I was asked by Mr. Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Commissioner) about my
understanding and knowledge of "End to End Solutions". I have witnessed these
solutions before but I wanted to find a good definition. So, I began my
research and found this definition: One supplier or one company that can
provide all of your hardware and software needs in a suite of tools that
meets all of the customers requirements and no other suppliers need to be
involved. I think this is a good one and makes sense to me.
I'm sure there are many other definitions that exist and this is simplistic
in nature but I see this as a baseline definition. One could certainly branch
off of this definition to encompass a variety of explanations but let's stick
with this one for this article.
This idea has been around for sometime now and slowly but surely as the years
go on it seems to go away and pop up and... (more)
I was asked by Mr. Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Commissioner) to document the
benefits and activities behind the Standardization and Centralization
Initiative (SACI). This initiative concerns the standardization of the
software configuration management tool, defect tracking tool and
standardizing production compiles across the enterprise of state government.
In addition this includes the storage of assets for disaster recovery
purposes, securing and controlling state source data assets, intellectual
property and mission-critical data assets across the enterprise of state
We discovered PowerGen when we were looking for a command line utility for
importing objects into PowerBuilder. At the time (PowerBuilder V5.0) we were
struggling with a source control system whose SCC-API interface was having
all kinds of trouble with PowerBuilder (as most source control systems did at
the time). As a result we cobbled together our own check-in/check-out utility
using PowerGen's command line operations.
In the course of that exercise we invited the vendor, E. Crane Computing, to
come to our offices and make a PowerGen presentation. What we found out, of
I am presently the administrator of SCM AllFusion Harvest. SCM AllFusion
Harvest is a process-based software configuration management (SCM) tool for
managing application source code. I manage 121 applications housed in SCM
AllFusion Harvest and support 180 users using the product. The development
tools we currently use are PowerBuilder PBV8, PBV11, Visual Studio 2003,
2005, 2008, Java, and Visual Basic.
As software configuration manager, I provide the administration of the source
code management tools. This includes the entire infrastructure of the
environment for development, f... (more)
Presently, I am the administrator of SCM AllFusion Harvest. SCM AllFusion
Harvest is a process-based Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool for
managing application source code. I manage 146 applications housed in SCM
AllFusion Harvest and support 226 users using the product. The development
tools we currently use in our development environment are PowerBuilder PBV8,
PBV11; Visual Studio 2003, 2005, 2008; IBM RAD V7.5.5 and Eclipse Europa.
As the Software Configuration Manager (SCM), I provide the administration of
the source code management tool. This includes creating the ... (more)