WTS Executive Richard Dolewski is Featured Speaker at COMMON 2011

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WTS, Inc. announced that Richard Dolewski will speak next week at the Spring 2011 COMMON User Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

WTS, Inc., a provider of managed disaster recovery and IT infrastructure services for IBM i environments running on IBM Power Systems, announced that Richard Dolewski, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Business Continuity Services for WTS, will speak next week at the Spring 2011 COMMON User Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Dolewski, who has received the Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame Award from COMMON for the last 6 consecutive years, will present a case study on High Availability on the conference opening day, and a “Best Practices Audit” of IBM iSeries on Day 2. Mr. Dolewski will also be presented with his 10 year service pin from COMMON.

Mr. Dolewski’s “Conducting a Best Practices Audit” presentation will demonstrate how to meet IBM system compliance while achieving optimal results, and how to implement business process controls for systems management to achieve Sarbanes Oxley audit requirements. His High Availability case study presentation will review the disaster recovery audit process and identify common findings for failure. A gap analysis will provide a basis for discussion with session attendees. Other sessions to be presented by Richard Dolewski at COMMON 2011 include:
1.    Stolen – An *ALLUSR Experience ( Streamed Live on the Web )
2.    DR Confessions – The Movie
3.    Disaster Recovery Primer – Ready, Set, Plan

“Richard’s repeated election to COMMON’s Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame demonstrates his value and dedication to the IBM, i5/OS community,” said Tom Hughes, President and CEO of WTS. “His deep knowledge and experience of disaster recovery best practices and IBM i systems recovery bring his sessions to life, and provide attendees with real-world, practical ideas they can use immediately in their own disaster recovery planning.”

Richard’s newest book titled System i Disaster Recovery Planning is available from MC Press and Amazon.com. Richard and his teams have supported over 18 computer room disaster recovery events and conducted over 300 disaster recovery tests. He is responsible for WTS’ portfolio of recovery services including Recovery Plan consulting, Managed Disaster Recovery solutions, High Systems Availability, and customized Business Continuity solutions designed for IBM i and Oracle’s JD Edwards software customers.

COMMON, the world's largest community of IBM midrange users, holds its annual educational event this year, May 1-4, in Minneapolis, MN. WTS will exhibit at COMMON 2011 and talk with IBM customers about its managed disaster recovery service that provides organizations with a backup and recovery assessment, a full business recovery plan, and WTS equipment for future recovery needs. WTS has achieved its leadership position by focusing on customer satisfaction and delivering advanced technology solutions to companies running IBM’s iSeries or xSeries servers.

About WTS
WTS, Inc. is the leading provider of hosting, managed disaster recovery, and IT infrastructure services for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards World, and IBM i products. WTS customers benefit from an industry-leading and proven solution that increases efficiency, enables business and technology change, and reduces IT risk. Founded in 1997, WTS is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, a regional office on the Oracle campus in Denver, Colorado, and data centers in Tukwila, Washington and Denver, Colorado. Additional information about WTS is available at http://www.wts.com.

About COMMON
COMMON is the world’s largest users group of midrange IBM and IBM-compatible technology. The organization comprises more than 4,000 individual and corporate members. They represent more than 22,000 IT professionals involved with the Power Systems (IBM i, AIX, Linux and related solutions). For more information about COMMON, visit http://www.common.org.

CONTACT:
Ward Quarles
Director, Marketing & Communications
WTS, Inc.
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98101

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