IIUG Insider (Issue #5)
July 12, 2002
Highlights: Board Nominations, Top 10 for IUC'02, Software Download Update, Referral Program Surging, New Webcast Corner and more ...
Welcome to the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) Insider! It contains timely and relevant information for the IBM Informix community. You are receiving it because you are an IIUG member or a local Informix user group leader.
---- NEWS FLASH ---- NEWS FLASH --- NEWS FLASH ---
For a limited time IBM is offering an ADDITIONAL $100 discount for
IIUG members to the Informix User Conference from September 9 - 13,
2002 in Anaheim, CA (see conference details below) for a total of
$250 off if they register before the close of July 29, 2002!!
In order to take advantage of this special discount, enroll via our
Web site at:
and follow these important steps:
1. Select the "Register" button. Then select either of "Informix User
Conference 3 Day" or "Informix User Conference 4 1/2 Day"
2. Select "New Enrollment". Then select the Registration Type of
"Customer" and click Continue.
3. Fill in the appropriate fields on the enrollment form.
4. Under the "Company Information" section, make sure to enter the
"Promotion Code "DA3" You must enter this code to receive your
5. When complete, click Submit Registration at the bottom of the form.
If you have any questions about this offer please call
1-800-IBM-TEACH (1-800-426-8322), and select option #2 for
If you have already registered, you will need to call 1-800-IBM-TEACH
BY JULY 29, 2002 to get your $100 ADDITIONAL credit and refer to
promotion code DA3.
- Good Leaders Wanted!
- Paul's Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Informix User Conference (IUC)
- IUC Early Bird Discount Going, Going, Going
- Software Downloads at www.IIUG.org: Update
- IIUG Membership Referral Program Going Gang Busters
- IIUG Membership Grows Around the World
- New IIUG Webcasts Corner: Replay, Presentations, Q&A & More
- What's Your Opinion of IBM's Informix White Paper, Version 3?
- Useful Links
Good Leaders Wanted!
As pre-announced on our May 31st issue, the current IIUG Board will
complete its term at the upcoming IIUG Annual General Meeting, to take
place in Anaheim, California, in early September. At this point, the
IIUG Nominating Committee, chaired by outgoing IIUG President Fred
Hubbard, has kicked into gear seeking candidates to run for the 2003
If you have a passionate interest in Informix products, and the drive,
vision, and commitment to lead and represent the most influential
community of Informix users, please give your potential nomination
Nominations will be entertained through the end of July and elections
will take place during the month of August.
For additional info, visit:
If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague, please contact
the IIUG Nominating Committee by writing to
Paul's Top 10 Reasons to Attend IUC'02
Here are Paul Mosser's, top ten reasons that you should consider
attending the Informix User Conference, now part of the larger IBM Data
Management Technical Conference, in Anaheim, California, USA, 9-13
10. You can go for the full 4.5-day enchilada, or save money with the
9. A chance to check out some of the DB2, Business Intelligence and
Content Management sessions in the parallel conference.
8. Free unlimited certification testing!
7. Maybe you'll see Donald Duck at one of the Birds of a Feather
6. Watch IBM Data Management executives get grilled during the Meet
the Executives session!
5. Find out what IIUG has been up to this past year at the IIUG Annual
4. Intensive, concentrated training, by certified trainers, in
tutorials on Sunday, 8 September 2002.
3. Learn what in the world that developer was thinking when he/she
developed that product you are struggling with, at the Meet the
2. Pick from more than 100 Informix breakout sessions, 75% of them
1. Disneyland... Conference Party? C'mon!! Some definite possibilities
Caveat: Paul Mosser's views are not necessarily representative of the
IIUG Board of Directors'. His preferences for Disney theme parks and
Mexican delicacies are not fully endorsed by IIUG.
To register and for additional information, please visit
And if you have not updated your profile since 2001, we encourage you
to do it right away by visiting the IIUG Member Area at
Otherwise, you may not qualify for the
IUC Early Bird Discount Going, Going, Going
Time is running out. Hotel rooms are going fast. And we are quickly
approaching the July 29th deadline to save $150 with the early bird
special, so register today to attend the Informix User Conference and
the IBM Data Management Conference!
IBM has worked hard to offer unequaled depth and breadth of technical
content on data management topics, with over 400 elective sessions,
held in 4-1/2 information-packed days. You'll get the latest
information on the hottest Informix, DB2 UDB, Business Intelligence,
and U2 products and solutions that can help you become even more
productive and competitive.
With three ways to register, IBM has designed this conference with your
specific interests in mind. Don't forget about the early bird special!
Enroll by July 29, 2002 and save $150 off the below conference fees:
- 4 1/2 day Informix User Conference - $1,845
- 3 day Informix User Conference - $1,395
- 4 1/2 day DB2 and Business Intelligence Conference - $1,845
Attention Government Employees! Please note that this conference is
prior to the close of the fiscal year.
Software Downloads at www.IIUG.org: Update
If you think that you're the only one who has downloaded software from
the IIUG site lately, think again. Since April 24th, the software
downloads available from within the IIUG Member Area have hit new
| Number of 9.3 Linux downloads|| 800|
| Number of 9.3 - Windows 2000 downloads|| 859|
| Number of SE Linux downloads|| 182|
| Number of SE - Windows 2000 downloads|| 269|
| Number of Office Connect downloads|| 247|
| Number of White Paper downloads|| 292|
| Number of Four Js downloads|| 200|
To access the IIUG Member Area, please visit
While you're there, please ensure that
your member profile is up to date.
IIUG Membership Referral Program Going Gang Busters
IIUG announced its first membership referral drive two weeks ago.
Accordingly, we will be awarding one point to each current member for
each referral who joins between then and 9 September 2002. Referral
points can be redeemed for the IIUG gifts listed below.
To participate, you need to send an e-mail to your Informix friends
whom are not IIUG members and ask them to simply enter your e-mail
address in the Referred by IIUG Member field. Each time a new member
joins, you will receive one point and a confirmation e-mail when they
accept their membership.
After the program ends, we will notify you of the current member point
count and you may select your gift. The gifts are NOT cumulative. For
example, if you received 10 points, you could only select any ONE gift
at the 5 or 10-point level. All IIUG gifts will be sent out by the end
The following gifts will be awarded for the indicated points:
|> 5|| - ||IIUG Lapel Pin
|> 10|| - ||IIUG pen with retractable pen, pencil and palm stylus or IIUG retractable modem cord
|> 20|| - ||IIUG leather travel documents portfolio
|> 30|| - ||IIUG long sleeve Denim shirt
|> 40|| - ||any two of the above (must be different items)
|> 50|| - ||any three of the above (must be different items)
As of 10 July, the following members are leading the race:
- Gerd Kaluzinski, of Germany, is in the lead with 11 referrals
- Michael Clark, of the USA, follows with five
- Joe Zuniga, also of the USA, has four
In addition, over 40 members have referred friends and colleagues to
IIUG. Great job! Keep it coming!!!
For additional details visit: http://www.iiug.org/referral/
IIUG Membership Grows Around the World
IIUG's membership numbers continued to grow significantly in June.
This being the year's mid-point, it is a good moment to take stock of
our growth. Since January 1st, we have added 1,791 new fully qualified
members to our roster. And for the month of June alone, 413!
Growth is broadly spread around the world. The following countries
recorded notable membership increases since the end of May:
| Australia|| 11%|
| Austria|| 27%|
| Belgium|| 14%|
| Czech Republic|| 25%|
| Estonia|| 50%|
| Germany|| 19%|
| Ghana|| 300%|
| Japan|| 23%|
| Malaysia|| 11%|
| Poland|| 20%|
| Republic of Korea|| 13%|
| South Africa|| 15%|
| Sri Lanka|| 166%|
| Switzerland|| 22%|
| Tanzania|| 150%|
| Turkey|| 22%|
| Yugoslavia|| 100%|
The United States numbers were up 5% as well.
These increases show that our worldwide community remains engaged
and committed to Informix technology and that their voice is getting
stronger in shaping the present and the future of their favorite
database software products.
New IIUG Webcasts Corner: Replay, Presentations, Q&A & More
We recently added a Webcast Corner page at
It recaps IIUG-sponsored
webcasts and provides access to replay events, download presentations
and review the question and answer when it didn't fit in the live
You can also arrive to this section from our home page,
under the News menu.
The most recent additions are the July 11th WebSphere/IDS webcast,
and the June 18 Best Practices for Database Performance webcast. Also
available are the Blue Tuesday Anniversary Webcast, with a recently
posted Q&A digest.
What's Your Opinion of IBM's Informix White Paper, Version 3?
IBM issued the third iteration of its Informix white paper a couple of
months ago. You can find it at
and also download it from
the IIUG member area at
Your IBM rep
can also make it available to you upon request.
In this white paper IBM presents its vision for the Informix portfolio,
in some cases for up to three releases ahead. This version number three
is broader and deeper, not to mention longer. It also contains visual
representations of each product roadmap.
Please tell us what you think about IBM's Informix white paper v3 by
answering our single question survey at
Closing and Credits
The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is an organization designed
to enhance communications between IBM and its worldwide user
community. IIUG now approaches 14,000 members and enjoys the support
and commitment of IBM's Data Management division. Key programs
include local user groups and special interest groups, which we promote
and assist from launch through growth.
Sources: IIUG Board of Directors
Editors: Fred Hubbard and David Smith, IIUG Board of Directors
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