We’re are just a few days away form IBM’s premier Information Management (IM) conference, the Information on Demand (IOD) 2012 Conference . If you are a DB2 or IMS person, this is the event you want (and hope) to attend. It’s scheduled to have some of the best customer and IBM speakers available this year so it should be quite the event. Even Don Haderle, one of the true greats in the history of DB2, will be in attendance. There will be tech specialist to listen to and talk with, comedians, rock band, lots of food, authors (and book signings), lots of IBM Executives, IBM Fellows, IBM Distinguished Engineers to meet (and in some cases listen to), all to go along with the 400+ information management sessions, the 100+ hands-on labs, the usability sandboxes, and the 300 exhibitors in the Expo. If that not enough, you get to share it all with more than 10,000 of your “closest” IT friends.
Although the 700 Technical Sessions scheduled for this years conference with 300 customer speakers, the 110 Hands On Labs, and numerous Usability Sandboxes to qualify as exceptional reasons for attending this years Information on Demand (IOD) 2012 Conference in Las Vegas (October 21-25, 2012), there is still al lot of that good old, let’s unwind with friends, kind of fun that make for pretty good supporting reasons for attending.
The DB2Night Show, z/OS Edition #Z28, is just a few days away. It will be broadcast at 10:00 AM Central Time (11:00 AM Eastern, 8:00 AM Pacific, 5:00 UTC) and I’m hoping that if you use DB2 for z/OS, you will REGISTER and join us.
Our topic for Friday morning will be… well… whatever… Rather than focusing in one particular part or component of DB2 for z/OS, I thought I’d jump all over and discuss whatever I think would be fun to discuss. Hopefully, what I think is interesting matches up to what you all think is interesting otherwise it could make for a very long morning… (smile)…… Continue reading »
With the extremely cool stuff that is about to happen on August 28, it started me wondering about what processors folks were using today…… Continue reading »
Information on Demand (IOD) Conference is quickly approaching. Speakers have been selected, sessions are being scheduled, and entertainment is being arranged. One of the few things still missing is your registration…… Continue reading »
DB2 for z/OS Version 8 goes out of SERIVCE (End of Service) on April 20, 2012, just three months from now.
DB2 10 once again offers a skip level migration from DB2 Version 8 to DB2 10.
DB2 9 for z/OS has announced its END of MARKETING as of December 10, 2012 and we all know that when we stop marketing a product, its End of Service announcement can’t be too far away…… Continue reading »
And the results keep right on improving… we have a very smart kids out there with good futures in the world of computers should they choose to go the direction. To paraphrase Darth Vader (Star Wars): “The Mainframe is strong with this group…… Continue reading »
Have you ever been listening to a presenter at a conference or user group meeting thinking to yourself “I could do that”. Well, here’s your chance to let the world (or at least the Db2 community) that YES you really can that. Remember, you’ve already done the hard part, you know (learned) DB2. telling your fiends about what you know is the easy half…… Continue reading »