Taking the Bite Out of COBIT Part 1: IT Controls: What Are They and Who Wants Them?
Have new federally mandated IT controls and audit procedures stemming from Sarbanes- Oxley legislation thrown your MultiValue shop into a panic? How do you approach such a large task as implementing IT controls? This article is the first in a series that breaks down COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology), a comprehensive framework that addresses the entire set of business IT functions. BY W. CLIFTON OLIVER
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Two Decades of Spectrum Magazine:
Influential People That Made the Cover Take a walk down memory lane with this peek into the past and current lives of 17 people who have appeared on the cover of Spectrum. BY LEANNE GREEN
SERVICE ORIENTED BUSINESS APPLICATIONS: DISSIMILAR APPLICATIONS WORKING TOGETHER
Service Oriented Business Application (SOBA) is actually more than another acronym and building Web-based applications using SOA standards. If you want to take advantage of Web Services already in existence, remove barriers to doing business with customers and suppliers, or attract the next crop of developers,
USING BASIC AND PERL TO SEND ELECTRONIC MAIL MESSAGES
A common problem encountered with legacy systems is they aren't designed to generate and send status messages regarding reports. With a little ingenuity, you can accomplish a better flow of information by utilizing either Basic or Perl to send electronic messages. BY ROBERT COLTUN
WEBONOMICS 101: NEWS THAT GRABS YOU - EXPLAINING RSS
A few years back, Netscape introduced Rich Site Summary (RSS), and the concept has moved forward since then. Find out how companies can use RSS for their benefit. BY MELVIN SORIANO
REVELATION TECH TIPS: OPENINSIGHT FOR LINUX, AN OVERVIEW
As the Linux desktop environment grows more usable, Revelation Software capitalizes on new opportunities in the Linux world. BY MIKE RUANE
UNIVERSE DYNAMICALLY HASHED FILES: TUNING PARAMETERS, PART 6
The concept that dynamic files are maintenance free is a misconception held by many database administrators and prompts the question, "If dynamic files don't need any maintenance, why are there so many tuning parameters?" This article discusses the tuning parameters for dynamically hashed UniVerse files. BY JEFF FITZGERALD AND PEGGY LONG
SB+ 101: SB+ BASICS: TOOLS, FILE CREATION AND DELETION
In the seventh article in this series, the author covers SB+ tools, file creation and deletion. BY DANNY PASSIG
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS VMARK?
Unbeknownst to many in the MultiValue community, VMark is alive and prospering in many parts of the world. Find out what's been going on behind the scenes with the company that many thought had met
MVTOOLCHEST: MVTOOLBOX MAKES PROGRAMMERS' TASKS EASY AND EFFICIENT
The basic programming utilities supplied with MultiValue databases have not been significantly improved for over three decades. Developed by a programmer for programmers, mvToolbox changes all of that by providing comprehensive programming tools that take the problems out of problem solving.
TECH TRENDS: RFID - WHAT IS IT?
You've probably heard about RFID in one form or another. Most of us, however, don't really know what it can do, how it works, or even what issues there may be when implementing it. BY NATHAN RECTOR