IBM Midrange Consultancy Specialists
Hubbard Computer Services Limited was set up in 1998 by Jason Hubbard. We provide a high level of IT expertise to large corporations seeking to develop communications and web-enablement software for ERP systems. We also support local companies struggling to keep in-house systems running efficiently.
We have a specialist knowledge of all aspects of IBM Midrange Power Systems architecture, (otherwise known as system i, iSeries or AS/400), from basic operations through to advanced programming in many of the supported languages.
Several members of the team have diversified into emerging technologies and become extremely proficient in them as they have matured into commercial products. These include
We use all that we support or sell and so depend on systems working faultlessly just as much as our customers. We invest significantly in our systems and hardware. This allows us to evaluate new releases of products prior to implementation on customer sites. We can also develop software independent of customer production systems.
Having an excellent technical knowledge is not enough, in itself, to provide the very best service. Exposure to the industry within which our clients operate is also paramount if the very best results are to be achieved. Our team of IT consultants has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of industries including:
- Manufacturing and Distribution (FMCG, pharmaceuticals, engineering products, etc.)
- Insurance (domestic and commercial, insurance and re-insurance)
- Banking (commercial, back-room systems)
We are based in the UK and have staff located across Kent, Dorset, Sussex and Surrey. We are equally able to offer services across the South of England as we are to our international clients.
Jason has worked predominantly in the manufacturing and distribution sector of IT since 1984. He has an in-depth technical knowledge of IBM midrange iSeries systems. His extensive commercial experience is gathered from participation in BPCS implementations and add-on projects for many blue-chip companies. These projects include middleware to web-enable legacy systems using IBM Websphere MQ Series software. Jason also works on Windows and Linux operating systems supporting mail and file servers, firewalls and VoIP telephony systems.
Jason’s hobbies include spending time with his family, cycling, more computing, electronic engineering and classic cars.
Steve has worked in banking, insurance and manufacturing/distribution. An IBM midrange RPG/400 programmer since 1990, Steve has also been developing accessible web sites and looking after other people's computers since 1999. He is highly organised with an analytical and creative approach to problem solving. He has a right-first-time attitude and believes clearly documented code is easier to maintain. He has successfully implemented many conversion projects and upgrades. He has extensive experience of EDI systems to custom and international messaging standards.
Steve likes movies, photography and looking after his young daughters.
Margaret has experience in implementing large ERP systems in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA. She has extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical and food industries. She has worked for SSA, (now Infor), training customers in the use of the BPCS ERP system. She ran data conversion projects from BPCS into SAP ERP for a blue-chip pharmaceutical company. She has many years experience of AS/400, RPG and SQL.
Margaret holds a post-graduate diploma in computing in commerce and industry and loves to travel.
Phil has over 27 years I.T. experience. His areas of business expertise are insurance and financial systems. He works mainly on the IBM iSeries and Windows platforms. He builds applications in RPGLE and Java in the DB2 environment and Websphere server. Phil studied computer science at Sussex University.
Dave is an iSeries guru with over thirty years experience, specialising in RPG IV (ILE) development. He has written applications for IBM Websphere MQ Series “middleware” software and has done some sterling work for HCS and our clients. He has performed PTF upgrades and created BPCS interfaces to pass data out to external PC based systems.
Tony is a software development consultant specialising in systems development using Java and C programming languages within Microsoft's .net framework. He has been involved in some of our B2B e-commerce projects writing C code interfacing legacy systems to Windows servers via IBM Websphere MQ series.