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HelpSystems Marketplace Survey


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It’s 2016. Is anyone expanding their IBM i footprint? Now you don’t have to guess. The answer’s right here! Check out the second annual IBM i Marketplace Survey Results from HelpSystems.

Now in its second year, HelpSystems, in conjunction with IT Jungle and, surveyed over 800 IBM i users from around the world to produce the IBM i Marketplace Survey Results. The expanded 2016 survey builds on last year’s results to provide even greater insight into the IBM i marketplace.

834 IBM i users responded to the second annual IBM i Marketplace Survey —more than double last year’s participation! is excited to join HelpSystems in sharing the results, revealing how IBM i is being used and how it relates to users’ broader IT objectives in 2016.

For the second straight year, more than 94 percent of survey participants state IBM i delivers a higher return on investment than other platforms. And 20 percent of the respondents shared they plan to increase their IBM i footprint by adding new applications and technologies to the popular operating system. The survey reveals what critical applications are most widely used on the IBM i as well as modern technologies running on the platform.

“It’s great to see how much development is occurring on this platform. From banks to manufacturers to healthcare organizations, IBM i provides a great value to these businesses,” says Tom Huntington, Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems and author of the survey.

With a strong global presence, the 2016 IBM i Marketplace Survey is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

The complete 2016 IBM i Marketplace Survey Results are now available online.

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