Welcome Robert Seal to Gateway/400
March Remote Presentation
Disaster Recovery and High Availability
12:00 - Luncheon
1:00 - Distaster Recovery and High Availability
Robert has had a long career, starting on the IBM 4341 coding in COBOL,
Assembler, and CICS. Robert was sold on the IBM midrange when he used SDA to
create a screen. SDA was so much easier to use than CICS, there was no way he
wanted to go back.
Robert has always been an innovator. Before it was commonplace, Robert created a
system to pay Eagle Marketing’s 200-person salesforce using direct pay. At
SouthWestern Portland Cement he created a special Purchasing, Inventory, and
Accounts payable system for spare parts inventory and automated the scales to
send the weights directly to the shipping programs. Robert created an order
entry system at a pump company allowing the user to put in a pump model and then
select the options to create the pump. It also determined the available to
promise, created customer parts lists, suggested spare parts list, and even the
engineering drawing using the Model and Options that were selected.
Robert entered the HA market when Y2K was winding done. Kent and Dan of Amerinet
asked him to create a simple HA product. Robert knew that the available HA
products were expensive and not user friendly, so his goal was to create an HA
system that didn’t require you to know journaling and communications, and
monitoring was easy. The result was what became iTera HA.
He left Amerinet when it merged with Vision Solutions to form his own company,
iSamBlue. He was funded by a French HA company to develop their channel in the
USA, and increased their sales from less than one a year to over two dozen.
Robert Seal continues to follow his passion to create applications that are
simple to install, set up, and use. Working with another developer and using his
knowledge of HA products, he has taken HA for the IBM i to the next level:
iSB-HA. (Check out our website isamblue.biz )
Please join us at Spazio's for our March meeting. To register for the event RSVP by noon on March 10th. Free to members and $25 for extra attendees from member companies and $40 for non-members.