Roger Pence wrote:
> > This is just a curious question:
> >
> > What are you folks doing about the software subscription ?? I assume
> > that some elect NOT to take it but I am just curious....
> Short of dumping the AS/400 within the next year or two, why, oh why, would
> anyone elect NOT to participate in Software Subscription?!

That's the reason I asked the question Roger:

A lot of small companies will gag at paying $6200 for the honor of
getting the
next release...(V3r2 --> V4r3  P20 processor group for one year)

 This seems to be an excellent way for IBM to:

1. Raise large sums of money
2. Leave a LOT of customers at a much older release
3. Possibly prevent existing customers from going to new generation...

It's a great marketing idea.....but what about all the smaller accounts
of AS/400's(80% of installed base) that don't need or want the latest
bleeding edge release... Does everybody want Java and E-commerce ????

So I respond to your question with a question:

Why would they want the software subscription ???
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