This issue of the IMS Newsletter celebrates the sixth annual IBM Information On Demand (IOD) Conference
in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 23-27, 2011.
IOD is known as the premier forum for organizations applying information
to drive innovation, business optimization, and competitive differentiation. Attendees will learn what’s new with IMS™,
learn best practices, and experience unrivaled networking opportunities with the peers, industry experts, Business Partners,
and IBM® executives who share similar interests and challenges.
You’ll also be hearing a lot about IMS
12 at IOD, and we’re delighted to announce that on October 28, 2011, you’ll have access to this significant
release of IMS. IMS 12 is full of new function for improved usability and availability, as well as enhancements for performance
and scalability! (Meantime, don’t miss our cover article to learn more about what IMS 12 has to offer.)
this issue, you’ll also learn about what a bright group of IBM Extreme Blue interns worked on this past summer: a mobile
app for IMS! And did you know the RAT Pack is alive and well at IMS? Read all about what this pack of experts does.
We also highlight two recently announced product offerings: IBM InfoSphere® IMS Replication for z/OS®, and IBM
Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex® active/active (GDPS®/A-A) continuous availability, which can help you
minimize the impact of a workload outage and meet availability requirements. In addition, this issue includes articles about:
• How to use IMS HP Image Copy and IMS HP Pointer Checker to maximize system availability
• The newly available
InfoSphere Guardium support for IMS
Lastly, our IMS community expands yet again with three additional I
am IMS profiles that showcase some of the very interesting people from our community—you won’t want
to miss those.
Don’t miss the upcoming IBM IMS Technical Symposium in Königstein, Germany,
November 14-17, 2011—an event dedicated to learning more about IMS and IMS solutions.
to offer regional user group events around the world. As always, refer to ibm.com/ims for the latest on our IMS events and teleconferences.
We’re always looking
for your feedback on any IMS topic. Send comments anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued interest in IMS, and enjoy IOD!
Carol Aizawa, IMS Newsletter Managing