Not necessarily - we have quadrupled our applications in i5/OS in the
last 5 years....with a decrease in staffing......

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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Richter
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 2:19 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Any comments on Fontecchio's blog?

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 7:12 PM, Trevor Perry <trevor@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Where are you being told that IBM is not selling anything?

Read some of Mark Shearer's words here:

"In my first two and half years in System i, I got an awful lot of
from clients that they wanted to pay for what they use, that they
to improve the price-to-value ratio . . . and we relaunched our entire
entry-level product line back in April -- that ultimately drove more
percent volume growth last year in System i."

would it follow that there has been a 25% increase in programmers asking
questions on midrange-l? a 25% increase in system i5 employment across
board, an equivalent increase in attendance at user's groups and COMMON


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