Reader Feedback On: Apps And IBM i Evangelism
May 14, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
This message continues to be delivered to the wrong audience. Most companies that use IBM i in their infrastructure are not in the business of software development. They build apps that are based on the database of third-party solutions or extend apps they have purchased from third-party vendors–such as JDE, Infinium, Lawson, PKMS, PRMS, PRISM, and so forth. Some of these have been screen scraped, but they still utilize the same old RPG III code under the covers, sometimes converted to RPG IV.
Software companies need to build modern apps for IBM i. I don’t see that happening. It doesn’t help that you have IBM Global Services and Gartner that consider the OS legacy and continue to tell clients to purchase from Tier 1 vendors such as SAP and Oracle.