Informix News
01 Feb 13 - IBM Data Magazine - Are your database backups safe? Lester Knutsen (IBM Champion) writes about database back up safety using "archecker"... Read
14 Nov 12 - IBM - IBM's Big Data For Smart Grid Goes Live In Texas... Read
3 Oct 12 - The Financial - IBM and TransWorks Collaborate to Help Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Achieve Supply Chain Efficiency... Read
28 Aug 12 - techCLOUD9 - Splunk kicks up a SaaS Storm... Read
10 Aug 12 - businessCLOUD9 - Is this the other half of Cloud monitoring?... Read
3 Aug 12 - IBM data management - Supercharging the data warehouse while keeping costs down IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA) delivers superior performance for in-memory analytics processing... Read
2 Aug 12 - channelbiz - Oninit Group launches Pay Per Pulse cloud-based service... Read
28 May 12 - Bloor - David Norfolk on the recent Informix benchmark "pretty impressive results"... Read
23 May 12 - DBTA - Informix Genero: A Way to Modernize Informix 4GL Applications... Read
9 Apr 12 - Mastering Data Management - Upping the Informix Ante: Advanced Data Tools... Read
22 Mar 12 - developerWorks - Optimizing Informix database access... Read
14 Mar 12 - - International Informix User Group set to meet in San Diego... Read
1 Mar 12 - IBM Data Management - IIUG Heads West for 2012 - Get ready for sun and sand in San Diego... Read
1 Mar 12 - IBM Data Management - Running Informix on Solid-State Drives.Speed Up Database Access... Read
26 Feb 12 - - Better results, lower cost for a broad set of new IBM clients and partners... Read
24 Feb 12 - developerWorks - Informix Warehouse Accelerator: Continuous Acceleration during Data Refresh... Read
6 Feb 12 - PRLOG - Informix port delivers unlimited database scalability for popular SaaS application ... Read
2 Feb 12 - developerWorks - Loading data with the IBM Informix TimeSeries Plug-in for Data Studio... Read
1 Feb 12 - developerWorks - 100 Tech Tips, #47: Log-in to Fix Central... Read
13 Jan 12 - MC Press online - Informix Dynamic Server Entices New Users with Free Production Edition ... Read
11 Jan 12 - Computerworld - Ecologic Analytics and Landis+Gyr -- Suitors Decide to Tie the Knot... Read
9 Jan 12 - - DNS impact on Informix / Impacto do DNS no Informix... Read
8 Sep 11 - - IBM Offers Database Solution to Enable Smart Meter Data Capture... Read
1 Aug 11 - IBM Data Management Magazine - IIUG user view: Happy 10th anniversary to IBM and Informix... Read
8 Jul 11 - Database Trends and Applications - Managing Time Series Data with Informix... Read
31 May 11 - Smart Grid - The meter data management pitfall utilities are overlooking... Read
27 May 11 - IBM Data Management Magazine - IIUG user view: Big data, big time ( Series data, warehouse acceleration, and 4GLs )... Read
16 May 11 - Business Wire - HiT Software Announces DBMoto for Enterprise Integration, Adds Informix. Log-based Change Data Capture... Read
21 Mar 11 - Yahoo! Finance - IBM and Cable&Wireless Worldwide Announce UK Smart Energy Cloud... Read
14 Mar 11 - MarketWatch - Fuzzy Logix and IBM Unveil In-Database Analytics for IBM Informix... Read
11 Mar 11 - InvestorPlace - It's Time to Give IBM Props: How many tech stocks are up 53% since the dot-com boom?... Read
9 Mar 11 - DBTA - Database Administration and the Goal of Diminishing Downtime... Read
2 Feb 11 - DBTAs - Informix 11.7 Flexible Grid Provides a Different Way of Looking at Database Servers... Read
27 Jan 11 - exactsolutions - Exact to Add Informix Support to Database Replay, SQL Monitoring Solutions... Read
25 Jan 11 - PR Newswire - Bank of China in the UK Works With IBM to Become a Smarter, Greener Bank... Read
12 Oct 10 - Database Trends and Applications - Informix 11.7: The Beginning of the Next Decade of IBM Informix... Read
20 Sep 10 - - ITG analyst paper: Cost/Benefit case for IBM Informix as compared to Microsoft SQL Server... Read
20 Jul 10 - IBM Announcements - IBM Informix Choice Edition V11.50 helps deploy low-cost scalable and reliable solutions for Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows... Read
20 Jul 10 - IBM Announcements - Software withdrawal: Elite Support for Informix Ultimate-C Edition... Read
24 May 10 - eWeek Europe - IBM Supplies Database Tech For EU Smart Grid... Read
23 May 10 - SiliconIndia - IBM's smart metering system allows wise use of energy... Read
21 May 10 - CNET - IBM to help people monitor energy use... Read
20 May 10 - ebiz - IBM Teams With Hildebrand To Bring Smart Metering To Homes Across Britain... Read
19 May 10 - The New Blog Times - Misurare il consumo energetico: DEHEMS è pronto... Read
19 May 10 - ZDNet - IBM software in your home? Pact enables five-city smart meter pilot in Europe... Read
17 March 10 - ZDNet (blog) David Morgenstern - TCO: New research finds Macs in the enterprise easier, cheaper to manage than... Read
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10 February 2010 - The Wall Street Journal - International Business Machines is expanding an initiative to win over students and professors on its products. How do they lure the college crowd?... Read

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Help for Local User Groups (LUGs)

The resources below are available to Local and Regional Informix User Groups free of charge. These are provided by the IIUG.

LUG Supporting Roles

  • Informix User Group Program Manager
  • Informix has established an internal position, the User Group Program Manager, to promote the success of all Informix User Groups. This position carries out the following tasks:

    • Coordinate the IIUG activities and communications to LUGs and local IBM Data Manage ment office
    • Interact with LUG leader and local sales liaison to schedule IBM speakers
    • Work with IBM Product Management to create presentations and road-shows
    • Work with IBM Marketing to promote LUG meetings
    • Coordinate with IIUG Board Liaison to help meet needs of LUGs and represent IIUG at local meetings

    For more information on the resources available from this office, send e-mail to

  • IIUG Board Representative (the "LUG Nut")
  • LUG Nut activities and responsibilities:

    • Create Web site space & server login
    • Create Email alias & member list
    • Promote meetings via email blasts to IIUG membership in LUG's region
    • Help locate speakers
    • Provide LUGs with best practices for running a user group

  • IIUG Board Member Liaison
  • Each LUG will have an IIUG Board member assigned as a liaison to the LUG. This person's roles are as follows:

    • Act as an ambassador to the LUG - visible and available for the LUG's special needs
    • Act in an advisory and mentoring role to the LUG
    • Build a relationship with leaders at the LUG
    • Assist in promoting meetings and activities of the assigned LUG to the IIUG community / provide access to IIUG resources
    • Increase IIUG Board representation at local meetings
    • One-on-one attention to the LUG to provide needed resources

IIUG Deliverables to LUGs

  • LUG start-up package
  • Local User Group Web pages: IIUG will host local Web pages on the IIUG server at no charge
  • Listing on IIUG events calendar
  • Access to a local IBM liaison
  • Email promotions to IIUG members
  • Email list support:

    • IIUG will provide an email alias specifically for LUG use
    • IIUG will provide a majordomo LUG email discussion or "blast to" list with all LUG member emails
  • Email blasts to IIUG members:

    • IIUG will send out emails to IIUG members in a regional area to promote LUG meetings and membership
  • Mailings to IIUG members in groups regional area to promote meetings:

    • To help promote LUG meetings and membership, IIUG may assist in sending mailings to IIUG members in those regions (case by case basis)
  • Listing of LUGs and contact on IIUG web site
  • Listing of LUG events in IIUG Events Calendar on IIUG web site
  • Quarterly electronic IIUG newsletter:

    • IIUG newsletter is available to LUG leadership for free distribution to their membership
  • Bi-weekly electronic IIUG Alerts:

    • IIUG Alerts are available to LUG leadership for free distribution to their membership
  • Two members on the Informix User Group Leadership Council (IUGLC) email list:

    • For communication between group leaders worldwide
    • For IIUG to promote information directly to leaders
    • For IIUG to promote information for leaders to forward to local groups
    • To receive feedback and ideas from group leaders
  • Meetings:

    • Leadership Council Meeting and dinner
    • IIUG Annual General Meeting, usually held at conference

IIUG Contacts

  • LUG Nut:
  • Informix User Group Program Manager:
  • General Board of Directors:
  • Feedback:

Informix User Group Leadership Council

Each local and regional user group has a seat on the Informix User Group Leadership Council, a forum where representatives from local groups, the IIUG, and Informix Software discuss topics of importance to Informix user groups and to the Informix Community at large. The Council meets annually at the Informix Worldwide User Conference and communicates regularly throughout the year. It provides feedback and direction on general issues, and makes recommendations on specific plans and programs.

IIUG Membership

All local and regional user group members are welcome to join the IIUG. Membership in the IIUG is at no cost. Each individual is responsible for filling in their own information and maintaining their IIUG member record. If you are already a member of the IIUG, you can login to the member area with your member number, last name and email address on record. Please read the Member Update Information. To become an IIUG member, please join now. It is free and easy.

Call to Action

The IIUG needs you!

  • We have various leadership opportunities
  • We need volunteers for various actions

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