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There is no question that the IBM mainframe is once more on a roll, thanks primarily to IBM's introduction of the z14 in 2017 and its capability to handle today's more modern, robust requirements. This is made crystal clear in an excellent article I recently read by Derek Britton, Micro Focus' director of AMC strategy. You can read the original article here

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Software AG has announced its acquisition of TrendMiner NV. Founded in 2008 and based in Hasselt, Belgium. TrendMiner specializes in visual data analytics for the manufacturing and process industry and will complement Software AG’s Cumulocity Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 product portfolio. It enables manufacturing companies and the process industries to quickly and easily recognize patterns and trends in their process data, identify production irregularities, and adapt necessary process adjustments early - without the need for support from IT specialists or data scientists. TrendMiner’s plug-and-play software adds value immediately after deployment. …

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ASG Technologies, the trusted provider of proven solutions for information access, management and control for the world’s top enterprises, along with Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, and Financial Information Management (FIMA), unveiled a new report based on a survey of senior data management and government executives. The report, titled, “Uncovering the Progress of the CDO 2.0,” surveyed 100 executive members of FIMA event community, including an exclusive Chief Data Officer (CDO)-only segment of 30 respondents from the BFSI industry, predominantly based in North America…

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Syncsort announced it has been named to Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner program to support customers’ Microsoft Azure Cloud initiatives. Syncsort’s data integration and data quality solutions efficiently move data of any kind to Azure, transforming it so it’s analytics-ready and improving and maintaining the quality of the data as it’s stored and analyzed in the cloud…

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CA Technologies has announced at its second annual Built to Change Summit new leading-edge solutions that unleash the power of the mainframe for the future and new possibilities for the Modern Software Factory. CA Brightside and a new partnership with IBM seek to help clients modernize their IT infrastructure to innovate faster. CA Mainframe Resource Intelligence is a SaaS-based offering that helps clients realizes ROI opportunities for the mainframe through an assessment and recommendations to optimize performance…

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Most knowledgeable mainframers always new the mainframe was not only not dead; it would only get better, and would soon become indespensible, especially when paired with DevOps. I recently came across a blog that discussed this very topic. It was written by Marcel Hartog, an old friend and frequent contributor to our two mainfame magazines, Enterprise Executive and Enterprise Tech Journal. You can read his blog in its original form here

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Syncsort has announced two new additions to its Syncsort Integrate family of products that help solve top-of-mind challenges highlighted by IT Practitioners in its annual Big Data survey. A new product, Ironstream® for IBM i, and greatly extended enterprise-wide CDC capabilities, help solve key data lake use cases and support some of the most daunting challenges in leveraging next-generation analytics…

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