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May 2 2008   2:05AM GMT

IBM really not ready for the letter i

David Vasta David Vasta Profile: David Vasta

While in Nashville at COMMON I mentioned to IBM that someone and maybe more than one person needs to work on taking out all the old System i, iSeries, and eeeek AS/400 terms out of the OS and the web site.

I hate to report it but it’s not happening like I would like it to. If this were Apple they would have had this all done while we were in the session but IBM’s web site has always been a tangled mess in much need of a comb.

Take this set of pages for instance. LINK 

And how the heck do I find the i from the main page? What gives IBM? Why is it so dang hard to find what you do? Wht do you hid it all from the customer and not just the now customer what about the next customer? If I can’t find it and I have been a customer for over 18 years how is “Johnny College Student” or “New IT Guy” going to find out what the hell Power is and what I can run on it. MAKE IT SIMPLE. I am starting to fall on the side of the old AS/400 guys who think you could not market water to people stuck in an oven…….COME ON!

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