Microsoft targets iSeries

Looks like Microsoft is taking aim at iSeries

We look at the iSeries as having this well-deserved reputation as superintegrated and ultrareliable

— Tim O’Brien, a senior product manager at Microsoft

If you read the article, there are a number of great marketing points that IBM should pick up on…

  • there are iSeries customers who have gone years without having to reboot their systems.
  • You just don’t get that level of reliability and availability from other operating systems
  • It’s also had tremendous security. It’s never had a virus or a successful hacking attack.

I’m a little disturbed that ASNA is signing up with Microsoft. In the past I’ve used a lot of ASNA’s midrange products.