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Shoes that fit every occasion

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Imagine if everyone had only one pair of shoes. Shoes that grew with us from the day we took our first steps through our adult years. Shoes that changed as fashions changed. Shoes that automatically adapted to every surface and condition. Shoes that changed from ice skates to roller skates, from flats to high heels, from ruby slippers to black wing tips. Those shoes would be called TIMIs.

The IBM i Technology Independent Machine Interface, or TIMI, is an abstraction layer insulating users and their applications from the underlying hardware. It has enabled companies using IBM i to move among different processor generations and disk technologies without disrupting applications. It has simply but powerfully protected companies’ investments in their business applications over decades.


The invisibility cloak of complexity

User Groups

We’ve really got a lot in common!


The 36 was from Venus, the 38 from Mars

Single-level storage

Where did I leave my keys?


Hostel or hotel?

Object orientation

May I see your badge, please?

Integrated database

Will you need a bed in your hotel room tonight?


A great idea is new again.

System Integrity

Trust but verify


An application system for business


Anyone for double-byte Ping-Pong?

Business Partners

A freight train needs a track

Lab Services

Want a superstar on your team?


No assembly required


No, it’s not rebounds per game

Integrated Middleware

Tricked out or built in?


Welcome to the family!


Red wine with fish, Mr. Bond?


What do IBM i and Watson have in common?

User interfaces

Green is good; BYOD might be even better.


Over a long distance, you learn a lot about the strength of your horse

Automated service

The robocall everyone wants to get


Want something to change? Do it together.

Client success

The Rochester way


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