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When assessing where to deploy your applications, there are many factors that go into your decision making. Some of them are financial, some are political and, hopefully, some are technical. Middleware that is supported across many platforms has generally evened the playing field for functional requirements. Many middleware products, including web servers, databases and application servers, provide a common set of APIs and functions so that you can host them on your platform of choice…

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Rocket Software has announced the general availability of Rocket Discover 1.5, a self-service data preparation, visualization and discovery solution for business managers and executives. Its IBM Native Connect feature, engineered in close collaboration with IBM labs, gives IBM Cognos business users the ability to connect, visualize and collaborate on their IBM Cognos TM1 cubes, and Cognos BI content such as Queries, and PowerCubes for increased ROI of existing Cognos investments…

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Do you remember what the mainframe was like when you started on your mainframe career path? Today IBM blurs distinctions between the mainframe and distributed environments through Linux and Java, as well as cloud and mobile delivery models. Heck, you can run Windows natively on x86 cards in a zBX cabinet managed from a console on the mainframe itself. Maybe it’s not the most efficient way to do it, and expect better ways coming from IBM, but it is doable now…

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Rocket Software has announced a new version of Rocket Discover, a self-service data preparation, visualization, and discovery solution for business users.  Discover version 1.5 contains new features that make it easier for end users to display data insights and allow for organizations to make better business decisions with the help of their data…

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Software AG has shared its view of trends in the retail industry based on its interactions with customers and market observations.

Oliver Guy, Retail Industry Director, Software AG, noted: “The worlds of e-commerce and brick and mortar retail are now seamlessly merging with retailers evolving towards an omni-channel approach to their businesses. Mobile, Cloud, Analytics and Social Media will be fully integrated into a unified merchandising system designed to vastly improve customer engagement. The notion that ‘the store is dead’ is not, in our opinion, the future – rather, stores will become highly technology-enabled to deliver a super-personalized customer experience and become the hub of omni-channel customer-centricity. These new predictions highlight our view of the retail industry in the coming year.”…

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The Year 2015 has seen organizations disrupting their markets with the digital transformation of their businesses as they embrace 3rd Platform computing and New IP networking strategies that have helped them become leaders in new markets. Moving into 2016, more businesses are expected to leverage smart machines and transformative technologies to give them a clear competitive advantage…

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