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enVue has announced it has launched in the US as a sister company to long-time leading B2B technology solutions provider, GT Software.  As a provider of solutions that align legacy technology to business strategy for more than 30 years, GT Software has been helping companies leverage and connect to hard to access data and applications residing on the mainframe…

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Brocade has been selected by l’Hôpital du Valais in Switzerland as part of the creation of a telecom plan and the complete overhaul of its network infrastructure. L’Hôpital du Valais combines nine hospitals and one central institute and is the biggest employer in the district with close to 5,000 employees. Its annual turnover exceeds 500 million Swiss francs…

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One of the best parts of my job is that I get to go to a number of enterprise computing conferences every year, which means that I get to talk to a lot of people who live and breathe big iron every day. This obviously includes hardware and software engineers (my people!), but also a lot of professionals who use mainframe computers every day. And one thing that I've noticed is that the healthcare industry is well represented in the mainframe community, which got me thinking about why the medical field relies on these machines so much. Here are what I see as the top reasons why just about every major healthcare organization in the United States continues to rely on mainframes every day…

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BMC announced that GoPro, CITIC Securities and Produban, a Grupo Santander company, are utilizing BMC’s Control-M Workload Automation to connect Big Data applications to enterprise systems, helping them quickly secure new business insights that provide a competitive advantage. Control-M Workload Automation enables these customers to speed the deployment and operation of their Big Data solutions. Control-M currently features:…

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Zementis, Inc. and IBM Corporation have announced a joint strategic initiative and corresponding technology solution, “Zementis for IBM z Systems”, designed for companies seeking to optimize business decisions and formulate those decisions faster. The solution seeks to unlock the full potential of an organization’s data assets by integrating predictive analytics capabilities directly into transactional data flows that drive business processes…

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IntelliMagic, the worldwide leader in Availability Intelligence for z/OS environments, today announced IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS version 8.2. Availability Intelligence offers a new way to protect continuous availability at the primary site with new visibility into the risk in the z/OS infrastructure to handle the peak workloads. This visibility is created through automatic interpretation of the SMF, RMF, and configuration data using specialized, built-in domain expertise…

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IBM has announced the acquisition of San Mateo, CA-based Compose, Inc., a privately held company that provides MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL and other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings targeted at web and mobile app developers. The acquisition furthers IBM’s commitment to accelerating developer productivity and innovation around open source and cloud data services. Financial terms were not disclosed…

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