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Shooting the Breeze
A wide-open forum for expressing your off-the-cuff views that may not be covered under other forum topics
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Last Post: Welcome Back!
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by KevinW
Analysis, Commentary and News
Analysis of News Events
An insider's view of current industry happenings
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Unfiltered opinions about events affecting today's IT industry
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Discussions about IT industry developments inside and outside the pages of MC Press Online news
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CIO (7/10)
Mobility (3/28)
Networking (8/407)
Security (1/1)
Server (0/0)
Software (4/6)
Storage (2/6)
Application Software
Collaboration & Messaging
Views on Lotus products and the trend toward unified communications.
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Customer Relationship Management
Where readers can discuss new releases of customer relationship management software.
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by Guest
Document Management
ACOM, Quadrant, iNFORM Decisions and other companies all keep enhancing their products. Do the software products perform as promised? Share your thoughts here.
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Last Post: PECTAB Programming
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Questions, comments and discussions of features in new releases of ERP applications can be posted here.
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Managed Services/SaaS
Many vendors are offering their applications as managed and cloud services. This is the forum to address questions regarding software as a service.
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Releases of Microsoft software create big news every year, and readers use this forum to discuss the pros and cons of various products, as well as share tips on how to accomplish certain tasks.
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IBM vies with EMC for the title as the world's largest software company. This is a forum to discuss Big Blue's products.
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There are more than 5,000 applications for the IBM i platform, and this forum is the place to discuss each of them.
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Career Center
Jobs Offered
Employers can post jobs here or readers can share information on available positions.
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This is a forum where you can post your resume for employers to review.
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General information about careers and the direction of employment trends in the IT industry.
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Business Intelligence
One of the emerging themes in the past year is the increasing ease with which companies and users can implement a business intelligence solution, which you can discuss here.
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by Guest
IBM continues to invest in DB2, and users can discuss new features and releases here.
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Microsoft Access
Just about everyone uses or wants to learn MS Access so users can share tips in this forum.
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Last Post: Locking a Database
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by Grafilo
MySQL is an open source database that is gaining broad popularity among users. Share your stories bout this product with other users here.
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Oracle is both a company and a product. Many readers use the product for a variety of special purposes. Share your knowledge of Oracle here.
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Last Post: What Now, Oracle?
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by Guest
If you want to discuss a topic not covered in the other database forums, this is where to post.
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Application Servers
Sometimes users have technical questions about application servers, and here is where they can find answers.
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e-commerce has become a large economic force over the past decade, and users can share new ideas here.
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Portals and their second cousins, mashups, are a growing force, and users share information here about new ways to deploy them.
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Internet Protocol v6 is gradually replacing IPv4, and it offers new functionality that users can discuss here.
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VOIP is a trend emerging as a replacement for conventional phone systems, and users can pose their questions in this forum.
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Discussions not covered by other specific Internet forums can be addressed here.
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MC Press Bookstore
MC Press Book Blogs, Reviews & Downloads
Posts for reviews as well as downloads from the MC Press line of books including sample chapters, tables of contents, indexes, errata, and updates/corrections to already published books.
MC Press Online Web Site
New MC Press 2017 Website & Newsletters
Discussion and feedback for the new 2017 website launch and newsletter changes.
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by gkd
MC Press Calendar of Events
Share your experiences with the calendar section of the MC Press Online Web site.
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MC Press Forums
Here is a forum to discuss the Forums; go for it.
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MC Press Videos
Like a video you've seen on the MC Press Web site? See one you don't like? Here is the place to sound off.
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MC Showcase Buyer's Guide
Share your opinions about the list of companies and their products in the MC Showcase Buyer's Guide.
Case Study (2/2)
Emulation solutions come in many forms. You can discuss any or all of them here.
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Mobile networking is a hot topic, and users are invited to share their unique applications here.
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Users frequently have questions about networking that can be answered here.
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Operating Systems
IBM i (OS/400, i5/OS)
IBM i (aka OS/400, i5/OS) is the premier OS on the Power System boxes. Share information with your peers here.
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Last Post: 5250 Inactivity
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by WoofDog
Linux/Open Source
The Linux/open-source operating systems are increasingly popular, and this is the place to share information.
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Last Post: Bowling for Linux
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Many Power Systems shops use Microsoft's operating systems, and this is the place to discuss those OSes.
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The merge of the System i and the System p put Unix and AIX operating systems run on the Power System boxes.
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Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are an integral part of programming, and this is where you can discuss them with your peers.
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Business Integration
Discuss Business Intergration software and programming issues in this forum.
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C, C++, C#
Many programmers use C, C++, and C#. Post your questions, share your knowledge, or just let the world know your opinion!
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Change Management
Change management is critical to ensuring a solid system. Share your insights.
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Control Language (CL) programming plays a big part in our industry. Ask questions! Get answers!
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by SRinStL
Got questions about COBOL programming? Get answers here!
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Dev Tools
So many dev tools, so little time. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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Last Post: RDI
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Terry Winchester
Java - some love it, some hate it. Share your knowledge and opinions.
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This is the space for REXX programmers to ask questions and share insights.
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Last Post: Ovrdbf file(stdin)
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by Guest
RPG is the language of the AS/400/iSeries/System i/IBM i. And our readers speak it!
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There are a number of scripting languages. Discuss them with your peers here.
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Information about SQL programming
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Last Post: EXTNAME(*KEY)
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by jpcarro
Web Languages
Share your knowledge about Web languages, or ask questions to get information from other in-the-trenches programmers.
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Visual Basic
Visual Basic (or VB, now Visual Studio) is a Microsoft programming language. Does your shop use some VB? Chat with your peers.
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If your programming thoughts don't fit into the other programming categories we offer, this is the place to have your discussion.
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Compliance and privacy are the hottest security topics in IT today. Share your insights and find out what your peers are doing.
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IBM i (OS/400, i5/OS)
Use this forum to stay current on i5/OS (IBM i) security.
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by Guest
Information about Microsoft security
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Information about general security topics
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System Administration
High Availability/DR
Share your challenges and successes in the areas of High Availability and Disster Recovery.
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Performance Monitoring & Tuning
Everyone wants top performance from their machines. Find out how to achieve it here.
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Look here for general information about system administration practices.
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by Folk
X Archive - Threads started before 01/01/2002
Comments and discussion on interpretive articles in the news and feature sections as well as new threads analyzing current affairs (before 01/01/2002)
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1,544 8,660
Application Software
Discussion of enhancements to the latest versions of the industry's leading applications (before 01/01/2002)
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These forums are where readers can discuss specific areas such as DB2, MySQL, and SQL Server (before 01/01/2002)
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These forums are where readers discuss types of hardware (before 01/01/2002)
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by Guest
These forums cover a broad range of Internet-related topics (before 01/01/2002)
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These forums cover a broad range of management topics (before 01/01/2002)
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by Sarge
Thees forums cover a broad range of networking topics (before 01/01/2002).
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Operating Systems
These forums cover a broad range of operating system topics (before 01/01/2002)
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These forums cover a broad range of programming topics (before 01/01/2002).
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by john551
These forums cover a broad range of security topics (before 01/01/2002).
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Last Post: Passwords Revealed
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by Guest
System Administration
These forums cover a broad range of system administration topics (before 01/01/2002).
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by Guest