"While Cognos has NEVER been cheap on support in my experience, other
>software utilities were reasonable. Looking back, maybe theres a

reason
>Cognos is still around and many of the reasonable support companies are

gone.>"


COGNOS is/was still around because they had the good sense to develop
their product offerings on other hardware/OS platforms.


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From: HP-3000 Systems Discussion [mailto:HP3000-L@RAVEN.UTC.EDU] On
Behalf Of John Lee
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 2:26 PM
To: HP3000-L@RAVEN.UTC.EDU
Subject: Re: [HP3000-L] Cognos 501 products expired

I agree with Jim on alot of this. Paying for support is a cost of
doing
business. What good is a supplier to their market if they go out of
business?

John Lee

At 02:38 PM 2/15/08 -0500, Jim Rogers wrote:
>I'm thinking that a 20 year one time fee license was a pretty good buy

all
>things considered.
>
>Seen way too many HP3000 software companies go by by because everyone
>wanted to buy one copy, never pay support, then expect the company to

still
>be around when they needed technical support or patches.
>
>While Cognos has NEVER been cheap on support in my experience, other
>software utilities were reasonable. Looking back, maybe theres a

reason
>Cognos is still around and many of the reasonable support companies are

gone.
>
>And who ever that was advertising to extend licenses might find himself

in
>court with IBM if I read the Cognos article correctly.
>
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