• Subject: Re: Offload from the AS/400
  • From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <atostain@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 09:17:56 -0500
  • Organization: Creative Computer Associates, Inc.

boothm@ibm.net wrote:

> on 11/06/97at 09:40 AM, the Great and Grand  Wazir "Art Tostaine, Jr."
> <atostain@crecomp.com> said:
> 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.
> He needs both the machine and some rewrites Art, and the AS/400 can give
> him that.  Has he been hearing about the www and home pages? The new
> AS/400 comes with one already to go. Of course it is a sample, but it is
> there, and it is real.  Does he want his customers to be able to look up
> their own expediting information, yet be secure?  The AS/400 gives him the
> vehicle, right now.  Does he need a reliable server that is secure? The
> AS/400 does that, right now.  Art, all that the MIS guy wants to do is
> there, now, in the AS/400.  The most reliable hardware on the planet, a
> proven firewall, a software system that is  _proven_  in the client's own
> shop, the facility to begin doing some client/server (which you really do
> want to do, but at a controlled pace, with Delphi, or VRPG, or VB, or
> Obsydian, or any of a number of first rate products out there.)  Art, the
> AS/400 in fact does all that he wants to do.  I'll admit to being an IBM
> bigot, but I'd bet a buck that if he saw an AS/400 next to a HP or Dell
> server he'd choose the black one everytime.
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Booth Martin
> ---------------------------------------------------

I'd be an IBM bigot as well.  The real problem here is that I've stated all of
the as/400's advantages, yet we're still having meetings.

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

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