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Virtual User Group Launched for IMS Professionals
[January 07, 2008]

Virtual User Group Launched for IMS Professionals

SUGAR LAND, Texas --(Business Wire)-- NEON Enterprise Software, Inc., the technology leader in enterprise data management software and services, was the guest speaker at the inaugural meeting of the Virtual IMS Connection (, an independently operated, vendor-neutral site run by and for the IMS user community.

IMS (IBM's Information Management System) is in use at an estimated 95 percent of Fortune 1000 organizations, however, there are very few public forums available for IMS professionals. iTech-Ed, a mainframe consultancy company, developed the Virtual IMS Connection to help fill this gap.

"Virtual IMS Connection was created as a place for IMS professionals to share information and ideas and find resources," said Trevor Eddolls, CEO of iTech-Ed. "Enabling an exchange of information is our goal, and to that end, we're planning regular Webinars on IMS-related topics as well as an educational e-newsletter, which is expected to launch in January 2008."

The site includes a forum where IMS experts can share their experiences and useful hints and tips, and post questions to their peers about any aspect of IMS. Virtual IMS Connection also has pages with links to IMS-related news, articles, events, and a job bank for posting resumes and open positions.

The Virtual IMS Connection Web site launched in Q4 2007 and the inaugural meeting was lead by Kristine Harper, an associate developer with NEON Enterprise Software. NEON will continue to support the organization by offering regular speakers and by participating on the steering committee.

"We are glad to see iTech-Ed provide this forum. IMS is still a critical component of large computing environments. It's important to have a forum where experienced IMS professionals can share information with their peers," said Don Pate, chief executive officer, NEON Enterprise Software.

Anyone with an interest in IMS is welcome to join Virtual IMS Connection, participate in a steering committee, present a technical paper or share in the knowledge exchange. The user group is free to join and use. A second meeting is scheduled to take place on February 5, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. CST where Bill Keene, product author with NEON, will lead a discussion on IMS Disaster Recovery Preparation. Visit to register or for more information.

About NEON Enterprise Software, Inc.

NEON Enterprise Software is the technology leader in enterprise data management software and services. As the rules of business change, our solutions let you efficiently control, protect and manage your data with confidence. Founded in 1995, NEON Enterprise Software is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, and serves customers worldwide with its dedicated team of industry experts. For more information about NEON Enterprise Software, visit

The NEON Enterprise Software logo is a trademark of NEON Enterprise Software, Inc. in the USA and in other select countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About iTech-Ed Ltd

iTech-Ed Ltd provides a source of highly technical information and expertise for people using IBM mainframes, servers, the Internet, mid-range computers, and PCs. iTech-Ed provides consultancy on a wide variety of mainframe-related areas, produces technical articles and White Papers on current trends in computing, performs software reviews, and edits marketing copy to avoid ambiguities and eliminate any technical errors. Trevor Eddolls has a regular mainframe-centric blog at

For more information about iTech-Ed Ltd, visit or e-mail

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