On balance, Red Hat 3Scale API Management looks to us like an API leader

11th October 2017

Last month we issued a couple of day passes to colleagues from the technical team, to attend a Red Hat training course on Red Hat 3Scale API Management, Red Hat’s API management offering. This post is penned by Tier 2 Middleware Consultant David Norris, who rounds up his findings with a balanced scorecard approach. Fresh […]

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JBoss Developers are not just for Christmas

20th December 2016

Thinking about buying-in JBoss Technical Services or Consultancy skills in the New Year? Great, but here’s some reflective, festive food for thought. The Red Hat Partner Program puts validated technical skills at the heart of the process. So there is a big, tangible difference between companies you might be considering that come with little or […]

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Developing Custom Software in a Regulated Environment

1st June 2016

21 CFR Part 11 / Computer System Validation Tier 2 has significant experience of implementing systems to comply with the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11, of which Computer System Validation (CSV) is one key part.  ‘Computer System Validation’, in summary is the documented process of ensuring that a system does what it is designed to […]

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Secure web portal for 14M Genomics

16th November 2015

14M Genomics is a cancer diagnostic company, based in Cambridge UK and working in partnership with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, to enrich the understanding of the role of cancer genes in the biology of disease. In March 2015, 14M Genomics (14MG) and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) announced a […]

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Tier 2 Consulting becomes the first Red Hat Premier Middleware Partner

30th May 2014

We are delighted to announce that Tier 2 Consulting has become the first Premier JBoss Middleware Business Partner for the UK and Ireland, achieving the highest Red Hat partner accreditation possible. This accreditation demonstrates Tier 2’s proven capabilities in working with its clients to improve business processes, innovate faster and deliver more for less. When […]

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Time to light the Fuse

13th February 2014

As a JBoss Advanced Business Partner, we’re looking forward to delivering a number of Red Hat JBoss Fuse projects this year and wanted to share a couple of educational videos with you, taken from a Fuse Meetup day held in Norway recently. Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse is an open source enterprise service bus (ESB). The […]

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Tier 2 helps Lloyd’s of London deliver “SmartForms” initiative

11th September 2013

Lloyd’s – the world’s leading specialist insurance market – has released SmartForms, providing insurance brokers with a platform to capture data and create an MRC (Market Reform Contract) wherever they are.  As a result of using the solution, the broker will have access to a document in a format they require (Word, PDF etc.) as well […]

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Module Dependencies in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

13th June 2013

In this second article on JBoss modules, Ian Page, Senior Consultant at Tier 2 Consulting, takes a closer look at module dependencies. Last time you saw how JBoss treats a deployment (in that case, a JAR file) as a module, and how you could create a dependency on it.  In this article I’ll cover some […]

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Prizes awarded in University of Hertfordshire Software Development Exercise

6th June 2013

In December 2012 Tier 2 announced a unique partnership with the University of Hertfordshire – as an official module sponsor of the School of Computer Science.  We wanted to help promote ‘real world’ development skills with the learning environment. That module has now been completed, and we were delighted to have been invited to award the prizes to the […]

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The JBoss Application Server, JBoss AS, is now called Wildfly!

2nd May 2013

Why ?  JBoss AS was renamed to reduce confusion between the JBoss Application Server project, the JBoss Community and the Red Hat JBoss product line.When the JBoss Application Server project was launched in 1999, no one would have ever guessed at how successful the project would become. Today, JBoss represents one of the finest Java […]

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Understanding Modules in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

2nd April 2013

Ian Page, Senior Consultant at Tier 2 Consulting, guides us through the creation and deployment of a JBoss module, and reasons for doing so. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 uses a completely new class loading system, based on modules.  All of the JBoss application server functionality is based on modules, but how can you write […]

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The Commercialisation of Agile (or how I learned to stop worrying and love fixed price)

26th March 2013

John Cornforth, Head of Consulting, Tier 2 Consulting I’ve recently been thinking a lot about the way Agile projects are approached commercially, and how hard, commercial realities can seem at odds with the seemingly light and fluffy ideals put forward in the Agile Manifesto.  The two main reasons why I’ve been thinking about it so […]

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JBoss Enterprise Middleware – Free Technical Workshop – London – 14th March 2013

14th February 2013

In this FREE technical workshop on Thursday 14th March, at Red Hat’s London office, you will discover how Tier 2 Consulting can help you improve the technical and business functions within your organisation, with JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Learn about the core products within the portfolio, and see how Kings College London and Evident Legal have successfully used JBoss Enterprise Middleware. A Red Hat Solutions Architect will be […]

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Tier 2 Tasked to Modernise Technology Systems at Croton Stokes Wilson Ltd

16th January 2013

When leading Lloyd’s Broker, Croton Stokes Wilson Ltd, was looking to modernise its client facing systems to save time and cut cost they approached Tier 2 Consulting after a recommendation from a colleague. The Tier 2 team’s experience in developing successful custom solutions for interaction between insurance agents and underwriters, and their efficiencies in delivering […]

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How can there still be a technical skills gap in 2013?

15th January 2013

Andy Kennedy, Managing Director, Tier 2 Consulting Back in 2008 we saw the world hit with the worst economic crisis in living memory. Four years on and we are all still experiencing heavy austerity measures and one of the most severe recessions to date. According to the Office for National Statistics, levels of unemployment stood […]

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Exari chooses Tier 2 Consulting to deliver patient records system

5th December 2012

Tier 2 Consulting, Hertfordshire’s leading web application consultancy, has been appointed by Exari as its certified system integration partner to create and develop a world leading patient records system for Dutch Healthcare specialist Esdege-Heron Daal. Esdégé-Reigersdaal, based in northern Holland, provides services to people with disabilities and offers support to children, youths and adults with […]

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Tier 2 Consulting Creates Ground Breaking Legal Web Application

15th November 2012

The team at Tier 2 is excited to announce the launch of a bespoke, industry-first web application we have been working on with London-based legal experts, Evident Legal. SimplifytheLaw was launched to the public this week and is a brand new, unique service that offers SMEs free guidance on legal issues, as well as the ability to […]

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Lloyd’s Broker tasks Tier 2 to overhaul document systems

1st November 2012

In recent years, the insurance industry has seen a number of significant changes in terms of the amount of technical information required by underwriters. Developments in web technology have allowed the industry as a whole to operate on a more professional and cost effective basis that has led to many benefits for underwriters, brokers and […]

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JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6: The Verdict

26th September 2012

Ian Page, Senior Consultant at Tier 2 Consulting gives us his thoughts on the latest JBoss platform The new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (JBoss EAP6) was launched in June 2012, with the aim of providing an easy-to-manage solution, designed to help enterprises build applications and ease gently into the cloud. At Tier 2 Consulting […]

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Tier 2 celebrates 10 years by announcing new web development vacancies

31st August 2012

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary this month and the team is delighted with the news that 2012 is set to become one of our most profitable years since its creation in 2002. Over the last 12 months we have secured a string of exciting new business wins, including new projects with global pharmaceuticals company, […]

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