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IBM Rational© Software, world class products to help transform how you design, develop and deploy software to create more innovative products and services, faster than your competition, with lower costs and reduced risk, and helping realize greater value from investments in software. Solutions that help to improve responsiveness to business, improve quality of software, accelerate software delivery, and achieve faster ROI through reuse and optimization of core assets. Built and priced right for small, medium and large enterprise IT developer teams across all platforms.
At Oxford we don’t work in every area of the Rational software platform, but in our core disciplines we are recognized throughout the brand as the premier value-added provider of modernization, ALM, CLM and SCM solutions, mentoring and training programs.
Rational Team Concert for Power: Collaborative, Unified Software Delivery
Rational Team Concert (RTC) is a collaborative lifecycle management (CLM) solution. RTC helps companies build better software and products with a lean development environment, which includes agile, formal and hybrid planning, development, and reporting, all on a common platform. Based on the JAZZ platform RTC enables and accelerates software delivery and quality across technologies, from work inception, planning, and software development through to production deployment, with collaborative support for geographically distributed and centralized developer teams.
For IBM Power customers, from small to large enterprise teams, CLM solutions require an equally capable and technically impressive foundation for software configuration and change management (SCM). Welcome to “Arcad – RTC Power Pack,” a Rational Certified extension of RTC Power to provide that foundation and a wealth of advanced technical capabilities for complete versioning and software management of legacy code such as RPG, Cobol, SQL.
RTC with the Arcad-RTC Power Pack: a technically advanced, comprehensive CLM and SCM solution, and very competitively priced.
Arcad – RTC Power Pack: Software Change & Configuration Management (SCM)
The software productivity benefits to be realized from Rational CLM solutions are immense. However, an effective software change management (SCM) foundation must also be in place to realize those benefits. We know Power customers have rigid and technically advanced requirements for effective code management and version control over SQL, RPG and Cobol programs, files and databases. The Arcad – RTC Power Pack Rational Certified extension for RTC CLM provides the industry’s most advanced and comprehensive solution to meet and exceed our Power customer SCM requirements.
But there’s never a one-size-fits-all solution. From experience we know that some IBM Power customers may not quite be ready for CLM adoption and that technical and/or financial constraints often exist with their current SCM products. Many SCM tools simply have not kept pace with the more advanced coding techniques of SQL, RPG and Cobol applications, while the cost of software maintenance has continued to increase from third party SCM suppliers. Oxford and Arcad Software resolve these technical and financial challenges with an array of technically advanced and competitively priced SCM and ALM products for IBM Power, outstanding 7×24 support, and a program of continuous product enhancement. And when customers are ready to realize the software delivery and productivity benefits from CLM processes, the requisite SCM foundation will already be in place. Take a tour of the Arcad Software section of our site.
Rational Host Access Transformation Services: Application Modernization »
It’s never easy to keep your lead as the industry’s foremost modernization solutions provider. But with some of the most experienced modernization architects on our team, a best practices program for early skills adoption, a focused program to assess, test and invest in IBM product releases, and industry unique client training programs, Oxford still leads the pack. From rapid legacy transformations, web services construction, complex system integrations, to legacy driven self service applications we have been successfully deploying Rational modernization solutions across IBM zOS, Power and distributed platforms with HATS, EGL, RDp, RDz, and RAD since 2004 for some of the world’s most recognizable companies – and some not so recognizable.
IBM’s continuing investment in and enhancements to Rational Host Access Transformation Services (HATS), a strategic flagship product of IBM’s Host Integration software portfolio has positioned HATS as the leading and most stable modernization solution for business today. Some of the latest features in HATS 8.0 include increased deployment flexibility for web browsers, portals, and mobile devices including iPhone, iPad or iTouch to further extend the reach of your applications to a mobile workforce, out-of-the box template support for RESTful services, Dojo widgets to simplify and accelerate developer productivity, single sign-on support for JSR 286 portlets, and automatic refresh and disconnect capabilities.
Oxford keeps pace with these enhancements and incorporates into its HATS best practice standards and unique training programs, enabling its clients to realize earliest technical independence and success.
Rational Quality Manager (RQM) : Testing & Quality Assurance.
Based on the same Jazz foundation that drives collaboration and productivity, RQM addresses the quality lifecycle. RQM is a component of the Rational CLM product suite dedicated to testing and quality assurance teams to seamlessly share information and use automation to accelerate software delivery.
RQM enables software managers and testing teams to proactively manage risk and better assess readiness for delivery, with user defined dashboards that provide real time access to key information. And with Rational Functional Tester (RFT) to automate functional and regression testing, Rational Quality Manager presents a total solution to ensure reliability, integrity and accuracy of software. Accelerating productivity through Agile techniques and seamless integration capabilities with RTC to support continuous integration and testing cycles with RQM, the additional benefits from a CLM solution become readily apparent.
IBM Rational Quality Manager drives collaboration and productivity across the quality lifecycle enabling teams to seamlessly share information, to use automation to accelerate project schedules, and to report on project metrics for informed release decisions. As for all CLM solutions, RQM supports geographically distributed teams to improve collaboration and communication with in-context features such as event feeds, integrated chat, and automated traceability. Test lab management features help to track, schedule and execute tests, and enable defect identification scans with suspect reporting of cross stream defects to eliminate duplicate team efforts.
Rational Developer Tools
IBM® Rational® Developer products are modern, integrated toolsets for all IBM platforms; modern tooling to accelerate software development and to leverage new capabilities and enhancements in compilers, operating systems and processor technologies. Unlike green screen command line functions, Rational developer tools also support Web Services construction and XML interfaces that leverage business logic from Cobol or RPG legacy applications. Client side, industry standard Eclipse based tools that serve as the foundation for Rational ALM and CLM product solutions. And for IBM Power customers, Oxford’s proprietary Rational Developer for Power training program has been successfully delivered for hundreds of developers, a much in demand program as developers embrace the additional productivity benefits of Rational developer tools. Click on the Training page to download courseware information.
For zOS and Power platforms, client side, industry standard developer tools to support applications written in COBOL, PL/I, C/C++, and Assembler on z, RPG, COBOL, C/C++ on IBM Power, C/C++ on AIX and Linux, COBOL on AIX. Developer tools that also support EGL running on your choice of platform; rounding out the portfolio is the Java developer toolset. Eclipse based tools with a common look, feel, form and function to provide standardization, consistency, team communication, and tangibly improved code productivity.
Rational Developer for Power (RDp), Rational Developer for SOA Construction (RDi SOA for application modernization and web services), Rational Developer for z (RDz), Rational Business Developer (RBD for EGL) and Rational Application Developer (RAD for Java).
Rational AppScan: Web Application Security
With the most comprehensive portfolio of application-security and risk-management solutions in the industry, IBM Rational AppScan delivers security expertise and critical integration across the application lifecycle management process. Product solutions that include advanced static (white box) and dynamic (black box) analysis, and innovative technologies like glass-box testing and run-time analysis to maintain currency of the most current security threats.
Oxford’s market leadership in application modernization solutions, leveraging, transforming and bringing business critical legacy assets into the web domain demands that we maintain parallel skills and awareness of web security risks; many of those legacy assets were not designed with web security protocols in mind.
Built and priced right for any business, and packaged to address all levels of application security risks, from monitoring and corrective action reporting of production security gaps, to full application lifecycle management integrations, where security is incorporated and tested at each phase of a project’s lifecycle.
Feel free to explore the IBM Rational AppScan portfolio in the following links.
AppScan Enterprise Edition
Enterprise-class solution for application security testing and risk management with governance, collaboration and security intelligence.
AppScan Source Edition
Adds source code analysis to AppScan Enterprise with static application security testing (SAST).
AppScan Standard Edition
Automated Web application security testing for IT Security, auditors, and penetration testers.
AppScan Tester Edition
Dynamic application security testing (DAST) solution specifically designed to integrate application security testing into QA environment with Rational Quality Manager.