Who do you trust? RFG? Yes. HP? No

In my last entry, I talked about the misleading information that HP provided regarding a consulting report to get off the mainframe. In that dialog, I also referenced the same consulting group giving pro-mainframe support and then asked rhetorically, who do you trust, RFG or RFG? I’ve worked closely with Robert Francis Group and I was wondering why they would have done this.


Well, it looks like RFG is a lot more trustworthy than HP who misused the consulting report. Today, RFG put out a press release in which their headline reiterated:

RFG Still Believes That the Mainframe Is One of the Best and Most Energy Efficient Platform Options. 

Well, it was certainly nice to see that and their explanation. Anyone hazard to guess when we might see a retraction or correction from HP?

by JimPorell November 17, 2008 in Economics, History, Innovation


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The why does the mighty Google use cheap PC's and not mainframes ?

Posted by: AC | Dec 19, 2008 11:06:23 AM

It's a fact that HP does not solely persist on replacing Mainframes, but also provides the storage and SAN means and people to support Mainframe. It al depends on the target environment and what serves it best.
Looking at it from only 1 angle is very narrow minded, and that's not what HP stands for. If you had a different experience with HP, then it's a really shamefull case of the wrong HP representatives being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Posted by: LUN | Aug 17, 2009 8:44:14 AM

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