Welcome to our 1st IMS newsletter in 2010! Every new year brings renewed resolutions, and ours is to continue to keep
you up-to-date on the latest and greatest IMS news. 2009 was an exciting year for IMS. IMS 11 became generally available
in October, and we received a record number of first day orders.
On behalf of the entire IMS development organization, we would like to thank our Quality Partnership Program
(QPP) customers for their hard work and outstanding support in helping us deliver IMS 11. Twelve companies world-wide
participated in this program. These companies represented our higher end customers across multiple industries including banking,
financial services, telecommunications, aerospace, and manufacturing. These customers were an integral part of our development
process, providing us with critical feedback throughout the program. In the end, six customers had IMS 11 running in production
before it became generally available; four of these customers had IMS 11 running on all systems before it became generally
available. We feel this has been our most successful QPP program ever and again want to thank all of our QPP participants
for their hard work and continued support of IMS.
In 2009, we also launched our IMS Value Assessment Workshop, a free workshop from the lab designed
to help ensure that you are getting the most out of your IMS investment. Take a look at our front page article Scotiabank
and the IMS Value Assessment Workshop for one customer’s feedback on this program. And in 2009, we met with hundreds
of you, our IMS users world-wide, through conferences, regional IMS user group meetings, seminars, and workshops. Check out
our IMS Community on Facebook for some pictures of IMS Fans from around the world. 2010 will be an
equally exciting year. We have launched a series of free 2-day IMS V11 Enhancements and Migration seminars in
North America and will soon be offering these world-wide. These seminars provide an in-depth discussion of major topics in
migrating to IMS 11. We will also continue to run the very popular IMS COBOL / PLI Application Development workshops,
which allow IMS application developers to testdrive the IMS DLI Model Utility, Rational®Asset Analyzer, and Rational
Developer for System z®, all in the context of IMS application development. And brand new for 2010, we have just launched
a workshop called Simplifying IMS Application Development using Java APIs, a workshop to help JAVA developers
learn how to easily access IMS data from their applications. And finally, our social networking team is constantly looking
for more and easier ways to stay in touch with our user community.
We are always looking for feedback from you on any IMS topic. Feel free to send your comments to email@example.com.
Our goal here in IMS-land is simple—to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction to our IMS users world-wide.
Thank you for your continued interest in IMS!