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English translation: not that they have them in stock, but that they have and are using a lot of them

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20:54 Dec 22, 2003
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Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: large inventories
mainframes...

IT professionals often choose common middleware when they are looking to web-enable traditional core business applications.
And this would naturally be a key strategy for customers with ***large inventories*** of DB2, CICS, IMS, and MQSeries applications that, perhaps at one point in time, were viewed as legacy applications but now have -- or will need to have -- a more modern look and feel.
These requirements are achievable on zSeries through the use of IBM common middleware.

does it really mean that they have in stock these applications? that is, large amounts of these applications in stock??

thanks and sorry if it is a stupid question, I'm quite tired
Elena Ghetti
Italy
Local time: 03:21
English translation:not that they have them in stock, but that they have and are using a lot of them
Explanation:
the English is actually a poor choice of words
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Marian Greenfield
Local time: 21:21
Grading comment
thanks a lot for your help, Marian and thanks also to all the Agrees. All the best,
Elena
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5 +12not that they have them in stock, but that they have and are using a lot of them
Marian Greenfield


  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +12
not that they have them in stock, but that they have and are using a lot of them


Explanation:
the English is actually a poor choice of words

Marian Greenfield
Local time: 21:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 732
Grading comment
thanks a lot for your help, Marian and thanks also to all the Agrees. All the best,
Elena

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kpy
4 mins

agree  Tony M: Yes, though I don't think the choice of words is particularly poor; we can talk about an 'inventory' of computer applications in just the same way as we could talk about an inventory of equipment.
8 mins

agree  Alaa Zeineldine: installed on a large number of systems
9 mins

agree  Peter Linton: Suggests they have a large number of applications (programs) using IBM software, eg DB2 (relational database) running under CICS (manage user connectivity, IMS (hierarchical database) and MQ (for integrating applications), on one or more hadrware systems.
1 hr
  -> Wow... let me guess... computer apps is just your field...

agree  chica nueva: agree with Dusty. A list. [Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary 1 a detailed list of all the items in a place 2 the amount of goods a shop has or the value of them.] It is (1) here.
1 hr

agree  Nado2002
1 hr

agree  Jörgen Slet
1 hr

agree  Steven Capsuto
3 hrs

agree  Chris Rowson: :-)
5 hrs

agree  Empty Whiskey Glass
9 hrs

agree  jccantrell
19 hrs

agree  chopra_2002
2 days 18 hrs
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