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
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!
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