Got the Badge…. IBM i 30 Year Anniversary – Happy Birthday AS/400



Been there, done it, and got the badge!

After birthday celebrations throughout the year, the date has finally arrived. 21 June 2018 – AS/400 launch – 30 years ago today!

I purchased this special souvenir badge for the archives. It is now filed away with IBM’s Expo Flyer.



Our Shield archives hold a number of ‘memory’ items including this early photo from the Midrange Expo in London, 1994



Chris has been involved with AS/400 since its launch in 1988, and still producing High Availability solutions for IBM i today with Shield Advanced Solutions Ltd.

I was Communications Officer for IBM Havant Plant and represented the plant at the AS/400 launch in Birmingham in 1988.

We’ve been in it for a while now….. and plan to continue taking Shield’s IBM i solutions in new directions.