Not bad t'all, Al...! <snip> | | iSeries watchers give predictions for 2002 <snip> | | iSeries Nation will disappear. Although Anne Lucas, IBM | project executive | for iSeries Nation, has said she plans to double the citizenship of the | program in 2002, some users are skeptical that it will survive the year at | all. “iSeries Nation will fade away into nothingness, if it | hasn’t already,” | says Bradley Stone, president, BVS Tools, Mankato, MN. | <snip> | The Insider’s list of 2001’s biggest iSeries market influencers | | Buell Duncan, vp of midmarket servers, IBM. Duncan has spent the last | year working to improve the proprietary reputation of the box. | Fighting the | losses from Y2K, Duncan helped guide the iSeries to see a 10% | increase in revenue | year-to-year in Q3. From asking shops to call him when they have | a problem to | his strong investment in the marketing of the platform, Duncan | has shown that | he is as dedicated to the platform as the average AS/400 user. | | Kim Stevenson, vp of iSeries marketing, IBM. Fighting the proprietary | reputation of the iSeries with both hands tied behind her back, | and following | a tough act in Malcolm Haines, Stevenson has proven that the | iSeries can be | marketed. From spots on World Business Report and the tech television show | .Com, to full-page ads for iNotes for Outlook, Stevenson has fought to | introduce the box to shops outside the install base. The question | now is will | her efforts to reach the masses translate into greater | marketshare. I guess that question was answered by Brad Stone, since the iNation is the way to accomplish this. Well, you could very well be right, Brad... Really going out on a limb with that prognostication, like Bob C's prediction on Java... Don't mean it's gonna happen that way, though. <snip>
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