Jon Paris and Susan Gantner have an interesting article this month in the IBM Systems Magazine about how some independent software vendors have been a little behind the eight ball in getting their applications ready for IBM i 6.1 (V6R1), the newest System i operating system, or at least, making it well known that they are.
Since V6R1 came out in the spring, the authors were a little surprised that the ISVs were dragging their feet on this:
Another thing that came up during our investigations was the number of companies that still refer to their 6.1-ready software as a beta. Considering how long ago i 6.1 was announced, and that it’s been generally available for several months, this was a real shock to us.
The article then gives eight tips for either figuring out whether the ISV’s apps are 6.1-ready, or encouraging them to do so. The steps include things like running ANZOBJCVN, checking out upgrade costs with the vendor, and contacting IBM ISV group.