TxMQ Launches Disruptive Technologies Group


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TxMQ Launches Disruptive Technologies Group


Amherst, NY, December 15, 2017: TxMQ, an enterprise solutions and consulting company, today announced the formation of its Disruptive Technologies Group. The division will focus on developing solutions for their customers using cutting edge technologies. Primary work effort will be developing Blockchain and Hashgraph based solutions, both technologies based on emerging distributed ledger technologies. The company’s Internet of Things (IOT), Cognitive and AI work will fall under the same group.

Leading this division at the soon to be 40 year old TxMQ, is Craig Drabik, an industry veteran with over 20 years of software development experience to his credit. Having served most recently as a technical lead at KPMG, Craig brings a collaborative work ethic, and a user focused vision to his work.

“I’m looking forward to continuing the vision of TxMQ, to help our customers evolve and transform their businesses using the latest, and most secure platforms and technologies”, said Mr. Drabik.

Blockchain and Hashgraph are two different approaches to distributed ledger based applications. A different way of building and deploying software that promises to be highly secure, highly stable, and highly scalable. Blockchain is the platform upon which Bitcoin, and most other crypto currencies are based.

“While crypto currency does come up fairly often in our conversations with customers, most are not looking to leverage the currency factor, nor the tokenization ability of distributed ledger based applications”, said Chuck Fried, company President. “Still, it’s hard to ignore what’s happening today around crypto currencies and their escalating valuations, so we are talking with some companies about weaving this into their solutions, absolutely”.

One of the services that TxMQ is offering to customers is strategic advisory services. “We find many of our customers are looking for a knowledgeable advisor to guide them on their journey to evaluate these technologies, to keep abreast of what competitors may be doing, and help navigate the minefields often presented by any new technology landscape”, said Miles Roty, Vice President.

For more information, visit our Blockchain page or reach out to our CEO, Chuck Fried at [email protected]

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TxMQ Sponsors Kevin Pollak at World Series of Poker

Social media did it again. Chuck Fried, TxMQ’s President, was scrolling through his Twitter account after an evening workout Tuesday, July 1, 2014, when he saw a tweet from actor, impressionist and comedian, Kevin Pollak. Pollak tweeted that he had lost his sponsor for the World Series of Poker Main Event and was looking for a new corporate sponsor. He promised for a $10,000 sponsorship, a couple hundred thousand dollars in air-time advertisements. Out of 336k followers, Pollak got 1 response…Fried.

This is what transpired:

After a series of conversations with Pollak, Chuck agreed that TxMQ would be Pollak’s sole sponsor for this year’s run at the World Series of Poker.

Because Chuck was heading on vacation early for the Fourth of July holiday, the entire deal was inked and signed within hours and shirts were sent to Pollak overnight.  In 2012, Pollak outlasted celebrities like Ray Romano and Jason Alexander, finishing 134th out of 6,598 entrants. He’s become a huge hit on the World Series of Poker circuit because of his comic relief and social media skills.
We have been having a blast this week with the Twitter comings and goings and chatting with Kevin as he ups his ante and moves forward. There have been some ups and downs, but it looks like (with 2 hours left in yesterday’s Day 2 play), he will be advancing to Day 3. He was up to about 60k chips, having doubled what he started with at the beginning of day 2.

TxMQ is Pollak’s exclusive sponsor and Pollak will be wearing the blue TxMQ polo shirt throughout his run at the 2014 World Series of Poker.

Kevin Pollak at World Series of Poker 2014
Being a social media geek and a believer of all things social, I am loving this exchange. It renews may faith that social media can have SOME impact for businesses. I don’t know if we will get a new client out of this effort, but I do know that it will do wonders for the noise out there about TxMQ as a small company in Buffalo. And if just one more person can recognize our name and think of us down the road, then I would say this is money well spent.
However, if you happen to be reading this and you’re a CIO or even better, a Poker-Playing CIO, then you know what company you want in your corner helping you out with your IT needs 🙂 Call us!

Exciting TxMQ/IBM News

By Wendy Sanacore
TxMQ has been on a whirlwind ride for the past couple weeks.
While we have always been an IBM® Business Partner (TxMQ was actually founded by two former IBMers), we have just recently decided to strengthen our relationship with the software giant and develop a new business path for TxMQ; reselling IBM software.
Look, the reality is that TxMQ’s true strength lies with the depth of technical talent we’ve built up over the years and the solutions we can offer our clients. With more then 30 years of experience, TxMQ can absolutely deliver on the talent needs of our clients – particularly in the WebSphere® spectrum where we have several senior subject matter experts.

However, as an added benefit, TxMQ has become authorized to resell the WebSphere products as well.

This allows us to be a full services solutions provider who can come in at point of sale and see the process to fruition. That means our clients will be working with the same team from beginning to end, allowing for fewer points of contact and a smoother process.
Below is a comprehensive list of the WebSphere core IBM software that TxMQ has authorization to resell. So next time you are scheduled to renew your contract with IBM, just keep in mind that TxMQ would appreciate the opportunity to bid on your project as well. With the ability to bundle software and services, TxMQ is going to be a dynamic partner for your IBM software purchase, staffing and solutions needs.

For more information on WebSphere or the family of IBM products, send us an email.


WebSphere Application Accelerator

WebSphere Application Server Product line



WebSphere Business Modeler



CICS Tools

CICS Transaction Gateway

CICS Transaction Server

WebSphere Commerce



WebSphere Data Interchange



WebSphere Extended Deployment



IBM Business Process Manager

IBM Business Process Manager



WebSphere ILOG JRules Business Rule Management System (BRMS) Family

WebSphere ILOG Rules for .NET Business Rule Management System (BRMS)



WebSphere Message Broker

WebSphere MQ

WebSphere MQ Workflow

WebSphere Operational Decision Management


WebSphere Partner Gateway

WebSphere Portal