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Anubex, leader in automated application modernization, and Karel de Grote Hogeschool of Antwerp are pleased to announce their fifth year of cooperation in a seminar series on legacy applications.
Now in its fifth year, the legacy application series from Karel de Grote Hogeschool is available to final-year IT students specializing in application development. The purpose of the course is to expose students to a variety of older technologies that may no longer be "cutting edge" but nevertheless have wide application in today's business environment.
"Every year trillions of euros worth of banking, insurance, transportation, and government data are processed by existing systems that may be 20 or 30 years old," says Louis Heymans, Managing Director of Anubex. "The ability to understand, modernize, or interoperate with these older systems is a critical component in the skill set of today's IT students."
The Karel de Grote program aims to expose final-year students to wide variety of programming technologies. "The objective is not to bring the students to the level of a professional programmer in older languages, but to familiarize students with different generations of technology to understand how they work," says Koen Schram, Director of the applied computer science program at Karel de Grote. "One of the exercises of the students is to take an existing program which might be written in COBOL and integrate it with internet protocols. In another, the students learn about pre-relational data formats and the challenges to migrate this data to modern database systems.
" The interest in the program is sustained by industry needs, enhanced in part by the retirement wave of the baby boomer generation. "There is growing interest of companies and government to migrate older, existing applications to newer tech," according to Heymans. "Traditional IT higher education programs don't prepare students to understand even the basics of older application architectures. The initiative from Karel de Grote is very relevant and an example for other college and university programs."
Automated software modernization expert announces general availability for its fully automated regression testing product Automated Testing Framework (ATF) 3.0 for commercial use.
Anubex and Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS) will present a half-day seminar, Mainframe Modernization.
It doesn’t have to be a Big Bang, 31 January 2013 at the NH Hotel Brussels Airport in Belgium. To register, go to http://www.lrs.com/eom/news/eventregister.aspx?id=1797
Both Anubex and LRS are experts in application, data, and middleware migration for Mainframe systems and use a deliverable-oriented approach to ensure customers benefit from reduced risk, staged delivery, and faster ROI.
During this seminar, LRS and Anubex will present real customer scenarios and demonstrate how large and small organizations have successfully transitioned and saved significant time and money in the process.
Antwerp, August 28th 2012
Anubex, leader in automated software modernization, announced it has been invited by Microsoft to join the Platform Modernization Alliance. This initiative will bring together Microsoft’s strong expertise delivering innovative technology platforms and Anubex’ substantial expertise in application modernization, legacy migration and automated testing.
Anubex announced today that it accepted Hewlett-Packard’s invitation to join their AllianceONE Program.
Antwerp, June 12th 2012 - Anubex, leader in automated software modernization, proudly announces the successful completion of a key legacy migration project at Bezeq, Israel’s largest and leading telecommunications group.
Bezeq counts on maintaining a leading position in the market by modernizing its IT infrastructure and migrating the core business system - managing over 16 Mio of transactions per day! - from an IBM mainframe and IDMS database to a Linux environment and a relational Oracle database.
After a severe selection, Anubex and its local partner Next iT were chosen to migrate the over 100.000 complex ADS and Cobol programs, representing close to 10 Mio lines of code. Anubex’ typical automated modernization approach and proprietary testing tools allowed the teams from Bezeq and Anubex / Next iT to complete this entire migration project in only 20 months.
Louis Heymans, CEO of Anubex comments: “We were able to exceed timing goals and stay within the budget. While our modernization solutions and unique methodology played a crucial role in the outcome of this project, we could only succeed with the trust from the Bezeq management team and the commitment of the experienced technical teams from Bezeq, Next iT and Anubex.”
Eli Frank, Vice President of IT at Bezeq, says: “It truly felt like the Anubex/Next iT team was an integrated part of our team and we clearly shared the same goals!” “By migrating to open systems, we eliminated an important cost and took an important step in our IT optimization process, allowing us to grow and adapt even quicker to future business changes. I’m convinced that our case study will be exemplary to other customers and modernization projects”
Anubex increases capital and hires new Sales & Marketing Director
Expert company in IT-modernization focuses on further expansion and appoints Mario Mees as Sales & Marketing Director
Antwerpen, 8 May 2012 - Anubex, leader in automated software modernization, recently announced that in the frame of it’s new growth plan, it has performed a capital increase and appointed Mario Mees as Sales & Marketing Director.
Both decisions are a consequence of an increasing demand from the international market.
“A capital increase allows us to invest more in R&D and to further expand our offering”, says Louis Heymans, Managing Director at Anubex.
Apparently, the financial injection also had a catalyst effect on the expansion of the commercial team.
“Mario Mees brings along over twenty years of relevant experience and has an extensive international network.” says Heymans. ” I’m convinced that he will take our sales & marketing activities to a next level”, Heymans continues.
Mario Mees, who holds degrees in Applied Economics and IT Management and obtained an MBA at KU Leuven, has built his career as a director at Texas Instruments Software and Microsoft.
“Despite impressive references and a unique in-house knowledge base, there is still quite some marketing work to be done in order to position Anubex in the global modernization market. I’m looking forward to further develop Anubex commercially and to create partnerships with both local and global players. “ Mario Mees concludes.
Anubex, leader in automated software modernization, just announced it has been awarded a contract to migrate the Car Finance application used by Bank J.Van Breda & C°. The deal is valued at about 1.1 million USD.
Anubex is a visionary ICT company which has developed proprietary migration, runtime, maintenance and automated testing tools in order to automate the migration of its clients’ complex legacy applications & systems.
The company – which was founded in 1988 - enjoys a 100% client satisfaction rate with large international organizations such as banks (Citibank, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING, Société Générale, Den Norske Bank), insurers/pension funds (AON UK & Canada, LCM Belgium, a renowned pension fund in Denmark), public authorities (Ministry of Finance France, Ministry of Finance Belgium, City of Brussels, State of New Mexico USA), telecom providers (Bezeq Israel), airlines (Air France), automotive (Mazda), etc.
Anubex, leader in automated application modernization is pleased to announce it has won a science and technology research grant from the Belgian government. The grant has been awarded for Anubex’ work designing a pluggable architecture migration tool prototype. The prototype represents a significant step forward for the configurability of application modernization to suit individual customer requirements.
From small companies to multinationals, from health insurers to airlines, all Anubex customers save time and money by modernizing their applications with the right set of migration tools.