IIUG Alert (Issue #4)
July 27, 2001
Welcome to the fourth issue of the IIUG Alert! Short, sweet and time-sensitive.
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- A Note from the IIUG President
- IBM Advertises Informix
- IBM Informix Conference - Registration & Discounts
- IBM Informix Office Connect Web Edition 3.0 -
- IIUG Board Elections - Vote!
- Useful Links
A Note from the IIUG President
April 24th started a "new era" for Informix - and I╦m not talking about the ill-fated
product of the mid-90s. IBM Data Management is very serious about leveraging fully all
the Informix assets it has acquired.
The latest action that underscored IBM╦s interest in the Informix user community
was a visit by Paul Rivot -- a representative of IBM's Data Management Group -- to
the July IIUG Board of Directors meeting. Paul conveyed IBM's commitment to supporting
IIUG programs and services indefinitely. This is welcome news, especially because our
has now exceeded 13,000 individuals worldwide. Thank you, IBM!
The busiest part of the year for IIUG is here. Our hands are full with board
member elections, our content contributions to the IBM Informix Conference (IIC),
a major overhaul of our Web server, new and improved membership update pages, and
a richer communications program. Please let us know how we╦re doing by sending me
an e-mail at President@IIUG.org.
IBM Advertises Informix
IBM triggered an Informix-related advertising campaign on July 12 with print ads
in The Wall Street Journal, the San Jose Mercury News and other major newspapers
around the world. In addition, IT weeklies, email sponsorships and billboard activity
are scheduled to run to augment the print ads and reach key Informix customers in all
geographies. A punchy new billboard across the street from Oracle╦s HQ on highway 101
in Redwood City, California, is part of the plan.
IBM Informix Conference - Registration & Discounts
Anyone that is an IIUG member as of September 17, 2001, will be eligible for a $200
discount off the IBM Informix Conference (IIC) fees! If your membership information is
outdated or incomplete, please visit www.IIUG.org
The IIC registration site is expected to go live on August 7th at www.informix.com/iic.
IBM Informix Office Connect Web Edition 3.0 - Beta Program
IBM Informix Office Connect Web Edition 3.0 -- a new enterprise product for
business/knowledge users and the MIS/IT community in e-business organizations --
addresses the needs of users who require easy, distributed, and secure data visualization
and reporting capabilities using the spreadsheet technology in client-server and Web
Office Connect Web Edition has no direct competition and it is the only solution
available that not only works transparently with Informix database servers but also
connects via any ODBC/OLEDB/JDBC compliant database and any HTML data source over the
Internet. The Office Web Edition Beta product is now available at:
If you download the Beta product, please give your feedback on usability and
IIUG Board Elections ô Vote!
After a very successful nominations stage, IIUG Board elections will begin on
August 1st. IIUG members as of July 20th are eligible and encouraged to cast their
Please visit www.IIUG.org to select the team
of 11 IIUG members who will lead this organization during the 2001-2002 term. Nominees╦
biographies and election addresses will be posted on our web site for
Where do you download IBM Informix products for a free test drive?
Right here: www.informix.com/evaluate/
Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editors: Fred Hubbard and Ron Flannery, IIUG Board of Directors
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