• Subject: Re: Any risk in Cisc
  • From: DanDaFourOOMan <danda400man@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 12:40:47 -0800 (PST)

We have a Risc model 500 in our facility in Mexico that IBM just
cancelled the maintenance contract on supposedly because of
parts obsolescence.  It will likely be the first AS/400 we
replace this year specifically out of those concerns.

Maybe that's just Mexico, since they have very restrictive
import rules.  I.e., I'm told, we can't just ship a replacement
part down to our Mexican facility.

--- Alan Jeffries <ivydene40@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Firstly apologies for any puns!
> 
> We have a model 9406-300 about 5 years old in our Rio
> office. It is still doing it's job and has not run out
> of capacity and nor is it likely to. We have business
> plans to replace this by merging it with our US office
> in the last quarter of the year. We have IBM
> maintenance and we just suffered a disc crash which
> was repaired.
> 
> Do we face any risks like spare part shortages by
> staying on this model until it is replaced or should
> we spend a relatively large amount for a short time
> and go to RISC (170 or similar)?
> 
> The current machine has 32mb memory, 4x 6606 2gb
> drives and a 2gb streamer tape.
> 
> I would very much appreciate the list's comments.
> 
> Alan Jeffries,
> IT Manager,
> BMG Music Publishing Worldwide,
> London.

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