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LSG Sky Chefs, a subsidiary of German national airline Lufthansa, is the world's leading provider of integrated in-flight services solutions from catering, provisioning, equipment, and retail to comprehensive in-flight management services. With 30,000 employees working at over 200 locations in 48 countries, LSG Sky Chefs serves more than 270 airlines. The Challenge The loading requirements differ for each individual flight and are sometimes subject to drastic changes until shortly before departure. The highest degree of flexibility is therefore of paramount importance. The company needed a new centralized software application to ultimately control the complete chain of catering processes, from preparing and arranging items at Customer Service Centers to in-flight passenger service. The Solution The application developed by LSG Sky Chefs is based on a centralized data ... (more)

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Sets Jan 7 As Wikia Search Launch Date

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has set Jan. 7 as the launch date for his open-source search project, dubbed Wikia Search. According to the Washington Post Wales, who has described Yahoo! and Google as opaque services that don't explain how results are arrived at, says the project will allow technology enthusiasts to help filter sites and rank search results, using a community model akin to that of Wikipedia. Wales's contention is that search needs to be reinvented, freeing "the judgment of information from invisible rules inside an algorithmic black box." As previously reported, f... (more)

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Third Party PowerToTheBuilder.com 01/12/2008 - Brad Wery announced his new website: www.PowerToTheBuilder.com. The site offers a variety of GUI components to help you change the look of the software you create with PowerBuilder. Adding any of the following to your PowerBuilder application will give it an instant and much-needed facelift: Outlook ShortcutBar XP ListBar Button ListBar Gradient Header Tab Control Toolbar Strip Custom Static Text PB Code Analyzer 4.4 01/03/2008 - Ecocion, Inc. (the new name of Ascension Labs), released version 4.4 of PB Code Analyzer. The new version ... (more)

Sybase Announces Unwired Enterprise Initiative

(November 20, 2003) - Sybase, Inc. has announced its Unwired Enterprise initiative, focused on solutions to help organizations effectively manage and mobilize data, and give people access to business-critical information anytime, anywhere. Sybase’s market dominance in mobile database and middleware and its expertise in data management and integration technology is empowering organizations today to achieve the potential of the Unwired Enterprise. Sybase and Intel are driving Unwired Enterprise education through developer training programs nationwide. "Business models are literally... (more)

CTI Services PowerBuilder to J2EE Conversion

Computer Technology Inc. (CTI) has introduced conversion services for migrating PowerBuilder applications to the J2EE platform "at a fraction of the cost and effort of full-blown application development," the company says. CTI's approach "combines the benefits of true J2EE with the look-and-feel of (customers') client/server applications," the company says, while "significantly (reducing) cost and development time by extensive use of automation." CTI ensures seamless deployment on any J2EE Application Server, including WebSphere, WebLogic, Tomcat/JBoss, Jrun, EAS, and IIS as well.... (more)