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An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System by Steve Nathan, Sandy Sherrill, Rick Long, Moira McFadden Lanyi, Margaret Wilson, Kenny Blackman, John Butterweck, Diane Goff, Barbara Klein

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Preface

IBM® Information Management System (IMS™) is one of the world’s premier software products. Period. IMS is not mentioned in the news and, until fairly recently, was barely mentioned in computer science classes. But IMS has been and, for the foreseeable future, will continue to be a crucial component of the world’s software infrastructure.

Since its origin with the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Apollo program, IMS has provided the foundation that enables government agencies and businesses to access, manipulate, and exploit their vast stores of data. As the information age evolves, so does IMS.

The purpose of this book is twofold:

• To introduce IMS and provide basic education about this cornerstone product

• To reintroduce ...

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