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Buying RS/6000 components direct

Library Systems Newsletter [August 1996]

The IBM RS/6000 is one of the most popular machines in library automation. Libraries willing to pursue CPU upgrades and central site peripherals procurement without going through their automated library system vendor should be aware that IBM has a direct telephone sales organization for the RS/6000 family of products. There is an extensive, illustrated product catalog.

Prices are generally 5 to 15 percent lower when buying direct, and academic libraries often can get even greater discounts when working with their campus computer centers.

Buying direct has its downside, however. The automated library system vendor has no responsibility for hardware not purchased from it, nor for system performance problems if the library cannot demonstrate that the problem occurs even when "foreign" components are disconnected.

[Contact: IBM Direct at (800) 426-2255.]

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Publication Year:1996
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 16 Number 08
Issue:August 1996
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: IBM RS/6000
Record Number:7179
Last Update:2024-05-06 17:36:24
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00