April 2011 Newsletter

Spring is a great time of the year. It makes everything feel new again and fills you with energy. And that’s just the way we’re feeling at ASNA right now. The community that we’ve built around our customers is very important to us here at ASNA. As part of our continued investment in that community, we’re excited to announce that ASNApalooza 2011 will be held this year in England at the Arora Gatwick Hotel. Our non-US customer base has grown substantially over the last couple of years and we’re looking forward to seeing many new faces in England this fall.


Wings Now Shipping

ASNA proudly announces the availability of ASNA Wings™. Wings is ASNA’s latest System i application modernization product. Using IBM’s Rational Open Access RPG Edition, Wings lets you modernize green screen user interfaces while keeping all program logic and file IO on the System i. IBM’s Open Access RPG Edition provides a programming API that lets ILE programs read and write file output from and to specified “handlers.” ASNA Wings provides a display file handler to redirect display file output to modernized browser-based alternatives.


January 2011 Newsletter

I am very pleased to share this very good news with you: We completed the management buyout of ASNA from BluePhoenix in December. BluePhoenix is no longer associated with ASNA in any way. ASNA worldwide is looking forward to growing our product and services offerings and listening to what our customers want and expect for the future. A couple of years ago, Carlos Valero and I acquired the European ASNA operations from BluePhoenix, and created ASNA International. We grew the European business substantially and had lots of customer success. It was a natural move for us to acquire the ASNA US operations. We’re proud to say that the new ASNA now has more than 50 employees worldwide and is ready to help its customers worldwide achieve the application development success they need. ASNA’s European operation headquarters are in Barcelona, Spain. Research and development, sales, and support facilities remain in San Antonio, Texas. Carlos is the Chairman of ASNA and I am President of ASNA US.


ASNA Presents 10th ASNApalooza Developer Conference

ASNA is proud to have recently held its 10thASNApalooza Developer Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Hosted at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in downtown San Antonio, ASNApalooza was attended by developers from all over the US, Canada, and Honduras. This Palooza was the second of two for ASNA this year. This spring ASNA held the first-ever ASNApalooza in Barcelona, Spain for its European customers (who, in the past, have attended Palooza in the US). “Palooza was, once again, a huge success for us.” says ASNA’s Vice President of Technology, Eduardo Ross. “It was great to reconnect with the many customers and ISVs who attended.”