• Subject: AS/400 Wins Speed to Deploy Study
  • From: mcrump@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 08:19:09 -0500

Thought a few might find this interesting:

A new IDC consultant report entitled "Speed to Deploy
Differences Among Server Architectures" is now available.
This report compares the AS/400 to PC-LAN based
systems (largely NT Server) and Midrange-based systems
(largely UNIX) across several Speed to Deploy metrics.
The AS/400 won!
"...AS/400 servers clearly led with higher customer
satisfaction, faster time to market for deploying new
applications, and considerably fewer man months of
developers' time."
The specific results of the survey include:
                                            AS/400     PC LAN     Midrange
Customer Satisfaction                 1.9             2.1              2.4
Time to Deploy (months)             5.8             6.2              7.5
Person Months to Deploy         38.5            53.1           51.4
The AS/400 won despite the following environmental differences
# of users                                    72              49
% of respondents                        86%            62%            66%
with multiple locations
Lines of custom code              1220            600             900
This report is available on the AS/400 Internet site at
www.as400.ibm.com in the Consultant Reports section.

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