• Subject: Re: Offload from the AS/400
  • From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <atostain@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 09:40:40 -0500
  • Organization: Creative Computer Associates, Inc.

HankHeath@aol.com wrote:

> I disagree. Their problem - and yours - is that you would prefer to rewrite
> the software on another platform, rather than rewrite it on the platform that
> works for them.
> We consultants play into this by telling our innocent clients just how sexy
> their application will be on a PC. What we don't tell them is that we're
> scared that our skills may be losing our market, so we would prefer to learn
> a new platform than to make the present one work the way it was designed.
> Blame it on the client all you want. They are paying you big bucks to be the
> expert, not a rubber stamp.
> Hank Heath
> atostain@crecomp.com (Art Tostaine, Jr.) wrote:
> >> Their problem is that they would rather solve the problem of response time
> by
> spending money to write different programs, on a different platform, instead
> of
> upgrading the AS/400. <<


I don't want to rewrite at all.  The application has been working for 3 years.
Because of an increase in business, some operations are slow.  I think the best
option (which BTW is the least amount of revenue for me), is to upgrade the 400.
Not to rewrite.  Anywhere.

Also, I do think that the AS/400 is the best platform for applications.  It may
not be the best development platform (SEU, PDM, etc.) but the system works.

Art Tostaine, Jr.
Creative Computer Associates, Inc.
Parlin, NJ

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