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The IT Jungle has a good piece about how IBM is focusing on its System i customers more than System i sales. Timothy Prickett Morgan talked with Mark Shearer, the general manager of System i, a few times during the COMMON conference in Anaheim, Calif., and came away with some interesting tidbits:
With about half of IBM’s customers having an OS/400 or i5/OS server on site, Shearer wanted to reassure COMMON attendees about the importance of the base–particularly since we all watched the revenue declines in recent years for the platform. He said that IBM is not focused on i5 sales as much as the total IBM relationship at these sites.