Those times were (are?) repeated over and over again. They were one of the banes of my life at IBM. The execs are persuaded that something is sexy and all of a sudden there is no way to get funding for anything that is not related to the "sexy thing du jour". So things got labelled SAA, AD/Cycle, VisualAge, Websphere, and onwards.


Jon Paris

www.partner400.com
www.SystemiDeveloper.com

On Mar 7, 2017, at 2:38 PM, Vernon Hamberg <vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

There was a time, between 2001 and 2005, I believe, that for a product to survive at IBM, it had to be put under the Websphere umbrella name - even MQ got called Webshere MQ.

That just seemed silly to me - and it WAS pretty confusing, since lots of stuff had nothing to do with WAS.

Oy!

Vern

On 3/7/2017 10:51 AM, MichaelQuigley@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
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Mar 2017 20:58:11 -0500 -----

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Re: [WDSCI-L] RDi way ahead

On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Is it possible that all those people who got all those CDs in those
big
boxes of software just stuffed them in the Circular File? It sure is,
but I don't see how this is IBM's fault (as cost would be).
I'm sure no one is saying that part is IBM's fault. But somewhere or
another there was insufficient penetration of information. Many years
ago, our sysadmin did mention that we had something called Websphere.
But I don't think he nor our manager really understood everything that
entailed, and I sure as hell had no idea. I was still pretty new to
the AS/400. It never occurred to any of us that there could be an IDE
for RPG in there. (At the time, I was still adjusting to using Client
Access instead of the dumb terminal I was used to at my previous job.)

John Y.
I would probably chalk that up to a confusing name using "WebSphere".
People around here didn't want to get involved with everything a WebSphere
Server would have required. When the product was renamed (oh my, am I
really saying IBM did the right thing renaming something related to our
system?) to Rational Developer, that objection was put to rest.

Michael Quigley
Computer Services
The Way International
www.TheWay.org

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