I enjoyed reading Maggie Biggs' Enterprise Toolbox (Opinion, CW August 14, p 24). It is encouraging to see that CW has discovered the AS/400 after all these years of so often referring to it as either "the ageing AS/400" or as a legacy system. It is a pity that so many journalists are ignorant of the AS/400 as it has always been such a fantastic computer system used by so many businesses. Historically, IBM has always been a poor marketer of the AS/400 because it competes with other IBM platforms.
Our company has been running its business on the AS/400 for 12 years now, and the only thing that has not changed is the name. To refer to the AS/400 as an ageing system would be like calling the PC an ageing computer.
The AS/400 has been continually enhanced both with new hardware and operating system since first delivered in 1988.
I trust now that the AS/400 has been "discovered" by the press it will treated in a different light.
MIS manager Caprice Australia