5thMethod becomes a PowerToolz reseller

5thMethod, a USA based K2 Services Partner, has become a PowerToolz reseller. jeylabs and 5thMethod have signed a partnership agreement to deliver “K2 Five 5.x Success” to American enterprises.

jeylabs and 5thMethod will work closely to assist organizations to adopt the latest version of the K2’s low code platform and implement solid QA regimes using the PowerToolz suite.

5thMethod will be deploying jeylabs PowerToolz suite of products to its K2 customer environments delivering consistent, best-practices based Analysis, Workflow Conversion, Administration, Troubleshooting and Test Automation capabilities.

By leveraging 5thMethod‘s dedicated teams of highly skilled and experienced K2 consultants, jeylabs will be able to provide high-quality consulting services to its market-leading tools in the USA.

How are you Addressing the hidden cost of low code?

Author: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors.

Low-code application development platforms can offer beleaguered teams huge benefits in terms of development velocity. However true application delivery agility – and through that, business agility – only comes when teams can optimise the whole delivery process. Few low-code application development platforms really work in ways that make that broader optimisation easy.

The low-code application development promise – fulfilled by K2 (and other vendors and products, too) – is about speed and agility. It’s simple: when you write less application code, you make faster progress.

The promise is enabled by tools that do the ‘heavy lifting’ of application development for you. They abstract away all the messy implementation details associated with low-level system interactions, as well as providing high-level specification tools specialised for building functionality that’s commonly required within particular domains. So, when you work with products from K2 and other similar vendors, you use high-level, graphical ‘model-driven’ specification tools that give you powerful shortcuts to developing workflow management functionality, task interaction forms and other application user interface elements, business data management functionality, reports and dashboards, and so on.

The tradeoff that comes when you use low-code application development platforms like these is that the code that does the ‘heavy lifting’ to deliver working application functionality behind the scenes is, by design, hidden from you. Some generate all the low-level code necessary to run applications standalone, and others provide high-level specifications that are interpreted by a proprietary application server at runtime; however all low-code application development platforms are in essence proprietary.

As the promise of low-code application development becomes more widely realised and organisations deliver more applications with speed and agility, so the applications they’re used to create are becoming more sophisticated, numerous and business-critical. It’s natural, in these cases, for organisations to make application quality assurance a high priority. What’s more, broader ‘DevOps’-related application delivery trends like continuous integration/continuous delivery – driven by cheap and flexible cloud infrastructure – depend on the ability to rapidly test and re-test application functionality.

When it comes to low-code application development platforms like the K2 platform, though, the most widely-established general-purpose software QA toolsets and approaches have limited applicability. This is the challenge that PowerToolz aims to address.

Low-code application development platforms can offer huge benefits in terms of development velocity. However true application delivery agility– and through that, business agility – only comes when teams can optimise the whole delivery process. Few low-code application development platforms really work in ways that make that broader optimisation easy.

jeylabs’ PowerToolz offers a suite of integrated automated testing and administration tools designed specifically for the K2 low-code application development platform, and through that, addresses the broader delivery agility challenge for K2 customers. All the core test automation bases are covered, and offered at a compelling price point. What’s particularly noteworthy is that by using the K2 application repository itself to store and manage testing artefacts alongside K2 application artefacts, PowerToolz delivers a number of significant quality management benefits that will help teams work with K2 quickly and effectively at scale.

You can download and evaluate the software from the PowerToolz website at https://powertoolz.com.au.

How best to Migrate Legacy Workflows to K2 Five 5.x? Hello

When moving to the latest of K2, there are many important things to consider.

You will want a speedy and smooth move to the latest of K2. So, Educate yourself on the benefits and the process of upgrading. Knowledge is power. Here are some tips for you to review: https://jeylabs.com/products/k2/K2-Five

jEyLaBs is one of the 10 or so global technology alliance partners of K2. We have invested heavily on leveraging K2 technology over a number of K2 versions over the many years.

We have produced tools to assist with Test automation, Migration, Workflow Analysis & Conversion, Administration, monitoring and troubleshooting of K2 apps, smart objects, forms and workflows.

As a result, We have acquired deep and wide experience migrating and upgrading applications, data and users on K2.

Whether it involves File server drives, Lotus Notes, SQL, multi-forest ADs, SharePoint, ASP.NET, windows apps, Infopath, K2.Net 2003, blackpoint or blackpearl, we have been there since 2009, assisting many customers and partners to win.

We are here to help. Please Join us for a webinar (You can Win 1 of 5 Google Mini’s by participating in the Q&A) and accelerate your K2 Five 5.x success. Register at: https://jeylabs.com/events/PowerToolz

Why Business Continuity is essential in today’s economy?

Data facilitates the core of every business. Whether it is your product catalogue, rate card, customer database, internal documents and so on, electronic data is the core of every business.

Unplanned events like natural disasters, technology failures, malicious activity, or user errors are likely to impair (or halt) your operations and cause major downtime.

All businesses are constantly under cyber attacks. Whether it is a state-based actor, criminals or competitors, every app, website, email address, web service, API endpoint, mobile device, server, laptop or PC that is part of a business is already under attack or high on the waiting list to be attacked.

Business Continuity is critical when these events occur otherwise your business operations will be severely impacted.

Our partnership with Datto enables us to help you stay safe and protect your brand if and when a disaster strikes.

Office 365 Business and Ransomware

In fact, 29% of IT professionals reported that their clients had encountered ransomware that targeted Office 365. It takes just one visit to a malicious site, one accidental download, or one infected attachment to unleash ransomware.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery is based on these three tenets:

Protecting data and systems.

Redundant copies of data to protect you from ransomware.

Virtual compatibility to recreate IT infrastructure on the fly.

Enterprise-grade technology for everyone!

The world’s fastest-growing companies rely on Datto to protect their business continuity, ensure ongoing networking, provide a single source of truth for IT business management, and secure file collaboration and backup.

Unified Continuity

Backup content to Datto’s highly secure Cloud so you can easily restore a lost file or an entire business infrastructure in minutes.

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Networking

Network downtime is catastrophic to a business’s bottom line and reputation. Datto Networking was designed to serve businesses that need always connected networking. Learn More

File Backup & Sync

Security and simplicity cannot be taken for granted when your clients’ businesses rely on their ability to collaborate, backup, and restore when needed. Learn More

Business Management

Succeeding in the competitive field of IT products and services depends of having an efficient, centralized place to deliver data-backed insights and support your customers. Learn More

Insure your business against data loss across G Suite and Office 365, including Gmail, Google Drive, Team Drives, Exchange Online, OneDrive and SharePoint

Gain Peace of Mind

Avoid losing data to inefficient native recovery features and protect your clients no matter what

Recover From Ransomware

Quickly restore your clients’ user data to a moment before an attack occurred

Ensure Transferability

Easily move emails, files or sites from one user to another when employees leave the company

Cut Costs for Clients

Eliminate unnecessary license fees for departed employees by storing SaaS data in Datto’s private cloud

Resolve Cloud Concerns

Restore critical emails or files lost due to user error, malicious activity, or SaaS application outages

You take on the beach. We have your back.

Contact empower@jeylabs.com.au for a demo.

 

Nintex brings it all together

jeylabs team was at the Nintex world Tour in Melbourne this week. We met many customers and fellow partners at the event. The networking and learning opportunities were great. We learnt all about the latest innovations from Nintex including the acquisition of RPA vendor enablesoft.

Nintex is providing enterprises with a complete digital business platform that can handle everything from workflow and content automation to digital transaction management to the last mile of automation with RPA.

Nintex has transformed from its roots in workflow automation to become one of the most complete process platforms on the market today.

Enablesoft’s Foxtrot offers a platform to make the creation and deployment of RPA bots faster and easier without code – empowering non-developers to solve their own problems and making developers more productive. It’s because of this approach to RPA that Foxtrot has gained significant traction in regulated industries like financial services with more than 600 customers today.

Nintex acquires EnableSoft, maker of Foxtrot RPA, to bring customers powerful, easy-to-use RPA capabilities.

PowerToolz partnership announced for Taiwan

jeylabs has signed a reseller agreement with SourceCode Technology Ltd., Taiwan today.

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This partnership brings PowerToolz suite of products accessible to the local K2 customers in Taiwan.

Michael Peng, CEO of SourceCode Technology Ltd., Taiwan is excited to be launching the PowerToolz products in the Chinese new year into Taiwan.

jeylabs is thrilled about this partnership as we expand our global reach through strong local partners such as SourceCode Technology Ltd., Taiwan (http://www.k2software.cn).

PowerToolz Express 3.1.0.4 is out.

We have released an updated version of our Workflow Converter to K2 Five 5.x

This release allows for selectively ignoring the environment dependency check performed during the workflow analysis.

This is useful when you are analysing an export of the workflow in a different environment.

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After selecting the workflow, you can check the ignore option, to analyse the workflow.

This will ignore the warnings and errors typically reported due to any missing dependency such as specific SmartObjects that are used but not detected in the environment.

Please download the latest version of PowerToolz Express – Workflow converter now.