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Under heavy Confederate fire, wounded, surrounded, with one third of his men lost, Union General John Corse is holding the fort on the top of the hill in the US Civil War battle of Altoona. Peering into the distance, he sees a white signal flag waving. It is a message from General Sher...
Sofrepost, a subsidiary of La Poste (the French mail), develops and sells SPS, a management system for post offices. Our clients are national postal systems from a dozen countries on several continents. SPS is composed of five packaged applications developed with PowerBuilder that rep...
If you can't find 'em make 'em yourself I personally witnessed something silently happening in the PowerBuilder community a couple of weeks ago that that was so uplifting and significant that I want to share it you. Here's the story: My friend and colleague, Paul VanBeverhoudt is an...
Our company, AssetPoint, develops, sells, and supports a software product, TabWare, an EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) software package that is developed with PowerBuilder. The mandate from our new ownership in the spring was to release a web-architected version of our application by...
Novalys, creator of tools for developers since 1998, is an active part of the PowerBuilder community. We create applications to make development faster and easier. Our clients span the globe. This year, we are proud to announce the addition of two new products to our line-up. Novalys p...
Unlike the workflows that previously surrounded printed content, today’s workflows contain more changing variables, especially when it comes to documentation. Documents are created, repurposed, archived, retrieved, and even merged into others. In short – they encompass change. As a res...
This article is the first of two that will look at some of the challenges faced by developers and non-developers who work with PDF technologies and who are curious about what causes fonts in a PDF to render incorrectly or even go missing. Specifically, these documents provide an overvi...
The largest bus operator in Hong Kong, the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB), is responsible for carrying around 2.7 million passengers a day and coordinates the movement of 4,040 buses. By utilizing Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), PowerBuilder, and PocketBuilder, KMB built two ...
Recognizing that information technology is pervasive in today’s business organizations and is changing the way businesses function across virtually every industry sector, Boston University's School of Management created a unique dual degree program – the MS·MBA. This program fuses a tr...
Most applications need upgrades and corrections. If you maintain in-house development you want to be particularly sharp about this. You can't afford to lose knowledgeable people to turnover and be left with no one able to maintain mission-critical applications. So you'll have to find a...
With the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft is introducing a new document format named 'XML Paper Specification' or XPS. Microsoft describes XPS as follows: 'The XML Paper Specification (XPS) describes the format of a new general-purpose document made available by Microsoft to facilit...
The Texas Workforce Commission, a state agency that oversees workforce development programs, needed to overhaul its popular client/server application to keep up with growth in size and functionality. Using Sybase technology, it was able to re-architect and re-implement the application,...
When Silicon Valley's renowned Kepler's Books almost folded in August 2005, loyal patrons grieved, but no one in the book business was surprised. Statistics from the American Booksellers Association show that many bookstores operate in the red.
The limitations of technology have historically tied one hand behind the back of Field Sales Representatives. By and large, reps spend most of the day consulting with clients, but have to rush back to the office to enter customer orders before close-of-business every day. The 'gotta ge...
Mobility is a key factor in Service Automation's recent success. Providing handheld Pocket PCs to their customers' mobile workforce has added dispatch, multi-warehouse inventory, and field force automation capabilities to their product line.
DailyAccess Corporation is a national provider of qualified retirement plan services, which includes 401(k), 403(b) and profit sharing plans. DailyAccess manages the entire plan operations environment including recordkeeping, administration, regulatory compliance, trading, information ...
LSG Sky Chefs, a subsidiary of German national airline Lufthansa, is the world's leading provider of integrated in-flight services solutions from catering, provisioning, equipment, and retail to comprehensive in-flight management services. With 30,000 employees working at over 200 loca...
When faced with taking on a project that had been attempted multiple times, the new development team built a Sybase EAServerbased, three-tier architecture that succeeded. By employing Sybase EAServer, Sybase PowerBuilder, and Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) the team was able to...
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is one customer who's leveraged PowerBuilder and EAServer to develop an intranet solution. This application has provided BCBSRI with tremendous cost savings and enhanced performance.