Honoring Industry Leader, IBM i Security Company and COMMON Educational Foundation Launch Scholarship

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Working with the platform’s largest trade group, Help/Systems will fund conference fees in memory of John Earl’s “joy of sharing knowledge.”

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The John Earl Memorial Fund is designed to reflect John’s joy of sharing knowledge and encouragement of people to share their own knowledge with others.

Help/Systems, a world leader in systems and network management, security, and business intelligence software, is proud to announce the John Earl Speaker Scholarship Award within the COMMON Education Foundation (CEF). The memorial fund will pay conference fees for speakers at the annual Spring COMMON meeting and exposition, the world’s largest professional association of IBM technology users.    

John Earl, who passed away in January after a long battle with brain cancer, was one of PowerTech’s original founders and a committed leader, mentor, friend, and valuable contributor to the IBM i community. PowerTech, a Help/Systems company, provides definitive security solutions for IBM iSeries systems. The John Earl Memorial Fund is designed to reflect John’s joy of sharing knowledge and encouragement of people to share their own knowledge with others.

The recipient of the first award will be announced at the opening session of the COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition on April 7-10, 2013 in Austin, Texas. For more information about the John Earl Memorial Fund, please contact the COMMON Education Foundation at:

Michelle A. August
Executive Director, COMMON Education Foundation
8770 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 1350
Chicago, Illinois 60631
(708) 974-5622

About Help/Systems:
Help/Systems, LLC is a leading provider of systems management, security, and business intelligence solutions for Power SystemsTM servers running IBM i, and UNIX®, Linux®, and Windows® operating systems. Help/Systems software reduces data center costs by improving operational control and delivery of IT services. Founded in 1982, the company has 14 offices worldwide and over 7,000 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Help/Systems sells its solutions directly and through strategic partners worldwide.

Help/Systems sells the following brands: Robot, SEQUEL Software, PowerTech, Skybot Software, Safestone, CCSS, InterMapper, and Bytware. For more information, visit http://www.helpsystems.com.

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