We're talking about updating some paperwork/database for
something they have already paid for and would like to continue to use.
Let's say the company had zero revenue because all their customers felt
the same way about maintenance.
Who would supply the key?
After all, the employees would have left for jobs which actually paid
them. The lights would have been shut off. The web site would be down
because no one paid the ISP.
Keep in mind, all of this is in the software maintenance contracts. You
made a conscientious decision to lose all this ability, including the
simple stuff like just a new hardware key, when you decided to forego
This has been brought up on this list numerous times so it's really tough
to plead ignorance as to just how tough it would be on you if you decided
to forego maintenance.
This has occurred time and time again.
- S/3x to AS/400 migrations
- CISC to RISC upgrades and the object conversion issues then
- numerous other hardware upgrades
- upgrades from V5R4
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