[ACBS] SPSS seeking beta testers (sign up deadline April 6 this Friday)
president.acbstudents at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 16:45:12 EDT 2012
If you're interested, I was asked to pass this along.
On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 4:32 PM, Philip S <philso1003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sarah,
> I tried to post this on student list by it bounced back automatically.
> This is useful information for students. Please forward this to
> students. Thanks.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Hi all,
> IBM is seeking beta testers to test out SPSS software. Sign up
> deadline is this Friday April 6. Please see instruction below. This is
> good opportunity to give IBM feedback on SPSS accessibility.
> Instructions for applying to participate in the IBM SPSS Statistics Beta
> Dear valued IBM SPSS Statistics customers and partners:
> We are pleased to invite you to apply to participate in the IBM SPSS
> Statistics Beta program (Beta program). Over the past several months,
> we have been working closely with our customers and partners to define
> requirements for IBM SPSS Statistics. The Beta program gives you the
> opportunity to preview, test, and provide us feedback on new
> capabilities we are evaluating for IBM SPSS Statistics.
> The Beta program is scheduled to begin on May 11, 2012, and will
> continue for 4 weeks. The Beta program will end on June 8, 2012.
> Please carefully review the requirements for participation in the Beta
> Note: IBM SPSS Statistics client (including all modules) and server
> products, as well as IBM SPSS AMOS, are available as a part of the
> Beta program. We welcome Beta program prospects for any or all of
> these products.
> Note: Participation in the Beta program is limited to the first 125
> qualified customers and 45 qualified partners who complete all of the
> application steps below before April 16 at the end of the business day
> (EOB), and who meet our test plan criteria.
> Requirements to Participate in the Beta Program
> 1. Commitment to follow the Beta program timeline and
> participate in all related events: See Deadlines and Milestones
> section below for details. All dates and times are tentative.
> 2. Commitment to accept the Beta Test Agreement by way of the
> Beta website.
> 3. Commitment to complete the pre-Beta and post-Beta surveys by
> way of the Beta website.
> 4. Commitment to download the Beta software by way of the Beta
> 5. Commitment to provide Beta product feedback (e.g. report
> defects, enhancement requests, suggestions) by way of the Beta
> Note: The Beta program will be administered entirely by way of the
> Beta website. All software, surveys, and feedback must be provided
> electronically by way of the Beta website. Technical support will be
> available for the Beta program, and can be obtained only by opening a
> case on the Beta website.
> Steps to Apply to Participate in the Beta Program
> 1. If you are willing and able to fulfill all of the Beta
> program requirements, send an email to
> storzewski at us.ibm.com
> storzewski at us.ibm.com>
> before April 6 (EOB) to confirm your interest in participating in the
> Beta program.
> 2. We will send you a link to the Beta website and an access
> key (i.e. code) that will allow you to create a login ID and password
> for the Beta website. All subsequent access to the Beta website will
> require you to enter a login ID and password.
> 3. Accept the Beta Test Agreement by way of the Beta website.
> 4. Complete the pre-Beta survey by way of the Beta website.
> Note: Multiple Beta testers from a single customer organization are
> welcome. However, before responding to this email, please select one
> point of contact to coordinate the Beta process at your organization
> (e.g. sign the Beta Test Agreement, complete the pre-Beta and
> post-Beta surveys, obtain (download) and distribute the software and
> authorization codes, submit defects and feedback). This person only
> will have access to the Beta website.
> Deadlines and Milestones
> 1. April 6 (EOB): An email must be received confirming your
> interest in participating in the Beta program. Emails must be sent to
> storzewski at us.ibm.com
> storzewski at us.ibm.com>.
> 2. April 10 or earlier: An email containing a link to the Beta
> website and an access key (i.e. code) to access the site will be sent
> to Beta program prospects (including only the point of contact at a
> customer organization). After logging in, you will be directed to a
> website offering an overview of the Beta software features. This
> website also includes Download, Library, and Support links that will
> be inactive until the Beta software becomes available on May 11.
> 3. April 16 (EOB): All application steps must be complete in
> order to be considered an eligible Beta program prospect.
> 4. April 18 or earlier: An email confirming Beta program
> acceptance will be sent to approved participants.
> 5. May 10 (9:00-10:00 A.M. U.S. Central Time): Join the live
> conference to preview new IBM SPSS Statistics Beta capabilities. We
> will also preview the Beta program process.
> 6. May 11: The Beta program begins; Beta software is available
> for download.
> 7. May 30 (9:00-10:00 A.M. U.S. Central Time): Join the live
> conference to ask questions and discuss defects and enhancements with
> IBM SPSS Product Management and Development.
> 8. June 8 (EOB): The Beta program test period ends; last day to
> submit issues.
> 9. June 8: The post-Beta survey period begins.
> 10. June 15 (EOB): The post-Beta survey must be complete.
> Note: Participants in the Beta program will not receive a
> complimentary copy of IBM SPSS Statistics client as in previous years.
> The terms of the IBM license agreement that accompanies the Beta
> software requires Beta program participants to discontinue use of the
> software programs and destroy all copies within 10 days of the end of
> the Beta program test period (i.e. June 18, 2012).
> We look forward to your application to participate in the IBM SPSS
> Statistics Beta program. Thank you.
> IBM SPSS Statistics Beta team
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