IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for WebSphere Portal and IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors 8.5 provide enhanced user experience and tighter integration with other IBM software products

IBM United States Software Announcement 210-186
June 8, 2010

 
 ENUS210-186.PDF (101KB)

Table of contents
Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Statement of direction Statement of direction Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
Publications Publications

 
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IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ 8.5 for WebSphere® Portal delivers:

  • New user experience
  • Native bridging with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories
  • More administrative control
  • New library portlet to integrate Lotus Quickr content into WebSphere Portal applications
  • Infrastructure update and expansion, including support for IBM WebSphere Portal V6.1.5

IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors 8.5 provides:

  • Users with the ability to easily access and contribute shared content in Lotus Quickr team places and ECM systems directly from popular desktop applications
  • Integration with Lotus Quickr and ECM systems from Lotus Notes®, Lotus Sametime®, Lotus Symphony™, Microsoft® Office, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Windows® Explorer

To order, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at: 800-IBM-CALL.

Reference:

IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors:  YE001
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal:  YE001

 
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Overview
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IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for WebSphere Portal provides user interface enhancements, increased integration, streamlined administration, and infrastructure updates. It includes:

  • Updated browser theme to give users a consistent experience across IBM products, including Lotus Connections and WebSphere Portal.
  • Simplification of frequent user actions such as navigation within a place and common library, and document management actions.
  • New rich text editor for browser-based creation of content. The same text editor is used across IBM products, such as Lotus Connections, giving end users a common experience.
  • Increased integration between Lotus Quickr and Lotus Connections, including top-line navigation, use of the person card, and integrated search menu.
  • Simplification of member management inside Quickr places to facilitate end-user self-service.
  • New place catalog with tag-based navigation that simplifies locating places, particularly in large Lotus Quickr deployments.
  • Enhanced integration with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories, including new "direct connect" Web-based component that allows users to natively display and interact with ECM content from within a Lotus Quickr place.
  • Parametric search of ECM content.
  • Enhancements to Lotus Quickr Connectors to better support ECM content (refer to Software Announcement 208-424, dated December 09, 2008.
  • Easier, more flexible management tools with new administrator console that provides more complete user and place statistics, enhanced backup and recovery tools, and simplified place customization.
  • New library portlet to integrate Lotus Quickr content into WebSphere Portal applications.
  • Support for WebSphere Portal V6.1.5.
  • Other infrastructure platform updates including AIX® V6.1 64 bit, Windows 2008 64 bit, SLES 10, SLES 64 bit on System z®, Oracle 10.2, Internet Explorer 8 on Windows, Firefox 3.5 on Windows, Linux®, and Mac.
  • Using Lotus Quickr Connectors 8.5 so users can easily and naturally work together on content and access content contributed by colleagues directly from their favorite desktop applications. The connectors support check-in and check-out to help manage the process of multiple authors, and version control to ensure that everyone always has the latest copy of a document. Lotus Quickr Connectors 8.5 is included with other Lotus Quickr offerings and is also available separately for access to other content repositories such as ECM systems.
  • Mandatory metadata enforcement - new, simple and intuitive interface to enter and enforce entry of metadata for documents.
  • Notes® integration - simple drag-and-drop of Lotus Notes e-mails into Lotus Quickr places.
  • Sametime integration - drag-and-drop documents into a Lotus Sametime chat windows and Web conferences.
  • Microsoft Office integration - native integration into the Office 2007 "ribbon."
  • User-initiated publication to a content server that helps manage performance -- particularly useful in low bandwidth situations.
  • Launch a search dialog from the context of a desktop connector.
  • Support for third-party authentication tools, such as SiteMinder and Tivoli® Access Manager.
  • Support for single sign-on tools, such as SPNEGO.
  • Support for multiuser installation of the connectors on a shared workstation.

 
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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.


 
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Planned availability date
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June 15, 2010: Electronic availability

July 9, 2010: Media availability


 
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Statement of direction
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It is the intention of IBM Lotus to continue to offer feature-rich, scalable, security-rich, easy-to-use software for organizing, managing, and sharing everyday content and for online team collaboration, regardless of company size and industry focus.

All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.


 
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Reference information
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Refer to Software Announcement 209-178, dated May 26, 2009.


 
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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5725-A17   8.5.0                        IBM Lotus Quickr
                                         Connectors
5724-Z67   8.5.0                        IBM Lotus Quickr for
                                         WebSphere Portal

 
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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

IBM Software Services for Lotus Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings visit the Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/training

 
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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® Web site

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

 
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Publications
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No publications are shipped with these products.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.


 
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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Visit

http://www.ibm.com/lotus/quickr
Software requirements

Visit

http://www.ibm.com/lotus/quickr

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.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

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.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 media package is distributed in one package with the following:

  • IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 product CDs.
  • Soft copy product documentation including readme files are included on the product CDs.

The Licence Information form numbers for IBM Lotus Quickr are:

  • IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal: L-JYUN-83UHXB
  • IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors: L-CFRR-84QQVP

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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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors         IBM Lotus       IBM Lotus
                                     Quickr          Quickr
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere      IBM Lotus       IBM Lotus
 Portal                              Quickr          Quickr
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere      IBM Lotus       IBM Lotus
 Portal from Limited Use             Quickr          Quickr
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors           5725-A17   Per Authorized
                                                  User
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere        5724-Z67   Per Authorized
 Portal                                           User for Linux
                                                  on System z
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere        5724-Z67   Per Processor
 Portal                                           Value Unit for
                                                  Linux on System
                                                  z
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere        5724-Z67   Per Processor
 Portal                                           Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere        5724-Z67   Per Authorized
 Portal                                           User
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere        5724-Z67   Per Processor
 Portal from Limited Use                          Value Unit for
                                                  Linux on System
                                                  z
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere        5724-Z67   Per Authorized
 Portal from Limited Use                          User
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere        5724-Z67   Per Authorized
 Portal from Limited Use                          User for Linux
                                                  on System z
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere        5724-Z67   Per Processor
 Portal from Limited Use                          Value Unit (PVU)

Charge metrics definitions

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which this software product can be licensed. PVU entitlements are based on processor technology (defined within the PVU table* by processor vendor, brand, type and model number). IBM continues to define a processor, for purposes of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. Each software product has a unique price per PVU. To determine the total cost of deploying an individual software product in a specific hardware environment, you must take the following steps:

  1. For each processor core in the hardware environment on which the software product is to be licensed, determine the PVU requirement based on its processor technology per the PVU table*.
  2. Add the PVU requirements for all processor cores in the hardware environment.
  3. Multiply the software product's price per PVU by the total number of PVUs required as determined in step 2 above.

PVU entitlements are specific to a software product and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with PVU entitlements of another software product.

Unless you have deployed eligible sub-capacity products according to the sub-capacity* terms, you must obtain PVU PoEs for the maximum number of activated** physical processor cores in the hardware environment made available to or managed by the software product. This is also referred to as full capacity licensing.

** Activated processor cores are physical processor cores that are available for use in a server. They include processor cores:

  • That are activated (available for use) when the server is shipped by the manufacturer
  • That are activated subsequently through activation codes purchased from the server manufacturer by the customer
  • Whose capacity can be limited by the customer through virtualization technologies, operating system commands and BIOS settings

* For information regarding PVU and sub-capacity licensing, including the latest PVU table, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

Authorized User

Authorized User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the PoE. You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors
IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors Per Authorized User Annual   E08R8LL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors Per Authorized User Lic +    D0CXLLL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors Per Authorized User SW S&S   D0CXMLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Per Auth Usr       E08RDLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Per Auth Usr Lic   D0CXVLL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Per Auth Usr SW    D0CXWLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Per Proc Val Un    E08RCLL
 Annual SW S&S Rn
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Per Proc Val Un    D0CXTLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Per Proc Val Un    D0CXULL
 SW S&S Reinstate

IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal from Limited Use
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Lmtd Use Auth Usr  E08RALL
 Annl SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Lmtd Use Auth Usr  D0CXPLL
 Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Lmtd Use Auth Usr  D0CXQLL
 SW S&S Reinst 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Lmtd Use PVU       E08RBLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Lmtd Use PVU       D0CXRLL
 Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Lmtd Use PVU SW    D0CXSLL
 S&S Reinst 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors V8.5.0
IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors V8.5.0 Multiplatform         AH136ML
 Multilingual Media Pack
Lotus Quickr for WS Portal V8.5.0
Lotus Quickr for WS Portal AIX 6,Red Hat Enterprise      AH137ML
 Linux (RHEL) base serv

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.

Lotus Quickr for WS Portal V8.5.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Quickr for        Lotus Quickr for WS Portal  AH137ML
 WebSphere Portal            AIX 6,Red Hat Enterprise
 Authorized User             Linux (RHEL) base serv
IBM Lotus Quickr for        Lotus Quickr for WS Portal  AH137ML
 WebSphere Portal            AIX 6,Red Hat Enterprise
 Authorized User for Linux   Linux (RHEL) base serv
 on System z
IBM Lotus Quickr for        Lotus Quickr for WS Portal  AH137ML
 WebSphere Portal Processor  AIX 6,Red Hat Enterprise
 Value Unit (PVU)            Linux (RHEL) base serv
IBM Lotus Quickr for        Lotus Quickr for WS Portal  AH137ML
 WebSphere Portal Processor  AIX 6,Red Hat Enterprise
 Value Unit for Linux on     Linux (RHEL) base serv
 System z
IBM Lotus Quickr for        Lotus Quickr for WS Portal  AH137ML
 WebSphere Portal from       AIX 6,Red Hat Enterprise
 Limited Use Authorized      Linux (RHEL) base serv
 User
IBM Lotus Quickr for        Lotus Quickr for WS Portal  AH137ML
 WebSphere Portal from       AIX 6,Red Hat Enterprise
 Limited Use Authorized      Linux (RHEL) base serv
 User for Linux on System z
IBM Lotus Quickr for        Lotus Quickr for WS Portal  AH137ML
 WebSphere Portal from       AIX 6,Red Hat Enterprise
 Limited Use Processor       Linux (RHEL) base serv
 Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Lotus Quickr for        Lotus Quickr for WS Portal  AH137ML
 WebSphere Portal from       AIX 6,Red Hat Enterprise
 Limited Use Processor       Linux (RHEL) base serv
 Value Unit for Linux on
 System z

IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors V8.5.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Quickr            IBM Lotus Quickr            AH136ML
Connectors Authorized User  Connectors V8.5.0
                            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 and/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

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.

IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal PVU for Linux on Sys z    D0D1HLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Per AU for Linux on Sys   E08SILL
 z Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Per AU for Linux on       D0D1JLL
 Sys.z Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Per AU for Linux on       D0D1KLL
 Sys.z SW S&S Reinstate 1
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Per PVU for Lin Sys z SW  D0D1ILL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Per PVU for Lin on Sys z  E08SHLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl

IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal from Limited Use
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Lmtd Use AU Lnx on Sys z  E08SGLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Lmtd Use AU Lnx on Sys z  D0D1FLL
 Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Lmtd Use AU Lnx on Sys z  D0D1GLL
 SW S&S Reinst 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Lmtd Use PVU Lnx Sys z    E08SFLL
 Annl SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Lmtd Use PVU Lnx Sys z    D0D1DLL
 Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Quickr for WS Portal Lmtd Use PVU Lnx Sys z    D0D1ELL
 SW S&S Reinst 12 Mo

 
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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and PoE govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form numbers
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors               5725-A17   L-CFRR-84QQVP
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal     5724-Z67   L-JYUN-83UHXB

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that if for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

 
IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors:  No
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal:  No
International Passport Agreement
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance)

Yes. 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.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

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

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.


 
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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

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financial benefit

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.


 
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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 
 
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
 
 
 
For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.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: YE001
 

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.

Trademarks

Quickr, Symphony and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Lotus, WebSphere, Lotus Notes, Sametime, AIX, System z, Notes, Tivoli, Passport Advantage, Express, ValueNet and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/