Rodrigo País Garay and Valeria Romero certified by Akeneo

Rodrigo País Garay and Valeria Romero have obtained a new certification from Akeneo. It is the “Product Experience Advisor Certification” that confirms them as experts in Product Experience Advisor of the platform.

Since Akeneo arrived in Spain, our team has carried out several implementations and support of Akeneo’s PIM. That is why we are committed to having qualified and updated professionals. With these certifications we reaffirm our commitment to always offer the best possible service to our customers.

Although it is a user-friendly platform, its implementation is complex due to the amount of information to be added and all the actors involved. Successful implementation is based on advice, adapting the product to the specific needs of each client and sector.

Since the birth of ASM, in 2004, we have sought to make digital businesses grow by providing innovation, intelligence and expertise. From ASM Web Services we offer all kinds of services, from strategic and business consulting to Systems Integration, Cloud Devops and Software Engineering.

If you are looking for an update of your technologies or custom developments, it is important to have a broad vision of the project. Contact us to accompany you and offer you the service of our certified team.

Professional athletes also use Open Trail Races

The Open Trail Races mobile app allows you to run verified races at any time, competing against your best time or against others. This, added to the possibility of discovering new territories where to train, is one of the reasons why athletes like Silvia Puigarnau or Eduard Hernández use this application. In addition, they have the assurance that the trails that appear in the app are safe and in constant maintenance.

Among the races that you can find in Open Trail Races whether or not you are a professional athlete are those of Tenerife, with an ideal territory for the practice of trail running, and also those that you can find in Terres de l’Ebre that have been incorporated this year. Among them highlights the Cursa dels Biberons or the Cursa OTR Trencacims, all included in the Winter Championship OTR Terres de l’Ebre.

The collaboration of ASM Web Services with OTR

Open Trail Races (OTR) is a project we are especially proud of. The ASM Web Services team developed the Open Trail Races app for the company The Trail Zone. The aim of the app is to boost tourism and promote the practice of sports in the natural environment. The covid-19 restrictions showed the usefulness of this system, when races could not be organized. We are very happy to incorporate new races to the app.

To use it, the user installs it on the device with which he/she will follow the route, registers and downloads the race track. The routes require the help of a GPS device, as they are not specifically marked for environmental, ecological and respectful reasons. The OTR application also allows for competitions between runners comparing times and rankings to encourage participation.


What to do before IBM SmartCloud Notes closes in 2020

Last August the news broke: HCL Technologies announced that in July 2020 it was going to stop the development of IBM SmartCloud Notes, a complete mail service in the cloud that has millions of users worldwide. The announcement came a few weeks after the purchase by the Indian multinational HCL Technologies of certain IBM products, related to security software, digital experience, collaboration and electronic commerce. The multinational has justified the decision because the current architecture of IBM SmartCloud Notes is highly complex and expensive to evolve. For this reason they have chosen to deploy a new cloud with similar functionalities, which does not yet have a launch date.

HCL detiene el desarrollo de IBM SmartCloud Notes

The ASM Web Services solution for IBM SmartCloud Notes users

Given this new scenario, from the ASM Web Services team we believe that current users of IBM SmartCloud Notes have three alternatives:

  1. Migrate to another cloud platform. One of the most powerful on the market is Microsoft Office 365, a SaaS (software as a service) solution that is purchased from a cloud service provider using a pay-per-use model. ASMWS has experience in this type of migration and has a team of four people certified by Binary Tree (manufacturer of the Domino to Office 365 migration solution) to carry out these kinds of projects.
  2. Migrate from IBM SmartCloud Notes to Verse on-premise. Although it is a counter-current solution, it is an option for immediate execution for companies that see the deadline very close. Whether it is on-premise or locally refers to the type of installation that is made of the software solution. In this option, the migration is carried out towards the server and the infrastructure (ICT) of the company, so the company itself or its hosting provider will be responsible for its maintenance.
  3. The third option is similar to the previous one, it is an on-premise alternative but with a difference. In this case, HCL provides a list of providers called HCL Cloud Hosting Partners, who offer cloud services to host the solution. With this proposal, the maintenance of the solution will be the responsibility of the HCL Cloud Hosting Partners.
  4. Regardless of the target platform, the transition from IBM SmartCloud Notes must be gradual and well planned, especially in large organizations.