Just a quick question: will RDP save _me_ 20 minutes a week? I'm using WDSCi 7.0 - which is still "free", as in "included with the compilers", right?


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From: wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wdsci-l-
bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Pluta
Sent: donderdag 3 juni 2010 23:18
To: Rational Developer for IBM i / Websphere Development Studio Client
forSystem i & iSeries
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] OS V6R1

Buck wrote:
Rational chose not to give entitlements, so a company that wants to
outfit 8 developers with RDP will pay the full purchase price for 8
copies of RDP plus the annual maintenance. The quoted price for RDP
the time of this note is US$860, which means that if those 8
want to use RDP, the company needs to write a check for US$6880. Of
course, the company doesn't need to spend any money (until the annual
maintenance comes due) if the 8 developers should 'choose' to use

Just to clarify and expand a little: the last time I checked you could
still move from ADTS to RDi for a percentage of the full price (around
60%). That would reduce your one-time cutover cost to a little over
$4000. For eight developers, that's about $520 a head. Even if your
developers are only getting $30 an hour, that's 17 hours to payback.
Does RDP save you 20 minutes a week? If so, you've recouped that one
time cost inside a year. It's really not that hard a value proposition
(heck, even with the full price, it's less than $900 a head per person
and it's a one time cost).

On the other hand, if your company doesn't care about your productivity
and only considers you an expense to be minimized, then you're going to
lose this particular battle. But you'll also probably be working on
tiny monitors on underpowered machines, so you're better off with ADTS


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