New England Midrange Users Group

Meeting Announcement



Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Sign In 5:15 p.m.; Speaker 6:00-7:15 p.m., Dinner to Follow


Bella Sarno Ristorante, 553 Kelley Blvd, North Attleborough, MA 02760


Tips and Tricks to Improve System Performance and Save Disk Space


Pete Massiello – iTech Solutions


Bourbon Glazed Steak Tips : Hand cut choice angus steak tips marinated in bourbon glaze grilled to perfection served with herb roasted red bliss potatoes and seasonal vegetable medley 

Classic Chicken Parmesan - Hand breaded chicken cutlet, baked with mozzarella and tomato basil marinara sauce served over penne pasta

Baked New England Haddock - Fresh haddock, topped with chefs seasoned crumbs, served with herb roasted red bliss potatoes and seasonal vegetable medley

Vegan or Vegetarian – Available on request

Cost: NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10. Make check payable to: NEMUG.

Mail to: NEMUG, c/o Eileen Newell, 455 Smith Street, N. Attleboro, MA 02760 or

Please REGISTER on the NEMUG web site, www.nemug.com, and pay at the door.

We must receive your reply no later than Friday, September 13, 2019.

** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, September 17, 2019. **

Tips and Tricks to Improve System Performance and Save Disk Space:

What can you do to stop the rampant growth of data that’s eating up disk space? How do you improve system performance?

Come to this session to find out how to make the most out of your existing configuration by leveraging the many optimization and cleanup techniques that are a part of i5/OS, including reorganization of physical files, sharing of access paths, and using the DISKTASK command. Pinpoint how to reduce your disk I/O by reorganizing files and clean up your system using the Retrieve Disk Information (RTVDSKINF) and Retrieve Directory Information (RTVDIRINF) commands. Learn how sharing access paths can reduce disk utilization and memory faulting. Know your options for reorganizing your files while your users continue to access them.


Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions throughout his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner based in Danbury, CT delivering solutions and services to IBM i shops throughout the world. He is a member of IBM’s certification test writing team, an IBM Certified Systems Expert with certifications in IBM i Design, Administration, LPAR, Virtualization, Implementation, and HMC management.  Pete has a BS in Computer Science from Hofstra University, and an MBA from the University of New Haven. He was President of COMMON from 2010 to 2012, and again in 2014. He is a COMMON Hall of Fame speaker, and a frequent speaker at user groups all over the world. In 2011 IBM established the Champions award for Power Systems of which Pete was one of the first recipients. In 2018, IBM nominated Pete as their first Lifetime Power Systems Champion for his contributions to the IBM Community.

NEMUG Officers


Dawn Dawson,
The Moore Company

(401) 315-6351


Vice President  

Chip DiFolco,


(774) 227-7373



Rick Marcotte

iTech Solutions  

(508) 243-3508



Eileen Newell,
FGX International

(401) 719-2337  



Rick Marcotte

iTech Solutions

(508) 243-3508


NE Conference Liaison  

Chip DiFolco,


(774) 227-7373


President’s Message:

We hope everyone has enjoyed their summer and vacation time.

We had our annual Planning Meeting in July and have some great topics for the 2019 - 2020 year including RDi, SQL, POWER 9, system management and monitoring and others!

To kick-off our 2019-2020 year we have Pete Massiello from iTech Solutions discussing Tips and Tricks for System i Performance on September 18th.  The Learning objectives include:
understanding some easy ways to gain performance with reorganization of physical files, how to find objects on your system that are growing or not being used, and optimization of other objects on your system.

Do you want to
attend the Northeast User Groups Conference in Framingham, MA for FREE? All you need to do is attend NEMUG meetings between September 2019 and February 2020. Those in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a free registration for the April 6-8, 2020 conference.  Get one entry for each meeting you attend. At our February meeting we will draw the winner. (Winner is responsible for their own lodging, transportation, and other expenses).

We look forward to seeing everyone in September!!.

Dawn Dawson

NEMUG President

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(as of 9/1/19)

FGX International

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