Bruce Acacio Makes Infinite I 10C Public

Infinite Announces its latest AS/400 Migration Toolset, Infinite | 10C

Infinite Corporation, a global Software and Services Provider has announced today the upcoming release of Infinite I 10C. This product is the latest AS/400 migration toolset produced by Infinite Corporation.

This new product transcends evolution, “states, Raquela Kaplan, Director of Marketing, Infinite Corporation. Infinite i 10C incorporates every conceivable update and capability that any end-user or developer could desire for their legacy COBOL or RPG programs,” continued Kaplan.

The latest version of Infinite i, Infinite Corporation’s popular AS/400 migration toolset, is a complete remake of the toolset. There are new compilers that add functionality for Free Format Code developed in RPG, expanded support for ILE functionality in RPG, COBOL, and CL. There are new development tools that provide for support and maintenance of migrated code in Java, C, and in the original RPG or COBOL. This new version also allows the Infinite I Application Server to co-execute with COTS Java applications or newly developed Java applications in a seamless manner. Infinite I 10C is a Cloud deployed Application Server that renders screens graphically in Java using Tomcat/Apache. It requires no client and is accessible from all major mobile devices and operating systems.

Infinite i 10C simply takes RPG and COBOL applications written for the IBM I (AS/400) platform and deploys them under Linux in a Java-based UI. The data is deployed using Oracle 12c.  This toolset for modernizing AS/400 applications creates a complete Java-interactive migration toolset.

There are toolsets that translate RPG or COBOL in to Java or C#, there are toolsets that migrate data from the iDB (DB2/400) database to Oracle, and there are GUI generators that also web-deploy screens. This toolset from Infinite I is the complete package. Infinite i 10C migrates, Infinite i 10C modernizes, Infinite i 10C updates the database, and most importantly, Infinite i 10C doesn’t require a rewrite of the code or data structure.

When the process is complete (about 90 days); the IBM I-based code will execute under inexpensive, industry standard X86 servers, running open source Linux under the Oracle database using graphical screens that are cloud deployed in Java.

To learn more about migrating AS/400 applications to Linux, Windows or UNIX, please visit https://exploreb2b.com/users/bruce-acacio

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This release includes forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as TI or its management believes, expects, anticipates, foresees, forecasts, estimates or other words or phrases of similar import.  Similarly, statements herein that describe Infinite’s business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements.  All such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

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Infinite Migrates Infor BPCS/LX to Linux

Infinite Corporation, a global Software and Services Provider, announced today that it has completed the migration of BPCS/LX from the IBM I Series (AS/400) to Linux.

Paving the way for AS/400 users to migrate to Linux

Mr Bruce Acacio (CEO) announced that Infinite has completed the migration of the ERP system named BPCS/LX from the IBM iSeries operating environment to Linux.  This migration was fairly complex in that there were over six million lines of RPG, RPG ILE, CL and DDS code to be recompiled and deployed.  Using Infinite’s toolset, Infinite i, to recompile and deploy the applications took less than 6 months.  The migration was performed for a global food products company based in the United States.

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The company had several goals for rehosting BPCS/LX to Linux.  First, they wanted their data to be resident in Oracle, second they wanted their hardware environment to be virtualized using VMWare and third, they required the applications to be able to execute in a graphical Interface without having to write one.  Infinite met all the company’s objectives at a cost that was much lower than the cost of maintaining the applications on their aging IBM I Series servers.

Infinite’s toolsets and services have been used in thousands of AS/400 migrations worldwide.  As resources to support RPG and COBOL applications become more scarce, and as the importance to share data with other applications becomes critical, using the Infinite toolset and services makes more sense for companies that require a response to the problem of legacy applications.  In this particular case, the BPCS applications in use could not be easily replaced by new applications because they had been so heavily customized.  The cost of rewriting the application was estimated to be over USD3M.  The migration costs to the client of Infinite’s tools and services was less than 1/10 the rewrite estimate.   

To learn more about migrating AS/400 applications to Linux, Windows or UNIX, please visit http://www.infinitecorporation.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This release includes forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as Infinite or its management “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “foresees,” “forecasts,” “estimates” or other words or phrases of similar import.  Similarly, statements herein that describe Infinite’s business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements.  All such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. 

Infinite Completes AS/400 data migration to Oracle for Banco Santander

Infinite Corporation, a global Software and Services Provider has announced today the completion of a large data migration from the IBM I (AS/400) platform to oracle.

The Infinite i Database Migration Tool for DB2 for IBM i is a tool set that takes a complete AS/400 data set and writes it all to Oracle or MS SQL without having to change the data at all.  It’s a completely automated process and it can provide a thorough and risk-free transition from a very proprietary database to an industry standard one.

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When Banco Santander sought to bring legacy data form an AS/400 environment to Oracle, they looked at many different tool sets and services offerings. The decision to use the Infinite tool set was made because of Infinite’s deep knowledge of the AS/400 platform and the migration tool sets the company had built.  The bank’s goal was to migrate several terabytes of data to oracle so that the information from those systems that were no longer in use could be transitioned to an open database that would be utilized by other Oracle database-accessing systems.  The Infinite tool set allowed that to happen within 2 weeks and it provided a complete migration plan.

“We were very pleased to provide a solution for Banco Santander that met their goals of a fast and low risk data migration”, said Bruce Acacio, CEO, Infinite Corporation.  We have migrated complete applications and the attendant data in other units of Banco Santander, ” said Raquela Kaplan, Director of Marketing, Infinite Corporation.  “Because of that prior success, we were able to communicate the low-risk viability of our solution”, continued Kaplan.

Today, the former AS/400 data is operating natively in Oracle and is shared with other Oracle applications.  Having made the move from legacy, the new data environment provides for the use of data analysis tools that are in place for all of the bank’s Oracle data.  The move has strengthened both access and functionality of the information itself.

7 Basic Software Marketing Techniques

Do you Know Everything about Software Promotion?

If you are a web developer that sells software online, here are the basic software marketing methods that will help you boost your sales. Learn about each one, and find the winning combination that will bring you more buyers.

1. Continuous Search Engine Optimization

Maintaining a high ranking in the most important search engines is a never ending struggle, as you need to follow certain rules AND continuously update and optimize your website. Focus on:

  • improving your link popularity
  • adding fresh content
  • monitoring website results
  • testing various keywords
  • spending time in improving the design and the usability of your website.

Unless you turn to professional SEO help, you shouldn’t establish your software marketing strategy exclusively on this method. For higher results, combine it with other methods, such as those presented below.

2. Submit your shareware to software download sites and directories

Promote your software by submitting it to as many download sites and directories as possible. Create a good PAD (Portable Application Description) file, as this will ease the entire submission process and webmasters will appreciate it, too. Pay attention to the traffic you get from these sites and invest time in those who really bring you customers. One of the main advantages of submitting your software to download sites is obtaining more back-links and increased link popularity, which enhance your website’s page ranking and position in the main search engines. It is one of the most important software marketing techniques, that also helps you increase your traffic and from that your internet software sales, so don’t neglect it. If you find it too time consuming, ask for professional help.

3. Affiliates marketing

There is a vast network of affiliates on the internet. Affiliates are people who will promote and sell your software products from their websites, in return of a small commission for every sale. Why should you try to market software using this method? Because you pay your affiliates on result. The compensation may be made based on a certain value for each visit (Pay per click), registrant (Pay per lead), or a commission for each customer or sale (Pay per Sale), or any combination. There is a wide range of affiliates and methods of promoting your software products. Choose those who have websites that have been specially designed to sell software products.

4. Pay per Click campaigns

Important search engines place ads near search results in return of a small amount. It is called pay per click advertising. The idea behind this marketing technique is to bid for relevant “keywords” that bring pertinent results related to the product you’re selling, and place your advertisement on the top of the page. The most important players on this market are Google AdWords and Yahoo!Search. The method has its fans but also its fierce opponents, due to the possibility of click fraud.

5. Write newsletters and press releases

A newsletter is an easy way to stay in touch with your clients, prospects and affiliates. The success of an e-mail newsletter distribution system depends on your database: you need to keep it up to date and accurate. You can target your e-mail campaign to clients and prospects or to affiliates. Concentrate on creating different campaigns for each segment that you target. Always ask permission to stay in touch with your clients and your affiliates. Let them know what to expect from your newsletters regarding content and frequency and respect the standards that you have established. Keep focused on the substance of the email – make it original and appealing. Offer the chance to unsubscribe from the newsletter in a very visible place. You can also take advantage of many websites that offer public relation services including free publishing of press releases. Of course you can always choose the classical way and publish your materials regarding product launches or news related to your company, in newspapers or software magazines. Don’t overdoit though, because people might get bored with too frequent information and loose interest in your software products.

6. Get involved in online forums and blogs

It is basically free publicity. Invest time in subscribing to forums or discussions groups that deal with software related themes. Be careful though, some administrators might ban you for explicit publicity. So be creative. Many people visit forums and blogs in search of information. A blog post that deals with the theme under discussion, contains relevant information and is presented in a professional way could be of real interest to the participants. Give your website’s address, the product’s name and possibly your PAD file location. Use a signature and not a nickname, and you can also add a slogan related to the software product you want to promote.

7. Write and submit articles

There are many e-zines and online publications on the internet where you can publish software related articles. This is an easy way to get free exposure and consolidate your image as a professional in your domain. A good article has to look professional. The golden rule is to come up with a catchy headline and pay special attention to the content. Avoid duplicating information found on the internet. Your article must be simple, meaningful and original. Keep a professional tone and avoid self-promotion. Sign your articles, add your contact information and a copyright note at the end of the editorial. Also include a line with your website’s address for those who might be interested in the subject that you presented and would like to find out more about your work.

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Best Data Visualization Tools & Infographic Software

Many have proclaimed this the era of “big data,” in which the ability to capture and analyze vast quantities of digital information will revolutionize many aspects of our lives. Others see it as hype, pointing out that it’s nothing new, and even small bits of data can hold value.

But whether you like your data small, medium or large, it’s often most easily consumed in visual form. Enter data visualization. Most of us know them best as “infographics,” but the truth is, there’s more than one way to visually display your data.

Depending on the nature of your data, this could be a simple 2D line chart plotting corporate profits and losses, or a 3D surface graph, depicting complex natural phenomena. Either way, designers can choose from a host of tools for creating and editing these graphic images.

From online and open-source data visualization options to create-your-own infographic software, there’s something for everyone in the world of eye-catching data representation.

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Data Visualization Tools + Infographic Software: Get In the Know

DeltaGraph

Our first data visualization tool is a good choice if you frequently create charts but don’t want to invest the time in learning a high-end statistical-analysis package. This program offers a wide selection of 2D and 3D chart types, plus a simple a set of drawing tools for modifying chart elements or adding new ones. You can import data from Microsoft Excel or other sources, or create datasets internally using a built-in spreadsheet.

What if you want to add some pizzazz to your data visualization? Export charts in EPS or PDF format and modify them in Adobe Illustrator or other vector-graphics programs. PDF generally works best because elements are fully editable, though you may lose some text formatting. However, PDFs imported into the Mac version of Illustrator tend to be overly complex, with numerous extraneous clipping paths  it would be better if the program exported SVG files, which are much cleaner. The program can also export charts to bitmapped formats, including TIFF, JPEG and PNG.

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At $299, it’s a bit pricey, so I would start with LibreOffice (see below) and then consider DeltaGraph only if you need chart types not included in the office suite. A free trial version is available on the website.

Adobe Illustrator

Vector-graphics programs such as Adobe Illustrator are ideal for working with data visualizations because you can edit each chart element as a separate object. In most cases, you’ll want to create the chart in a spreadsheet or charting application and then import it into Illustrator. However, you can also use Illustrator’s Graph tools to create any one of nine chart types from within the program. Just draw a marquee where you want the chart to appear and Illustrator opens a small worksheet where you can enter data or import it. Click the “Apply” button, and Illustrator automatically builds the graph. The data remains live, so any changes to the values are automatically reflected in the chart elements.

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This tool has its frustrations. Illustrator recognizes each chart as a special “graph object,” and as long as it remains in that form, your ability to modify the elements is limited. If you ungroup the graph, Illustrator treats it like any other set of objects, but then you lose the ability to modify the data. It’s a handy way to build simple charts from within the program, but for anything complicated, you’ll want to build the chart in a separate application and add your flourishes in Illustrator.

Illustrator’s primary competitor, at least among Windows users, is Corel Draw. The primary open-source alternative is Inkscape. Neither has built-in graph-building tools, but both can edit charts created in other programs.

LibreOffice

LibreOffice is one of the leading open-source alternatives to Microsoft Office. Charting features are available in LibreOffice Calc, which is similar to Excel, as well as LibreOffice Draw, a simple vector-graphics application. Both programs can export charts as SVG files, a huge advantage if you want to modify the charts in Illustrator. However, the SVG exporter in the Windows version of Calc has a bug that generates unreadable files. Instead, you have to export the chart as a PDF file, and then use Draw to convert that to SVG.

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Draw’s interface for creating charts is a bit clunky. When you choose the Insert Chart command, the program places a bar chart with dummy text into the layout; then you use the charting features to change the chart type and add data. However, it works well once you get used to it, and you always have the option of creating charts in Calc.

The main drawbacks are the same ones that apply to many other open-source programs  the interface isn’t as polished as what you’ll find in Adobe or Microsoft products, and the latter also benefit from a broader ecosystem of books, trainers and other resources. And the selection of chart types isn’t as extensive as in DeltaGraph or Excel. Many chart types can be converted to 3D, but if you export these, the chart is rendered as a bitmap, limiting your ability to make modifications in Illustrator.

Libre

LibreOffice has its roots in OpenOffice, an older open-source office suite that’s now managed by The Apache Software Foundation. The two suites have similar features, but when it comes to charting, LibreOffice wins due to its superior export options. In this regard, it’s also superior to Microsoft Excel, especially on the Mac side.

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Excel’s chart-building features are comparable to those in DeltaGraph, and they’re more intuitive to use. The program has a large selection of chart types, including surface charts, along with extensive features for modifying chart elements. If you’re already using Microsoft Office, you’ll find that it’s well suited for most data visualization projects. This is especially true with Excel 2013 for Windows, which adds some notable enhancements, such as chart styles and a feature that suggests the best charts for the data you’ve selected.

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The trick is getting those charts into Illustrator for additional changes. On the Windows side, your best option is to save the worksheet as a PDF file, which requires Excel 2010 or later  or Adobe’s Acrobat PDFMaker plug-in. These files come into Illustrator relatively clean, though you’ll likely find yourself deleting some unnecessary clipping paths.

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However, if you try to copy and paste even a simple bar or pie chart, every path is buried within a clip group with an extraneous clipping path, making the file needlessly complex. On the Mac side, this happens whether you copy and paste or try the PDF export. With both versions, charts with 3D effects, including bevels, will import as bitmaps.

Given its extensive charting options, the Windows version of Excel is a good choice, especially if you already have Office. But Mac users who want to create charts for use in Illustrator will be better off with LibreOffice and its SVG export options.

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