> Is your gear covered by IBM maintenance? May be a hassle and/or expensive > to get, but that always increased my comfort level with 3rd party products. I'm thinking about having the PC be an IBM PC, would that make you guys happier than say a DELL or HP? Normally we have ours custom built be a local expert shop, we do that because we offer swapout maintenance, and the 'brand'names don't hold up[ as well. ( we don't use the cheap ....) > Time to market is key, because as soon as you get even a whiff of success, > IBM'll come out with a product, and there goes your margins... (Most shops, > in my experience, will prefer to pay "x" dollars more to get an IBM > product.) January is my plan for betas, possibly sooner. > Finally, back to the subject of multi-volume processing, if you're a member > of PWD (I've lapsed), you can get more info on LIPI's here, under first > heading, "General Resources": > http://www.as400.ibm.com/developer/resource.html. I never know what kind of IBM partner I am, they always change the plans right about the time I figure them out. I know I get PWD mailings all the time, and I joined at one point.
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