3000 vet pursues remaining installed sites
Replacing precedes virtualizing in migration

MB Foster hosts datamart, retail webinars

After its CEO Birket Foster surveys the landscape at the 100th Annual National Retail Federation next week, the company will offer webinars on retail practices, datamart optimization and more during this spring. The HP 3000 is still a hub of ecommerce activity at some firms, so those NRF insights can help these customers plan for future IT. Other training events include advice on databases,

In total, MB Foster's got seven webinars scheduled between this month and the end of March, many aimed directly at HP 3000 issues. In addition to the NRF innovation broadcast, set for February 16, the 2011 season kicks off with a Jan. 19 briefing on using Operational Data Stores, and what use your business can make of a data mart. (Hint: your business use of the 3000 don't have to be in retail to use a mart of this kind.)

Migrations are the topic of two different looks at Transition Era activities. Data Migration challenges get the attention of the MB Foster staff on March 2, when the company covers one-time migrations -- including a live demonstration of a copy between an HP 3000 IMAGE database to a SQL Server database.

Best Practices will be examined in a March 30 migration webinar. MB Foster says it's been working with clients from all sectors of the business world for more than a decade in migrations. The broadcast will break down the process into manageable steps.

The new Identity Management and Scheduler products, designed for non-3000 platforms, available from the company are topics of Feb. 23 and March 16 webinars, while the established 3000 Application Support services are detailed on February 2. All of the the webinars are free, and registration takes place through the MB Foster website; click on the webinar title links on the main webinar page to register.