Five Pieces of IBM i Software Every Bank Needs

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describe the imageThe IBM i platform has always been popular in industries where big money changes hands, like banking, insurance, and gaming. Banks use advanced IBM i, iSeries, and AS/400 software in every part of their business, from financial transactions to credit cards to loans to billing statements.

Aside from financial software, every bank should consider using the following types of IBM i software to reduce ...

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IBM Eyes End of Support for AS/400

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Well, sure. Someday. Everything becomes unsupportable eventually. But not to worry. Nothing imminent. Just a little April Fool’s humor to get your day going.

But here is something that is no joke. If you have any Windows XP in your shop, support really is winding down.

windows xp, as400, ibm i

End of support is coming next week on April 9th. You know who is ...

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Before the AS/400 Roamed the Earth – Looking Back at Early IBM

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It’s fun for me to talk about the birth of the AS/400 because I was fortunate enough to be a part of it and there are so many loyal fans of it. But plenty of programming took place decades before the AS/400. I came across an IBM film/commercial shown at the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels. It’s called The Information Machine, Man, and the Data Processor. Fair warning. It’s almost 10 minutes in length. But it has some ...

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Why Software, Not Cloud, Should be Transformative IT Priority for AS/400 & IBM i

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 IBM i, IBM Power Systems, Cloud, IT

Transformation appears to be the IT buzzword of the moment. While I like my technology leading edge, my business philosophy tends to be old school. 

Design it better than anyone. Support it better than anyone. Pay attention to your customers and never stop innovating to meet their challenges.

So buzzwords come and go for me without much investment ...

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What I Learned from a Front Row Seat at the Birth of the AS/400

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AS/400There are a lot of celebrations going on to commemorate the 25th anniversary this month of the AS/400.  It has been an extremely successful product for IBM that has led to multiple generations including the iSeries and the IBM i among others.  

The actual launch took place in 1988.  It was exciting to work for IBM and see how they did things, to visit “the Tower” so to ...

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