Monday, October 01, 2007

IIUG's feature survey: Your time to speak!

International Informix Users Group (IIUG) has just released it's monthly newsletter, and one of the news is the availability of a survey for the next IDS version features.

This is one of the opportunities that the anonymous customer has to influence the future of the product. So, I personally consider it a must do. I already did mine and I urge you all to do the same.

Let's not think that IBM will implement every feature that is requested. In fact I'd say some of the features surveyed by this online form are already being thought about and others would probably be too difficult to implement in the next version... Nevertheless it's an unique opportunity to say to IBM what you and your business really value, and what are your real needs.

The latest IDS version, v11, was really a customer driven version. Most of the new features were direct requests from several customers. Obviously the bigger you are the more influence you'll have... But it's also true that many small customers can push some features.

Ok... too much writing... Hopefully you'll just waiting to finish reading this article to go an fill your survey. Go on... and thanks!

You can find the survey here: