"slow" and "performance sucks" is the same argument twice and it is a
straw man. That is really saying "we need more capacity but don't want
to spend money to get it." It is a management issue and not a
technology issue. Unless, of course, you already have a maxed out 595.
"setting up a server is difficult" may be true but it is no more
difficult than setting up any web server. Any web server requires
configuration and the System i offers a fairly decent GUI for managing
the Apache configs. I haven't set up Apache on other systems but I'd
put setting up i5/OS Apache as no more difficult than configuring IIS.
"the security is not what we are used to" is false. The security is the
exact same i5/OS security you've had since you installed the platform.
The context of that security may be different, but the model &
administration is the same. I suppose what they really mean is the
security isn't from Microsoft. Well, with EIM it can do that too.
"just a whole lot easier to use an old PC" begs the question about how
they build and maintain infrastructure in general. Do they buy servers
at Sam's Club, firewalls at Fry's, and use "any old" router when
supporting the business?
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