Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Price Changes for IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3

We had something similar a couple of months ago with DB2 V8. Here's an announcement now about a price increase on CICS TS V3 : 'Price Changes on IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3 Software Program Products (ZA11-1002)'. The price change will become effective July 1, 2011. How much ? This depends a bit on the pricing metric but the announcement says : "With this increase, the price of IBM CICS TS V3 will become consistent with the price of IBM CICS TS V4".

The reason for this is very similar to the reason expressed for raising the price for DB2 V8. CICS TS 3.1 has been around since 2005 and lots of new functionalities (also with release 3.2) have been added over the years without any price increase. IBM also guarantees that it will continue to support V3 at least until September 2013. But apparently all this comes with a certain price . . .

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