Are You Attending the BUILD #2018QRIS Conference?

Posted by Michelle Thomas, TCC Senior Policy Advisor

buildTCC is a proud 5-Star Sponsor of the BUILD 2018 QRIS National Meeting taking place in San Diego, July 16th – 18th at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

Visit the TCC booth and pick up an #AscendFriend. Tweet and post to Facebook your fun photos using #TCCAscend!

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TCC staff will be available in our exhibit booth to demonstrate our Ascend Early Childhood Integrated Data Solution.

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TCC developed Ascend to assist state agencies with managing multiple aspects of early childhood programs. Comprised of several modules, including a Quality Rating and Improvement System, Ascend offers features and functionality necessary for all states with a flexible platform for customizations, making it quickly and easily adaptable to the unique nature and requirements of any state.

To contact us, please email one of our friendly staff.

Mike Boyle         mike

Mike.Boyle@e-tcc.com

Michelle Thomas     michelle

Michelle.Thomas@e-tcc.com

To find out more about TCC’s Early Childhood Integrated Data System, Ascend, please visit our website at https://www.e-tcc.com/ascend.

TCC is Awarded Recertification as a Minority-Owned Business by the State of Indiana, Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Division

Posted by Andrew Hwang, TCC President and Chief Executive Officer

TCC is proud to announce we were recently awarded recertification in the State of Indiana as a Minority-Owned business enterprise. TCC’s recertification is valid through July 31, 2021.

Recognizing the importance of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE) participation in state purchases, the State of Indiana created the Governor’s Commission on Minority Business Development, which is now the Governor’s Commission on Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises. The Commission’s mandate is to explore opportunities and implement activities that will enable MBE/WBE to fully participate in the Procurement system.

Benefits of Certification

As a certified minority- or woman-owned business, companies will:

  • Qualify for MBE/WBE subcontracting opportunities on state contracts in Indiana, which provide for the attainment of business diversity goals
  • Receive notification of state business opportunities
  • Receive access to training opportunities
  • Receive notice of upcoming events such as networking opportunities
  • Appear in a directory of certified firms
  • Qualify as an MBE/WBE for purchasing by casinos and state universities, as well as other public and private organizations

 

To learn more about MBE/WBE Certification, please visit the State of Indiana’s website: https://www.in.gov/idoa/mwbe/index.htm.

To learn more about TCC please visit our website: http://e-tcc.com/who-we-are.

 

TCC is a Five Star Sponsor for the QRIS National Meeting July 16th – 18th, 2018

Posted by Michelle Thomas, TCC Senior Policy Advisor

buildTCC is a proud 5-Star Sponsor of the BUILD 2018 QRIS National Meeting taking place in San Diego, July 16th – 18th at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.   Meet peers from across the country, share what you are doing, hear the latest research, and learn about effective practices, innovations and big ideas in the development, implementation and revision of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) as part of a comprehensive early childhood system. This year’s meeting will focus on assuring the QRIS and early childhood systems you are building are based upon the equitable distribution of resources and access to the system to meet the needs of each and every child and family. The structure of the meeting will allow you to learn from a diverse group of leading experts and discuss your successes and challenges with peers.

Email Mike.Boyle@e-tcc.com to sign up for our 5-Start Sponsor Consultation Sessions with TCC Software Solutions – Early Childhood Data Systems

The TCC team has 20 years of experience in the design, integration, and implementation of early childhood data systems.  Our subject matter experts are available to consult with your state about your goals and challenges, as well as answer questions and share lessons learned.

Date: Monday, July 16

Times: 3:30-4 pm, 4-4:30 pm, 4:30-5 pm

Location: Marina 6

 TCC staff will also be available in our exhibit booth to demonstrate our Ascend Early Childhood Integrated Data Solution.

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TCC developed Ascend to assist state agencies with managing multiple aspects of early childhood programs. Comprised of several modules, including a Quality Rating and Improvement System, Ascend offers features and functionality necessary for all states with a flexible platform for customizations, making it quickly and easily adaptable to the unique nature and requirements of any state.

To contact us prior to the conference and set up a private appointment, please email one of our friendly staff.

mike      Mike Boyle

Mike.Boyle@e-tcc.com

 

michelle    Michelle Thomas

Michelle.Thomas@e-tcc.com

To find out more about TCC’s Early Childhood Integrated Data System, Ascend, please visit our website at https://www.e-tcc.com/ascend.

 

Mainframe Applications Rehosting – Why Do It and How Does It Really Work?

Posted by Rick Fowler, TCC Director of Mainframe Managed Services

We have been hearing for years that mainframes are no longer viable platforms for modern computing, however over 70 percent of all financial transactions are still processed by a mainframe application. Durand, D. (2017, April 11). LzLabs: The art of mainframe application ‘re-hosting’. Retrieved from https://www.computerweekly.com/blog/CW-Developer-Network/The-art-of-mainframe-application-re-hosting. Therefore, the conversation has turned to modernization, rather than elimination of mainframe systems.

In an article titled “LzLabs: The Art of Mainframe Application ‘Rehosting’” in Computer Weekly magazine https://www.computerweekly.com/blog/CW-Developer-Network/The-art-of-mainframe-application-re-hosting the rehosting concept is broken down into straightforward stages and clear benefits are outlined.

The article states that the latest method of system migration may also be the fastest and most reliable because it occurs with no changes to application code. Changes to code can be risky, because they have not been as thoroughly tested as in the previous system.

The article breaks down re-hosting into three stages:

“1. Packing up all of the application artifacts in their executable form on the source system”

“2. Moving the package to the new platform”

“3. Unpack and run”

“In order to achieve this, the system services running on the mainframe subsystem must be re-written natively for Linux. This includes systems for transactional activity, batch scheduling, indexed datasets and relational and hierarchical data.”

“To paraphrase Carl Sagan; if you wish to faithfully recreate a mainframe environment to run on modern, open platforms, you must first invent the universe.”

“A translator may also be needed in order to transpose the mainframe binaries, based on the assembly language of the mainframe architecture, into Intel x86 Xeon assembly language, so that it can be used on Linux. This process is called “Dynamic Instruction Set Architecture Translation.” These transformed binaries are then able to run in a managed container.”

In a follow-up post, we will look at the tangible benefits of this approach.

To learn more about TCC’s Mainframe Managed Services please visit our website https://e-tcc.com/managed-services.