Good points Roger.  She is just reporting.  The question then becomes: Has GG 
measured well?  I know the NT installations are going in, and that NT is 
selling well.  I also know that there are many, many shops with a Windows 
background and staffed by people that are convinced that Microsoft has the 
right stuff, on time, and affordable.  

What I am not at all sure about is the AS/400 shops.  Are they stumbling and 
fumbling with green screens and being bypassed by parallel staffs in their 
organizations that are installing the NT solutions?  Are the managers that 
understand and appreciate the AS/400 being replaced by managers that are 
determined to make Windows the solution for their organization?

Or has the Windows client/server solution already happened and failed on to 
many ocassions at too many large shops, but GG missed those signals?

In short, I wonder if in the end, the Windows solution will fail just because 
it isn't ready and because too many times the boss is embarrassed  by some 
unpredicted event, failure, takedown, or over-budget expense.

In <000601be3773$1d856240$0a00a8c0@dell200>, on 01/03/99 
   at 05:45 PM, "Roger Pence" <> said:


>>What's your opinion on this article ??    Do you agree with Sandy?
>>I personally didn't think she could spell AS/400.

>I thought it was a fair article. What's to disagree with Sandy about? She
>was reporting, not judging, Gartner Group findings.

Booth Martin

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