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Spring has finally sprung, even though you can't really tell from the odd weather that we've been having here in New York lately. Along with spring, there are a few tidbits of useful news to cover this month from Macromedia and elsewhere. First up, there are a useful new hot fix for CFMX 6.1 that has sprung from Macromedia's development offices this month. Full details (and the download) are available at: www.macromedia.com/support/coldfusion/ts/documents/client_purge_hotfix.htm. In a nutshell, MX runs hourly purge operations on client variables stored in the registry and data sources, and as the number of entries in the client store increases, the CPU usage needed to purge the entries increases as well. The hot fix helps these performance issues, and who doesn't like better performance? Second is another useful hot fix which is the release of updated DataDirect ... (more)

Mercedes-Benz Pioneers Telematics Technology

Telematics - the marriage of cellular wireless technology and Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite location - gave birth to a plethora of new services that provide automobile drivers with added safety, security, and convenience. Mercedes-Benz was an early proponent, and as it continues to take a leading role, the company faces the many challenges of trying to keep pace with rapidly changing technologies. Mercedes-Benz was the first automobile manufacturer to offer an integrated telematics system - called Tele Aid - in all its vehicles sold in the United States. For 2003, Tel... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interviews MERANT

  SYS-CON Radio interviews Sherwin Soong, Senior Product Manager, of MERANT. Click here to listen {interview in MP3 format} ... (more)

Data Management Anytime, Anywhere

In 1977 Bruce Scott, now president and CEO of PointBase, cofounded Oracle, where he was coauthor and coarchitect of Oracle 1, 2, and 3. Many in the industry still think of him as "Scott/Tiger" - the original user name and password for the Oracle database, which still appears throughout Oracle documentation. In 1984 Bruce cofounded Gupta Technology (renamed Centura Software), where he provided database technology leadership for over 10 years. Most recently, Bruce was a founder and principal at inquiry.com. WBT: Tell us about the vision you had when you founded PointBase. What was it... (more)

Wireless Smorgasbord

Living on the Edge Trade shows and conferences are fantastic opportunities for learning, as well as networking with others in the industry. Where else can you hang out with hundreds, even thousands, of other wireless enthusiasts? I've recently spoken with many readers (at conferences of course!) and all agreed that conferences are extremely valuable to their professional lives. In an increasingly competitive business world, it's survival of the fittest, and the more you know, the fitter you are. In surveys, we've discovered that many of our readers regularly attend i-technology c... (more)