COMMON Europe Needs Your Input on Top i Concerns
May 26, 2009 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Back on April 27, just as the COMMON midrange conference and expo was underway in Reno, Nevada, I told you that COMMON Europe, its European counterpart, was undertaking two surveys to try to gather up input from the AS/400, iSeries, System i, and Power Systems i community to try to influence the decisions that IBM is making about the i platform.
You can–and should–take the i Top Concerns survey of AS/400, iSeries, System i, and Power Systems i shops, which is open to all i shops, not just those located in Europe; the online form is here in Deutsch, English, Espanol, and Francais, depending on your home country or the languages you studied in high school and college.
COMMON Europe is handing out an iPod Nano to one survey respondent each in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Japan to encourage participation, and will be also gathering up information from attendees at the opening session of the COMMON Europe Congress, which will be held in Krakow, Poland, from June 6 through 9. At the ending session of the event, the preliminary results compiled from the survey will be presented. The survey runs through May 31, and is the fourth such global Top Concerns survey that COMMON Europe has conducted.
If you want to see a report that was generated from last year’s Top Concerns survey, you can go to this link to get it.
One other thing. As we previously noted, COMMON Europe is running another survey, this one aimed at students and educators in the i field. The Top Academic Concerns survey, which is restricted to students and educators who are members of IBM’s Academic Initiative program. You can participate in this survey here. The idea is to take the pulse of those on the academic side separately from those in the end user and business partner communities.