POB G6 is Here!
marts 01, 2012
POB G6 has an impressive new look and great functionality; however, Wendia CTO Atle Nilssen is just as proud of what lies under the surface of the modern GUI.
2012 will be a year to remember for Wendia due to the launching of the brand new version of POB, called G6. It is a completely new version that has been rewritten from scratch; in addition to new functionality and an upgraded GUI, it also has the benefit of being based on a brand new technology platform.
Of course, the most striking part of the new version is the thoroughly modernized new GUI that has many new user functionalities added.
“POB G6 has a totally new and modern look, it is open towards the multitude of new user devices and supports many ways of communication”, Atle says.
An important new feature in POB G6 is the optimized process support, which gives customers even greater flexibility to tailor processes to better fit their organization and way of working.
Atle says: “POB is now even more flexible with optimized working processes. For example, a company may need to follow ITIL, but at the same time need to support internal business and working processes. With the new process support the organization has greater freedom to tailor their internal working processes without compromising either their method or the tool”.
In the Cloud
Another new trend is Cloud computing. This means that POB can be provided as a service.
Atle says: “POB G6 is ready for cloud computing and in Europe POB Cloud will be delivered by partners.”
In Denmark the first POB Cloud provider is already up and running. Atle thinks that this is important to both Wendia and their customers in the region.
Atle says: “Cloud is the newest way to acquire software and POB G6 in the Cloud is a great fit for the market”.
Designed for Change
The biggest challenge for modern IT solutions is to keep up with the rapid technology advances – both the internal architecture within the solutions, as well as usability and the look and feel for customers. POB G6 has been designed and updated for continuous change moving forward.
The most visible current trend is “BYOD” or Bring Your Own Device. This means the individual user more frequently decides for himself how to access corporate systems and therefore is no longer dictated by the infrastructure. The result is that the infrastructure must now support more and varied user devices.
Internally, systems must be developed to make integration and communication better across systems. This requires greater focus on system openness and more heterogeneous system environments. Within this model, Cloud service now plays an important part.
“We have always had the need to support various technologies “behind the scenes” in POB. But in the last couple of years, the development has accelerated – both towards the user and internally in the technical infrastructure,” Atle says and continues: “To focus our efforts on creating business value within service management, it was natural to choose a technology platform that does much of the technical work for us.”
In the future .NET from Microsoft will deliver these new technology opportunities for Wendia and POB.
The New POB - Created from Scratch
In previous versions POB was not written to use a technology platform like .NET – still, small changes could be made starting to approach the capabilities of .NET. However, Atle wanted to take things a step forward.
“There is a big difference between running on .NET and really reaping the benefits from the platform. Our ambition using the platform is that it should deliver as much value as possible both to Wendia and to our customers,” says Atle.
Atle is not stopping there: “That is the reason why POB G6 is so exciting on many levels,” says Atle, and he has no doubt what is the most important: “G6 is made for a future where changes will happen more rapidly. And the customers will recognize this,” he concludes