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SYS-CON Media announced today that the Website showcasing one of its most distinguished titles, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (PBDJ), founded in 1994 and now now in its sixteenth consecutive year of publication, has been stunningly re-designed and re-launched at PBDJ 2009 - where under the technical-savvy leadership of longtime Editor Bruce Armstrong, PBDJ continues to publish in-depth perspectives, technical features, industry columns, book reviews and excerpts, all written by thought leaders in the worldwide PowerBuilder community. Distinguished contributions over the years have included an article by Sybase's own Dr Raj Nathan, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Marketing and Business Solutions Operations, and a very popular interview with Sybase Chairman, CEO and President, John S. Chen. (The full Chen interview can also be viewed ... (more)

ClearNova Open Sources Its AJAX Development Platform ThinkCap

ClearNova will announce this week its plans to open osurce its AJAX development environment ThinkCap by keeping a dual-licensing strategy with various pricing options. ClearNova's Vice President of Strategy and Evangelism Steve Benfield, who recently presented at a SYS-CON.TV hosted AJAX Webinar said: "If you need to deliver apps to a mix audience--or you want to use a common set of programming techniques for your public and internal applications--then AJAX provides that. Any other downloadable medium does not although flash gets closer than anyone." "First, entry level develope... (more)

Sybase TechWave 2007: Sybase CEO John Chen on SYS-CON.TV

Sybase Chairman, CEO, and President John Chen discussed his company's overall strategy, as well as key aspects of ASE 15.0 and Sybase's growing wireless business in an exclusive (Feb 2006) interview with SYS.CON.TV. He also went into the challenges and opportunities offered by China today. The full interview can be viewed here. ... (more)

Sybase Reports All-Time Best Ever Quarter and Year

Sybase’s Q4 2008 earnings results, just announced, showed a revenue increase of 3% to $305.1 million from $295.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2007 and a total revenue for 2008 increase of 10% year over year to $1.13 billion. This makes it its best quarter and year in company history. Chairman, CEO, and President of Sybase John Chen stated, “We are extremely proud to deliver our first-ever quarter exceeding $300 million in revenue, as well as record results for our fifth consecutive quarter and second consecutive year. “The market is responding well to our market-leading mobili... (more)

PowerBuilder Success Story: Service Automation

Mobility is a key factor in Service Automation's recent success. Providing handheld Pocket PCs to their customers' mobile workforce has added dispatch, multi-warehouse inventory, and field force automation capabilities to their product line. Key Benefits Field technicians can focus on their skilled task, rather than filling out paperwork. By saving time on paperwork, technicians can complete more service calls in a day, resulting in increased revenue. Invoices are submitted in the field and better reflect both the actual time spent by the technician and the parts installed at t... (more)