I ran across an interesting post by Bruce Richardson of Infor:

When I joined Infor a few months ago, I was surprised to learn that so many companies continue to run our software on the IBM System i platform. This was a product line that many analysts, myself included, had started to write off 15 years ago.

My second surprise came when I saw how happy customers are with the platform and our software. Our System i customer retention rate continues to be several points higher than our 93% level average across all of our products.

http://blogs.infor.com/inside/2010/03/the-amazing-resilience-of-the-as400.html

Definitely worth a read.

My favorite part is ‘Does Larry have a case of ‘AS/400 envy’?’

About David:
David is a Principal Software Engineer for PTC, Integrity Business Unit. He cut his teeth on the S/36 and has more than 25 years of experience on the IBM i / System i / iSeries / AS400. He primarily works in Java and ILE RPG specializing in cross platform integrations. David has received the COMMON Distinguished Service award and was named an IBM Power Systems Champion. David is an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising bike ride. He is currently captain of Team RED Chicago. David runs and maintains midrange.com. His personal blog is Geeky Ramblings.