You stated:

5) IBM i is the #1 source of software revenue for Power Systems.

Had you stated "IBM i is the #1 source of Operating System software revenue" then I could not refute that, because IBM doesn't disclose those numbers.

What I'm showing here is that IBM i couldn't possibly be the #1 source of software revenue (not operating system revenue) according to IBM's own financial reports.

The big leaders on the software revenue front for IBM are WebSphere, Tivoli, Lotus, and Rational products.

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From: DrFranken [mailto:midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:41 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: IBM i Access on Windows 8 tablets

Not sure how you are using this to show #5 was wrong. You cite a combined number so how can you claim IBM i isn't the largest component of it?

I will admit #5 was slightly misstated. Should be O/S software revenue.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 2/21/2013 4:36 PM, Matt Olson wrote:
#5 is incorrect. Here is the data from IBM's own financial reports:
Q1 2012 Software: 5.6 billion total software sales, $590 million from OS sales (AIX, Power Linux, IBM I all combined).

5) IBM i is the #1 source of software revenue for Power Systems.

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