[Blindmath] IBM SPSS looking for beta tester (application deadline April 6, good chance to give feedback on accessibility)

Philip So philipso101 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 14:50:58 CDT 2012

Clarify on deadline for SPSS beta tester sign up, April 6 this Friday
is deadline to reply to IBM SPSS to express interest.
Then, they will provide you link to online form to fill out which is
due April 16.
So you need to reply to them by this Friday if interested.

On 4/4/12, Philip So <philipso101 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> IBM is looking for beta testers to test out SPSS. This is good
> opportunity to give them feedback on accessibility. April 6 is
> deadline to sign up.
> Please see message below.
> application steps is April 16. Thank you.
> Instructions for applying to participate in the IBM SPSS Statistics Beta
> Program
> 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
> program.
> 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
> website.
> 5.        Commitment to provide Beta product feedback (e.g. report
> defects, enhancement requests, suggestions) by way of the Beta
> website.
> 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<file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Stats%2021%20Beta\v21\storzewski@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<file:///C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Stats%2021%20Beta\v21\storzewski@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.
> Sincerely,
> IBM SPSS Statistics Beta team
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> Sincerely,
> Stuart
> ______________________________
> Stuart Torzewski
> Advisory Product Manager
> IBM Software Group
> Business Analytics (SPSS)
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