I will probably get the same questions and my answer is you can if you want
regular reboots, crashes, massive server farm, staff with all the necessary
skills (DBA, sys admin, security, networking, et al). It would take 4
people on a Wintel server or Linux platform to do what I do on the i in
addition to programming. And what happens on a Wintel package if you need
to modify the code, any include the source?

On 10/7/07, Paul Nelson <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

A friend of mine in Chicago goes back to the S/38 days. He works for a
company that shall remain un-named (but they make UPS's , power strips,
etc.). His employer just hired a new CIO who has the same background with
no
System i experience but some experience with those toy computing devices.

My friend keeps getting asked questions regarding why can't we do this or
that with a Wintel system? He spends half his days teaching this new guy,
and he fears that the lessons won't sink in. The last I heard, he was
trying
to get IBM to have the new guy visit Rochester. Maybe you could do the
same.

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 512-392-2577
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces+nelsonp=speakeasy.net@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces+nelsonp=speakeasy.net@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of
Mark Allen
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 3:09 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Why buy 5733-Qu2 (Was: 5733QU2 - No Developer Discount)

He's gonna be a non-hands on Director, he'll put the System i stuff on my
and the business analysts desk (he'll have his hands full just getting the
non i stuff under control and if he's as SMART as those who interviwed him
think he is, he won;t change anything for at least 6 months). That and
the
2+ years it would take to convert off the i buys me time. I've been
practicing some new job skills:

Welcome to Wal Mart, have a nice day.

On 10/7/07, Paul Nelson <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Don't let him see any green screen stuff until he can prove to you that
he
can manage a system with iNav.

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 512-392-2577
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mark Allen
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2007 2:51 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Why buy 5733-Qu2 (Was: 5733QU2 - No Developer Discount)

RIght on Pete, I thought we'd have trouble getting the $ stuff but after
our
CFO went to a announcement put on my a business aprtner he was wowed
(even
though he also had to sit thru a dog and pony show on new models, etc
...but
he also fell in love with the idea of IBM director and having everything
managed, run on the System i, especially now after our SQL server crash
last
week for a bad disk (He even said "ET (our i5) would have phoned home
before
it crashed" that we are still recovering from.

For basically a 1 man shop (me, although the CFO and business analyst
are
pretty decent with Query) this could be a godsend to save us switching
platforms, we'll have to see what our new IS director says (starts work
tomorrow, no mid range background though :(

On 10/7/07, Pete Massiello <pmassiello-ml@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Joe,

Everyone does get a few licenses of 5733-QU2 for free if they
have
QU1 and Software Maintenance (SWMA). Its 2 for a P05, and 6 for a
P10,
etc.




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