IBM i Gets No Respect - Tom Huntington, Chuck Losinski, & Lauren Propson

Legacy. Not strategic. Different from Windows or Linux. Just an AS/400. You name it; we’ve heard it all. Organizations in every industry around the world take IBM i for granted because they simply don’t understand how much it does for the business.  

Here’s the reality: It’s not the platform. It’s the perception.  

The technology behind IBM i and IBM Power is modern and sound. It’s just another database server, after all! But how do we in IT speak the language of the business to express its deeply engrained value and importance?  

Join this webinar as the IBM i experts from HelpSystems offer education around what you should do when facing objections, obstacles, and real-life business challenges, including:  

• Adding additional partitions (VMs) to support growth or DR initiatives

• Mergers and acquisitions standardizing or consolidating technologies

• Migrating or consolidating servers

• Unique IBM i licensing considerations

• Consultants who don’t recommend IBM i


You’ll also learn how to automate, secure, and get data out of IBM i when your staff is not familiar with the operating system. Together, let’s defend the honor of this powerful platform—and save ourselves the headache and expense of re-platforming in the meantime!

Tom Huntington

Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystem

Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems, and has been with the company for nearly 30 years. He works with business alliances, acquisitions and large customer relationships and ensures that the HelpSystems software works with other major software and hardware vendors worldwide.

Tom often speaks on enterprise scheduling, security, automation topics, IBM i technology, and the HelpSystems products, and hosts technical presentations on a variety of automation topics. He is the author of the HelpSystems IBM i Marketplace Survey and has written articles on automated operations, security, cloud computing, and business intelligence for leading trade journals and newsletters. He was named an IBM Champion in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for over three decades of advocation and thought leadership on the IBM i platform.

Chuck Losinski

Director of Technical Solutions, HelpSystems

Chuck Losinski, Director of Technical Solutions for the Robot product line, has been with HelpSystems for nearly 20 years. He has over 30 years of experience in IT, including 25+ years on the IBM i platform.

Chuck's background covers a wide variety of technical responsibilities, involving system implementation, programming, operations, and support. He is certified as an IBM System Administrator and as a HelpSystems Robot Certified Specialist.

Chuck has helped numerous customers automate business applications from Infor, Oracle JD Edwards, HBOC, RxClaim, Infinium, Fiserv, Jack Henry, and more. Currently he is the co-president of the local IBM i user group, QUSER.

Lauren Propson


Lauren Propson is a Regional Sales Manager at HelpSystems focused on Security and Automation. She works directly with customers of all sizes on a daily basis to recommend IT Solutions on IBM i according to their business needs. She has also assisted with managing hardware upgrades for our customers and the business considerations that align with this initiative.


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