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fixed

True, it's cheaper than changing platforms!

Unfortunately, it seems to be pretty expensive lipstick ;-)

Terry

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Nelson
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:45 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: iSeries Access for Web questions

Compared to the cost of going to the window$ world, that's
pretty cheap.

Paul Nelson
Office 512-392-2577
Cell 708-670-6978
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Winchester Terry
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 7:46 AM
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Subject: RE: iSeries Access for Web questions

Last I heard...hundreds of $'s per user...

Terry

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Dodkins
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:04 AM
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Subject: RE: iSeries Access for Web questions

Any Idea on the costs of Newlook software?


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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Nelson
Sent: 19 June 2008 12:43
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Subject: RE: iSeries Access for Web questions

You should be OK, then. You can do some nice stuff for them
with ISAW. I
have one client who rolled it out to some people who grumbled about
green
screen. They quit grumbling.

I have another one who went the route of newlook software.
The CFO who
told
the IT manager to go to a windows system now brags that he
has a windows
system that never needs to be rebooted, and he got it for a
song. Far be
it
for the IT manager to burst his bubble. :-))

Paul Nelson
Office 512-392-2577
Cell 708-670-6978
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Franz
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 6:20 AM
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Subject: Re: iSeries Access for Web questions

So am I taking this wrong looking for 5250 in a browser, and nothing
more?
Management has specifically cut off *any development on this
software -
all
they are asking is portal access for the iSeries Access users.
Jim
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From: "Shannon ODonnell" <sodonnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:34 AM
Subject: RE: iSeries Access for Web questions


The only caveat I'd offer here is don't take this request lightly.

You say "No desire to make a big project out of this. Old apps on
their
way
out the door." Implying that this access is no big deal
and possibly
even
unimportant and maybe short term.

But I've seen little projects like this, which are only
supposed to be
around for a few months, still running after 5 years.
Only now they
bear
little resemblance to the original "no big deal" request
because the
users
got used to it, decided they liked it, and won't let
management remove
it.
Instead, they Frankenstein the project and it becomes a true
maintenance
and
management nightmare.

So...my suggestion would be to give this project as much
thought and
planning as you would any other long term project because
chances are
that
it could be around way longer than you think.



-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Franz
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:58 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: iSeries Access for Web questions

IT manager wants to put something in the portal for users
to get green
screen apps. They currently have iSeries Access latest
version on V5R4
system.
Merged with another company with an existing MS based
portal. Looking
for something as simple as making it avail in the portal
and let users
do
what they can do today with iSeries Access for Windows.
No desire to make a big project out of this. Old apps on
their way out
the
door.
1. Can iSeries Access for Web do the job for fairly
intensive green
screen
apps. Some are s36 pgms...
2. Mostly network printers, but a few printers cabled to
back of pc.
3. Future goal of single sign on.
4. Hundreds of users. Decent 525 single processor with
good memory.
5. Not running websphere or any other app server - hoping
to use new
lite
app server
Jim Franz
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