Booth: The most recent one. Two years ago my customer merged with another. The other company's co-owner has also has a computer business. They decide to go completely PC. Microsoft SQL server, Visual C++, the whole boat. They ask me in about 1 year ago to see the new PC App, so I can help them sell it to others. I see it, it looks nice, AND, it's so fast, that the remote sites only need a T1 to support it! They can run over a T1! The Iseries is supporting about 20 users on a web site, and another handful on a business link box. All on POTS and a fractional T1 that the whole office shares. Anyway, oh, it's not done yet. After the demo, I stop in to see the one woman who runs the office. She's a no B.S. type of gal. I ask her how she likes the new software. Admittedly, I hope to hear it sucks. Well, that's what I heard. Not only is the response time slow for just one user (compared to a 5+ year old model 600 and 30+ users), but it also takes 3 times as long to enter a pro. She hates it. She tells her bosses that she will need to double her staff if they use the software. Sure, it's not the PC's fault that the app is 3 times slower, but since it always happens that way, maybe it is :-) 2 years later, and they are still not live on that system. Oh, another interesting point. We wrote most of that software using "slow to develop" RPG III, and they are using modern tools, and they still can't get it done. I'll never forget that line, "We can run it over a T1! It's that fast!" The 400 is a goner though., right? Art Tostaine, Jr. CCA, Inc. Jackson, NJ 08527 -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Booth Martin Sent: Monday, December 23, 2002 8:26 PM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: Migrating from AS/400 to MicroFocus -- -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] I'd sure love to hear some of these war stories. I've been close to a few, but the facts are never made clear. There comes the inevitable day when all talk about the conversion goes hush-hush and from then on everything is on a "need to know" basis. Soon after that, suits with briefcases start to arrive. After a few weeks they disappear. Then a used (but newer) iSeries with more horsepower shows up, just to "help out on the conversion. Usually just about then the executive-in-charge of the conversion gets a job offer from some other firm and leaves, or gets fired and leaves. My experience is limited however. Brad's line "Well, Art, because we are, that's why. You guys act as if you think I have any input on this." I love that line! It ranks right there with Lardner's "'Shut up' he explained". --------------------------------------------------------- Booth Martin http://www.MartinVT.com Booth@MartinVT.com --------------------------------------------------------- Peace.... Art Tostaine, Jr. CCA, Inc. Jackson, NJ 08527 -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Brad McDaniel Sent: Monday, December 23, 2002 4:01 PM To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' Subject: RE: Migrating from AS/400 to MicroFocus ] Well, Art, because we are, that's why. You guys act as if you think I have any input on this. Haven't you ever worked in an organization with levels of management over you? They didn't ask me... -- [ IMSTP.gif of type image/gif deleted ] -- _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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