• Subject: Re: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)
  • From: "Carl Galgano" <cgalgano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 18:18:11 -0500

We resell Harbinger (Premenos) EDI/400 software and this is often an issue,
can't tell you how many EDI systems we install on 170s that talk to bigger
boxes because the software and new 170 was cheaper than the software for the
original application system.  Go figger..
CJG
Carl Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
540 Powder Springs Street
Suite C19
Marietta, GA  30064
770-422-2995
mailto: cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
http://www.ediconsulting.com
EDI, Communications and AS400 Technical Consulting

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Langston <jlangston@conexfreight.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: Why MI? (Was: MI programmers list? Interested?)


>Actually, I heard of someone who bought a small AS/400 and RPG
>just so he could compile on it, then would move it over to his big box.
>
>It was actually CHEAPER to buy a whole new AS/400 and the RPG
>compiler for it on a smaller box than pay for the RPG on his big box.
>
>So, you go through the Drive Through window of McDonalds.  You are
>driving an old VW bug, so your McBurger costs you $.99.  Someone
>behind you drives up in a BMW.  Their same order costs $5.79.  Tier
>based pricing you know, they can afford it.
>
>Regards,
>
>Jim Langston
>
>Luther Ananda Miller wrote:
>
>> Dumb question: Couldn't you just compile the RPG code on a small
development
>> box and then transfer the program over to the larger machines? Its all
>> written in code which runs on any machine (and this is scalable), isn't
it?
>>
>
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