From my understanding you're already in a hybrid environment of i, .Net and other things, no ?
Just curious. Is your upper management young and possibly inexperienced ?
Usually that's what starts these balls rolling. They make a new platform decision, get the ball rolling a bail out to move on their next gig.
I believe FedEx uses I to run their business. Not sure about others.
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date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:11:58 -0500
from: Mike Wills <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Where can I find a list of current IBM i companies?
Yes, another one of these threads... *sigh*
Upper management is saying "The AS/400 has served us well, but it is time to move on". "It is dying." You have all seen this before. All of IT is fighting this saying that it is more modern than you think, just that the old green-screen is showing it's age. And budget and time prevents us from "moderizing" more applications. We are trying to determine what is truly the problem. Is it the applications? Is it the interface? Can we not do something?
You don't need to preach to the choir here on benefits. We are putting together just how integrated our entire enterprise is to all of the custom applications we have written over the years on the system. I thought I could add in one other factor into our arguments. What companies are using the IBM i and what for? I know we can rattle off smaller banks and many small to medium-sized companies. But I am looking for "wow they use that?"
Something Upper Management may have heard of. If you can share (on or off list), I will pass along to my boss to pass to Upper Management.
And yes, I know the the AS/400 is really dead... it now called... um....
um.... screw it! It's the IBM Server!