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18 Nov 13 - ZDNet - Top 20 mobile skills in demand... Read
09 Sep 13 - telecompaper - Shaspa and Tatung have shown a new smart home platform at Ifa in Berlin. Powered by the IBM Informix software... Read
06 Sep 13 - IBM data magazine - Mission Accomplished - Miami, Florida will be the backdrop for the 2014 IIUG Informix Conference... Read
01 Feb 13 - IBM Data Magazine - Are your database backups safe? Lester Knutsen (IBM Champion) writes about database back up safety using "archecker"... Read
14 Nov 12 - IBM - IBM's Big Data For Smart Grid Goes Live In Texas... Read
3 Oct 12 - The Financial - IBM and TransWorks Collaborate to Help Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Achieve Supply Chain Efficiency... Read
28 Aug 12 - techCLOUD9 - Splunk kicks up a SaaS Storm... Read
10 Aug 12 - businessCLOUD9 - Is this the other half of Cloud monitoring?... Read
3 Aug 12 - IBM data management - Supercharging the data warehouse while keeping costs down IBM Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA) delivers superior performance for in-memory analytics processing... Read
2 Aug 12 - channelbiz - Oninit Group launches Pay Per Pulse cloud-based service... Read
28 May 12 - Bloor - David Norfolk on the recent Informix benchmark "pretty impressive results"... Read
23 May 12 - DBTA - Informix Genero: A Way to Modernize Informix 4GL Applications... Read
9 Apr 12 - Mastering Data Management - Upping the Informix Ante: Advanced Data Tools... Read
22 Mar 12 - developerWorks - Optimizing Informix database access... Read
14 Mar 12 - - International Informix User Group set to meet in San Diego... Read
1 Mar 12 - IBM Data Management - IIUG Heads West for 2012 - Get ready for sun and sand in San Diego... Read
1 Mar 12 - IBM Data Management - Running Informix on Solid-State Drives.Speed Up Database Access... Read
26 Feb 12 - - Better results, lower cost for a broad set of new IBM clients and partners... Read
24 Feb 12 - developerWorks - Informix Warehouse Accelerator: Continuous Acceleration during Data Refresh... Read
6 Feb 12 - PRLOG - Informix port delivers unlimited database scalability for popular SaaS application ... Read
2 Feb 12 - developerWorks - Loading data with the IBM Informix TimeSeries Plug-in for Data Studio... Read
1 Feb 12 - developerWorks - 100 Tech Tips, #47: Log-in to Fix Central... Read
13 Jan 12 - MC Press online - Informix Dynamic Server Entices New Users with Free Production Edition ... Read
11 Jan 12 - Computerworld - Ecologic Analytics and Landis+Gyr -- Suitors Decide to Tie the Knot... Read
9 Jan 12 - - DNS impact on Informix / Impacto do DNS no Informix... Read
8 Sep 11 - - IBM Offers Database Solution to Enable Smart Meter Data Capture... Read
1 Aug 11 - IBM Data Management Magazine - IIUG user view: Happy 10th anniversary to IBM and Informix... Read
8 Jul 11 - Database Trends and Applications - Managing Time Series Data with Informix... Read
31 May 11 - Smart Grid - The meter data management pitfall utilities are overlooking... Read
27 May 11 - IBM Data Management Magazine - IIUG user view: Big data, big time ( Series data, warehouse acceleration, and 4GLs )... Read
16 May 11 - Business Wire - HiT Software Announces DBMoto for Enterprise Integration, Adds Informix. Log-based Change Data Capture... Read
21 Mar 11 - Yahoo! Finance - IBM and Cable&Wireless Worldwide Announce UK Smart Energy Cloud... Read
14 Mar 11 - MarketWatch - Fuzzy Logix and IBM Unveil In-Database Analytics for IBM Informix... Read
11 Mar 11 - InvestorPlace - It's Time to Give IBM Props: How many tech stocks are up 53% since the dot-com boom?... Read
9 Mar 11 - DBTA - Database Administration and the Goal of Diminishing Downtime... Read
2 Feb 11 - DBTAs - Informix 11.7 Flexible Grid Provides a Different Way of Looking at Database Servers... Read
27 Jan 11 - exactsolutions - Exact to Add Informix Support to Database Replay, SQL Monitoring Solutions... Read
25 Jan 11 - PR Newswire - Bank of China in the UK Works With IBM to Become a Smarter, Greener Bank... Read
12 Oct 10 - Database Trends and Applications - Informix 11.7: The Beginning of the Next Decade of IBM Informix... Read
20 Sep 10 - - ITG analyst paper: Cost/Benefit case for IBM Informix as compared to Microsoft SQL Server... Read
20 Jul 10 - IBM Announcements - IBM Informix Choice Edition V11.50 helps deploy low-cost scalable and reliable solutions for Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows... Read
20 Jul 10 - IBM Announcements - Software withdrawal: Elite Support for Informix Ultimate-C Edition... Read
24 May 10 - eWeek Europe - IBM Supplies Database Tech For EU Smart Grid... Read
23 May 10 - SiliconIndia - IBM's smart metering system allows wise use of energy... Read
21 May 10 - CNET - IBM to help people monitor energy use... Read
20 May 10 - ebiz - IBM Teams With Hildebrand To Bring Smart Metering To Homes Across Britain... Read
19 May 10 - The New Blog Times - Misurare il consumo energetico: DEHEMS è pronto... Read
19 May 10 - ZDNet - IBM software in your home? Pact enables five-city smart meter pilot in Europe... Read
17 March 10 - ZDNet (blog) David Morgenstern - TCO: New research finds Macs in the enterprise easier, cheaper to manage than... Read
17 March 2010 - Virtualization Review - ...key components of Big Blue's platform to the commercial cloud such as its WebSphere suite of application ser vers and its DB2 and Informix databases... Read
10 February 2010 - The Wall Street Journal - International Business Machines is expanding an initiative to win over students and professors on its products. How do they lure the college crowd?... Read

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IIUG Board of Directors - 2014-2015

The operation of the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is managed and directed by a President and Board of Directors. The current members of the IIUG Board of Directors are:

Tom Beebe
Washington, D.C., USA
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Tom splits his time between being a DBA, sysadmin, and developer, the vast majority against Informix. Currently, he is the vice president of the Washington Area Informix User Group (WAIUG).

Tom has been an avid Informix user for well over a decade. Splitting his development time between the old and the new much of his time is writing shell scripts, awk, sed and perl, however the rest of the time it is PHP, HTML5, css, jQuery and other web focused bits. He self identifies as an Informix evangelist, spreading the word about the most powerful and flexible database he has ever worked with.

Tom is an IBM Information Champion.

Gary Ben-Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
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Gary Ben-Israel has been working with Informix products since 1993 as a database administrator, database designer, application architect and application developer. Over the past 14 years, Gary has used 4GL, C and Java. Gary has been working with Informix Online 5, IDS 7, 9 and 10 and is on the closed Beta program for IDS 11. As a board member he served as editor of the IIUG Insider, took part in conference planning committees and is now in charge of the IIUG membership.

IIUG Insider Profile - 01 April 2004

Miguel Carbone
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Miguel Carbone "MC" has been involved with Informix technology since 1995. He started his professional career as a software engineer developing C/C++ solutions using Informix. He is president and principal consultant of MC Software, an IBM-Informix Consulting, Training, Translator and Tools Partner specializing in software development, data warehouse development, database design, performance tuning, high availability and Informix training and support.

Currently, Miguel specializes in developing creative, critical and strategic solutions to increase business performance, minimizing costs, providing his expertise to large-scale OLTP, web based and data warehouse systems requiring optimal speed, performance, and precision, developing and deploying critical nonstop solutions and environments.

Miguel is also the founder and president of the Brazilian Informix Users Group - BRIUG, a young but enthusiastic group, and has been serving on the IIUG Board of Directors since 2009.

Miguel "MC" is one of the most experienced Software Architects and IT Specialists in Brazil, leading a MC Software team, one of the most recognized technical teams, who develops unique and creative solutions. Miguel "MC" doesn't have customers, "MC" has references. "Everything MC does, MC does with passion."

Miguel is building the first Informix center of excellence in Brazil, to maximize the quality of the solutions developed using Informix technology.

Chetan Chaturvedi
IBM Representative
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Art Kagel
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Art Kagel has been working with Informix database and development products almost since the beginning. He is a frequent contributor to the IIUG Forums and the CDI Usenet group and a popular presenter at conferences. Art is currently working as a Senior Consultant providing services to IBM Informix users around the world. He is also a former winner of the IIUG Directors Award for his outstanding contributions to the Informix Community.

Cindy Lichtenauer
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Cindy Lichtenauer has been working with Informix products since 1989. Twelve of those years were spent at the Informix Lenexa Kansas office, as a Systems Engineer.

Cindy continually works to spread the word about the Informix product line, to provide knowledge to Informix users and to influence the future and direction of Informix products. Cindy is an advocate of local user groups and is on the board of the Kansas City Informix User's Group.

Stuart Litel
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
President - IIUG
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Stuart Litel is an IT professional with eighteen years experience working with Informix products. His early days with Informix products included beta testing Informix 4GL and Informix SQL versions 1 as well as the first versions of Informix Rapid Development System and Turbo (now known as On-Line). He is one of the country's longest time users and developers of Informix products, and considered an authority and vast resource of Informix database knowledge.

Stuart is also the founder of the New England Informix User Group and remains a very active participant as the group's leader today. Some noteworthy activities within the Informix user community include his technical contributions to various books published on Informix products as well as to the Informix Certification Exams administered by Informix Corporation.

Stuart's professional work experience includes positions as Analyst, Developer, Data Base Administrator, and Project Manager. His knowledge spans the Informix product line and includes the various database engines as well as development tools. He has been a freelance Informix Consultant for more than ten years, providing his expertise to large-scale OLTP, web based and data warehouse systems requiring optimal speed, performance, and precision.

IIUG Insider Profile - 26 November 2002

Jean Georges Perrin
Strasbourg, France
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Jean Georges Perrin has been involved with Informix related products since 1997 and is actively working on the IIUG Board since 2002. Jean Georges has over 10 years of experience in software development, 7 years in the management of projects in high technology and international environments. Jean Georges started in web development back in 1994 and has since been mainly involved in "webification" of data and applications.

Jean Georges has a Master's Degree in Computer Sciences. He is married, has two gorgeous sons and lives in France.

IIUG Insider Profile - 29 October 2002

Vincente Salvador
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Kate Tomchik
Pont l'Abbé, France
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Kate has been working with Informix databases at The Home Depot since 1995. She has also worked with DB2 LUW, MS SqlServer, Progress, Ingres and MySQL. Prior to that, she worked in Ingres and Informix as both a 4GL developer, Data Modeler, and DBA. She has been a member of the South-East Informix User Group (SEIUG) since 1995, and was president of SEIUG for the three years prior to being elected to the Board in 2004. In 2007, Kate became the IT Architect specializing in Informix. Kate has been chosen as an IBM Information Champion for the years of 2009-2015.

Eric Vercelletto
Pont l'Abbé, France
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Eric (aka .Mr benchmark.) uses Informix products since 1986. After developing healthcare solutions based on Informix Online and 4GL, he joined the French then Portuguese technical teams of Informix Software. He has been a technical support, trainer and founding member of the Paris and Lisbon consultancy teams, handling premium and strategic Informix accounts for about 11 years.

After a few years spent other technologies including software testing , he decided to come back to the Informix Universe in 2010 creating his own consultancy company. His daily life involves technical issues management and resolution, application and DBMS architecture and optimization, DBA's and developers training, technical knowledge transfer and customer advocacy.

Since he co-authored the "Informix 4GL advanced programming" Informix training manual and co-developped the first Informix certification exams in the Paris office (1992), he still is a heavy writer about the Informix world, running different blogs, and also actively participating in technical forums.