This jam-packed issue of the IMS Newsletter celebrates the fifth annual IBM Information on Demand (IOD) conference
in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 24 – 28, 2010. IOD is known as the premier forum for organizations applying information to drive innovation, business
optimization, and competitive differentiation. If you are at this conference, we promise you will learn what’s new
with IMS, get best practices, and experience unrivaled networking opportunities with your peers, industry experts, Business
Partners, and IBM executives who share your interests and challenges.
As for a recap of what’s been going on with IMS – we were excited to kick off our inaugural IMS
Application Development Customer Advisory Council (AD CAC) in June 2010. Don’t miss our cover article to understand
more about the AD CAC and hear what our customers had to say.
In this issue of our newsletter we highlight our IMS 12 announcement, along with additional enhancements
to IMS 11. Other articles highlight what’s new from the IMS application development perspective, like our new IMS
Mashup Center and IMS Explorer solutions, which are designed to increase developer productivity
and reduce development costs. Don’t miss the Mashup Center special offer only for IMS customers,
and the webinar scheduled for December 7, 2010.
The Rational Developer for System z Unit Test solution creates a System z environment on a desktop
or laptop machine, enabling you to run typical z/OS middleware for development and testing. We also highlight the IMS
Recovery Expert tool and continue our IMS database rules of thumb as they pertain to IMS logical
Our IMS community expands with four additional I am IMS profiles showcasing four interesting people
from our community - you won’t want to miss those.
We continue to offer regional user group events around the world and launched in new cities, including Chennai and Bangalore,
India, and Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA. As always, refer to www.ibm.com/ims
for the latest on our IMS events and teleconferences.
We are always looking for feedback from you on any IMS topic. Feel free to send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued interest in IMS!
Carol Aizawa - IMS Newsletter Managing Editor