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IBM Rational Method Composer V7.5.1 delivers IBM Rational Team Concert interoperability and simplified method authoring

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-395
November 30, 2010


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IBM® Rational® Method Composer V7.5.1 provides the following enhancements:

  • Updated platform support, including support for Windows® 7 and Internet Explorer 8
  • Updated integrations with IBM Rational Asset Manager, Business Intelligence and Reporting Tool (BIRT) and Clearcase integrations
  • New support for Eclipse-Synergy CCM integration
  • New IBM Rational Team Concert™ interoperability, including work item template export
  • Ability to export IBM Rational Method Composer content to Jazz™ Foundation and import process content from Jazz Foundation (Tech preview of Jazz Foundation web-based process description editors available on Jazz.net that permit team-based tailoring of method content)
  • Improved re-use of process patterns via "Configuration Free" capability patterns
  • Simplified process asset management via "Auto-Synchronized Processes", which remove the need for manual synchronization of process and method content
  • Ability to define work product states for artifacts and assign states to task descriptor input and output work products
  • Significant performance improvements for loading libraries, browsing, and publishing
  • New and updated business, management and technical practices including measurement guidance and tool guidance for IBM Rational tools in support of measured improvement and Collaborative Lifecycle Management
  • Support for Capability Maturity Model Integration planning and implementation
  • New Rational Unified Process® (RUP®) configuration based on practices

For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: AE001



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IBM Rational Method Composer is a flexible process management solution that includes both a powerful process authoring tool and an extensive library of process and best practice assets. IBM Rational Method Composer tooling provides capabilities to author, tailor, manage, and publish processes descriptions. The process and practice libraries included with IBM Rational Method Composer provide proven, best-practice content that can be re-used to compose the appropriate process that meets the specific needs of your systems and software delivery teams.

IBM Rational Method Composer's enhanced tool capabilities let you quickly compose the right process by listing the appropriate practices, metrics, and tools to meet your specific objectives. By removing previous constraints on the re-use of capability patterns, you can automatically keep the process in synch when changes are made to method elements. The new IBM Rational Team Concert work item template export capability, and the ability to capture work product states for task input and output work products are the first steps towards executable process specifications.

With these enhanced tool capabilities, new and updated practices are available and include:

  • Adoption through execution
  • Asset-based development
  • Asset-based governance
  • Software capability program management and method development
  • Data design
  • Deployment management
  • Developing user support and training
  • Project process tailoring
  • Reviews and risk management
  • Staged integration
  • Service-oriented modeling and architecture practices
  • User-story-driven development
  • Ability to determine application modernization strategy
  • Ability to set up a performance measurement system
  • Ability to manage performance through measurements
  • Product portfolio management
  • Systems engineering practices

These practices are documented guidance for solving common business, management, or technical problems. They can be incrementally adopted to meet your business objectives. New and updated tool mentors provide contextualized tool guidance for practitioners using IBM Rational tools in support of Collaborative Lifecycle Management.

Additional guidance on performance measurement, in the form of two new performance measurement practices as well as recommended metrics for each individual practice, supports measured improvement. You can assess your the anticipated results against your process improvement efforts.



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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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  • November 30, 2010: Electronic availability
  • December 7, 2010: Media availability


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New practices

Practice Name Description
Adoption through execution This practice helps an organization develop and manage a mentoring program in order to drive successful, lasting adoption of capability improvement.
Asset-based development/asset-based governance This practice describes a process for identifying resusable assets, producing reusable assets, and applying reusable assets. Asset-based development speeds development, and reduces costs and risk by reusing assets and artifacts to solve recurring problems.
Software capability program management and method development This practice provides a standard approach for managing software capability improvement that is aligned with the organization's strategic goals.
Data design This practice provides for the logical and physical design of the required databases to support the application.
Deployment management This practice covers basic tasks for planning and deploying a solution.
Developing user support and training This practice supports the development of the training and support materials needed to support the successful deployment of a solution.
Project Process Tailoring This practice describes how to select tools and an appropriate process and perform the typical tailoring required for use on a specific project.
Reviews This practice explains how to prepare for and conduct a review, as well as follow up on action items that are outcome of a review.
Risk management This practice describes how a team can continuously identify risks, propose strategies to address risks, and monitor the events that might trigger the risk to be realized.
Staged Integration This practice describes how to apply staged integration to cope with complexity, identify problems early, and reduce risk.
Systems engineering practices ( Build and validate use cases; detailed use case requirements analysis; elaborate draft system requirements; architectural analysis -operation-based; architectural analysis - key system functions; trade studies; architectural design-operation based; architectural design - use-case-based; and joint realization) Nine systems engineering practices that cover the systems development lifecycle from Requirements Development through Architectural Design including trade studies. The use of model-based engineering for early model validation and verification is a key element of these practices that reduces risk early in the project.
Service-Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) practices (use-case driven business modeling; service identification; service realization; and service specification) The IBM Rational Service-Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) 2.9 practices define a SoaML-based, model-driven approach for developing service-oriented architectures and systems. This collection of four practices is an update to RUP SOMA 2.4. SOMA 2.9 includes additional contributions from the IBM Redbook Building SOA Solutions Using the IBM Rational SDP and the OMG SoaML specification, as well as support for the new RSA V7.5.4 SOA modeling features.
User-story driven development This practice describes how to capture requirements as user stories, which are then used to guide planning, development, and testing.
Determine application modernization strategy This practice uses deep code analysis to develop strategy road maps in line with organization goals for a given application.
Setting up a performance measurement systems This practice provides guidance for establishing a Performance Measurement System to support timely, informed decisions.
Managing performance through measurements This practice leverages the use and analysis of data from the Performance Measurement System to better support key business decisions.
Product portfolio management This practice presents a standardized product portfolio management framework that provides the foundation for selecting, balancing, authorizing, monitoring, and controlling the work that aligns with the organization's strategic goals.
New RUP configuration A new RUP process configuration based on practices is provided. This configuration includes a complete RUP delivery process that captures the essentials of RUP in a form that is easier to navigate, understand and tailor.
New disciplined agile delivery configuration A new Disciplined Agile Delivery Configuration is included that supports the IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management solution. The configuration is based on 10 practices, consisting 4 core Agile practices and six scaling practices. A complete IBM Rational Team Concert process template and IBM Rational Team Concert tool guidance is included to support enactment of the process using IBM Rational Team Concert and a rich set of recommended metrics are described to assess project status and process adoption. This represents an excellent starting point for teams looking to adopt disciplined agile delivery practices and measured improvement.

New tool features and enhancements included

Updated platform support that provides interoperability with other IBM Rational Tools

IBM Rational Method Composer has been updated to support Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit version operating in 32-bit mode), Internet Explorer 8, and Red Hat Linux® 5 Update 4. In addition, a number of other updates have been made to support interoperability with Jazz Foundation and IBM Rational Team Concert including:

  • Upgrade to Eclipse 3.5.2
  • Upgrade from BIRT 2.5.2
  • Upgrade to IBM Java™ 6
  • Upgrade to IBM Installation Manager 1.4.1

Updated integrations that support new versions of products

Updates to the following integrations have been made to support the latest versions of products. These updates include: CCRC 7.1.2, CC SCM 7.5.0, IBM Rational Asset Manager Eclipse Client V7.5.0.

New integrations that expand the ecosystem

IBM Rational Method Composer V7.5.1 now supports the Eclipse-Synergy 4.2 integration. This integration delivers support for task-based configuration and change management and collaborative development of process assets using IBM Rational Synergy V7.1 and IBM Rational Change V5.2 (optional) with IBM Rational Method Composer V7.5.1.

New capabilities that provide IBM Rational Team Concert and Jazz Foundation interoperability for process enactment

Several new capabilities are added to IBM Rational Method Composer V7.5.1 to support interoperability and process enactment with IBM Rational Team Concert V3.0 and Jazz Foundation 3.0

Eclipse shell sharing

With the availability or IBM Rational Method Composer V7.5.1, it is now possible to shell share IBM Rational Method Composer with IBM Rational Team Concert V3.0.

Ability to create IBM Rational Team Concert work item templates for process enactment

A new capability is added to IBM Rational Method Composer to export IBM Rational Team Concert/Jazz work item templates based on a work breakdown structure, or portion of a work breakdown structure in IBM Rational Method Composer. Fine-grained control of which work breakdown structure elements (Phases, iterations, activities, and tasks) are exported is provided via the "Planned Flag" for each work breakdown structure element. The exported work item templates can be instantiated in IBM Rational Team Concert V3.0 to create a structured project plan, iteration plan or ad-hoc set of tasks and activities that include links to the detailed process guidance from IBM Rational Method Composer.

Ability to export IBM Rational Method Composer practices to Jazz Foundation

It is now possible to export one or more practices to Jazz Foundation. The resulting file can then be imported to Jazz Foundation so that the content can be viewed in Jazz-based tools such as IBM Rational Team Concert V3.0 and IBM Rational Quality Manager V3.0 and/or edited using a simple web-based editor, Jazz Process Authoring that is included in Jazz Foundation. The Jazz Process Authoring Application will be available as a tech preview with Jazz Foundation 3.0.

Harvest practice updates from Jazz Foundation

It is now possible to import one or more practices from Jazz Foundation 3.0 to IBM Rational Method Composer to support harvesting of practice updates made by the team enacting the process.

Specify required work product states

It is now possible to specify the permitted states for each work product directly in the work product editor in IBM Rational Method Composer. Specific states can then be selected and assigned to each input and output work product on the task descriptor (a task descriptor is an instance of a task used within the context of a process or process pattern/capability pattern.) editor providing a more complete specification for process enactment.

Configuration free processes

Previously, a capability pattern had to be associated with a default configuration. Subsequently, capability patterns could only be used in the default configuration or a superset of the default configuration. IBM Rational Method Composer V7.5.1 removes this constraint by providing the option to select None, as the default configuration. These so called "Configuration free processes" may be used in any configuration. Realization rules are applied at publishing time (or during browsing) to ensure that the realized capability pattern is consistent with the selected configuration (suppressing tasks/activities that are not in the configuration and resolving variability according to the elements that are in the selected configuration).

This greatly simplifies the re-use of capability patterns by eliminating the need to create "dummy configurations" for use as the default configuration for capability patterns and the associated constraints on re-use.

Auto-synchronized descriptors

Previously if a method element was updated one had to manually synchronize capability patterns or activities that directly referenced the subject element. This was a tedious task that required one to determine which capability patterns or activities were affected by the change and to manually edit each of these items. A new library preference is provided to select auto-synchronization. When selected, the library will be updated to replace all copies of method elements within containing capability patterns with a reference to the base element. These so called "auto-synchronized descriptors" are always in synch with the base elements by virtue of this reference vs. copy implementation.

It is still possible to tailor the referencing copies (for example, the element descriptors), for example to suppress an input on a task descriptor, and these modifications vs. the base element will be retained and highlighted in the process editor property page for the descriptor so you can always tell if, and how a descriptor has been modified with respect to the base method element. This enhancement greatly simplifies method authoring and maintenance.

Note: If a library is converted to the auto-synchronization format it cannot be converted back to the old style of library.

Flexible licensing options

Previously, there was only one license, a perpetual Authorized User license, that applied to both the use IBM Rational Method Composer Tool and the use of the published commercial content. This created a situation where clients were forced to purchase the tool for all team members even if they only had a few process authors and wanted to have the entitlement to use the published content for the majority of their users.

With IBM Rational Method Composer V7.5.1 more flexible licensing options are available. First, a new licensing option is available for users that only want to purchase the right to use the published commercial content. This license is available as a perpetual, authorized user license as part of a new offering in the IBM Rational Method Composer family called the "IBM Rational Method Composer Content Reader". Second, the following new licensing options are provided for the IBM Rational Method Composer tool:

  • Authorized User Single Instance Perpetual
  • Authorized User Single Instance Term-based
  • Floating License Perpetual
  • Floating license Term-based
  • Token licensing

All license terms have been aligned with the IBM standard license policies implemented recently to simplify the number of license terms across the IBM Rational portfolio.

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Rational Method Composer is capable as of December 7, 2010 , when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A U.S. Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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number     VRM            Program name
 
5724-G52   7.5.1          Rational Method Composer


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® III 800 MHz, or higher processor.
  • Memory: 768 MB RAM required; An additional 1 GB is required for BIRT reporting feature; 2 GB RAM or more recommended.
  • Disk space: 1.2 GB for English installation with 1.5 GB in temporary directory; 5 GB for all languages with 7 GB in the temporary directory.
  • Display: 1024 x 768; 1280 x 1024 recommended.
Software requirements

Eclipse Runtime Environment -- IBM Eclipse SDK 3.5.2 and future fix packs

Java 2 SE Runtime Environment -- IBM Java SDK 6.0 SR8 FP1

Product-specific or mixed content for BIRT reporting

  • Adobe® Reader 6.0 and future releases, mod levels and fix packs
  • Microsoft® Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2007

Web browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and future fix packs

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

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Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express®. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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Packaging

IBM Rational Method Composer

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Rational Method Composer        Process and     Process and
                                     Portfolio       Portfolio
                                     Management      Management
IBM Rational Method Composer        Process and     Process and
 Content Reader                      Portfolio       Portfolio
                                     Management      Management
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Rational Method Composer          5724-G52   Per Floating User
                                                  Single Install
IBM Rational Method Composer          5724-G52   Per Floating User
                                                  Single Install for
                                                  System z
IBM Rational Method Composer          5724-G52   Per Authorized User
                                                  Single Install for
                                                  System z
IBM Rational Method Composer          5724-G52   Per Authorized User
                                                  Single Install
IBM Rational Method Composer Content  5724-G52   Per Authorized User
 Reader                                            
IBM Rational Method Composer Content  5724-G52   Per Authorized User
 Reader                                           for System z

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Passport Advantage program licenses

Rational Method Composer

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Method Composer Content Reader

Ratl Meth Compsr Cnt Reader Per Authorized User Annual   E0AH2LL
 SW S&S Rnwl
Ratl Meth Compsr Cnt Reader Per Authorized User Initl    D0G5YLL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Meth Compsr Cnt Reader Per Authorized User Lic +    D0G65LL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Meth Compsr Cnt Reader Per Authorized User SW S&S   D0G66LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
Ratl Meth Compsr Cnt Reader Per Authorized User Subsq    E0AGXLL
 FT Lic+S&S 12 Mo
 
IBM Rational Method Composer

IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Author User Single Install  E013BLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Author User Single Install  D0G5ULL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 1
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Author User Single Install  D532ILL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Author User Single Install  D532JLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 1
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Author User Single Install  E0AGTLL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 1
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Floating User Single Inst   E0AGPLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Floating User Single Inst   D0G5WLL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 12
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Floating User Single Inst   D0G5NLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Floating User Single Inst   D0G5PLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 12
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Floating User Single Inst   E0AGVLL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12

Passport Advantage Trade up licenses

Rational Method Composer

Precursor product           Trade up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Rational Method Composer

IBM Rational Method         IBM Ratl Meth Cmpsr FU      D0GUNLL
 Composer Authorized User    SngleInstl fr RMC AU
 Single Install              SngleInstl Trade Up Lic+SW
                             S

Passport Advantage supply

 
Rational Method Composer V7.5.1

IBM Rational Method Composer V7.5.1 Multiplatform        BT0D7ML
 Multilingual Media Pack

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Rational Method Composer V7.5.1

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Rational Method         IBM Rational Method         BT0D7ML
 Composer per Authorized     Composer V7.5.1
 User Single Install         Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Rational Method         IBM Rational Method         BT0D7ML
 Composer per Floating User  Composer V7.5.1
 Single Install              Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack
IBM Rational Method         IBM Rational Method         BT0D7ML
 Composer per Floating User  Composer V7.5.1
 Single Install for System   Multiplatform Multilingual
 Z                           Media Pack
IBM Ratl Method Composer    IBM Rational Method         BT0D7ML
 per Authorized User Single  Composer V7.5.1
 Install for System Z        Multiplatform Multilingual
                             Media Pack

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform product for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z® servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement

Rational Method Composer

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Rational Method Composer Content Reader

Ratl Meth Compsr Cnt Reader Per Auth.User for System z   E0AH3LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Ratl Meth Compsr Cnt Reader Per Auth.User for System z   D0G64LL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 12
Ratl Meth Compsr Cnt Reader Per Auth.User for System z   D0G67LL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Ratl Meth Compsr Cnt Reader Per Auth.User for System z   D0G68LL
 SW S&S Reinstate 12
Ratl Meth Compsr Cnt Reader Per Auth.User for System z   E0AH1LL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12
 
IBM Rational Method Composer

IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Au Us Single Inst System z  E03H3LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Au Us Single Inst System z  D0G5VLL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 1
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Au Us Single Inst System z  D60EFLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Au Us Single Inst System z  D60EGLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 1
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Au Us Single Inst System z  E0AGULL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 1
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Float User Sngl In Systemz  E0AGQLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Float User Sngl In Systemz  D0G5XLL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 1
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Float User Sngl In Systemz  D0G5QLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Float User Sngl In Systemz  D0G5RLL
 SW S&S Reinstate 1
IBM Ratl Method Composer Per Float User Sngl In Systemz  E0AGWLL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 1
Cross-platform product for use on System z IFL engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Trade-up licenses for cross-platform products

Rational Method Composer

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Rational Method
 Composer
IBM Rational Method         IBM Ratl Meth Cmpsr FU      D0GUPLL
 Composer Authorized User    SngleInstl fr RMC AU
 Single Install for System   SngleInstl SyZ Trade Up
 z                           Lic+ SW


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Rational Method Composer                  5724-G52   L-KHUY-88FPMW

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http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software ValueNet®, if applicable. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller


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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: AE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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