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ENUSZP17 0450 560x267Software withdrawal and support discontinuance:
IBM Cognitive Solutions, IBM Hybrid Cloud & Managed Services, IBM Watson & Cloud Platform, IBM Industry Platforms, and IBM Z select products and part numbers - Some replacements available
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0450, dated September 12, 2017)

Part of this withdrawal:

Informix Workgroup Limited Use Socket License from marketing

D0D1WLL
IBM Informix WRKGRP Edition
CPU Option Limited Use Socket License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
December 12, 2017
No replacement

D0D1XLL
IBM Informix WRKGRP Edition
CPU Option Limited Use Socket SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months
December 12, 2017
No replacement

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Workshop Informix UsergroupInformix User Group - Einladung zum 70. IUG Workshop (24.10.2017)

Informix - Jetzt erst recht!

Jetzt erst recht - ja - aber mit wem und wohin?
Wie geht es mit Informix tatsächlich weiter?

Seit im Mai die Trennung von Lizenzen und Entwicklung zwischen IBM und HCL durchgeführt wurde, wartet die Informix Community auf klare Signale der Global Player. IBM hält sich bedeckt mit Informationen. Die Berücksichtigung der Produkte bei der jährlichen Preiserhöhung alleine reicht nicht aus, um zu zeigen, dass Informix weiterhin einen Platz im Hause IBM hat.

Wie ist es mit HCL? Führende Köpfe der Informix Community wurden unter Vertrag genommen, Support und Entwicklung sind unter dem neuen Dach eingezogen. Es liegt wohl alles bereit, aber man vermisst noch den Zündfunken für das Feuer.

Der 70. IUG Workshop nimmt sich dieser Fragen an und versucht Antworten zu finden.
 

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ENUSZP17 0313 560x225IBM IoT Service Offerings
help you design and build Internet of Things solutions
(IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0313, dated June 13, 2017)

Overview:

With IBM(R) IoT Service Offerings, IBM provides remote consulting based on the IBM Design Thinking methodology to help you identify Internet of Things (IoT) solution areas that have the greatest value. Design Thinking is the IBM approach to developing solutions at the speed and scale the modern enterprise demands. It is a framework for teaming and action.

IBM IoT Service Offerings consists of two offerings:

• In the IBM IoT Design Thinking Workshop, IBM will help you identify your highest-priority IoT use cases and define a minimum viable product (MVP).
• With the IBM IoT MVP Build-up, IBM will help you validate your IoT solution and create an implementation plan for your MVP.

These offerings are delivered remotely.

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Informix Technology Day 2017

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Pradeep Muthalpuredathe / Director - WW Informix Engineering
Pradeep Muthalpuredathe present the basics of the collaboration between IBM and HCL and the roadmap for the coming years at the Informix technology day.

HCL has taken over development and support on May 1. Most of the development and support staff have agreed to a change to HCL so that the usual contacts and existing structures are available to customers.

For IBM Informix customers nothing changes in the licensing or maintenance. IBM will continue to sell Informix through the IBM channel.

We asked Informix users, IBM partners and employees about their views on the IBM/HCL partnership. The responses were very positive because it is a long-term partnership and a god perspective for the future of Informix.

Key Highlights / part of presentation Pradeep Muthalpuredathe

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IBM Informix – HCL IP Partnership (April-28-2017)

Dear Informix Partners,

below we share actual news about the IBM/HCL Informix partnership, provided today by Tomas Escobar
(WW Sales and Strategy Leader, DB2 and Informix).

Your CURSOR Service Distribution Team


Tomas Escobar:
Short overview
  • Informix Development and support teams will move to HCL and HCL will further accelerate Informix development work.
  • Nothing changes for existing customers - and there is a guarantee for next 15 years of continued Informix availability, enhancements and support.
  • IBM did not sell the IP, not the product, not the source code - we did not sell the Informix business.
  • IBM remains the point of contact for sales, contracting, licensing, pricing, support towards customers. IBM product lifecycle policies remain unchanged for Informix.

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IBM and HCL Strategic Partnership to
jointly develop and market IBM Informix (April-17-2017)

Friends

I have some very exciting news to share with you today. I am very pleased to announce that IBM and HCL are entering a strategic partnership to jointly develop and market the IBM Informix family of products.

We are building on a history of collaboration between the two companies. The new partnership combines IBM’s large Informix customer base and global sales force with HCL’s leadership in the IT services sector – accelerating the investments, evolution and adoption of Informix as a leading database – and further address the needs of an embedded database.

Effective May 1, 2017, HCL will take over development and support of the Informix product family. Product strategy, marketing and sales efforts continue to be led by IBM with HCL participating and expanding routes to market. Experience for customers remains unchanged. Existing customer agreements, first point of contact, new licenses or extensions to existing entitlements continue to be through IBM.

Let me close by expressing again my personal excitement about this new partnership as it will lead to new innovations, more delighted clients and more opportunities for our employees and partners.

Dan Hernandez, VP Offering Management Analytics IBM

Source: IIUG News User / April 17, 2017
http://www.iiug.org/en/2017/04/17/ibm-and-hcl-strategic-partnership-to-jointly-develop-and-market-ibm-informix/

Source: IBM Data Management Blog / April 18, 2017
https://ibmdatamanagement.co/2017/04/18/ibm-and-hcl-strategic-partnership-to-jointly-develop-and-market-ibm-informix/

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