Posts Tagged ‘Informix’
This week Jean-Georges Perrin speaks at 3 conferences to share with you his experience in the web world:
- Tuesday, May 22, Alfatec Conference in Plitvice lakes (Croatia).
- Wednesday, May 23, Adria IUG Conference in Zagreb (Croatia).
He will present: “Informix is not for Legacy Applications”.
For more information: http://www.adria-iug.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=73
- Friday, May 25, DeveloperForum – InformixTechDay 2012 in Strasbourg (France).
He will present: “Réflexions autour d’un standard pour le PaaS”.
For more information: http://www.developerforum.eu/events/3-all/761-developerforum-2012-informixtechday-2012.html
Come to the free (and independent) conference around Informix Technologies. This conference will take place in Strasbourg in the prestigious Centre for Digital Culture of the University of Strasbourg on Friday, May 25th 2012!
For this edition, IIUG (International Informix Users Group) President, Stuart Litel, will be present.
This event will be combined with another event of the IT landscape : DeveloperForum. More than 200 people are expected and the GreenIvory Team (the GreenTeam) will be there !
I wanted to highlight the changes going in the sales and marketing within IBM and why the best Informix release will be even better.
Although I am an IT engineer (read technician), I now run a company of over 15 people. You need to open a little bit your mind on “other” subjects such as sales, marketing and human resources… I skipped finance as you may have noticed .
GreenIvory builds rock-solid, feature-rich, technology-based products. Both MashupXFeed and VoiceObserver are technology masterpieces, but this is not why we manage to sell them. It was hard for a technology savvy guy like me to understand that. Now that I got the message (and hopefully apply it), I am shocked by companies not applying those basic rules to promote their products.
This has been the case for a while with IBM Informix. They always had a great team of engineers and they always managed to build great products… but until recently, they were still selling like in the 80s, when the company was created: “our engine supports 32K rows, theirs is limited to 16K”, “we are limited to 128 peta-bytes database, theirs can go to whatever size”. Of course, as it’s IBM, they don’t mention the “others”, but you get the example.
Things are changing and IBM sales and marketing is now more efficient. I see the efforts from worldwide team to promote this great database engine. I still don’t know what I can officially speak of, but the future looks promising on this side too.
I am in a plane, about 32000’ above see level, and over Windsor in Canada. I always find it funny to be able to surf the Internet in a plane.
I am actually on my way to Las Vegas, NV, where IBM’s Information Management division is having its IOD conference. One of the big hit for IOD this year is the recent launch of Informix Panther, aka 11.7. To celebrate this launch, we, at GreenIvory, launched an iPhone app dedicated to the Informix users called “AlwaysOnLibrary for Informix”.
I think you should have a look at it (http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/blocksmania/id397472154) and tell us how we can improve it.
You can also read our full press release at http://www.greenivory.com/News/Latest/Informix-Panther-includes-many-inovations-so-did-GreenIvory.html.
And if you are on your way to Las Vegas for IOD, shoot me an e-mail.