Archive for the ‘MV’ Category

Intelligent User Interfaces

I’m researching options for incorporating natural language inquiries into business applications. For example, we should be able to ask questions like “how much did we make from XCorp last year”, “how many clients do we have in Ohio”, “is Bob Smith still with XCorp”, “how many orders came in through Atlanta yesterday”, “is truck 192 [...]

Amazon Web Services and MV Taboo

I’m looking through Amazon AWS services to possibly host testing environments, SQL Server integration, etc. This is also a part of my occasional research (Nebula R&D, get it?) to get a better idea of what companies are demanding these days.

Building Community

I haven’t posted on my blog for a while (or updated the software, ouch). So I thought I’d take some time toward the end of this year to open a topic that’s dear to my heart, community in the MultiValue / Pick industry, and what we can do to improve it.

MV Monitoring and Notification Part 2

A good comment was made by Peter McMurray in the LinkedIn Pick User Group: “Interesting idea based on a sound principle. However I wonder if anyone will pay for it.” My short answer is that there there is a lot of precedent for this in the “mainstream”, but to my knowledge no similar offerings in [...]

Notifications for MV Support Providers

My MV Bot for Slack is progressing nicely. This allows MV VARs and sysadmins to proactively monitor and get notifications of local and remote server events. It notifies a Slack channel with events, and any authorized person can get the data from any device or browser.

D3 OSFI Explored

Access to the OS file system from D3 is possible through the OSFI – the Open System File Interface. Over time I’ve noticed some confusion in how our colleagues use and under-use this feature, so I thought I’d clarify a couple points here.

Can Rocket Software fix the Pick industry?

I’ve had a lot of chats with people about what’s wrong with the Pick/MultiValue industry. The discussions are similar and usually end with a “that’s nice but there’s nothing we can do”.

PickJobs.Net for MV Jobs/Contracts

The website http://PickJobs.Net has been re-launched with a new look and tools for matching people to work. This is a free resource for the MV industry. Thanks to Andy Betts at Right People Resourcing in the UK for hosting and rejuvenating the site!

MV people – Don’t compete

A colleague posted an interesting request to a U2 forum today. I think my response is more general for the MV industry so I decided to blog this. In short the request is for an all-MV CRM package, with emphasis that it Must be all-MV. I don’t think that’s a good approach for any of [...]

What services do MV DBMS VARs provide?

I’ve recently been wondering what services most MV DBMS VARs provide, and if they charge additional fees for some services. I’m wondering what DBMS services end-users want that they don’t get. I’d like to see more happy MV DBMS end-users. Who’s with me?

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