Brian, One would think so wouldn't it? Perhaps we shall see what Al Zollar has to say at the next iSeries nation chat on the 24th? What irks me is that the last Gartner bit I read talked about the iSeries competition being from mostly from Windows and Linux. Huh, you think the big whigs would ever pit the iSeries against those platforms in a favorable light? Let's let the xSeries compete, let's let Linux compete. iSeries? Nah. &^%$ (*&*&$#. Michael Crump Saint-Gobain Containers 1509 S. Macedonia Ave. Muncie, IN 47302 (765)741-7696 (765)741-7012 f (800)428-8642 "We will meet that threat now with our Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines so that we do not have to meet it later with armies of firefighters and police and doctors on the streets of our cities." George W. Bush March 19, 2003 Brian James <bjames@xxxxxxxxx To: Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries ons.net> <midrange-nontech@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc: 04/21/03 09:56 AM bcc: Please respond to Subject: IBM's new "Integrated Platform" for SMB Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries For the IBMers monitoring this list, <RANT> I thought the iSeries was the "Integrated Platform" in the eServer line being targeted at the SMB market. Doesn't this new marketing campaign for the xSeries just further obfuscate the message of the iSeries? Integrated, adaptable, reliable, Linux for SMB; aren't these the same talking points used for the iSeries? The big differentiator here appears to be "low-cost" and "minimal investment". http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/solutions/linux/integrated/xseries.html http://www-916.ibm.com/press/prnews.nsf/jan/8BE307AF6D05C55985256D0400663A57 </RANT>
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