John,

Interesting question and one that will get harder to answer over time. System i and System p hardware convergence is real. They have been converging for some time and I wouldn't be surprised if the hardware lines completely blurred in the next year or so. So that is going to leave you with i5/OS and OS/400 as the only links to a hardware platform that is no longer manufactured and won't be in the future.
Best bet is "Software for System i (i5/OS) and all platforms that support i5/OS and OS/400" *That* would truly be a bleeding edge statement and should remain true for the foreseeable future.

If you wanted to throw an asterisk next to OS/400 and in the footer put "* iSeries and AS/400" then that would have you covered.

My 2 cents worth.

I guess I should take a look at my own web sites and references to software and do a little revision as well.

Pete Helgren

jallen@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I know this topic has been discussed before (beaten to
death) and I am not asking for a lengthy discussion about
IBM and
how they messed up with renaming the AS/400.


What I would like is suggestions from the IBM midrange
community on the following:

We are in the process of rewriting our web site and all of
our marketing material.

Currently we make reference to:

Developers of software for the AS/400

Our Software runs on the AS/400

Etc. Etc.


We would like to move forward to the 21st century now and
market it with the
correct name(s). We still have software that was installed
years ago on an AS/400 and it still runs on those machines.

We have more up to date software for the newer Systems.


I would like to hear suggestions on the correct way to write
the fact that we offer software for the AS/400, System i,
iSeries, i5 etc. etc.


If you were in the market for software what would you like
to see on a vendors web site when they are referencing the
hardware their software runs on.

Please keep in mind that not all IBM customers are on the
latest and greatest version of this platform.



Would it read:

.software for the AS/400, System i, iSeries, i5


Thanks


John





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