Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 17:17:17 PST
Reply-To: Melvin Klassen <KLASSEN@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Melvin Klassen <KLASSEN@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
Subject: Re: ? on moving SAS platform: MF to PC
"PRI Associates, Inc." <pri1@IX.NETCOM.COM> writes:
>My company is beginning a slow transition from CMS mainframe work, with
>SAS comprising about 80% of our activity, to PC based work with a
>Windows NT server. I'd be interested in any advice, information anyone
>would like to offer on such a move. We are spending a lot of time in
>preplanning-- trying to anticipate problems, questions, etc. I suspect
>we are reinventing the wheel. As a first step, we are hoping to convert
>app. 1500 magnetic tapes to CD. I would like to hear from anyone who has
>undertaken such a project. The tapes contain everything from raw ASCII
>data files to SAS datasets, programs, logs, etc. Right now I am trying
>to decide if it would be cheaper to get someone to do it or to do it
>ourselves. We need to buy a R/W CD drive anyway; the issue is really
>time and trouble. Also, if anyone in the RTP, NC area can suggest any
>firms that do this type of work, that info would also be appreciated.
My advice: just say 'NO' to the "transition".
Instead, point any WWW-brower to the document:
and read how a Vice-President of Merrill Lynch has chosen to stay with VM/CMS,
due to the "unparalled scalability and compatibility" it offers.