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HP Tapped for $290 Million Defense Logistics Agency Contract HP

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Antoniov.
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HP Tapped for $290 Million Defense Logistics Agency Contract HP

Hi to allbodies,
read here
http://www.nyse.com/cgi-bin/ny_news?df=NY&r=S&sym=HPQ&sl=ON-09/15-17:19-1134|ON-09/15-17:07-1119|ON-09/15-16:38-1100|BW-09/15-07:45-320|BW-09/15-07:45-319|&sp=4

How many vms systems are included in this contract?
And how many systems of other operating systems?
I'm pleased know your opinion :-)

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
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Re: HP Tapped for $290 Million Defense Logistics Agency Contract HP

Antonio,

Another one.
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nf/20040916/bs_nf/26987

But no answer for your questions.

Wim
Wim
Keith Cayemberg
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Re: HP Tapped for $290 Million Defense Logistics Agency Contract HP


Although I have seen VMS systems referred to as "COTS" Systems in previous contracts ...

JSTARS
http://www.armada.ch/02-5/complete_02-5.pdf

it appears VMS Systems are neither the ones being replaced (two 1960s-era, Cobol mainframe systems) or the ones doing the replacing (SAP
System). See the following references for more info...

http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/27272-1.html
http://www.gcn.com/23_20/dodcomputing/26668-1.html
http://www.gcn.com/23_16/news/26368-1.html
http://www.gcn.com/23_16/news/26369-1.html

Cheers!

Keith Cayemberg
Keith Cayemberg
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Wipro Technologies
Antoniov.
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Re: HP Tapped for $290 Million Defense Logistics Agency Contract HP

Wim,
I cannot read your link; is it right?

Keith,
by your link it seems vms is not replaced; what do you think about the role of vms in this HP contract?

Antonio Vigliotti
Antonio Maria Vigliotti
Keith Cayemberg
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Re: HP Tapped for $290 Million Defense Logistics Agency Contract HP

Keith Cayemberg
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Re: HP Tapped for $290 Million Defense Logistics Agency Contract HP

Hi Antonio,

I thought you might still be interested to know that Sue Skonetzki, the manager of the OpenVMS Ambassadors Program, has confirmed that OpenVMS has nothing to with the DLA Contract.

See...
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=857e9e41.0409261731.749aca68%40posting.google.com

But, as I have already attempted to show, OpenVMS is (and will continue to be) an important operating system for the U.S. and other militaries, and consequently for the defence industry in general.

Cheers!

Keith

Keith Cayemberg
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Wipro Technologies
Willem Grooters
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Re: HP Tapped for $290 Million Defense Logistics Agency Contract HP

Even in gone aetronautics. The Fokker 50 and 100 were _designed_ using OpenVMS (on VAX), the maintenance software (still in use) has been ported to Alpha around 2001 - and is still heavily used to recalculate sepcifications.

Willem
Willem Grooters
OpenVMS Developer & System Manager