September 29, 2008 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Swedish ERP software maker International Business Systems, a long-time supporter of the AS/400 and successor platforms, hired a new president and chief executive officer last week in the wake of a recapitalization earlier this year. And, to the chagrin of i enthusiasts the world over, the company also announced a new platform strategy that will see IBS push its IBS ERP suite on Windows platforms rather than on i 6.1 and its successors.
But don’t panic just yet, AS/400 folks. The majority of the 5,000 customers that IBS has are running RPG or Java versions of its eponymous ERP