All Your IBM i Base Are Belong To Us
December 16, 2013 Timothy Prickett Morgan
In last week’s issue of The Four Hundred, I gave you my best estimate of what the current distribution of machines by processor family and software group was based on some information I have heard through the grapevine from IBM and my own estimates. The data showed a number of remarkable things, among them the fact that there are some pretty old machines out there in the installed base despite the massive improvements in price/performance with successive generations of Power-based systems in the past decade.
What can be done to ensure that this base of customers, which accounts for