IBM iSeries division news
- October 23, 2009
IBM merged the System i and p platforms more than a year ago, which brought concerns about System i's future viability. System i users weigh in with mixed opinions on the results.
- April 16, 2008
System i users are happy with the System p/System i merger, saying Power Systems could bring more visibility to System i. Not everyone's thrilled about the name change, though.
- April 09, 2008
Attendees at this year's Common user group conference learned about IBM's big announcement that System i and System p will together become Power Systems. The merger has some wondering how to draw the AIX and Linux communities into the i family.
- April 02, 2008
IBM's new Power Systems platform combines System i and System p. But the merger and name change may also mean better pricing -- and greater longevity -- for System i.
- December 18, 2007
@46007 In July 2007, IBM Corp. split its System i division into two parts: the higher-end Power Systems unit, and the lower-end Business Systems unit. It soon became clear that the Business Systems unit would be crucial in the survival of the System...
- December 06, 2007
Dividing System i into enterprise- and SMB-focused units was an attempt to acquire new SMB customers. But do IBM application development tools support the platform well enough?
- July 20, 2007
Big Blue will split the midrange System i server platform into two pieces: one that is enterprise focused and aligned with System p and another that's geared toward SMBs.
- April 11, 2007
IBM is rolling out two System i servers aimed at small and midsized businesses that feature user-based pricing.
- September 19, 2006
IBM executives Mark Shearer, Elaine Lennox and Jim Herring answer questions about the iSeries, from marketing to the broad view to the technical future of the server platform.
- September 13, 2006
The focus of Common's fall conference, being held in Miami next week, will be disaster recovery. The 6,500-member iSeries user group, representing more than 23,000 IT professionals, has had Beverly Russell as president since the fall of 2004.
- July 27, 2006
SCO's longstanding brawl with IBM is tilting in Big Blue's favor after a judge threw out 194 of the Unix vendor's claims. But the Linux community should stay tuned, said one legal expert. This case is far from over.
- May 02, 2006
Price tags on IBM's System i enterprise edition and High Availability (HA) servers are aimed at the traditional iSeries sweet spot -- the midrange.
- April 20, 2006
System i revenue plummeted 22% in the first quarter of 2006, the second such drop in as many quarters.
- March 29, 2006
Common conference experts drop the ball at the town hall meeting, letting Mark Shearer and the System i team get off easy by asking the same question over and over again.
- March 28, 2006
System i users kicked off this year's COMMON conference by peppering executives with 'direct, candid feedback' Sunday night in Minneapolis. Bemoaning recent name changes (AS400, iSeries, i5, System i) and ambiguous advertising, techies did mix in...