YES - I have been slow with my updates. Call me a slacker, but better late than never. My travels have taken me eastward in the last two months. My first trip was on an Informix event for customers and partners in Mumbai, India. We held a "unique" one of a kind one-day event for our Informix loyalists in India. This was our opportunity to present some of the key new Informix capabilities in 11.70 and especially gave me the opportunity to shed some more light on IWA or the Informix Warehouse Accelerator. The event was well attended and you can find all the details at the Informix India facebook page https://www.facebook.com/informixindia
Already knowing that Informix customers are Informix fans, it still pleasantly surprises me to see how passionate the Informix customers are about Informix. In a country where bottom line savings, reliability needs and low cost of ownership take on a whole new meaning, it's easy to see how Informix stands out with this user base.
I also got reprimanded for not blogging enough by one our loyalists (you know who you are :-)).
One of the goals out of this meeting was to kick-off a local user group in the region and I am happy to say that with the help of Stuart Litel our IIUG president, we have found a couple of our customer/partner representatives who have agreed to lead this important agenda for us. Stayed tuned to hear more about that from Louis Cherian. Additionally we know have regularly scheduled "Chat with the Lab" events that provide deeper insights from the lab on many of the Informix features.
For details of Informix things happening in India, be sure to bookmark the following pages:
Informix Product Manager