ASG Joins the Object Management Group as a Domain Member.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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ASG Assistant Secretary General , a worldwide enterprise software and professional services provider to Global 5000 companies, announced today that it has joined the Object Management Group(TM) (OMG (1) See Object Management Group.
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OMG - Object Management Group (TM)), an industry consortium responsible for developing and maintaining distributed computing specifications, as a Domain Member. The OMG's charter includes the establishment of industry guidelines and detailed object management specifications to provide a common framework for application development, particularly the MDA (1) (Monochrome Display Adapter) The first IBM PC monochrome video display standard for text. Due to its lack of graphics, MDA cards were often replaced with Hercules cards, which provided both text and graphics. See PC display modes and Hercules Graphics. (R), CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) A software-based interface from the Object Management Group (OMG) that allows software modules (objects) to communicate with each other no matter where they are located on a private network or the global (R), CORBAservices(TM), IIOP (Internet Inter-ORB Protocol) The CORBA message protocol used on a TCP/IP network (Internet, intranet, etc.). CORBA is the industry standard for distributed objects, which allows programs (objects) to be run remotely in a network. (TM) and UML (Unified Modeling Language) An object-oriented analysis and design language from the Object Management Group (OMG). Many design methodologies for describing object-oriented systems were developed in the late 1980s. (R) specifications. As a Domain Member of the OMG, ASG will serve as a force in leading the industry-standard definition for application transformation.
ASG has a strong devotion to research and development, pouring nearly thirty percent of revenues back into R&D. Senior Director of Applications Product Management Barbara Errickson-Connor said, "Our expertise in legacy application management will be expanded by close communication and interaction with other experts in the space -- this exchange will influence our development blueprint and schedule for these evolving solutions."
OMG Domain Members are part of the steering force for the OMG's efforts in vertical markets. They can submit proposals to the Domain Technical Committee for technology standards extensions, and can vote on proposal adoptions. They also have full voting rights in all Task Forces and Special Interest Groups. In addition, Domain Members are eligible to stand for a seat on the OMG's Architectural Board.
According to Errickson-Connor, ASG clients will benefit from ASG's participation in the OMG through the expanded view of many great minds working together on rapidly evolving IT challenges.
"As a privately-held, flexible organization, ASG will be quick to market solutions in response to evolving standards. ASG products will be on a timely release schedule in accordance to the standards set by the
OMG and will interoperate with other key products that support legacy modernization," said Errickson-Connor.
"ASG brings Legacy Application Modernization expertise to the OMG," said Dr. Richard Soley, chairman and chief executive officer of OMG. "Modernization is critical as organizations today are trying to leverage their investment in legacy data. We welcome ASG to OMG and look forward to its contributions."
ASG's business is to partner with clients to improve productivity and significantly enhance performance through the intelligent use of technology. Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately-held global enterprise software and professional services firm that provides a full range of software solutions in the Security Management, Applications Management, Operations Management, Information Management, Performance Management, and Infrastructure Management arenas - including business re-engineering, systems integration, and systems development. ASG has 900 employees, $175 million in revenues, 7,000 customer sites, and 18,000 software licenses worldwide. ASG is headquartered in Naples, Florida, USA, with over 45 offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. Inc. magazine recognized ASG as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, with a three-year growth rate of 394%. For more information, visit ASG at http://www.asg.com.
ASG senior director of applications product management
As senior director of applications product management for ASG, Errickson-Connor is responsible for Applications Management solutions that generate $75 million in annual revenue. Her article published in the August/September issue of z/Journal magazine entitled, "Truth or Consequences: Legacy Application Modernization," provides a roadmap for legacy-rich companies to successfully use legacy data and business logic in modern applications and environments. Errickson-Connor has worked in the IT industry for 30 years. She attended University of Illinois University of Illinois may refer to:
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About the OMG
With well-established standards covering software from design and development, through deployment and maintenance, and extending to evolution to future platforms, the Object Management Group (OMG) supports a full-lifecycle approach to enterprise integration which maximizes ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). , the key to successful IT. OMG's standards cover multiple operating systems, programming languages, middleware and networking infrastructures, and software development environments. OMG's Modeling standards, the basis for the MDA, include the Unified Modeling Language See UML.
(language) Unified Modeling Language - (UML) A non-proprietary, third generation modelling language. The Unified Modeling Language is an open method used to specify, visualise, construct and document the artifacts of an object-oriented software-intensive system (UML) and Common Warehouse Metamodel For other uses of "CWM", see CWM (disambiguation).
The Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM) is a specification for modeling metadata for relational, non-relational, multi-dimensional, and most other objects found in a data warehousing environment. (CWM). CORBA, the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (standard, programming) Common Object Request Broker Architecture - (CORBA) An Object Management Group specification which provides a standard messaging interface between distributed objects.
The original CORBA specification (1. , is OMG's standard open platform with hundreds of millions of deployments running today.
Headquartered in Needham, MA, USA, with a U.S. government representative in Washington, DC, and international marketing representatives in Japan, the UK, and Germany, the Object Management Group is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry specifications consortium. OMG member companies write, adopt, and maintain the organization's standards following a mature, open process. All current OMG specifications may be downloaded without charge from the organization's website, http://www.omg.org; the site also provides additional information about OMG and its activities. For information on joining the OMG, or questions not addressed on the website, please contact OMG headquarters by email at email@example.com, by phone at +1-781-444 0404, or by fax at +1-781-444 0320.
Note to editors: The OMG Object Management Group Logo(R), MDA(R), Model Driven Architecture(R), CORBA(R), CORBA Academy(R), The Information Brokerage(R), XMI (1) (XML Metadata Interchange) An XML-based representation of a UML model. XMI is used to transfer UML diagrams between various modeling tools. See UML.
(2) An earlier high-speed bus from Digital that was used in large VAX machines. (R) and IIOP(R) are registered trademarks of the Object Management Group. OMG(TM), Object Management Group(TM), CORBA logos(TM), OMG Interface Definition Language See IDL.
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2. Part of an effort by Project DOE at SunSoft, Inc. to integrate distributed object technology into the Solaris operating system. (IDL (1) (Interface Definition Language) A language used to describe the interface to a routine or function. For example, objects in the CORBA distributed object environment are defined by an IDL, which describes the services performed by the object and how the data )(TM), The Architecture of Choice for a Changing World(TM), CORBAservices(TM), CORBAfacilities(TM), CORBAmed(TM), CORBAnet(TM), Integrate 2002(TM), Middleware That's Everywhere(TM), UML(TM), Unified Modeling Language(TM), The UML Cube logo(TM), MOF(TM), CWM(TM), The CWM Logo(TM), Model Driven Architecture Logos(TM) and the XMI Logo(TM) are trademarks of the Object Management Group. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
To schedule an interview with Barbara Errickson-Connor or other ASG professionals, contact Eric Sommerton at 239.435.2015 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.