More Software Pricing Carrots for IBM i Shops
February 14, 2011 Timothy Prickett Morgan
IBM is making some more moves to try to get customers using older OS/400 and i5/OS releases and older iron to move up to more modern IBM i releases and the latest Power Systems hardware. The moves follow the extension of the marketing of i5/OS V5R4 until May 27 this year and a 25 percent licensing increase on older Power-based systems for that software–announcements that Big Blue made as the new year was getting under way.
In announcement letter 211-021, IBM did a bunch of different things. First, it has formalized expanding an IBM i license transfer scheme that