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RE: COMMON Virtual Conference



fixed

I'm sorry. I should have added that we continued to get a group going for
about another year, but the number of shops running the Rochester based
platform continues to dwindle in this area.

Two of the people that were on the original organizing committee have seen
their jobs go away when their employers switched to other platforms.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pete Massiello - ML
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 3:15 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: COMMON Virtual Conference

Paul,

If you went to a restaurant five years ago, and they said they were
out of food, would you still be hungry? Or would you have figured another
way to get food. Or come back and ask again.

You don't need IBM for a user group, you need users. Get a few
users together, have them come to your office, and get a few pizzas (or
something), and you have a user group.

Pete


--
Pete Massiello
iTech Solutions
http://www.itechsol.com
http://www.iInTheCloud.com





-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Nelson
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 4:05 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: COMMON Virtual Conference

The local user group in the San Francisco folded a number of years ago also.
It was truly a shame, because there are still lots of shops there running on
the Rochester based platform.

When I moved to Texas 5 1/2 years ago, there was an effort to get a group
started in the San Antonio area. When we inquired of IBM as to the
availability of getting a liaison assigned to assist us, we were told that
we could use somebody in Dallas. Our next question was to ask if that person
would be allowed a travel budget to come to San Antonio for one or two
meetings a month.

The question remains unanswered, 5 years hence.

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

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Matt Olson
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 2:53 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: COMMON Virtual Conference

I wouldn't be so sure about that. Read this from 2009:
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/iseries/common-board-reveals-finan
cial-situation-at-meeting-of-members/

And then read this to further re-iterate the point:
http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh102708-story08.html

-----Original Message-----
From: rob@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 2:43 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: COMMON Virtual Conference

Actually there are a ton of sponsors for this so I'm pretty sure COMMON's
expenses (and then some) are more than adequately covered.


Rob Berendt
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