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Integration

The invisibility cloak of complexity



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Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak allows him, Ron and Hermione to hide in plain sight—a very valuable talent for their wizarding adventures. Integration is like an invisibility cloak that hides complexity. The best integration is invisible.

Integration is a simple idea. Like democracy or capitalism, it’s simple to describe but much harder to achieve. Good integration hides complexity and makes products simple to use and highly reliable. Poor integration, by contrast, requires people to understand the details of a product as well as how to fix compatibility issues.

Integration is the essence of IBM i. It’s what the “i” stands for. It’s simple. It’s reliable. It’s the invisibility cloak that lets people focus on running their businesses.

User Groups

We’ve really got a lot in common!

AS/400

The 36 was from Venus, the 38 from Mars

TIMI

Shoes that fit every occasion

Single-level storage

Where did I leave my keys?

Subsystems

Hostel or hotel?

Object orientation

May I see your badge, please?

Integrated database

Will you need a bed in your hotel room tonight?

Virtualization

A great idea is new again.

System Integrity

Trust but verify

ISVs

An application system for business

International

Anyone for double-byte Ping-Pong?

Business Partners

A freight train needs a track

Lab Services

Want a superstar on your team?

Out-of-box

No assembly required

RPG

No, it’s not rebounds per game

Integrated Middleware

Tricked out or built in?

PASE

Welcome to the family!

PHP

Red wine with fish, Mr. Bond?

POWER

What do IBM i and Watson have in common?

User interfaces

Green is good; BYOD might be even better.

Reliability

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

Automated service

The robocall everyone wants to get

LUG

Want something to change? Do it together.

Client success

The Rochester way

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