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How to Keep Your CIO from Ripping Out Your IBM i

Over the last year, industries have seen drastic changes to their markets and how they do business, with many forced to reconsider their IBM® i on IBM® Power Systems™. Their applications often end up in a CIO’s crosshairs in a push for greater IT efficiency or competitive superiority, and it’s usually because he or she is unfamiliar with the platform’s benefits. Your IBM i has become so reliable and subtle in its job that it’s basically invisible, or both. In this presentation we will give you the tools you need to help you avert a crippling business decision by demonstrating how IBM i can remain an essential part of a competitive IT ecosystem.
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