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This survey that is making non-informix users very curious about IBM Informix

It is amazing how ‘non-informix-converted’ people get surprised when they listen to the voice of real life Informix users. We are used to hearing things like: “Oh! I thought Informix died in 2001″, or even “Informix? say again? oh yes! isn’t this a cousin of the Gaulish comics superstars Asterix and Obelix?”

Yes, all this is somewhat comical for us, but when the floor is given to real Informix users to say what they think about the product, non converted people are starting to listen with attention and make interesting questions on social media, as we can notice now since several months.

This is exactly the case of this software evaluation survey specialized website which is showing exciting results about Informix in the DBMS category. As for my personal case, it makes me confident with the fact that we are not mere 50ish dreamers of a past golden age, but just open minded people that can recognize what is excellent and good for our business and for our users or customers.

Please take a few minutes to pay a visit to this URL and see how strongly appreciated Informix by its users. And if you dare take a few minutes more to share your opinion, feel free to check the detailed reviews and complete this quick survey by clicking on ‘Write a survey’

Forums for the Benelux Informix community

Do you think you are left by yourself if you are a member of the IBM Informix users community ?

No, you are not! Informix users has a number of blogs and community sites, each with different objectives. I will not name them all, I will just point to the ones that someone from benelux would be interested in.

The most important one is the www.iiug.org website, which is the communication platform of the Internation Informix User Group.
it has a lot of very interesting contents of all types, and provides a very interesting newsletter.
If you register to iiug.org, you can benefit from a lot of advantages such as accessing member-only contents (yearly conference presentations, private articles etc...), you become a member of IIUG and are empowered to vote for the IIUG Board of Directors, and have special fees for the Yearly Conference.

In addition the the iiug technical forums(Technical Special Interest Groups), LinkedIn has a number of Informix Discussion groups also visited by the best Informix experts on this beautiful planet.

The biggest linkedin group is the official IBM and Informix IIUG group (www.linkedin.com/e/v2?e=3o92m-hzv3zbj2-59&t=gmp&midToken=AQEwyKhBwhVFXg&ek=b2_anet_digest&li=0&m=hero&ts=view_group&gid=25049)

Finally if you feel more at ease with the French language, you can join the 'IBM Informix et Groupe d'utilisateurs francophones' group

Use and abuse IIUG Presentations

This small paper talks about the International Informix User Group worldwide conference presentations and explains how and why they make an unvaluable set of useful knowledge.