlie Guarino, Larry Bolhuis, and others.  Silveredge will be there hoping to say hello to all of you, reminding you that we are always here when you need expertise.  Stop by and say hello to John Dykstra and Tempy and be sure to get a new pen and reacquaint yourself with us.

OMNI has done a terrific job on a 6 track line-up.  For more info, you can call our offices at 708.449.7738 or check out http://www.omniuser.org/TechConf2014Reg.html.

We hope to see you there!

Silveredge Certified as a Woman Business Enterprise

August 22nd, 2013

Silveredge has been re-certified for 2016-2017 as a business owned and controlled by a woman by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), the first national certifier of Women Business Enterprises. Over 700 public and private sector individuals participated in establishing the Standards and Procedures of this rigid certification review.  Silveredge values the relationships we have with customers who support diversity partnerships with vendors, and are happy to help them meet the goals they strive to achieve.  Additionally, we are proud to display the NWBOC and be part of this growing community.   Janet Harris-Lange, the President of NWBOC, works tirelessly with her organization to provide value to the community of businesses represented.




Silveredge announces expansion of the Company

June 4th, 2013

Silveredge has recently added to our staff! Due to demand and desire for growth, we have added some highly talented people to the company this year. Even with the new people on board, the average length of service here is 10 years! We are extremely proud of our reputation and highly qualified staff. Thanks to so many of you who have aided in our success.

WMCPA 2013 Spring Technical Conference

February 7th, 2013

Silveredge was a sponsor and exhibitor at the 28th Annual Spring seminar sponsored by the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA). We enjoyed seeing so many of you at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, WI, March 12-14, 2013.

The WMCPA described the two-day event as the largest in the Midwest and featured more than 30 informative presentations on current topics to IBM i professionals. The bulk of the day was filled with educational sessions and hands on labs. Over 30 sessions across 2 days were conducted by industry experts and professional speakers.

WMCPA serves the Midwest business community of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota.


February 7th, 2013

COMMON 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Silveredge was a sponsor and exhibitor at Common’s Conference and Expo April 7-10, 2013 at the Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Ambrose Marton represented Silveredge, providing information regarding our current projects involving modernization, EDI, etc. Ambrose provided an Education Session – Skill Set Modernization or “Don’t be a Relic!”

We enjoyed seeing many of you at that great event!

You can visit the Common website at www.common.org for more information about the Common community.

Using SQL User Defined Functions for Sorts

February 6th, 2013

By using a UDF to manipulate your raw data during the SQL select process, you can;

  • retrieve associated values that require complex calculations,
  • perform data cross-referencing, and
  • manipulate data beyond the basic build in SQL functions.

Using traditional methods without the utilization of SQL/UDF, several steps are involved.  They include copying required data to a work file, running business logic to perform calculations (e.g. inventory age), then sorting and outputting the data in the desired format.

Through the use of a UDF,  the inventory age calculation can occur during the data selection process, eliminating the overhead and processing associated with using temporary files for this task.  This results in your selected data being fully ready for output into the final format desired.

Additionally, a UDF offers the same benefits and advantages of service programs and APIs.   The most important benefit is developing standard business logic external to any specific program, allowing it to be re-used instead of repetitively developed and debugged!  If you need help deploying this strategy on the IBM i, let us know!

Silveredge Holiday Party 2012

February 6th, 2013

The Whole Gang

Our Holiday Party at the Bulls!  We had a great time!

Wisconsin Midrange User Group Spring Conference (WMCPA)

January 25th, 2012

Silveredge was a sponsor at the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (WMCPA) 2012 Spring Technical Conference.  It was held March 21-22 at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  This IBM I Conference is well attended by companies from Minnesota, the greater Chicago area, Northern Illinois, and all of Wisconsin.  It is a great venue to gain quality education sessions and meet other members and speakers from the IBM I Community at large.  It was exciting to see so many of you and meet so many NEW STUDENTS as well as IBM i Customers.

Speakers for the 2012 Spring Conference include: Aaron Bartell, Larry Bolhuis, Bob Cozzi, Mike Pavlak, Jon Paris, Susan Gantner, and Alan Seiden.  Steve Will and Pete Massiello will each be doing a Keynote.

Don’t miss out on exciting door prizes, Casino Night and more!!

The full schedule and speaker list can be found at www.wmcpa.org.

If you register with the code “Silveredge”, we get extra credit!  See you there!

Blackhawks Party for the Holidays 2011

January 19th, 2012

Check out Ed’s picture of the Blackhawks game on Dec 21 against Montreal!  blackhawks