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Twenty Five: IBM i in 25 Vignettes

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IBM Power Systems celebrates a milestone

From April’s COMMON annual meeting in Austin, Texas, to the festivities in Rochester, Minn., later this month, IBM has been rolling out a three-month celebration of a Power Systems* milestone—the 25th anniversary of IBM i. Told through 25 creative and intriguing vignettes, the story of IBM i focuses on the themes of technology, community and business.

For a quarter of a century, IBM i has transformed its clients’ businesses by delivering an exceptional experience through an integrated system that’s easy to use and application-rich. The simplicity and reliability of IBM i helped fuel the explosion of industry applications for midsized companies and generated one of the industry’s most passionate user communities, COMMON.


The invisibility cloak of complexity

User Groups

We’ve really got a lot in common!


The 36 was from Venus, the 38 from Mars


Shoes that fit every occasion

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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