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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servers. In fact, IBM can boast a swath of ISV solutions, but, in many cases, these ISVs have trouble competing against Wintel because customers insists that Wintel is better because it costs less. IBM has been on full tilt on the latest iSeries Power5 platform explaining to the market that the iSeries is on the leading edge of computing technology with its virtualization engine and multi- operating systems (OS) deployment options. However, another challenge is that ironically, long time users of AS/400