Many years ago HP tried a grab of AS/400 customers. Somewhere around
1992 I believe. IBM came back firing and fighting. I think it actually
benefited IBM - they got some free advertising and had enough hutzpa to
go after HP customers....

A while back there was the formation of the MAP. Not as overt an action
but if you had 1/2 a brain you could see that was clearly the intent of
several members of MAP (Infinite was a part of this). Reaction from
IBM? I distinctly heard crickets chirping and I think I might have even
heard a tumbleweed blow by. That was about it.

I think some of what will be divulged at COMMON will help but I really
hope that you see valid efforts on IBM's part. Competition is good.
It's even better when the other side does something.....matter of fact
this actually might be a good test of the new alignment. Ability to
react, time to react, assertiveness, creativity, etc.

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Richter
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 11:46 AM
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Subject: Re: The HP Pitch on Rehosting i5/OS Applications

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 11:28 AM, Eric Lehti <elehti@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Does this worry any of you?

competition is a good thing.

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