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Collaborative spot buying provides an ad-hoc and agile, yet managed, approach for companies to acquire goods and services at low volume. We'll examine new spot-buying research from The Hackett Group on the latest and greatest around agile procurement of low-volume purchases, and we'll...
Doing more with less is a familiar refrain for IT professionals, and today’s challenging business environment has only increased the pressure on managers to achieve efficiencies, maximize performance and improve responsiveness of the data center. More and more frequently, IT is turning...
People always like the shiny and new, regardless of whether it’s gadgets, clothes, cars, or technology. It’s exciting to get something new; we feel good about ourselves, like we’re a part of an elite group, ahead of the curve, “in the know.” Yet “buyer’s remorse” is also a well-known p...
It's that time again - I was invited to be the guest editor for another issue of PBDJ. It's the second time now, and I want to say thank you to the many people who helped me a lot within the past year.
I have been spending a lot of time at a particular client of mine lately addressing stability and performance issues on a particular Web-based PowerBuilder application. After identifying many issues with the application system, I'm pleased to report an exponential gain in both the stab...
PowerBuilder is dead. I first heard that statement when I joined Sybase back in 1996, nearly a decade ago.
The other day I was thinking about the early days of PowerBuilder when dBase, Clipper, Clarion, SQLWindows, etc., development tools ran supreme. In November of 1989 I came across a small Massachusetts company working on a revolutionary product.