February 20, 2006 Mary Lou Roberts
Shakespeare observed, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” This certainly seems to have been true for the faithful OS/400 community, who continue to believe that their AS/400s continue to be sweet, no matter what moniker IBM chooses to attach to them. But that doesn’t mean that frequent name changes are welcome or that all agree that they are in the best interest of the platform’s acceptance in the marketplace.
What do customers, analysts, and ISVs think of “System i5”?
Bob Djurdevic, president of Annex Research, laughs, calling