As most of you are
painfully aware, I have been active on this mailing list for some number of
years. I forget how many but I'm sure to James and Leslie it has seemed like an
eternity. As I have accepted a new position in my company as TEC Admin and Event
Management Architect, I will no longer be directly supporting NetView.
Although I have
often been critical of IBM, I cannot emphasize how much appreciation I have for
the knowledge and skills folks on this mailing list and in L2 support have
provided me. I owe a good deal of my professional development to the people I
have worked with on NetView for over 10 years now. It would not be polite of me
to rattle off their names in this forum, most of them post regularly anyway so
you will see my heart felt appreciation.
I have been in this
industry now for 22 years. During that time, I have held a variety of positions
from printer operator (didn't everyone do that) through the help desk, on to
systems programming, into engineering and now to architect. I have come to value
the input my colleagues almost to the point of taking it for granted. Many of us
worked in the data processing environment before the internet became mainstream
and in those days, it was very difficult to find another user with
similar problem that you could use to resolve your own situation. This
mailing list serves a purpose which no user group, no support team, and
no PDF file can supply, experience, real live experience. Sharing your
information has made my job immeasurably easier.
Also as a result of
this, I don't believe I will be continuing in my capacity as co-leader of the
Global Tivoli NetView User Group. Jane Curry will undoubtedly continue in her
excellent effort to build the NetView web home as well as build a great users
group. If you folks don't know Jane from this mailing list, take the opportunity
to review some of her posts and by all means visit the NetView web home and join
the NetView users group.
There are a few
people who I would like to specifically mention by name because they offer help
so often and so openly:
James Shanks (of
Leslie Clark (of
Scott Bursik (p.s. I
only drink pepsi)
Some of these folks
have provided answers when I needed help, and some have provided questions that
made me think "Hm.... that is a good point!". But mostly, they shared without
reservation, their opinions and experience and I have said there is no
substitute for that. You can't manufacture experience. There are several others
and of course, many folks in Inge Halverson's support team that I have either
forgotten to mention or would prefer not to be mentioned.
So, good luck
listers :) I will still be around lurking in the shadows. Feel free to email now
or in the future.
scott_barr AT csgsystems DOT com
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