Focus have product specialists with years of experience with IBM software products, related technologies and software integration and can deliver upgrades to Cognos, TM1 and InfoSphere software.
Focus offers efficient upgrade and migration services for all these technologies. In addition, Focus can help those customers who are still using older software versions who want to upgrade to take advantage of the new opportunities offered by the latest software upgrades and fix packs.
For example, Focus has experience professionals who can assist with:
- an upgrade to Information Server 8.x from earlier versions of DataStage, MetaStage, QualityStage and ProfileStage
- an upgrade from Cognos 7 to Cognos 8
- an upgrade to Cognos 10
- an upgrade from Cognos Enterprise Planning (Cognos EP) to Cognos TM1
In each case, Focus will manage the transition to:
- plan the process and set appropriate expectations
- ensure the new platform - infrastructure, configuration and solution architecture - is optimised for performance and reliability
- migrate applications, data, code, etc., to the new environment in a way that retains the maximum of content from the current environment
- minimise downtime
- minimise the risk
- minimise the cost
- empower the client with knowledge about the new software version
- take advantage of new software capabilities immediately, if required