Frank Thomas is a Systems Architect at Berbee Information Network Corporation. He is a speaker of merit and a subject matter expert at COMMON. He has also been a frequent speaker with user groups, colleges and other technical organizations. He is an IBM Certified Solutions Expert on iSeries technology and an IBM Certified On demand Solutions Designer. Frank is a 27 year veteran of IBM midrange products. He hasspent much of the last 15 years dealing with iSeries interoperability with PCs, Networks and the Internet. He also has focused on improving development productivity by fully utilizing the iSeries UDB/ 400. Modernize your Applications is his current Battle Cry. Playing with his grand babies is Frank's new favorite activity.