May/Jun 2011

Business Tech: Disaster Planning

It is human nature to want to avoid thinking about painful things. But when disaster strikes, not having any plans on how to react or recover can vastly limit our chances of survival — either personally or as a business. This article explores some of the issues of planning business survival after a catastrophe. If you are like most of us, you will find some things that had never occurred to you to think about.

2011 International Spectrum Conference Feedback

As we did last year, we decided it would be more interesting to you to hear what attendees at the conference had to say rather than what we thought of it. In these three interviews we hear the opinions of both seasoned MultiValue developers and a newcomer to our database.

Serious Data Compression for Network Transport in MultiValue Systems

With the cost of disk space continuing to fall, does anybody except the very largest shops worry about the cost of data storage anymore? Maybe yes, maybe no. It still depends on the circumstances. But although network bandwidth continues to increase, there is still a price to be paid — not just in gigabytes transmitted but also in things like the hidden cost of lost productivity due to network congestion. This article suggests some data compression options, and it includes ready-to-run source code in MultiValue Basic.

MultiValue and the Web: Step into the Future

If the idea that the green screen is dead and has been replaced by GUI is new to you, you must be reading International Spectrum magazine for the first time. Toss into that Ajax, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, etc. and you have an entirely new set of customer expectations that you must meet in order to remain competitive in today’s modern technology world. This article introduces a new series and explains why and how it will explore this topic.

Sending E-mail from Your MultiValue Programs — Part 3: Sendmail

In the first two articles in this series, you learned how to construct an e-mail with the required header lines and a body. You were then introduced to SMTP using Microsoft’s Internet Information Server. Now we take a look at the granddaddy of Internet mail — the venerable Sendmail.