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Mainframe Branding Insanity

Prompted by IBM’s rename of “System z” to “z Systems,” last year’s “zWhat (or z/What??)” by Phil Smith III discussed IBM branding. Remarkably, that story is already out of date: With its July 2017 z14 announcement, IBM renamed the mainframe line yet again, this time to “IBM Z”—and yes, that’s a capital “Z,” for the first time…

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CA Technologies has adjusted its menu to focus to cloud, agile and open source technologies on distributed platforms, but the company can't forget what still puts food on its table. At its annual CA World conference last week the company debuted a handful of modernized mainframe software tools with a healthy dose of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, intended to beef up security, analytics and automation, and better manage corporate IT shops’ data…

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BM has announced that it is furthering its commitment to provide mainframe customers with innovative software solutions that exploit the latest technologies, including the pervasive encryption provided with the ultra-secure IBM®z14™ mainframe. Through its close partnership with IBM, BMC is one of the first companies worldwide to deploy the IBM z14…

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Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, today announced its new Board of Directors following the recent $1.26 billion acquisition by Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (“Centerbridge”). The distinguished group of industry leaders provides Syncsort deep knowledge and significant industry relationships that will help inform the business strategy and drive the next phase of value creation for the company…

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Rocket Software introduced Rocket® BlueZone Web, a new terminal emulation product designed to allow users to access mainframe and other host-based systems and data using modern interfaces on mobile devices. BlueZone Web drives value for host system-driven organizations by empowering their team members to retrieve and use information from anywhere in their systems on any web browser or tablet at any time…

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BMC has announced the results of its 12th annual Mainframe Research Report, highlighting the power and value of the mainframe for digital business. The survey – the industry’s largest of its kind with more than 1,000 executives’ and technical professionals’ perspectives included – provides new and compelling data on demographics and priorities, and debunks mainframe myths…

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Compuware Corporation is pleased to announce Day One support for IBM IMS V15.1 transactional database on IBM Z. Compuware’s support extends across its product line, including Abend-AID, File-AID, Strobe, Xpediter and COPE, the company’s IMS virtualization solution, as well as Topaz Workbench. Day One interoperability will help shared customers quickly realize the benefits of IBM’s latest IMS enhancements, while increasing efficiencies and reducing costs through virtualization. …

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At a time when IBM promised that automatic pervasive encryption on the new IBM Z would spell an end to worries about security, an Israeli company recently stepped forward to insist that the z14, or just Z, can’t do the entire job. Pervasive encryption can be undermined by Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), which co-op legit users as they access protected data. Illusive Networks introduced its security tool, Mainframe Guard, at Sibos in Toronto…

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