Tango/04 and HelpSystems reveal trends for the future of IBM i


Tango/04 and HelpSystems recently conducted a survey regarding the current status of the IBM i platform and how it relates to IT goals for 2016. More than 800 IT professionals in many countries and industries responded, offering rare insight into their plans and priorities and how this platform is being used today.

Tom Huntington, Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems and author of the results report, includes:

  • Expert recommendations
  • Data center characteristics
  • Major projects and investments
  • Modernization, mobility, and security trends
  • Analysis on the future of IBM i

The report shows how IBM i systems continue to have a strong presence in many companies and in their projects for 2016. The report contains very useful information for any IBM i user”, says Florencia Puñal, Marketing Manager at Tango/04.

If you’re an IBM i enthusiast, don’t miss this report! Download your free copy here.


25 years of IBM i (or AS/400)

Twenty-five years ago, at Rochester, Minnesota, the last details for the presentation of IBM Application System 400, also known as AS/400, were being finalized at IBM’s offices. This launch would allow small and medium enterprises to have hundreds of exclusive applications available for each industry on one single platform.

Later, this successful system expanded across the globe, and changed its name into what we now know as the IBM i platform.

In those days, Tango/04 decided to join IBM through the best monitoring technology on the market for AS/400, and has followed the growth of its community since then. That’s why for this anniversary, we’d like to share with you an exclusive piece of material: the audio from the conference that Frank Soltis, IBM i Technology head, gave in 2008, where he reviews the past and reveals the future of this successful platform.

Soltis Webinar

It’s calculated that more than 100 thousand companies worldwide use these systems, and it is in South America, Europe and Asia where the biggest concentration of IBM i servers is found. The usage of this technology is extensive in the banking and financial services industry, where Tango/04 has consolidated its leadership with specific peak-performing management and security solutions.

Today, 25 years after its release, we continue accompanying the successful evolution of this platform with our new iSeries Knowledge Module, a full monitoring surrounding that provides modern and agile availability and performance management, aligned with business and IBM I systems and applications.

We bring you this unique document, which was one of the last public appearances that the father of AS/400 made before retiring.

Listen to Frank Soltis Conference

Congratulations IBM i!

Who doesn’t remember the good old AS/400 B60?

IBM i technology is celebrating 25 years! That is why we travel back in time to remember one of the first AS/400 models, B60.


Since its release, this technology has become one of the most popular computer systems at a corporate level. Back in 2000, this family of products was replaced by the IBM eServer iSeries, high performance corporate servers integrated to middle market companies.

Due to its anniversary, IBM has created #ibmi25 hashtag and a Facebook page.

During all this time, our company has accumulated experience from hundreds of successful iSeries deployments that have been brought together in a single module. In this way we help you and your IBM i team to gain visibility, save money and improve your quality of service by aligning it with the Business.

Find out more about our Operations Knowledge Module for IBM i by clicking here.