IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - May 2017 - FF3
Where Is IBM i Going?
ne of the hallmarks of IBM Power Systems* servers running IBM i is reliability. The OS's
dependability has been lauded by companies of all sizes that require a rock-solid system
on which to run their business. On the flip side IBM i has been criticized as a legacy OS
that's past its prime. While the former is true, the latter is not.
With the newest versions of IBM i, clients have undertaken cutting-edge initiatives, putting the
OS on par with its modern brethren. Within the pages of this supplement, you'll read about some
of these innovations as well as the fresh faces that made them possible.
In the cover story, we feature three up and coming developers-Kody Robinson, Liam Allan and
Stephanie Rabbani. All three have pushed the envelope by introducing mobile, developing a new
language and using PHP, among others. Read the article on page 4.
To show the breadth and depth of the innovations taking place on IBM i, we also conducted
short interviews to profile six trendsetters. We asked them questions about their jobs, their initial
impressions of IBM i as well as what they think of the venerable OS now that they are using it
daily in their companies. Check them out on page 6.
What are you doing on IBM i that's leading edge and innovative? Drop me a line and let
me know. We just may feature your fresh face in an upcoming issue of IBM Systems Magazine,
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