• Subject: Re: how to clear 'future' dates in QHST log? (due to y2ktesting)
  • From: DAsmussen <DAsmussen@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 9 May 1998 20:35:15 EDT


In a message dated 98-05-07 22:37:50 EDT, you write:

> I used to do Applications programming before switching to this)
>  and I am "IT" (and I'm NOT saying that as "Mr. Bighead" but rather as "Mr.
>  REALLY burned out, can't get ANYTHING done"...) - am I alone in this ? Are
>  others
>  dealing with a workload like this alone ? Or are "you" a similiar sized
shop that is
>  staffed differently in this arena - "inquiring mind, wants to know :-)

You're not alone at all, Chuck.  My current primary client still has the same
number of people dedicated full-time to AS/400 support as they did when I
started there -- six more _LARGE_ AS/400's and 4 more mission-critical
applications later.  The problem?  IBM sold the /400's under the old S/36
model of how many administrators you need for this sort of installation --
written before the /400 supported the number of users and the amount of DASD
that it does today.  I keep asking the "Tech Services" folks just how many
times the company can double the number of AS/400's it has without increasing
their staff.  The "breakover" number appears to be ten at this point...

No Help, But _LOTS_ of Sympathy,

Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

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