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Minneapolis/St. Paul Regional CMG Meeting Mainframe – Still Innovated at Any Age
September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Date: Thursday September 22, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Sirius Computer Solutions Inc
Address: 7760 France Avenue S. – Meeting on 2nd Floor Bloomington, MN
The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend. Cost: n/c
1:00 – 1:15 Welcome / Business Meeting – CMG Board
1:15 – 2:00 What did you do about the IBM/MLC 5% increase and some negotiation tips? – Brian Hoare
Abstract: In January 2022 IBM increased IBM/MLC by 5%. In January 2023, the same increase will occur again – another 5%. Guess what
will happen in 2024?
This will get worse, especially if you have a CPI increment inserted in your IBM agreements. CPI so far this year is 8.5%. So, a 5% IBM/MLC increase and a CPI increase. This could be a big price increase – ouch! Have you considered how you can offset these cost increases?
This discussion will suggest ways to offset the 5% and ways to negotiate with IBM and other ISV’s.
2:00 – 2:15 Break sponsored by Sirius
2:15 – 4:00 “z16, AI security, Containers” – Ray Kilgore, Sr. Solutions Architect
4:00 – 6:00 Onsite Happy Hour – Sociable on 14th floor