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WebSphere MQ, formerly known as MQSeries and referred to simply as “MQ” in this article, is a message queuing software from IBM. Introduced in the mid-1990s, MQ has become the de facto standard for asynchronous application communication. MQ usually doesn’t cause excessive performance problems, but it can cause headaches if it’s not tuned…

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EMC Corporation announced the acquisition of three cloud technology companies: The Cloudscaling Group, Inc., Maginatics, Inc. and Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc. Each company brings to EMC deep expertise and powerful capabilities that enable EMC to extend the reach of its hybrid cloud vision across cloud infrastructure, storage and data protection. The acquisitions, together with today’s announcement of the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution, underscore EMC’s commitment to customers to deliver choice and agility in hybrid cloud deployments…

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Compuware announced that it has completed its previously announced distribution of all of its 31,384,920 shares of Covisint Corporation ("Covisint") (Nasdaq: COVS) common stock as a pro rata dividend on shares of Compuware common stock, and on shares of Compuware common stock deliverable under restricted stock units relating to Compuware common stock ("RSUs"), outstanding on October 20, 2014, the record date…

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In the February 2008 issue of zJournal, I wrote an article titled “FICON and Quality of Service (QoS): Making the Case for True, End-to-End, Host-Managed QoS.” That article laid the groundwork for a great deal of discussion in the industry, and with IBM. Given some of the things that we will see in the near future (much sooner than six years), I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the original article, and provide some updates on things that have happened since that article was published six years ago. A subsequent article in Enterprise Tech Journal will examine the technical details of any new functionality at the appropriate time…

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IBM and Tencent Cloud signed a business cooperation memorandum to collaborate on providing public cloud with Software-as-a-Service solutions for industries. Both parties agreed to focus on emerging small and medium enterprises in the smarter cities and smarter healthcare industries as well as other fields. This will enable these industries to utilize mobile, cloud computing and big data tools to transform internal processes and operations, thus achieving cloud transformation in the era of mobility. As part of this milestone collaboration, Tencent Cloud and IBM will jointly promote industry innovation and gain from each company's resources and global capacity to benefit enterprise customers…

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If you regularly read tech news you’ve likely seen a host of complimentary articles, blog posts and retrospectives surrounding the 50th anniversary of the IBM mainframe. The positive recognition is well deserved—and long overdue. As the primary computing platform for financial institutions, insurance companies, government agencies and telecoms, mainframes help power our global economy. This fact alone should hush any lingering predictions about the mainframe’s demise once and for all—if it weren’t for one troublesome trend: the retiring mainframe workforce…

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