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As someone who has worked in the mainframe world for more than 25 years, there’s one phrase that I could be happy never hearing again: skills gap. It’s no secret that many mainframe engineers are nearing retirement age, but contrary to popular perception, the world isn’t about to end. Far from it. The reality is that organizations that foster the new crop of engineers who can work on IBM z13 servers and other mainframe environments, rather than just bemoan the lack of resumes that cross their desks, are already ahead of the curve. And internships may be the key to filling the positions that will open in the next three to five years…

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GT Software has announced its successful partnership with solutions provider Red Hat by enabling customers to connect and leverage legacy assets easily via middleware. As a mainframe middleware technology partner with Red Hat, GT Software’s mainframe modernization solutions can also run on Red Hat Linux, on and off of the mainframe.  In addition, the firm’s industry pioneer solution, theIvory® Service Architect™  enables Red Hat’s JBoss to easily and quickly connect to mainframe data and applications.  The Ivory Service Architect modernizes mainframes through graphic-driven application development and extends mainframe access through Web services, for quick, easy, platform-agnostic integration without any additional coding…

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Japanese telecommunication service provider SoftBank Corp is streamlining its data center operations by deploying BROCADE® VDX® SWITCHES to provide Ethernet fabrics as part of the company's group-wide common service infrastructure network. The new infrastructure will greatly reduce complexity and the cost of network operations within SoftBank's data centers, giving the company greater agility to pursue new growth opportunities in Over-The-Top (OTT) services…

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Serena Software has announced the introduction of the new release of Serena Deployment Automation. Serena Deployment Automation helps customers implement application release automation, DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices by providing simple yet powerful ways to replace slow, error-prone manual processes, reduce deployment times and automate complex application deployments. …

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Michael Porter, at the Harvard Business Review, recently said that the Internet of Things (IoT) will deliver an economic boom as big as those delivered by computer automation and the internet. That may well happen, but we're going to have to figure out how we're going manage all the new workloads that it will also deliver. So what does that mean? Well, in 2009 there were two billion devices—PCs, smartphones, etc., connected to the Internet; by 2020, there will be more seven billion, according to Gartner. Compare that to the number of "things" connected to the internet—half a billion in 2009, and 26 billion by 2020, also according to Gartner…

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Software AG has unveiled Smart Store Monitoring for the Digital Business Platform. Smart Store Monitoring provides retailers with real-time and predictive analysis capabilities in their ‘brick and mortar’ stores by enabling them to access, monitor and analyze large volumes of streaming data from in-store sensors and apps. Retailors can now gain immediate, actionable insights into how their promotions are performing and exploit the full value of the Internet of Things…

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