ERWin Was A Fantastic Early MySQL Tool

Post dateOctober 16th, 2014 by admin in Uncategorized | No Comments »

erwinwafeLogicWorks Inc.’s ERwin/SQL is a Windows-based tool that lets database designers graphically create and maintain database structures. Database designs can be easily manipulated and are presented in a clear, flexible manner. However, ERwin/SQL’s complete absence of help and referential documentation made the product more difficult to learn and use than it should have been.

Rather than trying to be all database products to all users, LogicWorks’ ERwin/SQL 2.0 focuses on the all-important design of the database.

A heavy price can be paid for incorrectly designing a database — even if applications and data are correct, performance can be compromised. ERwin/SQL 2.0, which was released two weeks ago for $1,495, makes the process much smoother by allowing users to concentrate on the design of the database rather than on the Structured Query Language (SQL)

Nodevision Offered So Much Hope, So Little Delivery

Post dateSeptember 10th, 2014 by admin in The Web | No Comments »

nvosmNetwork managers who want to pinpoint changes in network workstation configurations may find a potential solution in Fresh Technology Co.’s new Windows-based node-administration program, NodeVision 1.10, provided Fresh can make some needed improvements to the package.

NodeVision 1.10 is an admirable effort to provide network managers with a tool that spans a variety of network operating systems and equipment. But in our tests the package suffered from compatibility flaws when we configured it with some network operating systems.

NodeVision supports Novell Inc.’s NetWare, Banyan Systems Inc.’s VINES and Microsoft Corp.’s LAN Manager, along with TCP/IP hosts. It also works with a variety of other network-management systems, such as Novell’s NetWare Management Services, as well as some concentrators and uninterruptible power systems.

We used NodeVision’s extensive data collection tools to gather data on …

LAN Manager Was A Dog Straight Out Of The Box

Post dateAugust 11th, 2014 by admin in The Web | No Comments »

lanmOne of the most confusing issues concerning Windows NT has been the degree of networking that NT will include and the role of LAN Manager in future NT-based networks. Microsoft itself has obscured the facts on occasion, referring to the network services in Windows NT as peer-to-peer when, in reality, Windows NT will include the same kind of file-server software that has traditionally been provided in LAN Manager.

That server software will be limited to serving single-domain networks of DOS, Windows and OS/2 workstations. Networks can have any number of servers, and you can use the software on a peer-to-peer or a client/server basis. In other words, you can run the server and share your local hard disk, and run the client and access other servers, or you can simply dedicate a …

How To Recover Promise RAID Arrays

Post dateMarch 25th, 2014 by admin in The Web | No Comments »

rgeoSure, the companies say you can recover promise RAID arrays but at what price does RAID recovery come in at? (The answer is here.)  Some people still call their customer service hotline saying it is not as effective as the advertisements say because they still lose their files. This is actually not true and the way they recover the files is incorrect. The files will be recovered when they are properly backed up. There are actually so many customers complaining about the RAID service but there is nothing they can do because their files were not backed up properly and it is not RAID’s fault.

There is no other reliable brands in the market for hard drives but the best one you can get is RAID. They are reliable and fast …

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Do Wrinkle Creams Really Work?

Post dateFebruary 23rd, 2014 by admin in Your Health | 5 Comments »

dwcrwDo even the best wrinkle creams out there have good results? Yes, they do actually work. There are many anti wrinkle cream brands out there but you have to find out which one will actually work. Anti wrinkle creams are on the cheap side and can show very positive results. There are some that look like they don’t work but actually they do work just that the effects can’t be seen by the human eye.

What’s inside those creams? The best wrinkle creams contain ingredients such as antioxidants, avobenzone, alpha hydroxyl acids, l-ascorbic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and finally retinol. Each of those ingredients play a part in repairing skin most especially the human face. Scientists pick which ingredients are most compatible with one another so that they can both …

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Professionals Take The Web By Storm

Post dateOctober 10th, 2013 by admin in The Web | 4 Comments »

pwbsIf you believe no one’s making money on the Internet, you haven’t talked to any lawyers or accountants lately.

Professional services firms are discovering that when it comes to reeling in new clients and servicing existing ones, the Internet is a profitable business address – and a relatively easy way for professional unknowns to make a name for themselves.

Just ask 29-year-old Gregory Siskind. Three years ago the Nashville attorney was a nobody with a big dream of practicing immigration law. Today, his immigration law firm, Siskind, Susser, Haas & Chang, has 11 lawyers with offices in six states. About two-thirds of the firm’s business comes through the Internet – either from its Web site or from its free monthly newsletter, distributed electronically to 10,000 subscribers.

A cheap way to market

Mr. Siskind

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Technology Changes Research Markedly

Post dateOctober 10th, 2013 by admin in Marketing | No Comments »

tcrmRichard Hare’s new briefcase epitomizes changes hitting the average business research company.

The senior VP-general manager-North East of Elrick & Lavidge, Paramus, N.J., used to carry his cellular phone, laptop and other modern business accoutrements with him, but as work began infringing more into his personal life, he soon found his conservative leather briefcase impractical.

“We are all stuck in business 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Mr. Hare says. “I got so tired of transferring all of my electronics from a briefcase to a ditty bag, I decided that if I’m going to live my life as much as my job, I’m going to get one bag that will be good for everything.”

Thanks to the ongoing communications revolution, many in business research, like Mr. Hare, are finding

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HP’s Services Define The Company

Post dateAugust 8th, 2013 by admin in Business Models | No Comments »

hpsFor Hewlett-Packard Co., the problem isn’t selling its line of printers, PCs, servers and other high-tech products; the problem is figuring out who it is selling to.

The problem – compounded in business-to-business direct marketing by the high degree of job mobility and the fact that the end users and the buyers are often not the same people – is Judith Kincaid’s to overcome.

Ms. Kincaid is worldwide customer information manager for HP, the Palo Alto, Calif.based computer company that had $38.4 billion in sales last year and that last month announced its goal of jumping from the No. 3 PC maker to No. 1 by the year 2001.

Ms. Kincaid, a 19-year company veteran who oversaw the construction of the company’s U.S. marketing database when she was U.S. database marketing manager from

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Changing Direction In The Best Way Possible

Post dateJuly 22nd, 2013 by admin in Business Models, Marketing | 2 Comments »

ptpibFor years, Thermwood Corp. produced custom routers for the woodworking and plastics industries. But while customization made customers happy, it wreaked havoc at Thermwood.

Its engineers couldn’t keep pace with the design requirements of its customers and, as a job shop, it couldn’t exploit any process or cost efficiencies. In fact, customization was putting the Dale, Ind.-based manufacturer out of business.

To turn itself around, Thermwood cloned the advertising techniques of leading PC makers and adopted a radical – for it – marketing approach that flies in the face of what many gurus are preaching today: Thermwood shifted to a standardized product line.

Thermwood’s top-to-bottom marketing overhaul has pulled the company back from the brink after fundamental changes in its business had pushed the company close to extinction.

Custom product, low profit

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Pressing The Press Is Best

Post dateJuly 6th, 2013 by admin in Marketing | No Comments »

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Under Chairman Jack Welch, GE has shunned owning businesses that aren’t No. 1 or 2 in their markets. That’s a tack Reed wants to follow.

“If we can’t be a leader in a field, then it probably won’t be a strategic priority,” says Brian Kardon, senior VP-marketing and chief marketing officer at Reed Elsevier Business Information.

Being a leader got a lot easier for the company last month, when Reed Elsevier PLC’s Cahners Publishing Co. completed its $447 million purchase of the Chilton Business Group, Radnor, Pa. After the merger, both companies were combined to form Reed Elsevier Business Information.

“The Chilton publications helped us get stronger where we already had strength,” Mr. Kardon says.

Reed Elsevier Business Information currently has 131 publications, 4,000 employees and more than 7 million subscribers, making it …

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