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FormaServe In The Press

Below are recent articles about FormaServe in the international press.

PowerWire EU

FormaServes' Andy Youens is the programming expert for PowerWire, and has written the following articles for them. Take a look!

Date Description Where To Find
February 2016Using PHP and RPG to Communicate Together Part 2 Click here to read the article
January 2016Using PHP and RPG to Communicate Together Part 1 Click here to read the article
October 2015RPG Defining Files & Variables Click here to read the article
August 2015RPG Debugging Alternative Click here to read the article
June 2015Using wizards with RPG & Rational Developer for i Click here to read the article
April 2015How Windows 10 Works With Power i Click here to read the article
March 2015Why you should embrace CL’s new features Click here to read the article
January 2015Free form RPG, will it take off? Click here to read the article

Remain Software - February 2014

FormaServe Joins Remain Software Partner Network

Remain Software, a Dutch software vendor specializing in Application Lifecycle Management solutions for IBM i platform increases their visibility and products’ availability on the UK market and appoints FormaServe Systems Ltd as the new business partner and value added reseller. The partnership between the companies starts February 2014.

FormaServe Systems Ltd will promote and distribute Remain Software Change Management products for IBM i platform: TD/OMS, the new TD/OMS Compact for small development teams and platform independent Gravity which supports workflow management of any kind of process taking place within organizations of any type. Due to FormaServe’s rich expertise on IBM i platform, customers can count on the comprehensive consultancy which can allow them to choose best of breed software solutions followed by high quality services and support.

Marco Kok, the managing director at Remain Software says “IBM i market in the UK is very big and we are aware that there are a lot of companies which need our help. We would like to reach especially the small and medium size development shops that can’t afford big and very complex solutions. For example, we have a perfect Software Change Management solution for them that is not only easy to use and implement, but also really affordable. Together with FormaServe we’d like to reach out to those companies and help them rise to the challenges of their everyday work.”

Andy Youens, Managing Director of FormaServe, is also very positive about this new step: “We are delighted, and excited, to forge this partnership with Remain Software Solutions. Our company has dedicated itself to the IBM i market for over 24 years. Within that period we have seen numerous opportunities where Remain Software products would have simplified the development cycle, delivering tangible savings in both time and cost. There are still companies using inadequate in-house change management solutions, this is the market we see our partnership growing and expanding.”

About Remain Software

Remain Software is a Dutch independent software vendor with more than 20 years’ expertise and knowledge in Software Change Management for IBM i (AS/400, System i) platform. Their in-house developed Software Change and Workflow Management solutions help organizations to simplify and automate processes, improve workflows and teamwork and streamline software development process which altogether result in better Application Lifecycle Management, high quality applications and customer satisfaction.

For more information about Remain Software please visit

This announcement can be found on the Remain website here

RUtility - April 2003

R/Security Centre, the leading iSeries security solution from RUSC, has been selected by one of the UK’s top iSeries training companies, FormaServe, to demonstrate the real vulnerability of unsecured data in an iSeries operating environment. Formaserve has been providing specialist iSeries training to companies such as IBM, Rank Xerox and Abbey National over the last ten years. R/Security Centre will be used on Formaserve’s TCP/IP and Web Security courses.

The new alliance will ensure trainees have demonstrable evidence of threats to the system as well as the knowledge of how to implement 'best practice' measures to avoid them. Andy Youens, Managing Director of FormaServe explains, "R/Security Centre proved to be exactly what we needed to reinforce security-related course content. It’s very easy to set up a practical 'real-world' demonstration that highlights the kind of risks they could be taking if they're not pro-active about security issues. In short, R/Security Centre sheds light on the 'unknown' – who's using the machine and who's getting at the data"

Robin Cumming, RUSC's Product Manager, believes increasing the visibility of any access attempts is a crucial step towards securing the system. He says, "Without specialist tools there is no way of knowing who is trying to access the system – and when something can't be seen, it’s easy to ignore – that is, until something goes horribly wrong. The training provided by FormaServe is very impressive; they don’t underestimate these kind of unseen threats. We’re delighted they have chosen R/Security Centre to demonstrate theses points on their courses."

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