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Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Post your ideas

Post ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted and upvote them if they matter to you,

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  3. Get feedback from the IBM team to refine your idea

Help IBM prioritize your ideas and requests

The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The product management team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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Some ideas can be implemented at IBM, while others may not fit within the development plans for the product. In either case, the team will let you know as soon as possible. In some cases, we may be able to find alternatives for ideas which cannot be implemented in a reasonable time.

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Provide a means to quiesce individual TCH Connectors without causing timeouts

We need a way to quiesce individual connectors so TCH no longer sends us items on that connector. Stopping them in IIB would have that effect, but any messages TCH sends to that connector's queue will time out, causing failed transactions. We need...
10 months ago in FTM for Immediate Payments / High Availability, Zero Downtime 0 Future consideration

Allow TCH Connectors to read non-admin messages from all available queues rather than just 1.

By design, the HA configuration of FTM has a 1:1 relationship between its 4 connectors and and 4 corresponding TCH servers for credit transfers and other business messages. This presents problems of timeouts for in-flight credit transfer messages ...
10 months ago in FTM for Immediate Payments / High Availability, Zero Downtime 0 Future consideration