There is still one (small) thing that will ensure that the tools sell.
are still bundled with the hardware for sale. For new boxes andupgrades,
the price of the tools is part of the entire sale.doing it
That being said, I had a server configured recently and the person
missed the numbers - I got back a small server and the software was 8times
the cost of the hardware - yes, 8 times. That was mostly the toolset.configurator.
Normally, though, the toolset is about 90% of the cost of the server
hardware for a small server config (which is higher than ever). I have
recently done several, and can not explain the pricing in the
I even asked a prominent (Rational) IBMer to help explain, and thatlead to
a dead-end. If I were to decide if Rational were in business to makemoney
OR to support their customers for modern toolsets, I would have tochoose
the former. Which, ironically, the latter will cause the former not tobe
met.. The recent price 'cuts' that are included in 'bundles', whilethey
have helped a little, really have not come close to the suggestions ofthe
Then again, if you order a new Power6 520 server, you ~must~ order the
modem. Maybe that is how you download upgrades to the toolset? If youprice
software high, the customer should expect them to take a long time tono
On 1/9/09 9:34 AM, "Aaron Bartell" <aaronbartell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I think adoption will slow considerably given the fact that there is
believelow cost entry into the "new WDSC" (i.e. RDi). I still firmly
everyIBM is shooting themselves in the foot by approaching it the way they
did without even giving a single-seat-no-charge copy of RDi with
house-holdcompiler purchase. Get it into every shop so it becomes the
thanname for doing RPG development, and then when the shop needs more
theyone license they get to get out their checkbook (but at this point
enoughfull recognize the ROI).
A 90-day trial will work well enough for existing WDSC users to
determine if they want to pay for RDi, but I hardly believe it is
scratch.time for an average SEU RPG programmer to make the switch from
It becomes an up-hill battle to educate people on such an excellent
past(which I believe it to be the best out there) when the only real way
they can experience it is to get out their empty checkbook. In the
promotingI have done quite a few articles, sessions, newsletters, etc,
andWDSC because it was simply a matter of getting through the politics
thatinstalling it on machines. How do authors/writers promote it now
MyEclipseIDEit costs so much? I really wish IBM would have taken the
doneapproach of charging maybe $50/year/user and then have all support
issuesthrough an online forum and let the community resolve most of the
areinstead of having to open up a PMR. Heck, the IBM'ers on this list
wonderfulalready doing that to some extent (which I think is absolutely
Those are my thoughts for a Friday :-)
Trevor Perry wrote:
Sorry - I finally realized you said 95% of THE shop.
I am finding more and more shops are getting over their problems
like itolder versions of WDSC, and are adopting it fresh. If you treat it
IS new, you may be able to convert everyone over!
On 1/9/09 8:57 AM, "Trevor Perry" <trevor@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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