Hi Don, Do you think or know if IBM wants to kill the machine or integrate it with the AIX box ? There are hardly any new jobs or courses for the AS/400 yet lots for ORACLE and NT & UNIX . Websphere is not picking up and I can't name one shop running it or a developer working on it it's such a ... product . Thank's for your input . Avi ----- Original Message ----- From: "Don" <email@example.com> To: "Avi Hecht" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 7:54 PM Subject: Re: New names > > > Avi, > > All over. Oracle is makeing major inroads into the 400 base...and as we > told IBM years ago would happen, new folks are either coming into > companies with 400's or taking over companies with 400's...and the > newbie's don't know what a 400 is BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE EXPOSURE TO IT > IN SCHOOL. To hear the new bosses say something like "I KNOW what Oracle > is, but haven't a clue what a 400 is, ergo 400 HAS to be dead technology" > is commonplace. > > I had lunch last week with the MIS Director of a major group in DC metro > that does alot of gov't contracting worldwide....when they go to bid a > contract, the gov't boys are telling them the same thing: they know what > NT and Oracle are (hell IBM's been marketing NT and Oracle for YEARS!), > but they have NO idea what a AS/400 is, ergo no 400 sales. > > Also, you're seeing the major software houses cranking out the NON-400 > versions of their releases BEFORE the 400 versions of their > releases...tell you something?? I've got a company in DC that will > probably have to goto a non-400 platform because the functionality they > need in a vendors package is ready in the non-400 version, but won't be in > the 400 version for a while.... > > Yeah, I'm pissed, but frankly, I've given up on IBM's marketing even > showing up at the party...and I refuse to do IBM's job for them... > > and I could go on and on and just shock the (socks) off of you and > really pissof a few folks...but I'm too nice of a guy, besides, it's Super > Bowl Sunday and Baltimore is gonna win...:) > > BUT, try talking with the user group's BOD's accross the US and the major > education providors as well...the story ain't pretty... > > Don in DC > > > On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, Avi Hecht wrote: > > > Hi all, > > > > Lately I see shop after shop moving away from the AS/400 to other > > platforms such as NT, UNIX etc, But no new names to the AS/400 . > > > > Is it only in Israel or all over ? > > > > Thanks, > > Avi > > > > +--- > | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com > +--- > +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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