Customers value IBM's AS/400's reliability, stability, and security. However, despite its impressive performance and use of independent software vendors to broaden its functionality, AS/400 suffers from the perception that its an ancient technology.
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suitable choice for some application users. There are strong indications that some industries, such as wholesale distribution, and some geographic regions, such as Italy, Germany, and Australia, still, almost religiously support the platform. Until the early 2000s, most enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors with an iSeries heritage still managed to generate the majority of their revenues from the iSeries driven business, This was largely driven by Y2K compliance issues and the reticence of existing