ca.portal.admin

Re: IDMS app age?

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Aug 27, 2010
I can't go into details, but, we have mission critical IDMS applications and many cv's servicing them. None of the IDMS folks believe that IDMS is going away soon. Sometimes we build more cv's, sometimes we retire some.

From my personal point of view, sanctioned by noone, is that the strength of IDMS longevity is due to the custom built, purpose built, applications that use IDMS. These were built in the 70's, 80's, 90's, and very expensive, if possible, to rewrite. Unfortunately, the IDMS folks are not the JAVA/SQL/.net/ASP/Websphere experts, nor is a promotion of IDMS technology feasable in that world. Since today any conversions have to be funded by the departments owning the application, it is not cost effective in these financially challenged times to simply rewrite an application for the same functionality, just because...However, SAP is making big inroads in the applications world due to its global accounting potential, and of course the advantage of a shrinkwrapped, standardized package, and SAP isn't certified with IDMS, so it's only a matter of time until IDMS licenses are not good business anymore. This is my personal opinion only.

Lutz Petzold
DBSS DB2 LUW/IDMS Support
401-782-2265
Page 860 366 0865 or Telalert





This e-mail may contain confidential or privileged information. If
you think you have received this e-mail in error, please advise the
sender by reply e-mail and then delete this e-mail immediately.
Thank you. Aetna
"
IDMS Public Discussion Forum
IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
SMTP
IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM
SMTP








Normal

Normal
Re: IDMS app age?
"Lutz,
Thanks for the info - very informative. Regards, Greg

Greg Beedy
CA=20
Sr Principal Product Manager
Tel: =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0+1 508.628.8024
Mobile: +1 508.654.4407
Greg.Beedy@ca.com

Outcomes