COMMON Europe Needs Your Input on Top i Concerns
May 16, 2011 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Just as the COMMON midrange conference and expo was winding down, the organization’s European counterpart, COMMON Europe started the process of soliciting input from the OS/400 and i community about what their Top Concerns are regarding the platform.
This is the sixth global Top Concerns survey that COMMON Europe has put together on behalf of the entire OS/400 and i community–and participation is not just limited to people who work at midrange shops in Europe. Ranga Deshpande, vice president of and events manager at COMMON Europe and the Top Concerns project lead, tells The Four Hundred that the survey the user group is conducting is global and multilingual, addressing the whole Power i community in Europe, the Americas, Australasia, Africa through user groups as well as anyone that can get to the site from the Web to take the survey. The 2011 survey covers security, application development, infrastructure, and cloud computing issues as well as basic demographic questions; it also provides an open space to write in your own “golden concerns” or ask questions about current economic and Power/IBM i migration issues.
As it did last year, COMMON Europe is giving away seven Apple iPods as prizes chosen at random from the pools of people taking the survey. There will be one each given to Web respondents coming from Africa, the Americas, Australasia, and Europe, plus three more from attendees who vote directly from the COMMON Europe Conference 2011, which is being hosted in Milan, Italy, from May 23 through 25.
You can participate in the survey at this link. The survey is available in English, Italiano, Français, and Deutsch.
Preliminary results of the Top Concerns survey will be released in the first week of June, with a more detailed report following.