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Business Intelligence Development Studio (SSIS) and U2 Toolkit for .NET v.2.1.0

Business Intelligence Development Studio (SSIS) and U2 Toolkit for .NET v.2.1.0 | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Overview Microsoft positions its Business Intelligence Development Studio as the environment used to develop packages for data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) in Integration Services (SSIS).
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MultiValue Developer

MultiValue Developer | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
A great opportunity for an experienced Developer with MultiValue skills to join a major financial establishment on the Isle of Man. You will have the opportunity to work on other systems too including SOAP, VB, XML and perhaps Python. Knowledge and skills required: MultiValue databases ideally ARev (Advanced Revelation) or OpenInsight along with experience of Windows and Office. Other MultiValue experience also fine ie UniVerse, UniData, UniVision, jBase, OpenQM etc. Thorough knowledge of the systems development life cycle, from inception through analysis, development and testing, to implementation Any experience of financial systems an advantage but not essential. Main duties will include: Systems Analysis and Design Systems Development and Testing Maintaining stability of systems, and identifying and recommending future tactical and strategic directions Maintaining availability of systems, with full autonomy for support decisions and upgrades to resolve emerging issues Project Management Benefits include: Company Bonus Pension Scheme  25 days holiday plus UK Bank Holidays Private Medical Insurance  On-site Gym  Free Parking – Free parking on site (and free mini bus in to town everyday) Low Tax Jurisdiction
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BlueFinity International announces new features for rapid app development platform Evoke

BlueFinity International announces new features for rapid app development platform Evoke BlueFinity International has introduced new features and enhancements to Evoke, its rapid app development platform - making the tool even easier to use for companies looking to create professional looking, full function business apps for multiple devices more quickly and cost effectively. Evoke enables companies to cost-effectively create web, hybrid and native apps that fully integrate and synchronize them with existing back-end systems and databases. New Chatbot feature To improve help and support for users, a new chatbot feature has been added that will give users chat-style AI support. The chatbot interface is simple and intuitive to use. Once set up, users will be able to type questions and the chatbot will answer in a similar style to an online chat operator, and it delivers round the clock support. New Signature panel feature A new signature panel feature that allows users to use their fingertips to sign has also been introduced. This is the perfect solution for signing legal documents or to confirm deliveries electronically. Installing this feature into the app is easy and intuitive. Ability to print straight from the App Another useful component is an extended printing capability, where users can initiate the printing of information from apps running on all mobile and desktop devices. Improved development control Evoke now also enables better team work for multiple developers. It has introduced multi-developer source code control, where the team leader can set restrictions on who can access and change code and content. The team leader can then control the acceptance of sub-team developments in to the main development project. This ensures that junior and citizen developers can be used as part of a development team, without any risk of changing work completed by more senior team members. Improved ability to make layout changes and improved calculated field abilities It is also easier for developers to make changes to font style and sizes, as well as now offering expanded calculated field abilities with support for string expressions and data conversion. BlueFinity International HAMILTON HOUSE 111 MARLOWES Hemel Hempstead Hertfordsh HP1 1BB GBR +44 (0) 1442 450435 View more articles
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Evoke enables better team work for multiple developers. It has introduced multi-developer source code control, where the team leader can set restrictions on who can access and change code and content.

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MultiValue and The Cloud: Flexibility for the Future

MultiValue and The Cloud: Flexibility for the Future | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
With the ever-changing business landscape, many companies that rely on MultiValue platforms are looking for ways to integrate existing systems with new technologies - and specifically, figuring out how to leverage the capabilities of the cloud. Organizations often find themselves torn between the platforms they've built their critical business applications on and user demands for modern, intuitive interfaces that provide anytime, anywhere access to web and mobile applications.
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Senior Analyst Programmer

Senior Analyst Programmer | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a MultiValue Developer to join an established financial services company based in Buckinghamshire Technical skills required: Hands on development using of MultiValue databases / data structure and preferably Advanced Revelation or OpenInsight or other MultiValue Database (Universe, Unidata, jBase, OpenQM, D3 etc) Understanding of (X)HTML, CSS & JavaScript Any .NET (C#), VBA and SQL useful but not essential. Duties will include: Working with Business Systems Manager & Head of Systems Development to agree priorities and time scales. Working with business teams to interpret requirements for application enhancements as required by the special projects Working with business teams to analyse existing processes to aid in the development of better systems Providing support to the Business Systems Analyst Preparing progress reports on project works Preparing and maintaining documentation of processes associated with the projects Developing detailed test plans and ensure rigorous testing is undertaken Providing support for projects during installation and post implementation  You should also have experience in: Systems Analysis (development of specs, flow diagrams, etc)·Collection and interpretation of Business requirements High volume transaction systems·Good Communication Skills  Logical Approach to problem solving Good Organisational skills and Time Management Get in touch for the full spec.
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IT Manager

IT Manager | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
We are hunting for an IT Manager / Head of Software Development / Development Services Manager / Solutions Engineer Manager in East Yorkshire. Very competitive salary Working for a specialist successful niche software house with markets in the UK, Europe and the US. Their development environment is MultiValue (Universe and SB/XA) but they are looking to integrate with other supported technologies to improve the customer experience such as XAML and/or Python.  Currently working using Waterfall but heading to Agile. You will have come up from a technical background and have good man management skills as well as customer facing. You will be responsible for: Managing the software Development Life Cycle through from development to delivery. Managing a team (3 QA, 8 Developers, 1 New Tech). Liaising with clients. Used to balancing quality and quantity! Desirable Experience of developing integrated business applications ideally ERP Experience of product modernisation utilising new technologies Experience of managing a Custom Development Team Experience of working in an environment developing a standard product. If this sounds like you, get in touch for the full spec
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HUNTING: IT Manager, Yorkshire - UK,
background having come up the technical route. Salary negotiable. 
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Rocket APT Challenge

Rocket APT Challenge | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
A challenge to encourage usage of multi-value data storage, and to see its advantages over traditional database tables.
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A great opportunity for young developers to explore the Rocket MultiValue Application.

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MV GenNext – Young MV Developers help guide the future of MultiValue

MV GenNext – Young MV Developers help guide the future of MultiValue | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
We had a landmark MV GenNext live meetup last week at the Rocket R&D facility in Denver.  The GenNext team includes young MultiValue developers from across the globe who assembled to discuss and collaborate on innovative MultiValue techniques and to talk with product management and engineers about...
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Rocket had a landmark MV GenNext live meetup last week at the Rocket R&D facility in Denver. The GenNext team includes young MultiValue developers from across the globe who assembled to discuss and collaborate on innovative MultiValue techniques and to talk with product management and engineers about what they wanted to see in the product roadmap.

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Rocket MultiValue Business Forum: Mt Laurel, NJ

Rocket MultiValue Business Forum: Mt Laurel, NJ | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Join us at our MultiValue Business Forum, a full-day event that will help you get the most out of your MultiValue investment. We’ll discuss the latest developments, walk you through our product roadmap, and give you technical information that can help you be more productive when you get back to...
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Join Rocket at their MultiValue Business Forum, a full-day event that will help you get the most out of your MultiValue investment. They'll discuss the latest developments, walk you through their product roadmap, and give you technical information that can help you be more productive when you get back to the office.

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The Rocket Software MultiValue Blog

Featured D3 D3 Hidden Gems: 5 Tips That Can Make Using D3 Easier by Kirsten Petersen 3 Comments August 15, 2018 Technology Credential Manager and Token-based Authentication by Jing Cui No Comments August 8, 2018 Tutorials UniData Universe Extending MV Basic by Calling Python by Ross Reichardt No ...
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Now that we have gone over some of the basics such as manipulating numpy arrays and pandas data frames in the first two parts of “Python Data Science and the Rocket MultiValue Database”, we will now create a simple object for managing the storage and retrieval of data to a Rocket MultiValue database.

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MultiValue to Excel - a step by step intro to phiReport Tickets, Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM

MultiValue to Excel - a step by step intro to phiReport Tickets, Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud and Pierre Trinephi, owner and founder of 3phi Solutions will be presenting From MultiValue to Excel - a step by step intro to phiReport  phiReport© is a simple to use reporting tool that natively understands your MultiValue (Rocket software MultiValue products,...
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Date for your diary - Tuesday 11th September 2018

Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud and Pierre Trinephi, owner and founder of 3phi Solutions will be presenting From MultiValue to Excel - a step by step intro to phiReport. 

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Blog | Pick Cloud, Inc.

Blog | Pick Cloud, Inc. | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Google Cloud Next ‘18 – Security, Performance, Innovation Google Cloud Next ‘18 Takeaways Last week, a few of us here at Pick Cloud attended Google Cloud Next ‘18. It was a hectic but very good few days that was filled with a lot of new announcements and information. Here are some of things we learned and how it can benefit MultiValue. First of all, a little bit about the conference. 25,000 people registered for the conference this year. This was a 2.5x increase from 10,000 in 2017 and over 12% increase from 2016 attendance. That in itself shows the power of Google, their cloud offering and how much people believe in it. What sets Google Cloud apart from other providers? Their data centers and security. Google Data Centers Google prides itself on providing secure, efficient, high performing and innovative data centers. Each data center is fully redesigned every 18 months to increase performance and reduce costs. Google invests billions of dollars on an annual basis in infrastructure and have pioneered water cooling techniques that are unique to each region. This not only lowers costs, but is better for the environment. Google’s chips, servers, software, and private network are designed and controlled by them, end-to-end. No unnecessary peripherals like chipsets or video cards are allowed. These add additional vulnerabilities and costs. Their hardware operations team is available 24×7 to upgrade servers, manage the network and repair systems. You can rely on Google’s worldwide network and count on low latency and high responsiveness. Google has the world’s largest global private cloud network with 100+ points of presence, 17 regions and a hundred thousands of miles of fiber optic cable. Third parties estimate that upwards of one-third of the entire Internet traffic is going across Google’s networks on a daily basis. Google has eight products with over 1 billion users each. You can take advantage of the same infrastructure they use to serve billions of search queries every day in milliseconds, billions of hours of YouTube  consumed daily as well as storage for over 1.4 billion active Gmail users. Security “We believe that security empowers innovation — that if you put security first, everything else will follow.” Urs Hölzle, Senior VP, Technical Infrastructure, Google Cloud Security is Google’s number one priority. Google received the highest Strategy score for Public Cloud Platform Native Security from The Forrester Wave, Q2 2018 Google Cloud encrypts customer data stored at rest by default, with no additional action required from you. Data is also encrypted in transit. You can use your own keys or Google’s keys. Only Google employees with a data center related job are allowed to set foot on any data center campus. This means less than 1% of Google employees have ever been inside a Google data center. They have over 62,000 employees. You may be asking yourself, what does all of this mean to me? With Google’s constant investment in infrastructure, security and innovation, you can grow and scale your business without giving a second thought to capacity, reliability, or performance – and at a cost you can afford. Join the likes of Target, Ebay, Twitter and other Fortune 500 companies who take advantage of Google’s infrastructure to run their business. Lower costs, means you can add invest more money in your business and bottom line. You can rest easy knowing your data and systems are secure and not worry about your system going down. Google cloud is now up to 5 nines (99.999% uptime) which equates to 5.26 minutes of downtime in a year. Don’t take our word for it. See the power of Google Cloud firsthand, FREE for 15 days, no credit card or commitment required.
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Last week, a few of the team at Pick Cloud attended Google Cloud Next ‘18.  Here are some of the things they learnt.

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MultiValue Developer

MultiValue Developer | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
We are Hunting:              MultiValue Developers   US client now with a UK base in Dorset Circa £45,000 Must have MultiValue (pref UniVerse) development experience Client currently has an ERP system running on Universe v 11.2 Any additional nice to have skills: Python or Java, C or C# useful but not essential Web knowledge and UV webservices, XLM and web objects You will be working in a relaxed and informal environment in a beautiful part of the country. If you want to know more, give us a call.
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Are you interested or do you know anyone that might be?

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Introducing phiReport© Cloud edition - Prospectus

Introducing phiReport© Cloud edition - Prospectus | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Pick Cloud + 3phi Solutions Google = phiReport© Cloud Pick Cloud Inc and 3phi Solutions inc have announced a strategic partnership to sell phiReport© Cloud edition exclusively in North America. What is phiReport© Cloud phiReport© is a suite of reporting tools based on the PICK/MultiValue DBMS. The application is built using AccuTerm GUI, allowing any Windows user with a current AccuTerm terminal emulator to define and generate attractive Excel worksheets from a graphical user interface
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Rocket MultiValue roadmap livestream webinar series

Rocket MultiValue roadmap livestream webinar series | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
I’m happy to announce that beginning in January 2019, the Rocket MultiValue R&D team will host monthly Rocket MultiValue roadmap livestreams showcasing what’s new—and what’s coming next. Every month, you’ll get new MultiValue insights directly from Rocket development leaders and exclusive previews of new products, such as the upcoming Rocket Connection Manager. Hear the latest …
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Don't forget the Rocket MultiValue roadmap livestream on Thursday 17th January at 12:00am.  It will be showcasing what’s new—and what’s coming next.

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MultiValue Idea Contest

MultiValue Idea Contest | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Do You Believe? That was the question asked of the audience last October during Zumapalooza’s MultiValue Market Update. Do you believe in the power of MultiValue applications and the data model? Zumasys believes in the multivalue market and we believe in you. That is why we are happy to sponsor the MultiValue Idea Contest, providing a $10,000 USD grant to the person with the best idea to advance the MultiValue data model How to Enter Write each MultiValue Idea in support of the MultiValue Data Model in the supplied text box of the entry form below, or write a title for your idea in that text box and upload a document (.doc or .docx) with 500 words or less, optionally with one image Schedule 1/9/19 – MultiValue Idea submissions open. 2/28/19 – MultiValue Idea submissions closed. 4/8/19 – MultiValue Idea winner announced. Judging Ideas will be judged for (a) originality, (b) novelty, (c) practicality, (d) scalability, (e) marketability, and (f) durability, as determined in the sole discretion of the judges. Judges Andy Takacs Zumasys Chief Technology Officer Dawn Wolthuis President at Tincat Group, Inc. Ian McGowan Creator of PickWiki.com Craig Alford General Manager at Uniware Pty Ltd Martin Phillips Creator of OpenQM Contest Opens January 9, 2019 MultiValue Idea Contest (Remove February 28th) If you are human, leave this field blank. First Name * Last Name * Email * Phone * Address * City * State * Zip Code * MultiValue Idea or Title for Uploaded Idea * Supporting Documents I agree to contest rules. Submit
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Do you believe in the power of MultiValue applications and the data model?

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Rocket MultiValue Livestream series

Rocket MultiValue Livestream series | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Beginning in January 2019, the Rocket MultiValue R&D team will host monthly livestreams showcasing what’s new—and what’s coming next—in MultiValue. Every month, you’ll get new MultiValue insights directly from Rocket development leaders and exclusive previews of new products, such as the upcoming Rocket Connection Manager. Hear the latest updates as they’re announced and always be in the know.* Roadmap updates will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, with broadcast times alternating between 7:00 pm EST  and 11:00 am EST to include as many territories as possible. Please note that these roadmap livestreams will not be recorded or available after airing, so you must tune in live if you want the inside scoop on all things MultiValue. Tell your friends! *Note: Preview functionality and timelines are subject to change. We advise against Rocket partners and customers making any business decisions based on pre-release content discussed in our monthly updates.
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Are you interested in finding out what's coming next in MultiValue….?

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Christmas Opening Hours 2018 / 2019 - Prospectus

Christmas Opening Hours 2018 / 2019 - Prospectus | MultiValue News | Scoop.it

Please find below our Christmas opening hours for this year. Friday 21 December Normal (8:30am - 6pm) Monday 24 December 9am - 3pm Tuesday 25 December Closed Wednesday 26 December Closed Thursday 27 December 9am - 3pmFriday 28 December 9am - 3pmMonday 31 December 9am - 3pmTuesday 1 January Closed Wednesday 2 January Normal (8:30am - 6pm)

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Universal Driver 5.2 released –

Universal Driver 5.2 released – | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Universal Driver NUL v5.2 for OpenInsight 10 - This is a 64-bit server side installation for use with OpenInsight 10.  The Universal Driver NUL 5.2 allows files from OpenInsight 10 and OpenInsight 9.4 to share the same Universal Driver.  This version has been updated with the latest ACE libraries. Management of the Universal Driver is…
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This version has been updated with the latest ACE libraries.

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Rooms to Go

Rooms to Go | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Responding to changing customer expectations in the retail furniture business...
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Rocket personalises the furniture buying experience.

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Rocket APT Challenge

Rocket APT Challenge | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
A challenge to encourage usage of multi-value data storage, and to see its advantages over traditional database tables.
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The Rocket APT Challenge is open to undergraduate students 18 years of age or older who are currently studying engineering, science, or technology at an accredited college or university in Europe, Asia-Pacific, or the Americas. Registration for this global competition begins in October 2018 and runs for 60 days.

 

The mission is to design a program or application built on Rocket’s MultiValue application platform in support of a theme. This year’s theme is Improve your Community. Apart from adherence to the theme, there are no restrictions, and entrants are free to innovate to the limits of their imagination.

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IBM i: The Best-Kept Secret in IT?

IBM i: The Best-Kept Secret in IT? | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
I have flown more than 100,000 miles this year to visit our IBM i customers.One story I consistently hear is organizations advocating retiring their IBM i platform in favor of something that’s more “modern.” When pressed, these people cite that the technology is old, has a green screen interface,...
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IBM i: The Best Kept Secret in IT?

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Q & A with Mark Pick – Pick Cloud, Inc.

Q & A with Mark Pick – Pick Cloud, Inc. | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
You have questions? We have answers. We sat down with Pick Cloud’s CEO (Cloud Evangelist Officer) to discuss common questions people have about the company, PICK/MultiValue in the cloud, Google, and the company’s SaaS business model. Mark Pick launched Pick Cloud in January of 2013 to address the void in the MultiValue marketplace; a 100% dedicated cloud provider that understands PICK. As a result of this he coined the phrase MultiValue DBaaS (database as a service) as it was apparent that the price per seat model was doomed or outdated with today’s emerging cloud technology. Q. What gave you the idea to start this company in a declining market where resources are limited and with several MultiValue resellers and end users jumping ship for a more modern look and feel? A. Initially it was the onslaught of social media.  How could companies like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram handle all that data in a cloud environment?  Surely a PICK environment could operate in that model. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks while I was configuring hardware for a client, spending nearly $20,000 for a hefty server and realized they were only utilizing about 5% of it.The capital expenditure (CapEx) was huge! AND not to mention it took over 4 weeks to procure hardware and set up all the software they needed. They had paid all this money for a server and based the configuration on future use. I thought – people should only be paying for what they use –  not what they think they are going to use. I knew the client could have spent very little on operating expense (OpEx) and be up in the cloud in hours versus weeks. Plus they wouldn’t have had the initial $20,000 outlay up front. With that, the initial concept for Pick Cloud was born. MultiValue is in my DNA – literally. I have a passion for this community and for preserving and rejuvenating it. I believe Cloud computing and especially “as a Service” model(s) are the way forward.  I want to prevent people from throwing the baby out with the bathwater and SaaS and cloud was the evident way for us to do that. We have been all in on the cloud since day 1. Q. What exactly do you mean by Database as a Service (DBaaS) and why haven’t others in this market caught on? A – The term (as a Service)  was made famous by software companies like Salesforce.com with their cloud based SaaS customer relationship management (CRM) application.  Software as a service is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to clients over the internet.  I felt that PICK was a perfect fit for this model so I coined the phrase MultiValue Database as a Server (DBaaS).  Our partnership with Ladybridge allows us to do this with OpenQM.  Our Database as a Service model means you pay one monthly fee and it includes all the licenses AND all the infrastructure behind it. I think many people don’t get that or understand what’s really included.  We are talking about Google infrastructure here. Arguably the best hardware and infrastructure on the planet!  For as low as $15 per seat per month, you get an OpenQM license, AccuTerm and all the infrastructure behind Google’s products. Think about this for a minute; you get a QM database license, an AccuTerm terminal emulator for your user(s) AND it’s hosted on Google’s world class infrastructure!  All you need is a solid Internet connection. I think to some extent people are leary of moving because they may be a server hugger. They don’t like not being able to touch their server. What they don’t realize is you still have control over your hardware if you need it. You just aren’t paying the costs to upgrade it or to heat and cool it. Cloud is inevitable. The days of owning your software are coming to an end. You will always own your data though. Q. So, $15 per user?  How can you be so much cheaper than other MultiValue products when they charge nearly $600 a user not to mention 20% in annual support fees? A. Again, with our exclusive cloud partnership with Ladybridge (QM) and Google (infrastructure) we can afford to offer this package to the MultiValue/PICK market. As an example; a 20 user QM site would cost $300 a month!  This includes the Google infrastructure, QM & AccuTerm license. We don’t charge any annual software maintenance as it is included in the monthly fee. Q. You appear to be on the leading edge when it comes to offering a SaaS or as a Service model for the MultiValue market.  Are there other products or software products you provide on demand? A. Yes, when we first came up with the idea to start Pick Cloud, we were determined to use a ‘As-A-Service’ model – Digital transformation has a way of changing not just technology, but the entire way we do business.  It is becoming a mind-set as much as it is a strategy. Within the first year in business we secured the exclusive to do OpenQM as DBaaS (database as a service) for as low as $15 per seat per month with all the infrastructure included. Last month we secured the North American exclusive to sell phiReport Cloud Edition starting at just $29 per month. We also sell CirrusPrint which allows user to print remotely to any one of their remote locations from the cloud seamlessly and securely without the expense of VPN software or hardware. We have combined Google, MultiValue, printing and reporting into one package – our cloud starter pack! It is $319 per month and you can host any MultiValue application. Q. How has the market reacted to your cloud approach? A. At first, very few got it.  Our market including software developers and resellers typically sell their application for on premise use and for a one-time charge including an annual software maintenance. Many were and still are concerned about security and 24/7 access. Where are my backups?  What happens if there are hardware issues? How can I possibly print from my server if it is located thousands of miles away? What about performance? These are all legitimate concerns and we address these during our 15-day evaluation period. We offer this at no charge and with no credit card or commitment required. Q. What the reasoning behind your decision to partner with Google when there are so many other cloud hosting companies out there? A. This is a good question because there are so many cloud companies to choose from.  Initially we started out with hosting.com and Zayo Group. Both of whom do a fairly good job.  However, I wanted to partner with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft (Azure), and Google. I guess it was the free Chromebook from Google that got my attention.  Seriously though; it came down to performance and Google won hands down. Our biggest concerns were server performance and network latency. This is where Google outperformed its competition.  Google has a far superior network. Unlike its competitors, Google aims to deliver its services with high performance, high reliability, and low latency for users, in a manner that respects open internet principles. Google operates data centers that we use for MultiValue/PICK servers and backend storage.  Last I checked Google has data centers in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia including 17 regions, 52 zones, over 100 points of presence across 35 countries, and a well-provisioned global network with 100,000s of miles of fiber optic. Q. Your decision to move to Google is very compelling but aren’t you worried that Google reads and looks at client’s data and even reads their emails? A. LOL! From what I understand Google hosts 1.4 billion active email accounts per month.  That’s a lot of reading to do.  During the Google Next 18 conference they actually spoke about this very topic. Their policy is pretty clear as they say “..we do not access your data for any reason other than to fulfill our contractual obligations to you.” If for any reason Google accesses our data, audit logs are generated for us in near-real-time. Google has some pretty strict privacy policies in place to protect our clients and their data. Q. Security is a HUGE concern of clients when they make the move to the cloud.  Can you explain how you protect your clients from security breaches or data theft? A. At Google security is their number one concern. Data is automatically encrypted at rest and in transit. You can use Google’s two form authentication (2FA) security or you can integrate Security KEYS from Yubico which combines hardware-based authentication, public key cryptography, and U2F and FIDO2 protocols to eliminate account takeovers. Their data centers are only accessible by less than 1% of their staff so physical security is not an issue. Q. Because legacy PICK applications have been around for nearly forty years how can they possibly be cloud ready or even compliant with some of the strict compliances out there? A. Pick applications are actually a perfect fit for the cloud. Cloud computing is like computer time sharing.  You basically pay rent for compute time, on computers that someone else owns, because you can’t afford to build the data center yourself,or maybe you are cost conscious. Keep in mind that the original users of PICK were first based in a timeshare environment.  Since most PICK application have a very small footprint or even character based, they are even faster in the cloud. Typical terminal connections are made using SSH keys for remote connections or we can even use two-factor authentication for increased security. Depending on our client’s industry, Google maintains some of the most rigid security, privacy, and compliance controls – whether that be the financial services, government or the healthcare business or other any industries that require strict compliance. Q. What do you tell prospects or clients who are still a bit leary about moving to the cloud? A. A lot of people are still quite cautious of cloud computing; especially PICK people!  I often refer to them as server huggers. This isn’t necessarily a derogatory term, it just means they like to touch and control their server.  The biggest concerns are losing control, new security threats, poor performance and uptime, and being tied to one vendor. The bottom line is we want to take that burden off of our clients so they can focus on what they know best; their business!  For those who are still nervous I highly recommend they take baby steps in moving. A perfect solution is having their Hot Backup hosted in the cloud or even storing their backups in the cloud for safe keeping. Q. Why choose Pick Cloud when there are plenty of other cloud companies to choose from?  What makes Pick Cloud unique in this space? A. We have decades of PICK experience and we are a SaaS based company. That is unique in and of itself in this space. We were the first to offer OpenQM as DBaaS. All of our partnerships were built with SaaS in mind and most importantly we partner with Google and are able to leverage their infrastructure with our clients. We have been all in on cloud since day one with no plans of focusing on other things. Why not try the cloud for yourself? We offer a FREE 15 day evaluation – no credit card or commitment required. What do you have to lose?
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An interesting  Q&A session with Pick Cloud’s CEO (Cloud Evangelist Officer) to discuss common questions people have about the company, PICK/MultiValue in the cloud, Google, and the company’s SaaS business model.

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Extending MV Basic by Calling Python

Extending MV Basic by Calling Python | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Introduction One of the compelling things about using Python is the ability to extend the capability of the MultiValue platform. Perhaps you are thinking that means Python having access into the MultiValue environment to read / write data files, run commands and call Basic subroutines.
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An interesting read on how to extend the capability of the MultiValue platform.

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Consultant

Consultant | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
Consultant Location:  Lancashire, England Salary:  GBP500 - GBP500 per hour MultiValue D3 3 month Contract (May be longer)  Rate: £500pd Project: To help client with a D3 upgrade to 64 bit V10 (currently on v 9.2) Plan is to eventually move to Cloud. Our client is a MultiVlaue Software house based in the North West and they are looking for an expert in D3, must have experience of Upgrades, Integration's and Bolt Ons. Experience of Cloud technologies an advantage. Give me a call or email me for more information.   Please check the job details, then fill in your details below and click "Submit now". * Indicates a required field. Your Details First Name * Last Name * Email * Phone Number(s) Work: Home/Mobile/Cell: Address Please attach your CV/Résumé * Existing CV Please state whether you are currently eligible to work (work permit/visa/citizenship) in the country to which you are applying: * Yes No
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Full Circle - From Timeshare to Cloud on Rocket Software’s MultiValue Application Platform

Full Circle - From Timeshare to Cloud on Rocket Software’s MultiValue Application Platform | MultiValue News | Scoop.it
As many of you know, my dad, Dick Pick, along with Don Nelson, were the creators of G.I.R.L.S. more than fifty years ago. G.I.R.L.S. was initially built for tracking spare parts for Cheyenne helicopters at the huge military contractor TRW Systems in the United States. This was the beginning of PICK/MultiValue as we know it …
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Mark Pick has written this interesting blog on the history of Pick & MultiValue and how it fit so well with the "cloud".

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