• Subject: Price tags.
  • From: "Wayne Johnson" <wjohnson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 21:13:08 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Boucher <RBoucher@stanpac.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 2:00 PM
Subject: RE: AS/400 vs. NT

> Price tags.
> We bought an AS/400 which runs the software that runs our business.
> We hired one guy (me) to make modifications to that software and to keep
> machine running.
> I haven't told them yet that it essentially runs itself.
> =)
> How much is a good night's sleep worth?
> We installed an NT network.
> Hired a network guy.
> Expanded it.
> Hired another guy to keep it up and running.
> Expanded it.
> Hired another guy to keep it up and running.
> All to keep our email flowing...
> Our browsers browsing...
> And our users clicking...
> We hired a paging service so we can get ahold of the network guys when the
> network goes down.
> Or the email.
> Or the internet.
> I, by the way, do not have a pager.
> More servers...
> We need more servers...
> Redundancy...
> More hires...
> Expanded the computer room.
> We hired an administrative assistant to keep track of all the service
> requests for them.
> I feel left out.
> Thank God the software which runs our business runs on an AS/400...
> Because that way, everybody (except the network guys of course) can sleep
> night.
> When talking about price tags, is one refering to how much you buy
> for... or how much you pay?
Don't wait -- go work for IBM writing their ad copy. They need you!

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