You are correct it wasn't a scientific survey, and I always ask this at each
and every conference that I speak at. I don't know if customers that send
employees to conferences are trying to stay up to date, but they are
certainly investing in their employee. I can tell you the number has been
going up each and every time that I ask the question. Perhaps it's the new
Power7 machines requiring people to be at the either 6.1 or 7.1, but in any
case it is certainly a good decision to be able to reap the benefits of the
new features and functions in these new releases.

Pete

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jerry C. Adams
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 2:20 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: V5R4 End of Marketing

Pete,

I know you didn't intend this as a scientific sampling. I would suggest
that people that get to go to COMMON conferences are from companies trying
to stay up-to-date.

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
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"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second.if there is one."
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pete Massiello
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 12:55 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: V5R4 End of Marketing

At every conference that I speak at, I always ask the number of people on
various releases. At both COMMON in MSP and in COMMON Europe in Milan this
year, more than 50% the people said they were on 6.1 or 7.1 in my sessions.
That is on the upswing which I think is a good thing. There is a lot of FUD
in the market place about going to 6.1 or 7.1, and if you plan your upgrade,
follow ALL the steps, insure you followed all the steps, your upgrade should
be very very smooth.

Pete

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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Carey
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 12:43 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: V5R4 End of Marketing

I have no special knowledge, but I'd bet in the fall IBM announces end
of support of V5R4 for fall 2012.

I get the feeling IBM is weighing the decision based on the number of
users who could not move to V6R1, which seemed to usually be due to
vendor software issues.

I think the best thing they could do is to announce end of support and
get the last stragglers moving.

Jeff Carey, MSIT, MBA
Senior Technical Support Specialist

SXC Health Solutions, Inc.


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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 10:53 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: V5R4 End of Marketing

http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/0/897/ENUS210-440/ENUS210-440.PD
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