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Users installing mainframe systems have long been familiar with ISPF and REXX systems. These systems are used to install applications written in traditional mainframe programming languages. Not only were load libraries and application-specific files created, these systems also performed configuration of the application. This could mean creating files and updating them with input provided by the user at install time. Efforts at mainframe modernization have added a new language to the mix, Java. Applications written in Java quite often have a properties file that contains configuration information. Users are accustomed to editing this file after the application has been installed; so, it follows that installing Java applications on the mainframe should be similar to, if not identical to, installing traditional applications…

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IBM the University of South Carolina (USC) and Fluor Corporation announced the formation of the Center for Applied Innovation. The Center will provide application services to both public and private sector organizations across North America with specialties in the areas of analytics and higher education industry solutions. As part of the initiative, the organizations will collaborate on tailored IT curricula and advanced analytic techniques for personalized learning…

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IBM announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM’s platform-as-a-service. The  new platform enables developers to build applications around their most sensitive data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment to help them capture the benefits of cloud while avoiding the compliance, regulatory and performance issues that are presented with public clouds…

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CA Technologies announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.  CA joins the ranks of 364 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year…

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Serena Software, the largest independent provider of Orchestrated Application Development and Release Management solutions, today announced the availability of a major new version of ChangeMan ZMF, the industry-leading software change, configuration and release management solution for mainframes running z/OS. Version 8 of ChangeMan ZMF includes significant new capabilities to enable fast, modern development on the mainframe, the business platform used by over 90% of the Fortune 500…

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IBM announced new, cloud-based DevOps services, software and infrastructure designed to help large organizations develop and deliver quality software faster. By tapping into the collaborative power of IBM’s Cloud portfolio and deep business transformation experience, enterprises can speed the delivery of software that drives new models of engagement and business…

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CA Technologies announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.  CA joins the ranks of 364 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year…

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