Representing thousands of IT professionals, COMMON is an integral part of the IBM i community with leading initiatives in education, advocacy, networking, and certification that allow you to get the most out of your IBM i investment. Your membership organization is comprised of everyday users, IBMers, industry experts, vendors, recognized speakers, leaders, and members of the academic community.
Expand your skillset and knowledge on new and emerging technologies that affect your IBM i. As the leading education provider in this space, you have access to world-class education from industry experts that will help you maximize your investment in leading-edge technologies. Choose from an unprecedented variety of continuing education options that are available both in-person and online.
You are part of the largest user group community of IT and Power Systems professionals. A key aspect of belonging to a professional association such as COMMON, is the unique opportunity it provides members to network, learn, and connect with one another. Many of our longtime members have found this to be the most valuable benefit of COMMON membership. Creating contacts in your field through networking that you can call upon for practical help, mentorship, technical support, or real-world knowledge is a great way to differentiate yourself and succeed in your career.
COMMON’s mission is to enhance the careers of our members. We do this by providing leading education, facilitating networking and volunteer opportunities, fostering leadership, and by advocating for our members to IBM and other industry partners. Whether it’s a student that is just ready to enter the workforce, or a seasoned IT executive, COMMON can help them succeed in their job roles by offering resources and tools that will help deliver success to their organization. COMMON is a partner in your career’s success and that of your company’s – that is the true value of COMMON membership.