Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 21:33:11 -0500
Reply-To: Joe Whitehurst <joewhitehurst@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Joe Whitehurst <joewhitehurst@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Death of the Mainframe? (was PC SAS vs. Mainframe SAS)
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On 10/23/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> So mainframe will be replaced with distributed/generic at the rate by
> computing TCO reduces relative to increasing application demand? If MSoft
> Office 2020 runs to 100 terabytes then we may still need mainframe...
> On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:40:38 -0400, Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI)
> <rjf2@CDC.GOV> wrote:
> >> From: Alan Churchill
> >> But Ron, not all companies do IT chargeback. A company can
> >> allocate costs in various ways and doesn't necessarily have
> >> to charge per use for computing.
> >> I think chargeback may be one of the big reasons for the rise
> >> of departmental computing.
> >As long as we are talking six figure numbers,
> >the accountants may agree that that the long division
> >may not be worth it.
> >However, once you have eight figure costs
> >then I think the juice is worth the sqeeze
> >and the hand-wringing of charge-back is a necessary and welcome evil.
> >> Ron Fehd a previous MVS maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov