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07/29/2013

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Jean Mikhaleff

Of course clients have a competitive advantage with IBM i.
When users are dynamically connected at the same time to run the same program, there is only one version of this program shared for everyone. A session is a job. So the first user (job) is at instruction 100, the other at instruction 1000 while another one is waiting for data at instruction 2000… one hundred or one thousand users means only one version of the program, database included. To do that a developer only need to compile the RPG program, that’s all, because IBM i is natively multitenant since the S/38. Many other “modern” OS are monotenant, which means one version of program for each user connected. That’s why a lot of Windows servers are necessary for the same application because each user needs a lot of memory, which means, at the end, an increasing complexity.
I think existing RPG applications are made for the Cloud.

Deb Carbone

We have many IBM clients that are very successful with their IBM i including FIDM, Kramer and Superior Bulk Logistics all who have done case studies with us to show the many benefits (including substantial cost savings) they achieve running our financial management software on their IBM i platform. There is definitely a loyal following for this platform that I see every time I attend COMMON, join an IBM i LinkedIn Group, or even follow the #IBMi hashtag on Twitter. From my experience with our customers, integration is essential as it allows businesses to focus on applications, rather than the underlying platform, so they can build or buy applications that are best suited to their business. This success combined with IBM I’s platform stability, data integrity, and security explains why it has been around for 25 years and is still going strong!

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