IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - February 2018 - 7
What I've LEARNED
5 lessons from 25 years of IBM i experience
've been working on IBM i and with thousands of clients worldwide for 25 years,
and have learned a number of things about the platform during that time frame.
Mostly, what I have learned is that from the time we first tested our software on
an AS/400 in the lab in Atlanta, everything has changed-especially performance
and options. After 25 years on IBM i, IBM has come up with one powerful machine
that will be my last platform. Here are the top five lessons I've learned.
is the president
of Real Vision
1. The basics still matter.
Reliability, security and speed are
some of the building blocks to
this IBM i foundation. IBM i users
and IT staff will laugh in your face
when you ask them when their
system last went down. No matter
how old or new their system is,
they expect it to be up and running-and it is.
I've never had a client call in
saying their system has been
hacked or they're scared that
there's been a security breach.
As a cross-industry software provider, we have banks, hospitals,
companies, casinos, government
agencies and more running their
businesses on the platform.
Everyone loves the security the
platform has built in. And every
new machine clients purchase is
normally compared to how many
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