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.
the IBM eServer iSeries server platform (formerly IBM AS/400 ), valuing its reliability (high availability due to clustering capabilities), stability, security, scalability, its price per performance value proposition, and ease of management. However, they also want to look beyond the traditional text character-based, a.k.a. 5250 green screen user interface (UI), to have a more modern, flexible way to use their software. They want to keep the rich functionality of the software, but want increased ease