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NewEra Software, Inc. announced that it has once again provided same-day support for IBM’s latest release of z/OS. The Integrity Controls Environment 16 (ICE 16) is available for download by all NewEra customers to support their upgrade to z/OS V2R4. This support follows a pattern of providing same-day support dating back to new releases of OS/390…

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On September 26, 2019, Phoenix Software International, Inc., made available (E)JES V5R9, an update to its z/OS system management product. This software release continues Phoenix Software’s initiative to help modernize the z/OS user experience. (E)JES V5R9 includes Zowe Conformant REST API and CLI components as well as enhancements to its z/OSMF workflow-driven installation. By embracing these new technologies designed to standardize, optimize, and streamline common z/OS tasks, Phoenix Software aims to help bridge the skills gap and make the mainframe more accessible to all IT professionals…

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Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pitney Bowes’ Software Solutions business. Together, Syncsort and the Pitney Bowes software & data business becomes one of the largest data management software companies in the world and a leader in data quality, serving more than 11,000 customers and hundreds of resellers globally. With its unique scale and broader solution set, the company will offer differentiated capabilities to enterprises seeking to maximize insight from their data…

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Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced it has acquired SQData, an Addison, Texas-based provider of enterprise-class data integration technology.  The acquired products and expertise will advance Syncsort’s ability, through its Syncsort Connect portfolio, to help customers unlock the full value of critical mainframe data by making it easier to integrate that data with emerging technologies…

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On August 3, 2019, Phoenix Software International joined the ranks of Zowe Conformant organizations. The Zowe open source framework, a development of the Open Mainframe Project, provides easier interoperability and scalability among mainframe products and solutions in order to bridge the gap between the mainframe and other systems within hybrid architectures. Additionally, the Open Mainframe Project, through Zowe and other initiatives, is striving to help onboard the next generation of mainframe users. Phoenix Software maintains a leadership role in helping address the z/OS skills gap by leveraging the latest technology and creating software solutions with a focus on interface modernization. Embracing Zowe represents a continuation of this strategy. Phoenix Software’s Zowe Conformant contributions include:…

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Here’s something to think about: Despite the fact that IBM stopped manufacturing personal computers in 2005, deciding instead to focus on higher margin business services, the company continues to produce mainframes and by all estimates will continue manufacturing them well into the future. The question is, why? The answer: Because there is still significant demand for this type of hardware…

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