I see what you did there. Is Global Services still IBM's main cash cow?

Paul Nelson
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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Don
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:48 AM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: End of support for IBM i 6.1 is 9/30/2015

10 - most recent releases have been largely to accommodate hardware that IBM
wants to sell and create forced obsolescene and increasing IBM's footprint
in the eunochs market space...what's good for IBM isn't always in the best
interest for the end user/customer - ie, it ain't broke, we ain't fixing
it... So says clients....





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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Lindstrom, Scott R.
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 11:24 AM
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Subject: RE: End of support for IBM i 6.1 is 9/30/2015

09 - This machine will be replaced by non IBM i software and hardware

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Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 9:46 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: End of support for IBM i 6.1 is 9/30/2015

values days('2015-09-30') - days(current date)

Today marks 30 days until end of support for IBM i 6.1
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Hopefully you have already upgraded before now. If not, why not?
01 - My hardware does not support past 6.1
02 - My vendor will not certify their software to run on anything newer than
6 years old.
03 - We always run on x-2 hoping the bugs have been worked out.
04 - Too busy
05 - We run 24x7x365. We haven't even done a full system save in a decade.
06 - I've never put on a PTF so why do I care about support?
07 - If it ain't broke, why fix it?
08 - We dropped support for both IBM i and vendor software to save money and
it costs too much to catch back up.
09 - This machine will be replaced by non IBM i software and hardware.
10 - Not missing my Saturday morning cartoons for anything.
11 - Retiring soon, like I give a rip.
12 - Other (explain)


Rob Berendt
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IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1 Group Dekko Dept 1600 Mail
to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
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