The iSeries Blog

Oct 3 2007   7:55AM GMT

Systems integrator says i reorganization is overdue

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Chris Maxcer interviewed Kevin Fratzke, vice president of MSI Systems Integrator, about IBM’s decision to split the System i division into two halves. Fratzke actually says it was an overdue move:

For several years, we have been wondering when IBM would make a change like this. The customers are different from several perspectives — smaller customers tend to stick with ISV packaged solutions with less customization around them. Also, the technical skills and investments required to sell to these two customer bases, from an IBM Business Partner’s perspective, are very different.

As is often the case with System i related blogs, the comments are just as interesting — if not more so — than the original post. Make sure you set aside time to read through them, as it may take a little while.

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