IBM Systems Magazine, Power Systems - June 2018 - 5
Happy 30th Anniversary, IBM i!
have the great pleasure to serve as the executive leader of the worldwide IBM i
development team during this anniversary year. As we celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the introduction of the IBM i computing platform, we recognize that
the broad IBM i community has seen tremendous growth over the past three decades.
It's wonderful to see how far we've come and exciting to witness
the continued innovation with IBM i. The platform has grown
considerably: It's currently deployed in 117 countries with thousands of clients. Much of this success is credited to the passionate
and vigorous IBM i community, which includes (but isn't limited
to) numerous user groups, the IBM Power Systems* Champions,
clients and business partners.
IBM is committed to the future of IBM i and is intensely focused
on continuing to innovate and build for the progress of the platform. Our team working with clients and partners all around the
world is pushing boundaries with new technology such as open
source and IBM Watson*. Clients are getting more out of their
platform by creating new e-commerce solutions, increasing distribution speed and optimizing efficiency, while experimenting with
Watson technology to improve business productivity.
By attending user groups, conferences and advisory councils,
we learn directly from you on what's working and what isn't.
Hearing feedback from the community over the years helps my
team focus on your needs in our technical development. We want
to see our clients and partners succeed and take their business
into the future with IBM i. Check out ibmi30.mybluemix.net to
read more about client innovations around the world.
I'm happy to be part of the 30th anniversary issue and the
celebration of the resilient IBM i platform. Thanks to all who
have made this amazing accomplishment possible.
director, IBM i
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BOWMAN
"IBM i on Power Systems gives us the
ideal foundation, providing a robust, secure,
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