HELP REQUESTED - IMS RUG Low Enrollment, in jeopardy of cancellation

Chris Straub

HELP REQUESTED - IMS RUG Low Enrollment, in jeopardy of cancellation
If anyone knows of any IMS DBAs, please pass this on to them.

I couldn't forward the attachment through the LISTSERV, so below is a text description of the meeting.

Chris Straub
Highmark, Inc.
120 Fifth Avenue - Suite 651
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Here’s the information for our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kick-off meeting:

IMS User Group
Date: Tuesday August 31, 2010
Location IBM Corp.
11 STANWIX ST FLR. 9 Room 903A
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

There is no fee to attend these meetings. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be
served. See attached agenda details. We have an all-star lineup of IMS experts as
speakers, so don’t miss this opportunity to meet with them and other IMS users.
Register for the meeting

For a list of all IMS user groups, please go to and look for Events
and Regional IMS User Groups.

Finally, feel free to contact me if you have any questions about these new IMS Regional
User Groups, or if you would like to create a user group in your area. We look forward
to seeing you!
Eric Michael
IBM Host Acting Pittsburgh User Group Steering Committee Chair
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Pittsburgh IMS User Group Meeting

Location: IBM Corp.
11 STANWIX ST FLR. 9 Room 903A
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sponsored by IBM
8:30 – 9:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration Eric Michael IBM Host

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome & User Group Kick-off Eric Michael IBM Host

9:30 – 10:30 IMS V11 Update
What’s new with IMS V11! IBM will share all of the latest
features for IMS 11. Maida Snapper IBM

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:00 IMS and Modern Storage Subsystems
Modern storage subsystems are nothing like the old physical
cylinder/track/record devices for which IMS was originally
designed. There are new and updated database design and
performance considerations for these systems. Caching,
virtualization, Parallel Access Volumes (PAV), Multiple
Allegiance, mirroring, flash copy, and other storage
functions affect IMS availability and performance. This
session provides the information that will allow you to make
optimal use of these capabilities.
Rich Lewis

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch – Provided by IBM

1:00 – 2:15 Secrets of IMS Security
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about IMS
security and things you need to know about the SAF
interface and RACF. Maida Snapper IBM

2:15 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:45 Maximizing IMS Database Availability
Database availability is critical in delivering modern services.
Your organization can gain competitive advantages by
providing continuous availability. This session explains the
latest techniques for eliminating or minimizing database
outages and how to apply the techniques to your
environment. It includes discussions of the
alternatives for reorganizations, image copies and
recoveries. The need for recovery points, their creation, and
use are discussed. If your organization has IMS systems in
continuous operation see how you can keep your databases
available to those systems by using the best practices for
IMS database availability. Rich Lewis IMS ATS

3:45 – 4:15 User Group Discussion & Meeting Close
Discuss future meetings, future topics, steering committee
members, collect feedback forms

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