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IBM User Group Roundup

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Curious about the many user groups and what they’re up to? Check out the following websites to get a sampling of events and networking opportunities.

Global User Groups

COMMON North America

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 IBM Power Systems* (IBM i, AIX*, Linux*) and related solutions.

iSUC – Japan

The Japanese sister group of COMMON, iSUC is a group designed for IT skill development and information exchange of users, for users, and by users. Volunteers of IBM Japan Users Association member companies run the group.


Part of the broader COMMON International group, which includes North America, COMMON Europe encompasses 16 member countries, ranging from Austria and Belgium to Sweden and Switzerland.

LUG (Large User Group)

LUG includes more than 100 large global companies who have a significant investment in IBM i. Member companies are active in many industries, such as finance, manufacturing, insurance and retail.

Local User Groups in North America

Just a few of the active user groups in the United States include:
  1. Fairfield Application Systems Users Group (FASUG), Wilton, Connecticut fasug.org
  2. Gateway/400 Group, St. Louis gateway400.org
  3. IBM Midrange User Group (IMUG), Nashville, Tennesse imugtn.org
  4. Long Island System Users Group (LISUG), Syosset, New York lisug.org
  5. Mid-Atlantic Group of IBM i Collaborators (MAGiC), Virginia Beach, Virginia magic-ug.org
  6. Midrange Users Group of Western New York (MUGWNY), Buffalo, New York http://mugwny.org
  7. New England Users’ Group (NEMUG), North Attleboro, Massachusetts nemug.com
  8. New Hampshire Midrange User Group (NHMUG), Manchester, New Hampshire nhmug.org
  9. NorthEastern Systems Technology Users Group (NESTU), West Caldwell, New Jersey nestu.memberlodge.org
  10. Northeast User Groups Conference (NEUGC), Framingham, Massachusetts neugc.org/home.html
  11. The OMNI User, Oak Brook, Illinois omniuser.org
  12. Orange County Educational Advancement Network (OCEAN), Costa Mesa, California ocean400.org
  13. Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group (SEMIUG), Rochester, Michigan semiug.org
  14. STATUS, Fort Wayne, Indiana statususer.org
  15. Toronto Users Group for Power Systems (TUG), Toronto tug.ca
  16. Twin Cities IBM Power Systems User Group (QUSER), St. Paul, Minnesota quser.org
  17. Vermont Midrange User Group (VTMUG), Burlington, Vermont vtmug.org/
  18. West Michigan IBM i User Groups (WMSUG), Grand Rapids, Michigan wmsug.net
  19. Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Organization, Elm Grove, Wisconsin wmcpa.org

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