Vincent:

We gave this matter serious consideration. Since it was not cost or quality
justified to renew OGS, and other companies could not offer the same level
of support, we chose to use Advanced Systems and Products for our support.
We needed to upgrade our iseries quickly due to an acquisition. We paid a
fee, and had a key relatively soon. If we had pushed the matter, we could
have gotten it even sooner. Part of our disaster recovery plan allocates a
certain amount of dollars to an emergency key fee should we have to activate
BPCS at our recovery site.
In hindsight, we should have brought ASAP into the picture sooner. We later
found we could have negotiated the right to a disaster key as part of our
original key fee. Another option for us would have been to use our test box
as the recovery box, but it would not handle the amount of transactions we
process on a daily basis without being unusable. As we've learned, with
proper planning, the key becomes a minor issue.
Thanks
B. Cormier (TGIF!!)







From: vincent.byrne@ah.novartis.com
Reply-To: bpcs-l@midrange.com
To: bpcs-l@midrange.com
Subject: Disaster Recovery with no OGS
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 15:10:11 +0000


Judging from the recent limited response generated by this topic, I guess
that the List Members without OGS fall into the following categories:

   Those who have negotiated an OGS contract for the 'Keys' component
only.
   In the event of a disaster recovery situation (test or real), those who
   are prepared to negotiate with SSAGT on a case by case basis.
   Those who have given this matter little consideration.

Is this a satisfactory situation for BPCS sites, or for that matter, for
SSAGT   !!!


Vincent







Vincent Byrne/AH/Novartis@PH@midrange.com on 29/10/2002 11:34:04

Please respond to bpcs-l@midrange.com

Sent by:    bpcs-l-admin@midrange.com


To:    bpcs-l@midrange.com
cc:
Subject:    Re: OGS pricing



For Disaster Recovery either in a Test or Live situation, could the BPCS
Sites without OGS comment on how they would restore BPCS to a machine with
a different Model or Serial Number.

My understanding is that SSAGT will not issue a Temporary Key unless there
is an up-to-date OGS contract in place, or unless a Fee is paid.

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