Welcome to this special IBM i 25th Anniversary blog post dedicated to what
IBM i has given us over the past 25 years and to how its continued
innovation and agility can help define the future.****
It started as a simple idea…
“It started as a simple idea: create an application system for midsized
businesses.” Frank Soltis, AS/400 Chief Architect, and Steve Will, IBM i
Chief Architect, discuss how integration and investment protection were the
foundation for the industry’s most successful midrange system. This is the
first of a series of videos produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of
IBM i. Watch the videohttp://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M8B0V-1/c.aspx and join in the conversation by going to the IBM i facebook page http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M89HG-1/c.aspx
This is “Why i”
We know that many of you have had a long “love affair” with IBM i, but for
those who have not been so fortunate, we think it’s worth highlighting how
the innovation and agility of IBM i has made it such a well loved system.
One of the key strengths of IBM i has always been integration*and Tim
Rowe has written a great article *here http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNN-1/c.aspx highlighting how IBM i is integrated by design.
How did “i” do it?*
With its focus on small and midsized businesses, IBM i was the pioneer for
channel marketing within IBM. IBM cooperated with business partners on
marketing, sales, support and education. IBM business partners are the
experts in their local markets and have the skills and expertise to help
clients with industry solutions. They help clients set strategies, deploy
solutions and achieve successful business outcomes. So here’s a big thanks
to you for your part in this success story!
Would it pay for your install base to upgrade?
For a limited time you can now get significant savings on licence fees if
you help your customers upgrade by replacing an older installed AS/400,
iSeries, or System i with a new Power model. You can find out the key
details about what those savings will be by referring to the PLET numbers
ZA13-1160* http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MC2D9-1/c.aspx and ZA13-1161 http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MC2D9-1/c.aspx.
Remember to use the Economic Replacement Tool http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNO-1/c.aspx which is designed to help sellers show customers the potential savings they can realize. This offer ends on *31st December 2013, so be quick!
And here’s another deal to help celebrate!
Make your IBM solution acquisition more affordable and stay ahead of your
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The offering is valid for orders shipped with IBM i software between 1st May
2013 and* 30th September 2013, so make the most of it now!
“i” can see the future now
Find out how the key capabilities of IBM i (integration, reliability,
availability, security) make it ideally placed to respond to the technology
developments of the future. Watch and listen http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-MCYNP-1/c.aspx to key speakers from the world of IBM i about what the future holds.***
For all 25th anniversary articles and latest news, join in the conversation
by going to the IBM i facebook
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Are you 25 – like IBM i?****
If you are working with IBM i and are celebrating your 25th birthday this
year, then we would love to hear from you – how*you became involved in the
IBM i platform and *what *you think are its key selling points – a
commemorative gift will be awarded for the *best 10 responses
*received by *28th
June 2013! Send us your story here firstname.lastname@example.org. ****
What was the original development codename for the AS/400?
10 correct answers drawn will receive a branded reward. Please submit your
answer to us by *28th June 2013! **
Have your say on LinkedIn!
Let us know what you and your customers think*about IBM i and leave your
comments on our new LinkedIn group! Join the IBM Power Systems Business
Partner Academy here http://power-programsmail.com/53B-1IVD6-9K6XBM-M886D-1/c.aspx
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