LANSA Takes Your Company’s iPulse
November 26, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
The U.S. presidential election might be over, but the polling is not. Application modernization tool maker LANSA doesn’t care a bit about your politics, but it does care very much about the political environment in which the IBM i platform lives inside your company.
To that end, LANSA has opened up its third annual iPulse Survey, which aims to assess the threat level to the IBM i platform in your organization, your future plans for IBM i applications, and what your budget for software development is for the coming 2013 year. In addition, LANSA is polling customers to figure out who they think are the leading brands of software suppliers for application development, integration, modernization, and web enablement tools, as well as key suppliers for all manner of security, mobile, cloud, and high availability software, among other things.
The first iPulse survey in 2010 had 1,700 respondents and the 2011 survey had 1,500 respondents but a wider geographic representation. These are pretty good numbers as these Web-based surveys go. Obviously the survey is a bit self-serving for LANSA, which has a vested interest in knowing all of this stuff as it tries to peddle its tools to the base. But to LANSA’s credit, as a good IBM i citizen, the company releases a lot of the information in aggregate from the iPulse surveys to help us all understand what is going on out there in the IBM i community. (You can see LANSA’s blog on the 2010 iPulse survey results here and on the 2011 iPulse survey results there.)
To that end, you can participate in the 2012 iPulse survey and help us all understand our market better. You can do so at this link from the iManifest Americas LinkedIn group. Some of the questions are mandatory, and some are optional. If you answer all of the questions, LANSA is putting all of the emails it collects through the survey into a hat and , by random drawing, will give a shiny new iPad Mini to one lucky winner each from the Americas, EMEA, and Asia/Pacific regions. The survey runs until December 12, and presumably we’ll see the results early next year.