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Rocket Software has introduced a new way for businesses to unleash the value of mainframe data in the API economy, giving them an efficient, scalable way to get new digital services to market faster and compete more effectively. Working in combination with IBM® z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition (EE), Rocket Data Virtualization (RDV) gives mobile and cloud application developers the ability to integrate z/OS data into their applications without the need for any mainframe expertise or changes to mainframe code…

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What’s A Mainframer?

Help influence the pathway for the next generation of mainframers by taking the LEAD-IT job competency survey to share your knowledge and insights. LEAD-IT is a collaboration between a Community of Leaders in the enterprise IT industry working to develop a registered mainframe apprenticeship program to increase participation in the field by underrepresented minorities and women.
 
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Software AG has announced the acquisition of Cumulocity GmbH (“Cumulocity”), based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Cumulocity develops innovative solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) offering connectivity for networked digital devices and sensors through a cloud-hosted IoT device management and application enablement platform. Embedding Cumulocity’s IoT solutions into Software AG’s portfolio allows enterprises to integrate their IT applications with operational IoT devices – providing maximum ease of use, flexibility and ultimately business value. For Software AG, the acquisition of Cumulocity is a further step in the expansion of its technology leadership in the IoT area, following the successful acquisition of the artificial intelligence company Zementis in December 2016. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed…

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The Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project has announced the focus areas for its 2017 internship program. The focus areas include OpenStack, Blockchain, Linux Monitoring Tools and Anomaly Detection Engine for Linux Logs. The release said that mainframe has become an important platform for supporting emerging cloud technologies, such as Blockchain and OpenStack, because of its security capabilities and role as the system of record processing some of the most important transactions and data for major institutions…

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Nothing has been more discussed in the IT world over the last few years than "the cloud." And, as you have read many times on this Website, IBM has been a big advocate of the cloud, as have most all major IT vendors. But, for many large enterprises, the idea of moving large chunks of their IT business to the cloud seemed a little scary. Most were were following its progress and have been happy to let other companies try it first so they could gauge its success. Well, one company jumped in with both feet after some arm twisting and help from IBM—that company is Chubb. Chubb is a forward leaning insurance company that is always looking to gain an edge over its competitors. I recently read an interesting article about this very topic on the Enterprise Cloud News Website. It was written by Mitch Wagner and the title is, Mainframe Cloud? That's Nuts! I have taken the liberty of re-posting it here…

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