just one other consideration...you are an ex-IBMer who now works for a
vendor that sells services to help with migration/transition. any hidden
agenda there?


Thanks,
Tommy Holden


From:
Lukas Beeler <lukas.beeler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:
Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:
08/19/2009 10:09 AM
Subject:
Re: Modernizing applications (was: Explaining single level store to non
ipeople)
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On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 16:30, Bob Cancilla<bob.cancilla@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Been a long time, but I left IBM and am back in the mainstream. Sadly
the
iSeries aka IBM i Operating System is on its way to extinction IMHO and
in a
very short period of time. Read details in my blog:
http://i-nsider.blogspot.com/

I'm not so sure about what you're writing. We're a small IBM i ISV,
but we're gaining new customers every year. And those aren't IBM i
customers migrating from another IBM i ERP package, but customers
migrating from Windows, Unix, or whatever else, buying their first IBM
i machine and migrating their ERP to it. This year alone, we've gained
4 major projects. Our revenue has been growing steadily, despite the
general economic situation.

Yep, the number of shops pushing the IBM i is dwindling, but the
future certainly isn't as bleak as you're trying to put it. It's all
about the people and the products you're offering.

And in case you've read other posts on the list here made by me,
you'll see that i'm not happy about many of IBM's decisions, but it
doesn't invalidate the IBM i as a good platform for your business.


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