I will be nice and not name names, because we may have to do business with them again in some future reality, and the consultancy company does have a heck of a lot of extremely competent people. I will give you some clues ... we recently get a call from them. They say they been studying lots of different ERP because BPCS has some serious problems & they invite us to a seminar about what they found out about superior alternatives. They studied nothing, they not explaining pros & cons of alternatives, they really in a deal with Microsoft to persuade all their AS/400 customers to leave IBM and go on some vastly inferior ERP on .NET. This same company was formerly a business partner of both SSA and IBM. Al Mac some days we are the pigeon and some days the statue I have now had several weeks of being the statue ---- Original message ----
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 07:20:13 -0500 From: "Chuck Lewis" <chuck.lewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: RE: iSeries Security in Computerworld To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'" <midrange-
Hmmm - we had consultants with similar dumb decisions at my
employer during a BPCS installation. They were having
and running into authority issues. Well freakin' a - we had
a secure system.
They came to me said I needed to run GRTOBJAUT *All/*All and
then they would
be OK. I said "You've GOT to be kidding ? No way. Let's work
figure out solutions to the problems you are having." Seemed
logical to me.
But he didn't like that and went to my boss who comes to me
and asks me why
I won't do what they were asking. This was a VERY sensitive
because the BPCS installation was replacing a home grown
system. I came into
the home grown system way late and didn't write NEAR as much
as others had.
So anyone mentioning ANYTHING that could be construed
as "negative" to BPCS,
even it I was a legitimate concern, got a bad rap/branded.
So I told him my
concerns and the holes something like that would open up and
that I had
offered to help them figure out their problems and that he
had said no, do
it. And my boss said to do it. And I said, "OK I want
something in writing
that says you said to do this despite my being against it" -
and he did it.
Unreal. True Dilbert moment. I bet I can guess these who these consultants were... Chuck