Thanks for your comments.

We have successfully completed user testing and we are going live this

In case there is some misunderstanding, CICS/400 works GREAT.  While there
was some initial discussion regarding a "Phase-2" for conversion to
"Native-400", that direction is not being actively staffed or planned at
this time.

The reason is the usual "Don't fix what isn't broken".  Since the VSAM
transparency via DB2/400 works well and everything is running so fast, some
discovery will be required to assess the benefits of continuing with Phase-2.

Right now CICS/400 seems to be the best solution for operating the
converted applications.


At 10:05 AM 1/3/02 , you wrote:

>I didn't want to mention this earlier until I had checked to ensure they
>were still in business, but I thought you might want to check out IBS.  Some
>time back in a previous life <grin> I was responsible for co-ordination
>between the compiler teams and the Hursley group who ported CICS to the 400.
>I see you've already been told that CICS is still alive and well and it is
>by all accounts a very good very reliable implementation.
>That said, when we were looking at CICS options for tools etc. we checked
>out IBS who had done a number of successful CICS -> Native conversions on
>the 400.  I stress that I have no personal experience, but everything I
>heard about them was good.  As I say I wanted to make sure they were still
>doing conversion tools before I mentioned it and indeed they are.  I did not
>give them your details, but if you would like to check out their offerings
>you should contact the following gent who'll be more than happy to advise
>Patrick Schuerer
>Director of Marketing
>Interactive Business Systems, Inc.
>There was at least one other company at the time doing CICS conversions, but
>I can't find any trace of them now - probably changed names or got swallowed
>Jon Paris
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