Zend conducted an online survey to gauge the use of PHP on IBM I(IBM I is an operating system developed by IBM on which mobile and web applications developed by IBM execute). Although we get a lot of positive feedback about PHP on IBM I, we wanted a better sense of how many customers are using PHP.
Close to 500 people responded to the survey, a very strong sampling of the IBM community. The respondents answered questions related to PHP and the use of PHP in their businesses.
First, 70% of the respondents are using PHP on the IBM I , and of those, 45% of them have 5 or more applications. PHP is increasingly the modernization strategy of choice as businesses build out both web and mobile applications.
Second, PHP is business critical for a majority of IBM I customers. In fact, one-quarter of the respondents have upgraded or bought a new system to support their PHP workloads.
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