Infor, and then some...

If it was only over a barrel, it would be OK, but geesh. It's my opinion Infor is actively trying to push companies off the platform due to the pricing and other policies. I know when I was in charge as VP-IT the first thing the Infor rep told me is we had to "get off that crappy old software" and get into a Windows version. That "crappy old software" was Infinium. Still works well to this day and that company has no need to replace it. (no commentary on Infinium is requested nor accepted) I rather unceremoniously tossed him from the building with a admonishment to never come back. (He was replaced by the area manager that day with someone that could spell IBM i)

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/11/2012 3:44 PM, Paul Nelson wrote:
Is whatever SSA became still making folks bend over the barrel?

Paul Nelson
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Amen brother on the comments about the ERP companies.

Rob Berendt
-- IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive Garrett, IN 46738 Ship to: Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 From: DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Date: 09/11/2012 03:19 PM Subject: Re: decommissioning Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx Do you keep the key to your house under the mat and the one to your car above the visor? Seriously IBM keeps a grip on keys and software because they invest a phenomenal amount of money writing and maintaining it and giving it away doesn't do anything for their bottom line. Would I like to see better deals, lower prices, or developer license pricing? Sure I would but poking IBM for keeping control of what is theirs doesn't get us there. Oh and if you think IBM is tough try getting keys for most of the ERP and other LOB software! IBM is positively overflowing with grace compared to most of these companies! - Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis On 9/11/2012 2:42 PM, Mark D wrote:
> The best way to handle it would be to pull the drive and plug it into a
> pc and then use one of the numerous free linux tools to wipe it.
> And speaking of value, I'm always surprised at how much the value on i
> stuff falls. The used market must suck thanks to IBM's grip on keys and
> used software.
> Thanks,
> Mark

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