For starters, you might look at IBM's site for success stories -
whatever they call it these days.
As for one, I think Costco. I saw their screens at their service desk once.
You might also tell them about Watson - IBM i runs on the same processor
- maybe the most advanced in the industry - ask why they would not want
you working on that.
You might also check out http://www.systemideveloper.com/iadvocate.html
for more things to bring to the fray.
On 10/16/2013 11:48 PM, Richard Schoen wrote:
Mike,and other things, no ?
From my understanding you're already in a hybrid environment of i, .Net
decision, get the ball rolling a bail out to move on their next gig.
Just curious. Is your upper management young and possibly inexperienced ?
Usually that's what starts these balls rolling. They make a new platform
I believe FedEx uses I to run their business. Not sure about others.
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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
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
together just how integrated our entire enterprise is to all of the custom
You don't need to preach to the choir here on benefits. We are putting
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 oroff 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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