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Re: [News] [Rival] 58,000 US Bank Employees to Dump Microsoft Sharepoint

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Thursday 24 Sep 2009 02:38 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Erik Funkenbusch belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> On Sun, 20 Sep 2009 01:15:30 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/15/us_bank_switches_to_ibm_lotus/
>> Let me tell you a little story.
>> In 1993, I was contracted out to First Banks (before they became US Bank)
>> to help roll out a new OS/2 based platform.  They spent millions on it, and
>> we installed thousands of machines that shipped to banks.. and never got
>> installed.  It ended up as a power struggle between the IBM SA's and the
>> Project leads.
>> It's hard to believe that they would forget their lessons not to trust IBM
>> so soon, but oh well...
> Nice little story, but pretty incoherent.  Can you elaborate a bit?

IBM has been around for much longer than Microsoft and there are always fallbacks.

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