As of 1st June this year, Unicorn has been operating for 20 years (yes, Unicorn really did start that long ago!). To mark the occasion we will publish a different quiz in each of the next few newsletters. For each quiz, the first three entrants to send us the correct answers will each win a bottle of champagne. Thats all there is to it, its just for fun and you may be a winner.
Heres the first quiz (well start you off gently!):
Remember, the first three correct entries that we receive for this quiz will win, so when youve got the answers, send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download VDF 2009 now from Data Access. Licence codes will be sent out to customers with up-to-date subscriptions this week. The prices for VDF, WebApp Server and Connectivity Kits are on our web site.
Data Access have made the Alpha 2 release of Visual Report Writer available for public download. This is a new product from Data Access and has been developed using Visual DataFlex.
Recently the computer press has highlighted stories of businesses whose legacy computer systems were preventing them from optimising efficiency and profits. In particular, the story relating to SABMiller, the brewery giant, illustrates how legacy systems, developed over years and years, can eventually become so complex and inflexible that they can impact progress. SABMiller took a step back, reevaluated their business processes and implemented an advanced supply chain management system with forecasting system. Their profits are now optimised and the business has greater flexibility. The legacy system is still in use for some parts of the business, and has been integrated with the new systems. Although the project was costly, the business can now continue to grow without the restrictions imposed by its outdated systems.
Data Access Netherlands will be hosting the Scandinavian DataFlex Users Conference (SCANDUC) at the Radisson SAS Strand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden, on the 24th and 25th September 2009. There will be an extra training day on the 23rd September.
The European DataFlex Users Conference (EDUC) is a 2-day conference, at Seefeld, Tirol in Austria, on the 4th and 5th March 2010. The event is also being referred to as SKIDUC, to reflect both the season and the location of the conference. The event will deliver technical presentations on Data Access products.