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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Martin McSweeney will head Alpha Five business development efforts in the UK

If you're at all familiar with Twitter, then you know about Follow Friday. And you might have heard about Terrible Tuesday and "Manic Monday." Well it occurred to me that there's just nothing out there for Wednesday. So I'm officially declaring today as Welcome Wednesday, the day that we will announce new people and partnerships going forward. To start off -- Martin McSweeney.

We opened a new office in the U.K. and appointed Martin to lead our business development efforts. If you're a frequent reader of the blog you know that Martin is the Head of Development at and has contributed plenty of guest posts, including the series, "A developer's thoughts on Microsoft Access 2010." Here's the press release we put out today detailing Alpha Software's new partnership with Martin. I hope you join me in welcoming him!

Martin McSweeney, Founder of, Will Head Business Development Efforts in the UK

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alpha Software announced today that it has opened an office in the U.K. to respond to strong growth and demand for consulting services around its Alpha Five Version 10 development platform. The company has appointed Martin McSweeney, Founder and Head of Development at, a data management solutions company, to lead its business development efforts. McSweeney will provide support and resources to developers in the U.K. and Europe who are migrating from another database system to Alpha Five, who are already using Alpha Five, or who have enterprise application requirements for Web-based, high-performance applications.

“Martin has proven experience in helping developers migrate complex business applications from obsolete platforms, such as Microsoft Access, to contemporary Web, cloud, and mobile applications powered by Alpha Five,” says Richard Rabins, Co-Chairman of Alpha Software. “Martin’s belief in the Alpha Five development platform is backed up by the migration of his own successful Parliamentary Case Management Solution, which is used by many senior political figures, from Access to Alpha Five. It’s an excellent example of mission-critical legacy database application that is being moved from MS Access to the cloud using the power of Alpha Five.”

McSweeney’s partnership with Alpha Software began when he downloaded the free 30-day Alpha Five Version 10 trial and was viewing content from an Access back end database on the Web within hours. He was impressed with the platform’s ease of use, performance, and desktop-application feel that Alpha Five’s Codeless AJAX delivered. McSweeney contacted Alpha Software expressing his desire to migrate an application to the Web using Alpha Five.

Coinciding with that was the growing momentum of developers embracing Alpha Five Version 10 as a preeminent development platform for building Web, cloud, and mobile database applications rapidly and easily. In fact, Alpha Five Version 10 was recently ranked as the #1 rapid Web development tool by InfoWorld and a PC Magazine review awarded it four out of five stars.

“I’m very excited to be joining Alpha Software to share what I’ve learned about migrating Access and other platforms to the Web seamlessly using Alpha Software’s world-class technology,” says McSweeney. “My role will ensure that this ground-breaking development platform becomes an instinctive choice for U.K. developers and to have businesses understand that taking their data to the Web does not have to be a long and stressful process.”

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Since 1982, Alpha Software has been providing developers with award-winning tools that make it easy to build business applications. Today over 1 million developers and tens of millions of users rely on Alpha Software’s Alpha Five. The company is privately held, and based in Burlington, Mass. Alpha Software can be found on the Web at The company’s blog is located at


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