Brad, Just a couple quick comments, inline... Then work...:-( jt | -----Original Message----- | From: firstname.lastname@example.org | [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Brad Jensen | Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2001 3:31 PM | To: firstname.lastname@example.org | Subject: Re: CD-R & DVD-R for the iSeries and Office Vision, 2 seperate | questions | | | | > 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? To me anyway, wouldn't matter as long as it was on IBM maint. | | 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 ....) Sounds better still...! | | > 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. Mmmm...! | | > 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. Knowwhatchamean... Got some bad news for ya.. You need to re-up, 'cause all former members get the "spam"... YOU pay for the privilege of enhancing their product, now... Even minimal levels cost a minimial few hundred, IIRC... (That was as of a year ago, and I gave up trying to keep track of the weekly changes, myself...;-) Max levels were a few thousand, which isn't bad 'tall, really, for what you get. It's just a lot of money if you don't have any revenues to offset it...
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