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Unisys Enhances Automation of ClearPath Applications to Support Digital Transformation, IT Infrastructure; Vishal Gupta Quoted

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Unisys Corporation has enhanced automation to its ClearPath Forward ePortal and ClearPath Application Integration Services software solutions to boost the company’s ability to further the digital transformation of business and IT infrastructure, Unisys announced on Thursday.

“Organizations need access to agile, modern application development tools and services to keep up in an environment where the well-being of people and businesses can literally be at stake. Our enhanced ePortal and Application Integration Services solutions can help them weather crises and set up their IT environments for long-term agility and success,” said Vishal Gupta, senior vice president, Products and Platforms and chief technology officer, Unisys.

The enhancements in the new ePortal version 10.0 have included full automation to facilitate development of applications without line-by-line coding. The applications have enabled calls on both internal and external business processes to help create an enterprise-wide application ecosystem.

Unisys’ solutions in ePortal 10.0 and in Application Integration Services (AIS) Release 5.0 have enabled users to implement new application environments that rely on easily integrated microservices. The enhancements will change and augment applications in real time, without having to stop or recompile business-critical programs.

Both ePortal and Application Integration Services will leverage capabilities of Microsoft VisualStudio, so developers that have been acclimated with contemporary tools can easily program in the ClearPath Forward environment. The software will also include Outbound Web Service Communication.

The communication service will simplify the process of applications created through ePortal and legacy applications written in older languages to interoperate and an enhanced user interface for the ePortal Manager Website. The feature will also enhance the user experience and enable improved role management, authorization and user feedback on long-running processes.

In addition, AIS Release 5.0 has included enhancements that advance the development of distributed applications for the ClearPath and Microsoft Windows environments. Dynamic IP configuration in the new release will eliminate manual tasks and facilitate interaction between ClearPath Forward applications using Unisys Data Exchange cross-platform data-integration software and applications in the Windows environment.

The ePortal 10.0 will provide further enhanced security. It will support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections and provide a mechanism to encrypt data between ePortal applications and Unisys Agile Business Suite (AB Suite) users model-driven development environment.

Organizations will additionally be able to complement those products with ClearPath Application Enrichment Services to enable organizations to build a clear, actionable strategy that outlines how to evolve applications in response to new demands.

The addition to Unisys’ software enhancements complements the company initiative to digitally transform Unisys’ offerings. In April 2020, Unisys announced that it has been accepted to provide Cloud Transition Services based on Unisys CloudForte to New Zealand government agencies through Marketplace.

“The New Zealand government has committed to making it easy for citizens to engage with the government using secure, smart and seamless digital services. This includes a requirement to use public cloud services in preference to traditional IT systems,” said Shirley Harrod, vice president, Public Sector, for Unisys Asia Pacific.

Marketplace will connect suppliers with the government, simplifying the procurement process for both sectors. The Marketplace will expedite the initial primary procurement process and reduce the obstacles for suppliers that work with the government.

Unisys’ Marketplace Cloud Transition Services will include cloud strategy, architecture, migration planning, transition execution, cloud optimization and operational handover of current end user services into a public or hybrid cloud environment. The company’s CloudForte will supply a comprehensive array of services designed to successfully transform client organizations to a cloud environment.

About Unisys

Unisys is a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most demanding businesses and governments. Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services; and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing.