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Dee Dee Walsh, VP of Marketing & Business Development
Mobile: 425.609.8458 
Email: deedeew@mobilize.net


Current Press Releases

GuardSquare welcomes Mobilize.Net CEO and former Microsoft VP Tom Button to its Board

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Wed, Apr, 05, 2017 @ 10:04 AM

Leuven, Belgium, April 5, 2017GuardSquare, the industry leader in mobile application security and protection, today announced the appointment of Mobilize.Net CEO and former Microsoft Corporate Vice President Tom Button, to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Button brings a wealth of experience in developer tools and platforms to the GuardSquare Board, where he will focus on growth strategy and expanding operations in North America.

Invaluable experience

Button is currently President and CEO of Mobilize.Net, the company he co-founded in 2012 that develops tools to migrate software from legacy environments to modern web, mobile and cloud platforms and architectures. Prior to Mobilize, Button was Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corp, leading engineering and/or product management teams for Microsoft’s most successful platform and tools products including Visual Basic, Visual Studio, MSDN, .NET, and Microsoft Windows.  Button continues to serve as Advisor and Board member to various high-tech startups in Seattle and around the world.

Heidi Rakels, CEO of GuardSquare, is convinced that Tom Button’s experience and skills will be a valuable complement to the expertise the company already has: “Tom has in-depth knowledge of today’s digital ecosphere and an impressive track record in corporate strategy, marketing and product development. He is also intimately familiar with the dynamics of developer platforms and evangelism in North America. This makes him uniquely qualified to secure our position in the US and help drive global growth.”

GuardSquare and the US market

GuardSquare has been present in North-America since its establishment in 2014, building a large, loyal, and growing customer base. The opening of permanent US operations in the Summer of 2016 has been instrumental in that expansion.  Now with the addition of Button to its Board of Directors, GuardSquare takes another step toward becoming the global leader in mobile application security.

“I am honored to join GuardSquare’s Board at this exciting time in its history,” said Button. “GuardSquare is poised for rapid growth given the combination of strong market position and unique technology which addresses a critical and growing need. The challenge of securing corporate IP on mobile devices is everywhere, and GuardSquare is in a great position to lead the charge.”

About GuardSquare

GuardSquare is the global reference in mobile application protection. GuardSquare develops premium software for the protection of mobile applications against reverse engineering and hacking. The company’s products are used across the world in a broad range of industries, from financial services, e-commerce and the public sector to telecommunication, gaming and media. GuardSquare is based in Leuven (Belgium) and San Francisco (USA). For more information, visit www.guardsquare.com.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft’s chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, go to www.mobilize.net.

Topics: Mobile Application Development, software development, Android, iOS, Mobile security

Mobilize.Net Showcases Modernization Use Cases, Expert Videos and Customer Case Studies on New Resources Site

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Tue, Aug, 09, 2016 @ 06:08 AM

Learn about costs, good and bad technology, best approaches and much more

Mobilize.Net provider of the leading modernization solutions for client/server to web today announced it will showcase expert resources on the what, why and how on modernization; how to think about legacy assets; critical requirements for moving to modern platforms and much more. “We have migrated more code and applications than any other software company. We decided to pull together in one place our key learnings so that others can benefit from our experience,” said John Browne, technical product manager at Mobilize.Net.



The Mobilize.Net Modernization “What You Need to Know” site is live at: www.mobilize.net/tech-resources and includes:

  • Expert videos: Hear from software development experts including Google’s Chris Sells and industry insider Keith Pleas discuss the obstacles and mitigations around web apps and moving desktop apps to the cloud.
  • Technical articles: Discover tips, expert advice and insights on all things modernization. Lots of technical articles on web architecture, deployment issues, desktop architectural considerations and much more.

Architecture considerations

  • Customer use cases: Learn from the experiences of others and avoid the pitfalls when migrating from the desktop to web and cloud.
  • Modernization ebooks: From understanding modernization economics to learning the latest about technology trends, Mobilize modernization ebooks provide easy to understand insights and facts.

Resources from industry and technology experts will be added to the site on a weekly basis.  Mobilize.Net Modernization “What You Need to Know site is at: www.mobilize.net/tech-resources.


 

Topics: application modernization, software development, windows development

Eradicate VB6 Code with New Mobilize.Net VB Upgrade Companion 6.5. New version paves your escape from VB6 by increasing automation to highest levels ever.

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Wed, Oct, 21, 2015 @ 06:10 AM

BELLEVUE, WA – Oct 20, 2015 – Mobilize.Net announced Visual Basic Upgrade Companion (VBUC) version 6.5, available today, that substantially reduces post-migration work on migrated .NET code. VBUC is the leading migration tool for converting VB6 apps to .NET and beyond. With this new version of VBUC, developers now have the fastest, most efficient and cost-effective migration tool on the market. Of the millions of lines of code that Mobilize has tested, VBUC version 6.5 has increased automation to 99.9%. No migration tool offers higher migration automation to native .NET code without runtimes, than VBUC.

With hundreds of thousands of developers using the tool and millions of projects migrated with billions of lines of code converted, VBUC is by far and away the most popular migration tool ever shipped. This new version has been tested on millions of lines of real VB6 customer code, with 99.9 percent of the lines of code compiling in Visual Studio without modification.

In addition to increasing automation and significantly improving productivity, VBUC version 6.5 also includes:

  • Performance improvements: the time it takes to do a migration on a large application has been improved by a factor of 2X and in a lot of cases 5X.
  • Large applications with complex references can now be resolved in the solution setup phase with much better results.
  • Better code readability in solutions with shared files.
  • Significant improvements in data access, both in terms of code quality and higher automation of mappings.
  • Improvements in code quality for projects migrating to VB.NET. For example, VBUC 6.5 includes myriad improvements for processing type libraries, accessing and removing collections, converting menu items in control arrays, and more.
  • Certified to fully support both Visual Studio 2015 and Windows 10.

VBUC Paves the Way to Mobile and Cloud

VBUC provides the best onramp to WebMAP, enabling customers to move from VB6 all the way to web, mobile and cloud.

VBUC Is Used By Enterprises, ISVs and SIs*

Hundreds of thousands of customers have successfully used VBUC to convert code to .NET and beyond. All vertical markets are represented including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, energy and more; plus major corporations like Bank of America, Citigroup and Microsoft have used VBUC to transform large workloads to new platforms. In addition, system integrators like Avanade, Wipro GYSSA and others have found VBUC to be a very valuable tool in migrating their customers’ code to new platforms. A full list of Mobilize customers can be found at http://www.mobilize.net/resources/customer-list.

*Contact Mobilize.Net to talk with real customers.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

Topics: software development, application modernization, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, Visual Basic, Windows XP, VB6, .NET, C#, Windows

Enterprise Software Pioneer Joins Mobilize.Net Advisory Board

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Thu, Aug, 07, 2014 @ 00:08 AM

Paul Butterworth, former CTO of Forte, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and several software startups, joins Mobilize.Net advisory board.

BELLEVUE, WA – Aug 6, 2014 – Mobilize.Net, the leading provider of enterprise software modernization technology for mobile and cloud, today announced the addition of Paul Butterworth to the Mobilize.Net Advisory Board. Paul Butterworth is a pioneer in the enterprise software space and has successfully created and led the development of several enterprise software start-ups including Forte Software NASDAQ: FRTE (acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1999) and AmberPoint (acquired by Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL in 2010). Mr. Butterworth will help guide Mobilize.Net to realize the vision of bringing valuable line of business applications software into the world of mobile devices connected to the cloud.  “Paul’s insights into mobility and cloud and his expertise in working with organizations as CTO will be invaluable as we transform customers’ legacy applications for mobile devices hosted on cloud-based services.” said Tom Button, President and CEO of Mobilize.Net.

About Paul Butterworth

Paul ButterworthPaul Butterworth is currently Executive Vice President, Engineering at You Technology Inc. Past roles include Co-founder and CTO of Emotive, where he conceived and designed the Emotive Cloud Platform for enterprise mobile computing. Before that, Paul was an Architect at Oracle and a founder & CTO at AmberPoint where he directed the technical strategy for the AmberPoint SOA governance products. Prior to AmberPoint, Paul was a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technologist for the Developer Tools Group at Sun Microsystems and a founder, Chief Architect and Senior Vice President of Forte Software. Paul also served as Chief Systems Architect at Ingres. Paul holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science from UC Irvine.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers. The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net 

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Media Contact:

Dee Dee Walsh, deedeew@mobilize.net
VP of Marketing & Business Development
Mobilize.Net
425.609.8458

Topics: application modernization, software development, Oracle, SUN, Paul Butterworth, Mobile Application Development

Enterprise Software Veteran Joins Mobilize.Net Board of Directors

Posted by DeeDee Walsh on Mon, May, 12, 2014 @ 06:05 AM

John Hubinger, formerly of Oracle, Sun Microsystems and founder of several software startups, joins Mobilize.Net board.

BELLEVUE, WA – Mar 8, 2013 – Mobilize.Net, the leading provider of modernization technology for mobile and cloud, today announced the appointment of John Hubinger to the Mobilize.Net Board of Directors. A serial entrepreneur with a strong track record of innovation and leadership, Hubinger has successfully created and led the development of several enterprise software start-ups including Forte Software NASDAQ: FRTE (acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1999) and AmberPoint (acquired by Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL in 2010). Mr. Hubinger will help guide Mobilize.Net to realize the vision of bringing valuable line of business applications software into the world of mobile devices connected to the cloud.  “We are very excited to add John’s extraordinary energy, experience, and creativity to our Board,” said Tom Button, President and CEO of Mobilize.Net.  “John has an incredible track record of helping scale companies successfully through high growth periods, and that’s exactly where Mobilize.Net is now.”

john hubinger

About John Hubinger

Hubinger is currently President of Hubinger Ventures where he acts as an Investor, Board Member and Advisor. He has a long history of building Enterprise Software Companies that bring strong customer value and innovative technology solutions.  His list of roles in successful Enterprise Software companies includes:

  • President and CEO of Emotive- Enterprise Software Mobile Development cloud platform.
  • Co-Founder and CEO of Virtus Genetics, a genetics software start-up focused on large scale cloud computing analyzing Neuro-Psych genotype databases.
  • VP of Software Development at Oracle, Fusion MiddleWare Division.
  • President, CEO and Co-Founder, AmberPoint. AmberPoint was the Leader in Enterprise Software Management and Governance of Complex Distributed and SOA Systems, backed by top tier VC’s (SutterHill, NorWest, CrossLink, Motorola, Meretech, SAP), with strong OEM agreements with Microsoft, TIBCO, SAP and BEA.
  • VP and GM at SUN Microsystems, reporting to the President of SUN Software. In 1999 Sun acquired Forte Software.
  • Forte Software VP World-Wide Sales, VP North America, VP Business Development.
  • VP and Regional Manager at KnowledgeWare.
  • IBM, Marketing Manager and earlier as a Systems Engineer.  
  • NASA, System Analyst Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Hubinger graduated from UC Berkeley (cum laude) with a BA in Economic and continues to Mentor and Lecture with SkyDeck (UC Berkeley’s start-up incubator program funded by Haas, EECS and CS Chancellors) and Haas School of Business, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship Graduate MBA program.

About Mobilize.Net

Mobilize.Net accelerates and simplifies the transformation of software applications to .NET, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Millions of developers have used Mobilize.Net technology to successfully modernize billions of lines of code. Mobilize.Net solutions enable customers to reduce risk, cost, and time while moving applications to the platforms businesses demand today. Mobilize.Net migration technology is Microsoft's chosen solution for Visual Studio and MSDN customers.

The privately-held Mobilize.Net is based in Bellevue, WA, and is led by former Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tom Button. For more information, please go to www.mobilize.net

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Media Contact:

Dee Dee Walsh

VP of Marketing & Business Development

Mobilize.Net

deedeew@mobilize.net

425.609.8458

 

Topics: application modernization, software development, Oracle, SUN

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