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RE: IBM Secret (Was Copy to New AS400 via TCP)


  • Subject: RE: IBM Secret (Was Copy to New AS400 via TCP)
  • From: "Draper, Dale" <dale.draper@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 08:26:53 -0700

fixed

        Isn't that the truth. Probably the only reason we knew enough to
look at the 400 was that we were already on one. I was put in charge of
choosing a Y2K compliant ERP solution for our company. And of course, the
platform the software runs on is  an important variable.
         We will never regret choosing the AS400 for it's low overhead and
extreme stability (compared with competing products). 
        Heck, with just a little help, a know-nothing like myself has run
our S20 without problems (that I know about :) ) since last Sept. I could go
on and on, but I would be preaching to the choir.


Dale Draper
Sega Enterprises, Inc. (USA)
Dale.Draper@seu.sega.com
650-632-7555


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colin Williams [SMTP:Williamsc@technocrats.co.uk]
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 1999 7:37 AM
> To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject:      RE: IBM Secret (Was Copy to New AS400 via TCP)
> 
> Strange thinking.
> 
> Seems like everybody who's worked on the 400(myself for 10 years), knows
> how good a system it is.
> 
> Everybody who hasn't worked on it, assumes that it can't be that great
> because IBM dont make much of a song and dance about it.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Al Barsa, Jr. [mailto:barsa2@ibm.net]
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 1999 2:52 PM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: IBM Secret (Was Copy to New AS400 via TCP)
> 
> 
> At 08:22 AM 5/7/99 +0100, you wrote:
> >It still amazes me that although the AS/400 is a very popular midrange
> >business system all around the world, many non AS/400 people still have
> >not even heard of it, or RPG. 
> >
> >Do IBM need to raise the profile of this magical system or what?
> >
> >How many colleges/universities actually teach RPG
> >
> This is because IBM chooses to not invest in aggressively marketing the
> system.  Instead they aggressively market Netfinity and RS/6000, neither
> of
> which are particularly profitable.
> 
> If IBM decided to show colleges how much value there would be to
> graduates
> who were well acquainted with the platform, but they are not doing
> enough.
> 
> GO FIGURE (new AS/400 menu)
> 
> Al
> 
> 
> 
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