ProData Launches Online Forum for DBU Users
August 26, 2008 Alex Woodie
Do you DBU? Do you know others that DBU? ProData Computer Services, makers of the DBU database utility for DB2/400, is encouraging DBU users to get together on a new community forum it’s set up for DBU users–as well as users of other ProData products–to share their tips and techniques.
The new community forum, which is accessible at www.prodatacomputer.com/forum/index.php, went live in late July, and today includes more than 60 participants. The forum is being used primarily for users to post questions about ProData products, and for the more experienced users to reply with answers.
The forum has already come in handy as a way to communicate company news. In late July, ProData was updating its Internet connection, and was forced to change its IP address. The new forum provided a way for customers to give feedback on how the change has affected them, the company says.
Allen Hartley, the owner of ProData and the original developer of DBU, says the new forum will enhance communication between the company and its customers. “The forum will help our customers and our team with valuable discussions and interactions that normally would not be available to the public,” he says. “In this way our customers can learn from us and each other while providing good feedback for our technical staff to use in development.”