|Assess the Appropriateness of the iSeries/IBM i in Your Business|
|Operating Systems - IBM i (OS/400, i5/OS)|
|Written by Connectria Hosting|
|Monday, 10 October 2011 00:00|
Learn to evaluate the future viability and potential challenges of IBM i on Power Systems, as well as IBM legacy midrange systems, to determine your organization's strategy for the platform.
The following article is an extract from the white paper "Assess the Appropriateness of the iSeries/IBM i in My Business" available for download free from the MC White Paper Center.
Many organizations are apprehensive about buying or staying with the IBM i (iSeries) due to a perception that it is a dying platform.
"The perception is that it is older technology," says Jeff Lutgen, vice president of IT at Delta Dental of Wisconsin. "You need to look past that when evaluating this platform. We could move to a new system that is thought to be more current, but it may be more prone to downtime, be less efficient, and cost more overall," he says.
Following is a summary of the main points in this article:
Additional topics examined in the article include these:
Among the findings of our research are the following:
Despite perceptions, overall, only 4 percent are migrating off the iSeries/IBM i, while 64 percent are planning to upgrade to new hardware/software in the foreseeable future.
Power Systems and IBM i are following a consistent three-year cycle of major revisions over the last decade.
Want to learn more? Download the white paper "Assess the Appropriateness of the iSeries/IBM i in My Business" free from the MC White Paper Center.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 10 October 2011 00:00|