BPs to Be Briefed on Upcoming iSeries Announcements on January 19
January 16, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
According to sources familiar with IBM‘s plans, Big Blue intends to brief its network of iSeries business partners about its impending i5/OS V5R4 announcements, as well as any other iSeries-related announcements, on January 19. Lots of us have been poking around to try to nail down when the i5/OS V5R4 announcements would happen, and the consensus a few weeks ago was that V5R4 would be announced at the end of February. But according to the business partners I spoke with, IBM’s letter to them indicated that it had moved the announcements forward into January.
If history is any guide and IBM makes its announcement on a Tuesday, as is the traditional announcement day at Big Blue, then if the business partners are being briefed on January 19, which is a Thursday, then the announcement to the public should happen on January 24. But the public announcement could be a lot later, of course. IBM could be giving the business partners a lot more lead time than usual.
I guess you will know when the iSeries announcements when you read all about them at the IT Jungle. Keep an eye out . . . .