CM First Invites Customers to Modernize with CA Plex 7.1

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Join CM First and CA Technologies June 10-11, 2014, at the CA Plex X-Games and Learn How to Uplift and Modernize Your CA Plex Applications

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'Expert ‘coaching’ can make the difference in the modernization game,' notes John Rhodes, CTO.

Following on the heels of the X-Games in Austin, CM First announces plans to host a CA Plex new release event June 10-11 in Austin, TX. With CA Technologies, technical experts will provide a playbook for taking advantage of Plex 7.1’s latest features, with detailed information on upgrading enterprise applications from RPG/C++ to C# .NET, Java, Web, Mobile, and the Cloud. Rob Layzell, CA Plex Product Architect, will provide a hands-on experience with the new CA Plex application development environment. Continuing the sports theme, the agenda is described as a ‘playbook,’ which will be as follows:

  • Justification to uplift to CA Plex 7.1
  • Replatforming techniques from C++ and RPG to C#/Java/Web/Mobile/Cloud/API
  • Integrating with BI packages like Crystal Reports
  • Strategies for running secure apps in the Cloud
  • Harnessing the advantages of DevOps for the CA Plex ecosystem
  • Guest speakers from leading software companies

The event will be focused around hands-on lab sessions, where customers can work with the new features of CA Plex 7.1 first hand. On Wednesday, Coaches’ Corner will offer breakfast and one-on-ones with the technical staff. “Customers can get questions answered and a personalized assist to create a specific and tailored plan,” John Rhodes, CTO, CM First notes. “Expert ‘coaching’ can make the difference in the modernization game.”

Get training now to get the best start on the modernization journey with Rob Layzell and the CM First technical team. Whether you are a developer, a business partner or a strategist, there is content for all of you. Sign up now for the CA Plex X-Games at: The Games are free to the first 10 companies, and early bird discounts are available. Bring your Wi-Fi-enabled laptop and join in the fun and training.

About CM First

CM First is a global software and services company with focus on application modernization, custom development of enterprise applications that support high-performing, and agile development teams in three key areas: Application Modernization for IBM Environments, Custom Application Development Architected and Agile, Tools and Technology for Future Development.

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