In this issue, I’ll cover the following:
1. CD-ROM Offer
EVERY PAST TUNING LETTER, SIX FUTURE ISSUES,
ALL SEARCHABLE, ALL FOR $695!
Hello! This is Tom Walker, Cheryl’s partner. We have a new electronic offering we want to tell you about. We hope you’ll agree it’s a great value.
As you probably know, since 1991 Cheryl has filled more than 2200 pages with her unique style of practical and impartial OS/390 and MVS tuning and measurement advice. Today over 9000 analysts in over fifty countries read Cheryl Watson’s TUNING Letter.
We’ve kept our readers up-to-date with in-depth articles on topics such as Workload Manager, CICS, parallel sysplex, parmlib members, I/O tuning, processor upgrade procedures, user problems, and important APARS. We’ve included timely information, such as tips on new manuals, key web sites, user Q&As, and SHARE trip reports. We publish a CPU Chart of all the S/390 processors, showing such data as MIPS by workload, and MSUs. Our readers continue to say we’ve saved them the subscription cost many, many times over. Every past issue has techniques that are still applicable today.
Cheryl plans to continue the TUNING Letter for many years to come. She’ll be covering new topics such as WebServer, UNIX, e-business, application tuning, and ongoing developments in Workload Manager and parallel sysplex. She’ll continue to point out important APARs and other news that will help you do your job better. But with 2200 pages already in print and more to come, it becomes increasingly difficult to research a subject in the printed format. All that has changed now with our new electronic edition.
We are pleased to announce that now, for the first time, you can have EVERY PAST ISSUE of Cheryl Watson’s TUNING Letter, PLUS A YEAR’S SUBSCRIPTION to future issues – all of it in electronic format and FULLY SEARCHABLE – ALL FOR ONLY $695 per year. If you are a current print subscriber, we’ll apply any unused portion of your print subscription when you convert, so your cost the first year is even less!
We’ve created a CD-ROM containing every back issue of Cheryl Watson’s TUNING Letter, from January 1991, through 1999 No. 2. We’ve used Adobe Acrobat PDF format, which means you can now, with one search, find and display all the past articles containing a key word, phrase, or APAR. It’s a knowledge base of over sixty-three complete issues at your fingertips, knowledge that Cheryl worked nine years to compile!
Here’s how it works. As a new subscriber, we’ll send you:
- The CD-ROM of ALL past issues
- Starting with 1999, No. 3, we send the next six issues of the TUNING Letter to you via EMAIL, each one a searchable PDF file, ready to be shared by everyone at your location.
- Next January, you’ll receive an UPDATED CD-ROM, containing all the past material, all issues published in 1999, and other presentations, speeches and articles.
The electronic TUNING Letter is, like the print edition, offered as a site license, to be distributed to everyone at the receiving physical location (e.g. your building). What if you want to distribute the CD-ROM and PDF files to more than one physical address? No problem! We now have MULTI-SITE PRICING, starting at $895 per year for distribution by you to up to four locations. (Access from home doesn’t add to your location count!) For even more locations, please see the order form below or on our web site. We want make it easy for you to quickly distribute and use the knowledge that Cheryl works so hard to gather.
There’s a complete sample PDF file of 1998, No. 6 on our web page at for you to examine.
It’s a great deal, and a great chance to obtain the most comprehensive body of performance advice ever published!
To order, just fill out the online subscription form.
Thanks, and stay tuned!