Take The Common Europe Top Concerns 2012 Survey Now
September 10, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
The annual Top Concerns of IBM i shops survey may be done by COMMON Europe, but it is meant to cover the world and it is one of the things that COMMON Europe does on behalf of the entire community. This is the seventh year that COMMON Europe is doing the survey in an effort to balance your needs against those of the largest IBM i shops that have more or less direct access to IBM‘s Rochester Labs, and you should therefore take some time and take the survey.
It’s for your own good and that of your peers in the IBM i community.
You can take the Top Concerns survey at http://www.topconcerns.org, and if you go to that site, you can also see the full report that was ginned up from the 2011 survey. I did my coverage of that report here and there, but you can have a gander at the raw material to suit yourself as well.
The 2012 Top Concerns survey is available in English and French and is open to IBM i shops worldwide. This year’s questions look at security, application development, infrastructure issues, and mobile devices as well as the usual demographics, economic, migration issues, and includes a write in area for a “golden concern” if yours is not on the list. Like last year, one person from each geographical region (Europe, Americas, Africa, Australasia, and Japan) who takes the survey will be eligible for a free iPod as a prize.
Preliminary results of the Top Concerns 2012 survey will be available in September of this year.
And here’s a reminder that COMMON Europe will be held in Annecy, France, in June 2013. All the details are not yet hammered out, but it is in the resort town near a glacial lake that was formed 18,000 years ago near the border with Switzerland in the French Alps. I could try out some very bad French, maybe take the wife and kids . . . .