• 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. <<

Hank:

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
atostaine_at_crecomp_dot_com


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