IIUG Alert (Issue #6) September 7, 2001

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Welcome to the IIUG Alert! The IIUG Alert contains time-sensitive material for the IBM Informix community. Please provide feedback via e-mail to ug@iiug.org.

CONTENTS

  1. IBM Informix Conference – Register Now!
  2. Survey: How Can IBM Informix Help Your Growing Business?
  3. IIUG Board Elections – Time to Vote!
  4. New Advisory Council – Malcolm Weallans
  5. IBM Informix Web Cast ‘New Features: IDS 9.30’
  6. Useful Links

IBM Informix Conference – Register Now!

Registration has gone live at http://www.thenextstep.net for the IBM Informix Conference (IIC). The conference will be held October 21-25, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, at the MGM Grand hotel.

This year’s conference theme is “The Next Step,” and focuses on IBM’s commitment to support and enhance Informix products into the future. The featured keynote speaker is Janet Perna, General Manager, IBM Data Management. Conference features include on-site certification, interactive product roadmap discussions, and product-specific “Ask The Expert” sessions.

As usual, IIUG Members will receive a $200 discount, but members MUST update their IIUG Profile before they can register at the discounted rate. See the IIUG web site at http://www.iiug.org and click on “Update Your Profile and Vote for the 2001-2002 Board of Directors.”

Survey: How Can IBM Informix Help Your System Administrator?

Please answer the survey question below. It takes just a minute to respond and when you do, you help influence IBM Informix Product Management’s plans, and you help strengthen IBM’s already strong commitment to the Informix family of products.

Survey Question:

System Administration activities can take a lot of time and can require significant knowledge. What 3 system administration activities do you feel should be automated?

Please click on smtools@informix.com, and list the three things you’d like to see automated, in order of importance, and send your answer directly to the IBM Informix product manager responsible for making product improvements happen!

IIUG Board Elections – Time to Vote!

Make your voices heard! Get out and VOTE! Don’t be left behind!

The next few years will be the most critical ever in the history of IIUG, as the Informix and IBM cultures meet and begin to work together. Vote for the people who will represent your interests during this crucial time at: http://www.iiug.org/members/electiindex.php and click on UPDATE MEMBERSHIP PROFILE AND VOTE.

IIUG Board elections are being held through September 15, 2001. All IIUG members as of July 20, 2001 may vote.

New Advisory Council – Malcolm Weallans

During this time of transition, the IIUG Board needs to act more quickly than ever. When questions about the IBM deal and other important issues come up, we need to quickly poll a representative sample of our membership, tabulate results, and communicate that information to IBM Informix representatives.

To this end we have introduced the IIUG Advisory Council. This body will sit alongside IUGLC as advisors to the Board of Directors, ready to quickly respond to important questions as they arise.

Please volunteer to join the IIUG Advisory Council. It won’t take much time, but it will contribute greatly to our effectiveness. For more information, go to http://www.iiug.org/advcoun. To join the IIUG Advisory Council please email malcolm@iiug.org.

IBM Informix Web Cast ‘New Features: IDS 9.30’

Please join IBM Informix on September 13, 2001 at 11:00 am PDT for the upcoming IBM Informix Partner Training web cast, ‘New Features: IDS 9.30’. This web cast will cover the key features and benefits of the new release of IDS 9.30.

Topic New Features: IDS 9.30
Time Thu, 13 Sep 2001, 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Duration 60 minutes
Audio (US) 888-469-6544 (Int’l) 712-257-3642 Leader: Howard Zalkin
Passcode Features
Meeting URL: http://www.placeware.com/cc/informix/A?id=Partners_IIUG%209.3&pw=825352

For more detailed information, check the “News and Events” section of http://www.IIUG.org for instructions.

Useful Links

CLOSING and CREDITS

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an international Organization designed to enhance communications between Informix and its worldwide user community. The IIUG now has over 13,000 members and enjoys major support from IBM Data Management division. We also help local user groups get started and promoted.

If you do not wish to receive future editions of this IIUG Alert by email, please visit www.IIUG.org, update your member profile and check or uncheck the appropriate choices.

Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editors:Rob Vorbroker and Martha Schraer, IIUG Board of Directors

For comments, please e-mail to ug@iiug.org

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