• Subject: Re: AS/400 vs. NT
  • From: Lori Hainey <lhainey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 12:04:53 -0500
  • Organization: Hainey Business Systems, Inc.

Roger,
Your answer sums it up perfectly. The AS/400 initial purchase price tag may be
higher than the NT - but it is those continued costs that bite you!
Lori Hainey
Hainey Business Systems, Inc.

Roger Boucher wrote:

> 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 the
> 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 at
> night.
>
> When talking about price tags, is one refering to how much you buy something
> for... or how much you pay?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leland, David [mailto:dleland@Harter.com]
> Sent: Monday, October 25, 1999 6:11 AM
> To: 'midrange-l@midrange.com'
> Subject: AS/400 vs. NT
>
> Did any others read the most recent Monday Morning update from Midrange
> Computing?  The following quote from the "fellow AS/400 militant" was very
> surprising to me.  Does your company feel the same way?  Ours doesn't.  We
> take reliability over price tag (within reason).
>
> "I'll be honest here.  Five nines for reliability is not as important to my
> company as six zeroes on the price tag is."
>
> Dave
>
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