December 2011 Newsletter

This has been a great year for ASNA due to the wonderful support we have received from all the ASNA customers. I want to thank you all and wish you all a very happy holiday season. The launch of our new product Wings at the end of 2010 was very well received and we are thrilled with the responses we have had. There have been some great successes and we look forward to many more in 2012. 2011 is the 30th Anniversary for ASNA which is exciting for all of us. Going into our 31st year you can expect to hear important new offerings from ASNA. We will keep you posted.

ASNA Celebrates 30 Years Serving the IBM Midrange Community

ASNA is proud to announce its 30th anniversary in December 2011. For 30 years, ASNA has made its customers successful with its innovative, award-winning, and patented software solutions for IBM Midrange and Microsoft products. Through the years, ASNA has transitioned and reinvented itself continually to provide leading technologies for its customers’ ever-changing requirements. In its early days, ASNA’s flagship products for the System/34 and System/36 were Acceler8, for improved performance, and 400RPG, to provide RPG III-like power to RPG II. The company moved onto the AS/400 (IBM i) in 1988 with Activ8, the performance booster, and Extermin8, the AS/400′s first interactive source level debugger.

ASNA Announces the 11th U.S. ASNApalooza

ASNA is proud to announce its 11th ASNApalooza developer conference in San Antonio, Texas. ASNApalooza 11 will be held at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel on April 23 and 24th, 2012. As usual ASNApalooza will be packed full of technical sessions. There will be plenty of networking possibilities for attendees and plenty of time to spend with the ASNA development team. ASNApalooza will also feature a keynote luncheon, a cocktail reception, great door prizes and great learning opportunities.

ASNA Wings White Paper

ASNA’s staged application modernization/migration strategy offers the graceful middle ground you’ve been looking for. You can use ASNA Wings to quickly get an affordable, easily improved user interface for your RPG programs. Then later, when or if, you need to migrate your RPG application portfolio off of the IBM i, you can do so with ASNA Monarch and reuse 100% of the investment you made with Wings to improve the user interface. Staged application modernization/migration with ASNA Wings and ASNA Monarch makes it easy for you to get improved user interface results quickly, but also be able to answer to the CFO that your investment in an improved UI is protected should the day come when you need to sunset the IBM i and move your RPG application portfolio to a platform such as .NET. This document explains the details of ASNA’s staged application modernization/migration strategy and what it can do for you.

The IBM i Challenge White Paper

IBM i (formerly known as System I, i5, iSeries, AS/400, and Application System/400) is a midrange platform produced by IBM. In the ’90s the AS/400 platform became one of IBM’s greatest success stories. A symbiotic relationship between platforms, vendors, and independent software vendors (ISVs) proved to be a critical success factor for both the platform and the application providers. The value propositions of the IBM i platform and the advantage over alternatives, led many enterprises and ISVs to develop vertical applications based on IBM i. Thousands of enterprises and ISVs put their trust and future in this environment. This was the golden age of the platform, and new vertical solutions were created one after the other.

September 2011 Newsletter

We at ASNA are happy to report that we have completed the move to our new offices in San Antonio. Our phone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged. This is a welcome move for us, as we now have the added office space we need for the new employees joining us at ASNA. In addition to more room, our new office affords us lots of open space and desk-to-desk transparency. Even with the additional space, we’ve already run into our first GOOD problem that our Visual RPG.NET training class for September is sold out and we have standing room only. So, any time you’re in San Antonio, drop by and visit our new office. We’d be proud to give you a tour.