Announcement Summary - September 30, 2014

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Announcements by Letter Number

214-366 IBM® Kenexa® Talent Suite family of offerings enhanced with IBM Kenexa Talent Insights, powered by Watson Analytics

914-201 Software withdrawal: Select IBM Storwize® family electronic software distribution features - No replacements available

914-205 Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Sterling Transportation Management System

914-212 Hardware withdrawal: IBM System x® select features

914-215 Software withdrawal and discontinuance of support: IBM Rational® selected products

914-216 Discontinuance of service: IBM Flex System Manager® and IBM Flex System Manager Advanced select release levels

914-224 Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: InfoSphere® Optim™ Workload Replay V1.1.0

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214-366

IBM® Kenexa® Talent Suite family of offerings enhanced with IBM Kenexa Talent Insights, powered by Watson Analytics

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At a glance

IBM Kenexa Talent Suite family of talent management offerings now includes IBM Kenexa Talent Insights, a data discovery application that allows human resources professionals and managers to explore, analyze, and navigate talent data so they can observe patterns or gain actionable insights. Since Kenexa Insights leverages Watson Analytics, it does not require advanced analytic skills and can deliver results quickly.

Additional enhancements to Kenexa Talent Suite include the following:

Overview

IBM Kenexa Talent Suite is a family of cloud offerings that help you hire, engage, and retain great talent by combining recruiting, onboarding, and talent management solutions with industry-leading enterprise social software. Candidates, new hires, existing employees, human resource professionals, and managers can access the solutions through an intuitive and integrated experience that utilizes responsive design for mobile devices. Then, by using the power of Watson Analytics, included in the new Kenexa Talent Insights offering, human resource professionals can quickly discover valuable trends and insights from their talent data using simple natural language instead of time consuming requests to IT departments.

IBM Kenexa Talent Suites include the following offerings and enhancements:

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Withdrawal Announcements


914-212

Hardware withdrawal: IBM System x® select features

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Overview

Effective October 31, 2014, IBM will withdraw the following products from marketing. As of this date, you can no longer obtain these products directly from IBM. You can obtain these products through authorized remarketers or IBM-authorized System x and BladeCenter® dealers while supplies last.

These products, while no longer marketed by IBM, may continue to be available from authorized Option Continuation Program (OCP) resellers. For details on this program, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/options/rackandpower/continuation.html

If you have a continuing need for these options, visit our IBM Certified Used Equipment™ website to check on availability or utilize our "request a quote" to communicate your specific requirements. IBM Certified Used Equipment has the largest inventory of used IBM systems that are refurbished, tested, and warranted for a minimum of 90 days. For further information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/shop/used

914-205

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM Sterling Transportation Management System

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Overview

Effective December 31, 2016, IBM will withdraw from support all part numbers from the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

                                                        Support
Program                                                 withdrawal
number       Program release name                       date

5725-E27     IBM Sterling Transportation Management     12/31/2016
              System (all versions)

Effective September 30, 2014, IBM will withdraw from marketing all part numbers from the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

                                                        Marketing
Program                                                 withdrawal
number       Program release name                       date

5725-E27     IBM Sterling Transportation Management     09/30/2014
             System  (all versions)

914-224

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: InfoSphere® Optim™ Workload Replay V1.1.0

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Overview

Effective September 9, 2015, IBM will withdraw support for the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

Program number Program release name Withdrawal from support date
5725-F35 InfoSphere Optim Workload Replay V1.1.0 September 9, 2015

914-215

Software withdrawal and discontinuance of support: IBM Rational® selected products

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Overview

Effective on the dates listed below, IBM will withdraw from marketing part numbers from the following product release licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

                   Withdrawal 
                   from
Program            marketing
number     VRM     date                Program release name
 
5725-F66   Null    May 29, 2015        IBM Elite Sup for MidVision Ext to IBM
                                        RAF

5725-I06   2.0.0   December 09, 2014   IBM SmartCloud® Continuous Delivery
                            
5725-F65   Null    December 09, 2014   MidVision Extensions to IBM RAF

Effective on the dates listed below, IBM will withdraw support from the following product releases licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

                   Withdrawal 
                   from    
Program            support
number     VRM     date                 Program release name
 
5725-I06   2.0.0   September 30, 2015   IBM SmartCloud Continuous Delivery
5724-J19   8.0.x   September 30, 2015   Rational Application Developer for
                                         WebSphere® Software
5724-R42   7.1.x   September 30, 2015   Rational Asset Manager
5733-RDA   7.6.0   September 30, 2015   Rational Developer for Power® Systems
                                         Software C/C++ Development Tools for
                                         AIX
5733-RDB   7.6.0   September 30, 2015   Rational Developer for Power Systems
                                         Software COBOL Development Tools for
                                         AIX
5733-RDP   7.6.0   September 30, 2015   Rational Developer for Power Systems
                                         Software RPG and COBOL Development
                                         Tools for i
5725-A30   8.0.x   September 30, 2015   Rational Software Architect
5724-Z01   2.0     September 30, 2015   Rational Team Concert™ for Power Systems
                                         Software
5724-Z00   2.0     September 30, 2015   Rational Team Concert for Power Systems
                                         Software Express® Edition
5724-V82   2.0     September 30, 2015   Rational Team Concert for System z
5724-G20   7.5     September 30, 2015   Rational Test RealTime

IBM will not offer extended support for the products listed within this announcement, after the September 30, 2015, end of support date. Clients are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of the products, referencing to the upgrade instructions and IBM Support.


914-201

Software withdrawal: Select IBM Storwize® family electronic software distribution features - No replacements available

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914-216

Discontinuance of service: IBM Flex System Manager® and IBM Flex System Manager Advanced select release levels

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Overview

Notice of service/support discontinuance

For improved features and function, it is recommended that clients stay current at available levels.

Effective April 30, 2015, IBM will discontinue service for the selected version/release/modification/fix levels of the following programs:

 
Program
model      VRMF        Description

5765-FMX   1.1.(ALL)   IBM Flex System® Manager
5765-FMS   1.1.(ALL)   IBM Flex System Manager Advanced
 

Effective September 30, 2015, IBM will discontinue service for the selected version/release/modification/fix levels of the following programs:

 
Program
model      VRMF        Description

5765-FMX   1.2.(ALL)   IBM Flex System Manager
5765-FMS   1.2.(ALL)   IBM Flex System Manager Advanced
 

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