Hmmmm. So are you saying the name isn't important?

I spent 30 minutes today on the phone with a recruiter. He's new in the area and the market. He had no idea of the history of the system but referred to it as the iSeries because that was what he was told to say.

Why is this important? He is trying to find people to fill open jobs. Some of those he's talking too aren't interested in going to work for a company who uses an iSeries (or worse, an AS/400!) You see now that the market is opening up potential employees are starting to get a bit picky and if your company sounds like it runs an AS/400 even if it runs IBM i on Power Systems you lose points. You sound 'old'. You sound 'past tense' if you get my drift.

And often it's actually true! If the I.T. staff says they're looking for iSeries talent then it's fairly likely they are in fact looking for 'iSeries Talent!' Oops!


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On 9/22/2015 11:48 PM, Jack Tucky wrote:
Imagine going to a user group meeting and the thing you remember most is not to call it 400. Trevor must be earning his speaking fees.

On Sep 22, 2015, at 10:57 PM, PaultinNZ <paultormey@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Jim,

Could you share that " ... the memo for management to understand
how to explain our system
​"​ ?

I was just discussing this with a couple of colleagues yesterday and still
battle getting people to change.

Would appreciate that.

Thanks
Paul

On 23 September 2015 at 14:47, midrange <franz9000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

DB2/400 is ancient. So is DB2 for i5/OS and DB2 UDB (Universal Database)
for
iSeries

It is "DB2 for i " (at least for V7.1 and 7.2 - over 5 years)
although if I am ever talking to a non-Power i person, a trading partner, I
call it just "DB2".

Home page
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/db2/

IBM has many DB2 products for various platforms

DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows
DB2 on Cloud
DB2 for i <so what is wrong with this name?>
DB2 for z/OS
DB2 Server for VSE & VM
DB2 Spatial Extender for Linux, Unix and Windows
Spatial Support for DB2 for z/OS
DB2 BLU Acceleration

DB2 was originally IBM Database 2 in 1983 for MVS mainframe
We have thousands of customers accessing our system via a web interface (C#
and Win front end). No one calls it "AS/400" - management forbids it
(potential customers turn away or label us as "old" if we do). It is "Power
i " and the database is DB2.. I wrote the memo for management to understand
how to explain our system. Even 20 year employees get it... we replaced an
old floor model (a Power 5) with a rack system (Power 7+), called it "Power
i", and it's "new!".
Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Glenn
Gundermann
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:19 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Is DB2/400 still the correct terminology fo DB2 on the IBM i?

Same here.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Draper <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>Date: Tue, 22 Sep
2015
15:12:29
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Is DB2/400 still the correct terminology fo DB2 on the IBM i?

We just call it an IBM I and refer to the database as db2.

Jerry



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