IDUG e-Bulletin: January 2010

Carl Nelson

IDUG e-Bulletin: January 2010

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Table of Contents

Featured Solutions Journal Articles | IDUG Events
DB2 in Your Area | DB2 Resources
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Featured Solutions Journal Article
The IDUG e-Bulletin features monthly installments of great technical
content from the IDUG Solutions Journal, ensuring that the best content
reaches you as soon as possible.
This month we are featuring the following articles:
* IDUG Solutions Journal Editor's Letter
<http://www.idug.org/solutions-journal-content/editors-letter-january-20
10.html> - Phil Nelson
* DB2 for z/OS Tablespace Partitioning by the Numbers
<http://www.idug.org/solutions-journal-content/db2-for-zos-tablespace-pa
rtitioning-by-the-numbers.html> - Jeff Sullivan
* DB2 Technology Converging
<http://www.idug.org/solutions-journal-content/db2-technology-converging
-december-2009.html> - Bob Engles, Pat Selinger, Sheryl Larsen, George
Baklarz, John Campbell, Sal Vella and Roger Miller
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IDUG Events
IDUG 2010 North America, May 10-14, Tampa, Florida
Online registration is now available for IDUG 2010 North America! Visit
the North America Registration page
<http://www.idug.org/db2-north-american-conference/registration-informat
ion.html> to register and learn about cost-saving opportunities
available to you, including one-day passes, guest passes and more.
Plan to join us May 10-14, 2010 in Tampa, Florida for IDUG 2010 North
America < http://www.idug.org/db2-north-america-conference/index.html >
where you'll have the opportunity to experience:
* NEW - IBM hands-on labs for no additional charge
* NEW - IDUG Mentor Program
< http://www.idug.org/mentor/index.html > : Leverage your skilled assets
to secure long-term success
* The most DB2 technical sessions of any conference
* The best DB2 technical sessions in the world
* DB2 certification for no additional cost
* Fun networking activities
* Meet fellow DB2 users and leading DB2 consultants
* Access IBM experts and developers
Visit the IDUG 2010 North America pages
< http://www.idug.org/db2-north-america-conference/index.html > on
IDUG.org to learn more about the event, as well as registration and
housing options.
IDUG 2010 Europe - Call for Presentations Now Open!
IDUG invites you to submit presentation abstracts for consideration!
Speaking at this premier user event dedicated to IBM's industry-leading
database engine, DB2, offers you a unique opportunity to share your DB2
experience and expertise with an audience of your peers. Visit the IDUG
2010 Europe pages < http://www.idug.org/european-conference/index.html >
on IDUG.org to learn about how you can participate in this year's
premier European DB2 event.
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DB2 in Your Area
Take advantage of other DB2 user events. The IDUG.org calendar of events
is your resource for finding DB2 educational opportunities.
Here are just a few:
* Virtual Tech Briefing - PureQuery Deep Dive Part 1: Client
Optimization
<http://www.idug.org/events/2010-02-04/february-4th-virtual-tech-briefin
g-purequery-deep-dive-part-1-client-optimization.html> - Thursday,
February 04, 2010
* Information Management User Group Event
<http://www.idug.org/regional-user-group-events/2010-02-09/optim-datasta
ge.html> - Tuesday, February 09, 2010
* CA Virtual Roundtable: An Overview Of The Strange New World Of
The Clone Table
<http://www.idug.org/events/2010-02-18/ca-virtual-roundtable-an-overview
-of-the-strange-new-world-of-the-clone-table.html> - Thursday, February
18, 2010
Are you a RUG Leader with an upcoming regional meeting that you would
like to have highlighted in the IDUG e-Bulletin? Be sure to add your
upcoming regional meeting(s) and event(s) to the IDUG Calendar of Events
< http://www.idug.org/events/month/index.html?date=2010-02-01 > .
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DB2 Resources
NEW! IDUG's Mentor Program Has You and Your Team Covered - Up to $1,600
in Savings!
Need to get thrifty with your training dollars this year? IDUG has a
reward program that gets your team hundreds of hours of focused
education at nearly no cost to you. IDUG's new Mentor Program
< http://www.idug.org/mentor > is designed to guarantee the long-term
success of your data management team by bringing DB2 education to
veteran DBAs and emerging professionals alike. Through this incomparable
loyalty reward program, IDUG members have the opportunity to bring a
first-time attendee from the same company for an unprecedented 80%
discount! To learn more about this one-of-a-kind program from IDUG,
visit www.IDUG.org/mentor.
Save 45% on IBM Press Books
As an IDUG.org member, one special benefit is to receive 45% off the
list price of IBM Press books at checkout by applying a special coupon
code. The coupon is valid from December 1, 2009 through February 28,
2010. To learn more, visit IDUG's Savings page today!
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IBM Information Champion Program
Nominations are currently open for IBM Information Champion Program.
Anyone can nominate an Information Champion (including
self-nominations). This program recognizes individuals who have made the
most outstanding contributions to the DB2 community over the past 12-18
months. Please note that the deadline for nominations is February 15.
Please send completed nominations to [login to unmask email]
<mailto:%[login to unmask email]%0d%0a%20m> .
You can read more about the program at
www.ibm.com/software/data/champion/.
You can see the current names and profiles of Information Champions at
www.ibm.com/software/data/champion/profiles/.
Nomination form is available at
www-01.ibm.com/software/data/champion/nomination.html.
FAQ about the program are available at
www-01.ibm.com/software/data/champion/faq.html.
The kind of contributions we are looking to recognize are:
* Advocating IBM Information Management products and solutions
with competence and credibility (content, blogs, thought leadership,
event presentations, customer references and videos, etc.)
* Sharing technical knowledge with the community, and providing
support to community (books, blogs, forums, redbooks, articles, etc.)
* Nurturing Information Management communities (online communities
and social groups, user groups, regional user groups and communities -
especially in emerging countries)
New Information Champions for 2010 will be announced in March.
This program is all about the community. Therefore, this is YOUR
program. Please nominate an Information Champion today. For more
information about the program, please contact Amit Patel at
[login to unmask email] <mailto:%[login to unmask email]> .
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