According to our close friends at IT Jungle, about 1/4 of you are stil using OS/400 V6R1.  [ CLICK HERE ] to see our atricle on the END-OF-LIFE of V6R1.  Be aware, arrangements will have to be made to migrate to 7.1 before the 30th of September 2015 if they wish to remain in support. This venerable operating system, v6r1, became available in March of 2008.

From Dan Burger:

The IBM midrange community has a reputation for maintaining the status quo. But that doesn't mean it's immune to change. Shifts in the economy, the increasing pressures from business managers to do more with less, and the realization that competitive advantage comes with modernization combine to disrupt status quo thinkers. But does it really?

Statistics that pertain to IBM i shops are almost non-existent. A new stack of information coming from a survey conducted by HelpSystems changes that.

The complete results of the survey have yet to be made public. But I've learned a few things that are surprising.

For instance:

About 63 percent of the IBM i companies in this survey are running the 7.1 version of the operating system. And 24 percent are at 6.1. Combined the total is 87 percent, which leaves only single-digit percentages for 7.2, V5R3, and the early releases.

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