Autumn is here, and so is IMS 11!!
IBM's Information On Demand Conference is winding down in Las Vegas, but here in the land of IMS we are ramping things
In addition to the announced General Availability of both IMS 11 and the IMS Enterprise Suite V1 R1, we are rolling
out a new campaign: I am IMS.
The worldwide IMS community is a force, and we are taking steps to celebrate it, support it, and grow it even further!
For those of you in the New York City, San Francisco Bay, and Los Angeles, California, areas, you have
an opportunity to meet up with members of this community at November's scheduled IMS
Regional User Group meetings.
For those of you in and around Germany, don't forget about the IMS
Symposium, from November 16 through 19.
We will be back in January, to start the new year with many more stories about IMS! If you'd like to share your thoughts
about IMS or this IMS Newsletter, or tell us how You are IMS, don't hesitate to send me
Sandy Sherrill, Managing Editor
is proud to announce the General Availability of IMS 11 on Friday, October 30, 2009!
At the IBM Information On Demand conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, IBM proudly announced
IMS Enterprise Suite Version 1 Release 1, which delivers innovative new capabilities that can help you modernize and
speed application development and deployment. The IMS Enterprise Suite is designed to support open, integrated
technologies and modernize the use of IMS transactions and data.
Find out more about the IMS Enterprise Suite!
At the IBM Information On Demand conference, IBM recognizes visionary customers with IOD Innovation awards. One
2009 recipient of the IOD Innovation Award is FedEx, who received an award for Best Solution Powered by IMS and IMS Tools!
about FedEx's innovative approach and their Dashboard solution.
For most new releases of IBM software, an "early support" program is run, where customers worldwide are invited
to test the new code and provide feedback to Development. The IMS 11 Quality Partnership Program demonstrated once
again that IBM and IMS are uniquely committed to each customer's success.
Do you want to more easily integrate IMS assets with other products and platforms across your enterprise? As part of IMS
11 General Availability, the IMS Open Database solution can help you to address the challenges of modernizing and standardizing
IMS database access and application devlopment.
Developing an IMS Connect client application just got easier! With the introduction of the IMS Enterprise Suite Connect
API for Java, application developers now need only minimal knowledge of IMS Connect to quickly develop and deploy client
applications that communicate with IMS.
The IMS Sysplex Manager product from IMS Tools has a new feature for Shared Queue Local Buffer Protection. This
new feature can help to address buffer issues by tracking when local buffers are allocated and freed.
Standardware is an Advanced IBM development partner that specializes in mainframe virtualization for IMS. Standardware
products increase efficiency, cost control, and employee productivity.