Linoma Joins Microsoft’s MAP to Push i OS Data Transfer Tool
August 5, 2008 Alex Woodie
Linoma Software has high hopes that joining Microsoft‘s Midrange Alliance Program (MAP) will bolster business for GoAnywhere, its cross-platform data transfer tool. The Nebraska i OS software vendor joined the MAP last month.
Microsoft formed the MAP three-and-a-half years ago as a consortium of partners interested in promoting interoperability between System i and Windows servers, as well as full migrations of i5/OS applications to the Windows environment. To date, about 30 ISVs active in the i5/OS community have joined the MAP, according to Microsoft’s MAP Web site, while the list contains about 25 consulting services providers and hardware resellers.
Linoma joined the MAP for one reason: to promote GoAnywhere, the new secure cross-platform data transfer tool that it launched earlier this year.
“There’s a strong need from organizations to make their transmissions secure and automated, without having to write custom programs and scripts,” says Bob Luebbe, Linoma’s president and chief architect. “We hope to help those organizations looking for a proven solution.”
Microsoft’s new MAP program manager, Scott Rosenbloom, extended a welcome to the program. “The GoAnywhere product from Linoma Software, a company with a strong history of providing solutions for the midrange market, is a good fit for this program,” he says. “We feel that the products and expertise Linoma Software brings to existing MAP members and our customers will be extremely beneficial.”