ISO Certifies Exadel for Information Security

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Exadel recently passed an audit to be certified for its information security management system (ISMS). We should receive the formal ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certificate by the end of April.

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Exadel Provides the Engineering behind GHX’s CoreX Platform

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Health Care Matters recently published CoreX: The Industry’s “Invisible Hand?”, an excellent discussion of the capabilities and promise of CoreX, the new platform from Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), one of the largest healthcare supply chain companies in the world. We at Exadel provided and continue to provide the engineering behind the new platform ensuring that it can scale to meet needs now and in the future.

Read our case study about our work on this project.

John Derrick Takes the Helm as Appery Prepares for Accelerated Growth

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Appery was spun off by Exadel last year to focus on marketing, supporting, and developing the Appery.io mobile platform. With the addition of its new CEO this week, Appery.io is poised for explosive growth as the top low-code, secure, cloud-based platform for cross-device applications.

John Derrick, the new CEO, has demonstrated time and again, throughout his career, an unsurpassed ability to lead private and public companies to success as CEO, COO, and Advisor. His extensive business experience includes private and public cloud, big data, database, and enterprise markets. We at Exadel look forward to great things to come from Appery under its new leader.

Bimodal IT for the Coming App Explosion

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Our Appery subsidiary recently developed an infographic explaining how a two-pronged “bimodal” approach is best for meeting the escalating demands on enterprise IT for more and more apps. Because this is something we are very familiar with, we have often been asked about how to use bimodal IT. As an example, here’s an interview with our CEO, Fima Katz, on this topic.

We’ve also created a slideshow out of the recently published infographic to give people another way of looking at the information in the infographic:

 

The App Explosion and Bimodal IT from Appery

Exadel VP in Story on Women in Tech

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Marie Claire magazine just published an article covering the NY CTO Women in Tech Conference in New York City (November 10th, 2015). Exadel’s Vice President of Technology Solutions, Donna Burke, attended the event where she was interviewed by the magazine and had a quote from her featured in the article.

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NY CTO Event Tackles the “Brain Drain” of Women Out of Tech

CTO1Donna Burke, Exadel’s Vice President of Technology Solutions, recently attended the NY CTO Women in Tech Conference in New York City (November 10th, 2015).

Approximately 200 people attended the event, which targeted beginning/mid-career women in technology and engineering roles. The evening included a panel discussion with speakers from Hearst, Etsy, and Birchbox.

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[BE] Enterprise Mobility Forum … with a Side of Brisket

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Niki Scherer and Max Katz from Exadel’s subsidiary, Appery, were down in Austin, TX last week to participate in the [BE] Enterprise Mobility Forum / Fall 2015. Along with explaining how Appery.io can help businesses with their mobilization efforts and discussing ideas about the general state of enterprise mobilization, they also got a chance to dig into some of the local barbecue. Niki is off to another city now spreading the word about Appery.io, but she had enough time to share a few words about the forum:

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Exadel in the Community: Students Rising Above

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Last week, we introduced you to Debra Harris, Exadel’s New Sales and Business Development Manager, and mentioned that she volunteered with Students Rising Above (SRA), a Bay Area non-profit that empowers first-generation college students.

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Welcome, Debra Harris

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We’re pleased to welcome Debra Harris, Exadel’s new Sales and Business Development Manager.

Ms. Harris is involved in Exadel’s customer and enterprise growth. Her career has been spent building and expanding business relationships and networks. She has experience in both very large corporations and small companies.

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JBoss and Exadel: 8 Years of Working Together

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Exadel had developed two well-regarded products in 2006. Exadel Studio was an Eclipse plug-in that converted Eclipse from just an integrated development environment (IDE) to a powerful web app IDE. RichFaces was a JavaServer Faces (JSF) component library developed by Exadel as part of its leadership role in JSF development at the time.

In March 2007, Exadel began a part­ner­ship with Red Hat putting Exadel Studio and RichFaces into open source under JBoss. A key part of this part­ner­ship that con­tinues to this day (eight years later) is Red Hat con­tracting with Exadel for Exadel to pro­vide a de­vel­opment team to work on what is now known as JBoss Developer Studio.

Denis Golovin, in our California office, has been the team lead on the Exadel side of the partnership for this whole time, so we thought we’d ask him a few questions about it.

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What Happened to RESTXpress (Our All-purpose REST API Gateway)?

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RESTXpress has been reinvented as a part of the Appery.io mobile app platform called API Express. RESTXpress provided an easy-to-install REST API gateway that allowed quick “RESTification” of corporate assets — such assets as SQL databases, SOAP services, existing REST services, Salesforce data, and internal workflows.

Now, these features (and more to come) have been rolled into Appery.io. We decided to do this because it made more sense to treat RESTXpress as a mobile app enabler that would be a natural part of Appery.io as part of a mobile app “suite.” It also enables us to pool resources (developers, support engineers, etc.) to make more efficient use of them. Finally, because of the common platform effort, it enables the development of symbiotic hooks between API Express and the rest of the Appery.io platform to provide greater value for our users.

As we close the book on RESTXpress, we thought it might be time for some reflection. Alex Antsypov has been with the project from the beginning as the development lead. Recently, I asked him some questions about the past, present, and future of RESTXpress/API Express.

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5 Insights on DevOps Unity from the Trenches

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Exadel Promotes More Diversity in Development

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Here are stories of how Exadel has been working with two groups to promote tech diversity:

  • Girls Who Code​
  • BlackGirlsCode​

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Igor Landes Featured in InfoWorld Article on Certifications

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Our VP of Engineering, Igor Landes, was interviewed for an article that just came out in InfoWorld called The real dirt on programming certifications. Only one of his answers made it into the article, so we’ve decided to post the full interview with Igor here.

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Update on Our Lithuanian Presence

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Vilnius, Lithuania: old world charm, new world dynamism

Lithuania is where our CEO and Founder, Fima Katz, grew up. In the summer of 2014, he had a homecoming of sorts when he opened an office in the capital city, Vilnius.

For Exadel, Lithuania has the advantage of being in Eastern Europe close to our other development centers while also being integrated with Western Europe by its membership in the European Union and NATO. It’s also a very nice place to live and work.

In December 2014, we announced further expansion plans that include opening additional offices in Kaunas and Klaipeda. So far this year, we have more than 30 employees in Vilnius and five in Klaipeda. Soon, we’ll be opening our Kaunas office! We look forward to further growth in all three development centers.

Read our announcement as reported in Invest Lithuania.

Contact the Vilnius office directly.

Looking Back as Appery Acquires Verivo Assets

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Last month, our wholly owned subsidiary, Appery, LLC, acquired the major assets of Verivo Software, a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. This will allow us to combine the best enterprise back-end server (from Verivo) with the leading cloud-based, low-code development platform (Appery.io) to create a superior agile end-to-end platform for IT and the lines of business within enterprises. Let’s review some of the key steps that have led up to this moment in Exadel’s ever-rising trajectory as a software leader. Read more »

Exadel Joins the Wall Street Technology Association

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Exadel is excited to become an affiliate of the Wall Street Technology Association, a group of financial industry technology professionals gathering together for educational events and informal knowledge sharing. As an affiliate, we join other technology providers in supporting programs for financial firm members.

Exadel has developed deep experience in many verticals over the last 17 years, but financial services has always been been one of those verticals. We look forward to working with our colleagues in WSTA to bring the organization to new heights,

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Exadel at the [BE] Midmarket CIO Forum in Florida

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Exadel’s Lev Shur and Appery’s Niki Scherer and Max Katz represented us at the Spring 2015 (April 19-21) [BE] Midmarket CIO Forum to talk about how Exadel and Appery.io can help businesses with their enterprise mobility ambitions. Here’s a a brief report from Niki Scherer about her experiences there:

Appery.io participated in the BE Mid-Market CIO Forum in Orlando, Fl. this week. The forum draws over a hundred forward thinking CIOs and executives from across the country to network and discuss best practices for the challenges that enterprises are experiencing. Top areas of discussion included security, mobile, and how to build flexible systems for changing environments.

Appery.io was welcomed as a new contender for meeting the app development needs of the enterprise. I believe this is because we have exactly what is needed by organizations everywhere, which is a powerful enterprise-grade solution that is cost-effective, sustainable, and secure.

Here’s a Twitter photo gallery of some moments at the show.

Welcome, Niki Scherer

Niki Scherer, Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships

We’re pleased to welcome Niki Scherer, our new Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships.

Ms. Scherer is responsible for leading enterprise sales and strategy for the Appery.io platform. Her department plays an instrumental role in driving the technology innovation needed to meet the enterprise markets quick changing needs. She is a dedicated client advocate and committed to their success.

Niki encompasses over 15 years’ experience in software leadership and sales roles in private and public companies. Prior to joining Appery in 2015, she was an Enterprise Mobility Specialist at Kony, and has over five years’ experience specializing in mobile application solutions. Her deep domain knowledge in health care solutions has helped make her a sought after mHealth consultant and connected health evangelist.

She is passionate about mobility and enjoys working and consulting with clients on all types of apps from creating business solutions to finding the best local watering hole.

Mobile Field Service Apps Webinar Recordings Up!

“Mobile Field Service Apps: CRM, Workflow, Coverage Policies, and More in Your Pocket” is quite a mouthful for our webinar series, but it does cover a lot. All are recordings from the series are now available online:

  1. Mobile Field Service Apps: More than CRM on an iPhone
  2. Building Custom Field Service Mobile Apps that Drive Revenue
  3. Enabling the Mobile Financial Advisor

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