COMMON Europe Extends Top i Concerns Survey To June 24
June 6, 2011 Timothy Prickett Morgan
The Memorial Day holiday got in the way of the Top i Concerns survey being conducted by COMMON Europe, which had hoped to have a representative number of participants ahead of the holiday and its conference in Milan, Italy. But people were busy out there on the Intertubes, so Deshpande Ranga, vice president and events manager at COMMON Europe and the Top Concerns project lead, has extended the survey participation date to June 24.
That’s the AS/400’s birthday week, people, so why not show a little spirit and help COMMON Europe out and participate in the survey?
As the name suggests, the Top i Concerns survey that COMMON Europe does solicits input from the OS/400 and i community about what their main issues 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, but is both global and multilingual, spanning the whole Power i community in Europe, the Americas, Australasia, Africa through user groups and 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.