Announcement Summary - September 30, 2014
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Announcements by Letter Number
Promotions and Price Changes
At a glance
IBM Kenexa Talent Suite family of talent management offerings now includes IBM Kenexa Talent Insights, a data discovery application that allows human resources professionals and managers to explore, analyze, and navigate talent data so they can observe patterns or gain actionable insights. Since Kenexa Insights leverages Watson Analytics, it does not require advanced analytic skills and can deliver results quickly.
Additional enhancements to Kenexa Talent Suite include the following:
IBM Kenexa Talent Suite is a family of cloud offerings that help you hire, engage, and retain great talent by combining recruiting, onboarding, and talent management solutions with industry-leading enterprise social software. Candidates, new hires, existing employees, human resource professionals, and managers can access the solutions through an intuitive and integrated experience that utilizes responsive design for mobile devices. Then, by using the power of Watson Analytics, included in the new Kenexa Talent Insights offering, human resource professionals can quickly discover valuable trends and insights from their talent data using simple natural language instead of time consuming requests to IT departments.
IBM Kenexa Talent Suites include the following offerings and enhancements:
Refer to the Technical information section for additional information.
Planned availability date
Effective October 31, 2014, IBM will withdraw the following products from marketing. As of this date, you can no longer obtain these products directly from IBM. You can obtain these products through authorized remarketers or IBM-authorized System x and BladeCenter® dealers while supplies last.
These products, while no longer marketed by IBM, may continue to be available from authorized Option Continuation Program (OCP) resellers. For details on this program, visit
If you have a continuing need for these options, visit our IBM Certified Used Equipment website to check on availability or utilize our "request a quote" to communicate your specific requirements. IBM Certified Used Equipment has the largest inventory of used IBM systems that are refurbished, tested, and warranted for a minimum of 90 days. For further information, visit
Effective December 31, 2016, IBM will withdraw from support all part numbers from the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:
Support Program withdrawal number Program release name date 5725-E27 IBM Sterling Transportation Management 12/31/2016 System (all versions)
Effective September 30, 2014, IBM will withdraw from marketing all part numbers from the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:
Marketing Program withdrawal number Program release name date 5725-E27 IBM Sterling Transportation Management 09/30/2014 System (all versions)
Effective September 9, 2015, IBM will withdraw support for the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.
|Program number||Program release name||Withdrawal from support date|
|5725-F35||InfoSphere Optim Workload Replay V1.1.0||September 9, 2015|
Effective on the dates listed below, IBM will withdraw from marketing part numbers from the following product release licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:
Withdrawal from Program marketing number VRM date Program release name 5725-F66 Null May 29, 2015 IBM Elite Sup for MidVision Ext to IBM RAF 5725-I06 2.0.0 December 09, 2014 IBM SmartCloud® Continuous Delivery 5725-F65 Null December 09, 2014 MidVision Extensions to IBM RAF
Effective on the dates listed below, IBM will withdraw support from the following product releases licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:
Withdrawal from Program support number VRM date Program release name 5725-I06 2.0.0 September 30, 2015 IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery 5724-J19 8.0.x September 30, 2015 Rational Application Developer for WebSphere® Software 5724-R42 7.1.x September 30, 2015 Rational Asset Manager 5733-RDA 7.6.0 September 30, 2015 Rational Developer for Power® Systems Software C/C++ Development Tools for AIX 5733-RDB 7.6.0 September 30, 2015 Rational Developer for Power Systems Software COBOL Development Tools for AIX 5733-RDP 7.6.0 September 30, 2015 Rational Developer for Power Systems Software RPG and COBOL Development Tools for i 5725-A30 8.0.x September 30, 2015 Rational Software Architect 5724-Z01 2.0 September 30, 2015 Rational Team Concert for Power Systems Software 5724-Z00 2.0 September 30, 2015 Rational Team Concert for Power Systems Software Express® Edition 5724-V82 2.0 September 30, 2015 Rational Team Concert for System z 5724-G20 7.5 September 30, 2015 Rational Test RealTime
IBM will not offer extended support for the products listed within this announcement, after the September 30, 2015, end of support date. Clients are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of the products, referencing to the upgrade instructions and IBM Support.
Notice of service/support discontinuance
For improved features and function, it is recommended that clients stay current at available levels.
Effective April 30, 2015, IBM will discontinue service for the selected version/release/modification/fix levels of the following programs:
Program model VRMF Description 5765-FMX 1.1.(ALL) IBM Flex System® Manager 5765-FMS 1.1.(ALL) IBM Flex System Manager Advanced
Effective September 30, 2015, IBM will discontinue service for the selected version/release/modification/fix levels of the following programs:
Program model VRMF Description 5765-FMX 1.2.(ALL) IBM Flex System Manager 5765-FMS 1.2.(ALL) IBM Flex System Manager Advanced