IT Jungle: IBM i Platform Turns 24–Then and Now with AS/400 and IBM i

Tim Prickett Morgan has a really cool piece out about the 24th birthday of the original AS/400 machine, which has since morphed into the IBM i that we know and love today.

Lots of cool stuff here, including the environment that the AS/400 was launched into; the eye-popping increase in CPW and other capabilities since 1988; and the relatively cheap entry point for an IBM i machine in 2012 versus what it cost in 1988 (for someone like me with a small organization, I could probably buy an Power i today for about the cost of a decent car–now that’s amazing).

Tim also discusses some of the winds buffeting the platform in 2012 as well as some of the problems the platform faced in 1988.

Really good read. Check it out by clicking here.

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