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“Some assembly required” is the common label on children’s toys that is feared by technologically challenged parents all around the world. Wouldn’t it be better if products were assembled by the manufacturer and shipped to the consumer with the label “No assembly required”? Make it work out of the box and let the children play with their birthday toys.

What if the entire infrastructure necessary to support a business–operating system, middleware and management tools–was fully integrated in the development lab? What if software was preinstalled and tested at the point of manufacture on the exact hardware configuration the client ordered? What if all a client had to do was plug it in and turn it on?

That’s been the approach for IBM i servers from the very beginning. The technical complexities are masked, so when the system is delivered it behaves more like a business system and less like a puzzle.


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, 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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