I assumed from context of original question
AS referring to As/Set, the only part of the question that was not computing fundamentals
since As/Set is rather unique to recent version BPCS experience
Those of us on 405 CD can function in many areas without it.

, you wrote:
OK, I give... I know what mix mode is, i.e., combination Green Screen and
GUI or Client Server (I'm assuming CS is abbreviation for Client Server).
But what is AS?  Is it an abbreviation for SSA's Asset product?
Abbreviation for ASP...  Please don't say I don't deserve my title as
Project Leader :)

DeeDee Virgei
Nelson Stud Welding, Inc.

 -----Original Message-----
From:   Alister Wm Macintyre


Your question strikes at the root of contemporary computing, and a reality
that we have lived through for several decades.  It is almost like asking
what is the difference between a PC, an NC and a dumb terminal, and where
one would logically best use each.  Do you know what a high level language
is, the advantages of a complied language, and what a pre-compiler
is?  Your question implies that you have no idea what the differences are.

IBM has education in what their computers are, and what they can do, at
about $1,000 a week, the last time I attended any.  If you truely do not
know what is the difference between Mixed Mode and Client Server, you need
to get down to basics, and take the classes that are aimed at an entry
level person who knows nothing about computing, or whose only exposure has
been a single user desk top environment.

I also suggest you change your sig "title" from Analyst.
It implies know-how that you are several years away from attaining.
I spent almost a decade as a Junior Programmer and Systems Operator before
my title was Programmer, and another decade before I could call myself a
I have met several Full Analysts, and the know how that they have aquired
is staggering.
Analyst is not an entry level position.
Analyst to entry level is like PhD to Secondary School diploma.

If in fact your employer has attained the ISO 9001 alleged on the web site,
there must be in-house education to teach entry level personnel the kind of
know-how that the web site claims are included in the staff.  Perhaps you
should avail yourself of your corporate training opportunities, so that
your know-how can begin to approach that which the web site implies are
among your co-workers.

>Dear L.Ravi Chander,
>Your employer's website (www.itti.co.in) claims to 'take your IT needs
>offshore' (i.e. India), and also claims to have built up 'core competencies
>in ERP, including BPCS'.
>So why are they not providing training for you in this basic BPCS
>I would be happy to give you a BPCS Technical Orientation course, which I
>wrote and taught internally and externally when at SSA - providing your
>employers will pay me.
>best regards,
>Clare Holtham
>Director, Small Blue Ltd - Archiving for BPCS
>Web: www.smallblue.co.uk
>IBM Certified AS/400 Systems Professional
>E-Mail: Clare.Holtham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Mobile: +44 (0)7960 665958
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ravi Chander" <ravichander@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Dear Members,
> >
> > It will be helpful, if someone can educate me on what BPCS - Mixed mode
> > / CS are, its major differences and Pros & Cons.
> >
> > Thanks & Regards,
> > L.Ravi Chander
> > Analyst

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