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SHARE Association and Broadcom announced today their strategic partnership focusing on mainframe advocacy and education. SHARE, an enterprise IT user group at the leading edge of education and training for the mainframe ecosystem, will join forces with Broadcom, a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions, to collaborate on initiatives and share industry insights for the advancement of the community…

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The z14 was introduced in the summer of 2017. So, it’s been a little over two years since IBM released a new top end mainframe, which seems about the right time for a new z. Unlike the z14, this machine is not focusing on the speeds and feeds, although they appear quite robust. With the z15, the focus is on multicloud environments.  No surprise there. IBM has been singing the gospel of multicloud and hybrid clouds for over a year…

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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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