The LUG provides a unique relationship with IBM. Since 1994, the Large User Group (LUG) has provided an enhanced relationship between IBM development and users of IBM i™ products. The LUG is a client sponsored organization which provides a lively forum for positive and constructive communications on what the IBM i™ is, where it is going, and how it could be improved.
The LUG is a source of information, ideas, and solutions. The LUG provides a forum for knowledgeable and talented IT professionals from over one hundred companies using the IBM i™. The LUG provides a channel for member companies to exchange information about various topics of particular interest to the users of these systems in an enterprise environment. The IT professionals that make up the LUG membership share solutions to common problems. This is accomplished through regular meetings with IBM and discussions on a private Web site, which is accessible only by LUG members and approved IBM employees.
LUG membership includes over one hundred large companies who have a significant investment in IBM i™; currently, over 25 million CPW is in use by LUG members. Member companies are active in many industries, such as finance, manufacturing, insurance, retail, petroleum, and media. There are enterprises from around the world. Most of them are recognized as leaders in their industry.