ArtinSoft and Gizmox Announce Strategic Alliance to Migrate Visual Basic 6.0 Applications to the Web

    ArtinSoft and Gizmox have joined forces to provide a comprehensive
    to migrate legacy Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 applications to a Web-based
    DHTML or Microsoft Silverlight

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Sept. 8 /CNW/ -- ArtinSoft, leading provider of
automated software transformation technology, and Gizmox, developer of the
Visual WebGui rich Internet, Cloud & SaaS application development platform,
today announced the formation of a new strategic alliance between the
companies to provide migration services for upgrading Visual Basic 6.0
applications to DHTML, Silverlight 3, and the Windows Azure platform. This
alliance introduces a new alternative for enterprises looking for a way out of
legacy VB 6.0 applications, providing both long-term savings by moving to a
rapid application development framework provided by Visual WebGui, and a quick
upgrade path by performing the migration with ArtinSoft's migration tools and
    This new offering provides a complete solution for taking current Visual
Basic 6.0 or Microsoft Windows Forms applications and moving them to a
Web-based environment, saving deployment, remote access licenses, and
infrastructure costs, while at the same time adding flexibility by allowing
the choice between DHTML, Silverlight, or cloud-based user interfaces at the
switch of a button. The new offering works with the current capital investment
in VB 6.0 or Windows Forms applications with Gizmox's and ArtinSoft's proven
track record providing migration solutions to companies around the world.
Customers will be able to keep the rich user interface normally associated
with desktop applications, and have the advantage of providing a streamlined
deployment experience and enhancing the productivity of their development
    "Microsoft is pleased to support the new partnership between ArtinSoft
and Gizmox," said Steve Sklepowich, director for Silverlight at Microsoft
Corp. "This partnership will equip developers and businesses with the tools
they need to cost-effectively move their Visual Basic 6.0 and Windows Forms
applications to Silverlight 3, enabling a new class of rich Internet
applications on the Web."
    ArtinSoft is a world leader in automated software migration technology.
Its flagship automated tool, the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, will be used
to transform the VB 6.0 legacy code into .NET code that will run on the Visual
WebGui platform. Once in .NET, the application can be easily ported to the Web
using the revolutionary Visual WebGui platform developed by Gizmox, which now
allows legacy applications to be migrated into the latest cutting-edge
technology that offers the benefit of the next Web generation in terms of
richness, performance and security. Many companies have been delaying the
upgrade of VB 6.0 strategic assets to the .NET Platform because they needed
more than functional equivalence and a way to easily Web enable their code.
With this joint solution, there are no more excuses to delay the migration.
Furthermore, customers using remote desktop access for their VB 6.0
deployments have shown interest in this solution, which will immediately save
them licensing costs and allow a more powerful deployment model when compared
to options such as Citrix.
    "We are excited to enter into a partnership with Artinsoft that finally
brings customers running legacy Visual Basic applications an e-2-e solution
that wasn't available before," said Navot Peled, CEO and founder of Gizmox.
    "This is a great opportunity for enterprise customers to move their
application away from the desktop and make them available without deployment
limitations," said Roberto Leiton, ArtinSoft's CEO. "It is something the
market has been requesting for a while, and the combination of the Visual
WebGui platform with our migration expertise is the best value proposition for
our customers."
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