The Dawn of Unparalleled IBM i Performance

Performance Reviews

Keep your applications snappy with regular examination of all performance variables — CPU, Memory, and Disk utilization, Wait Accounting data, and system configuration.

Performance Diagnostics

Dawn uses advanced tools to pinpoint the root causes of any issues discovered during the review phase and delivers recommendations to optimize performance.

In-Depth Systems Training

Teach your in-house staff to stay on top of system performance with in-depth training on IBM i performance tools and work management best practices.

From the iCan Blog

Delivered IBM i RFEs
July 18, 2019

The IBM i team has been using the Request for Enhancement (RFE) process for user requirements for over two years now. It often tak … read more »
ACS Application Packages and the ODBC Driver for i
June 19, 2019

Access Client Solutions provides optional application packages for additional functionality. The Windows application package provi … read more »
Simplified IBM i Program Conversion
June 15, 2019

IBM has provided tooling to make it easier to convert your existing programs. This blog post outlines the tools available for IBM … read more »
Copy a Monitor with Navigator for i
June 7, 2019

System and Message monitors were added to Navigator for i in the 7.2 release. They’re similar to (but not quite the same as) the m … read more »
Should You Consider Becoming a CAAC Member?
May 14, 2019

This week’s blog was written by Mike McArdle, who is an instructor at Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and repre … read more »

Testimonials

Gordon, Systems Engineer, IBM i on Power Systems, Retail Industry

I recently attended Common’s PowerUp 18 conference in San Antonio. Dawn May had a series of sessions on the native Performance Tools that was very informative. In the very first session I learned I could license Job Watcher for helping diagnosis performance and contention issues. The information I gained from Dawn’s sessions alone made attending PowerUp worth the time and money. I highly recommend Dawn’s sessions to Systems Engineers as well as Developers.”

Alan Seiden, Seiden Group

An astute technical troubleshooter, an energetic advocate for IBM i, an exemplar of deep expertise, Dawn has helped countless organizations to succeed and prosper with IBM i.”

VP, Information Technology, Global Logistics Industry

In about 4 days, Dawn was able to pinpoint our systems bottlenecks and prioritize our efforts, resulting in a 20% reduction of CPU.”

Photo Credit: David Bowman
© IBM // Rochester, MN
January 2018

About Dawn May

Dawn May is a leading authority on work management, systems management, performance, and diagnostics, with intimate knowledge of the IBM i operating system developed through her distinguished career with IBM.

Today, as an independent consultant, she focuses her skills on helping companies troubleshoot issues and plan for the future while teaching them how to get the most out of their IBM i systems.

Dawn is the author of the i Can blog published by IBM Systems Magazine; a frequent speaker at local user group meetings, IBM i conferences around the world; and an innovator with five patents.

In her spare time, Dawn enjoys the art of photography, sewing, baking bread, and playing the piano.

Contact Dawn

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