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Re: 400 & RPG to the Net


How long ago did IBM tell you to buy that 170?

On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Lauritzen, Karl wrote:

> I have been given the task to "get on the Internet now".
> We have a 720 at V4R4 and going to V5 this year at some point.
> All applications are written in RPG and home grown.
> I have a programming staff of 1 junior pgmr and 1 beginner pgmr plus
> myself.,1 network guy and 2 operators.
> We would like to start with inquiry and then be able to allow our agency
> force to quote/app direct to our 400.
> In other words live real time data access to our 400 database files. Read
> and write.
> I have investigated many ways to do this. I have been given a modest budget
> to accomplish this.
> Security from management's side is not an issue until it happens. I believe
> the opposite and want to be smart.
> I am toying with putting 400 on Internet with a Sonic Wall box as my
> firewall on network.
> Either develop applications with E-RPG or use some product that transforms
> RPG into GUI code as you develop
> so it can be used either green screen (in house) or GUI (net).
> I do not want to maintain same program 2X. (1 in house 1 on net).
> IBM came in a gave us a proposal to add a 170 as an Internet box.
> Management immediately threw this out
> as too costly.
> Has anyone had any experience with these so called Internet tools and if so
> good or bad idea?
> Karl Lauritzen Jr.
> National Lloyds Insurance
> American Summit Insurance
> *klauritzen@natlloyds.com
> *klauritzen@american-summit.com
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