I agree completely with this. Except the aversion to anything PICK. From
what I've noticed there is still an aversion because it is a mystery to
them. Most of the newbies to business have been brought up on MS and
anything else to them is old school. What used to be "You can't go wrong
when buying IBM" has changed to "You can go wrong when buying
Microsoft". Our vars have discovered a big business converting U2 to SQL
Server and are taking advantage of it. It would help if Rocket, and the
other flavors, had a policy in place that would state that they would
loose their var status if they didn't also sell a product that ran on
the database. It would force them to want to sell more copies if they
needed it to stay in business.
On 2/17/2012 1:24 AM, David Jordan wrote:
Whilst I understand where you are coming from Doug. I think we get too caught
up that telnet is negative. Microsoft had to bend to demand for a command
line system for Windows because the tech guys said it was too slow to do things
in Windows forms. When I talk to Oracle databases, SQL Server database, I am
still working with command prompt windows with some flash around them.
Remember that easily 40% of code is still written in Cobol. There are
mainframes in multinationals across the world still using green screen systems
and paying a lot of money for them. Systems administrators across the world
are driving unix, linux and windows systems through command prompt windows.
The concern about telnet is more in the heads of U2 developers than in the
It is like the aversion to the word PICK, people are nervous about a negative
reaction from mainstream IT. But we have a new generation of IT people who
have never heard of PICK, never mind having a closed mind to it. Rather than
getting caught up debating whether people are against telnet, we should promote
its positives. I have seen a company just buy a brand new cobol GL system.
If they would buy a Cobol system, why wouldn't they buy a PICK GL. We are our
own worst critics.
If anyone has worked in a mainframe site and saw some of the systems they are
working with, they would be shocked. I think we have an incredible opportunity
to grow U2 business in the current economic environment, if it was not for us
tripping ourselves up by underselling U2 technology.
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