Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
System i hardware, System i software
The IT Jungle has a bunch of user feedback regarding the System i, where it’s going, and where it should be going. This comes in the midst of a small revenue increase for the platform announced by IBM last week. Still, the platform isn’t nearly out of the weeds yet, and to be able to survive, IBM needs to listen to its customer base.
The suggestions range from the usual complaint about the name of the platform — one user astutely says: “Google ‘i’ and you will see my point” — to another wishing that IBM would make RPG a “true Web Programming Language,” to another sadly wishing that IBM would see the i5/OS to another company such as Oracle or Zend “that has the necessary get up and go to make the improvement to the OS that it needs to compete.”