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Bob Cancilla on IBM i › IBM increases SWMA 22% on IBM i
IBM is raising SWMA (Software Maintenance on IBM i)
Take a look at IBM's new pricing for Software Maintenance.http://www.itjungle.com/tfh/tfh022513-story01.html
(see http://tinyurl.com/ceshxkx for tier level mapping)
This applies across the board to all versions of the OS. Note that $7,000 per core on P30's and above is a lot of money for software that is not enhanced much or an OS that has had its development team cut drastically over the past several years.
IBM is sending a very clear message: use LINUX! Consider the following:
Why on earth would anyone pay over One Million per year in support for IBM i? Even the small machines are outrageously priced! If you do some rough manipulation, this will bring IBM about $30 Million per year. Considering they have less than 100 people working on IBM i at a cost of under $10 Million that is one nice profit! As long as you pay they will keep the OS alive!
Unfortunately, paying customers are dropping rapidly.
Hello guys if this isn't a wake up call I can't imagine what is?
Read the original at Bob Cancilla on IBM i.