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GT Software and Information Balance, Inc., two market leading enterprise software solutions companies, today announced a strategic global partnership that will provide an enhanced capability to help organizations integrate existing legacy systems and data with powerful new technologies to improve operational efficiency and customer experience…

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Centerbridge Partners, L.P. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire enterprise software providers Syncsort Incorporated and Vision Solutions, Inc. from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. Upon completion of the $1.26 billion transaction, Syncsort and Vision will be combined, creating a leading “Big Iron to Big Data” platform investment controlled by Centerbridge. Clearlake, which acquired Syncsort in 2015 and Vision in 2016, is retaining a minority ownership stake…

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Compuware Corporation today announced the integration of Topaz for Total Test, the industry’s first fully automated unit testing tool for COBOL, with Jenkins, SonarQube and Compuware ISPW. Topaz for Total Test automates the capture and execution of COBOL unit tests, empowering even developers with relatively little hands-on mainframe experience to work on mainframe systems of record without exposing them to unacceptable risk…

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Mainframe developers now have the ability to build APIs to connect legacy systems to modern technology faster and easier with GT Software’s latest Ivory Service Architect release. With Ivory Service Architect 6.0, developers can seamlessly integrate new technologies like mobile, web-based portals, business process management and packaged applications. Ivory easily extends access to the mainframe through industry standard SOAP or REST APIs — with no code written, generated or changed and with no additional MIPS usage. Mainframe integration is enabled, regardless of platform, programming language and data format. Ivory Service Architect also requires minimal training and can be quickly deployed…

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A bill has recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives (Modernizing Government Technology or MGT) that calls for updating out of date IT systems and technologies. Should the bill pass through the Senate, it is certain that many installed mainframe systems could be targeted for replacement because of the perceived notion that "old" systems should be replaced with new systems. But that is not necessarily true, according to a recent article that appeared in GCN (Government Computer News) titled, "As the MGT Act Rolls Forward, It's Time to Debunk Mainframe Myths." Written by Compuware's Director of Federal, State and Local Government Solutions, Claire Bailey, the article lists five common myths about the mainframe and systematically shoots huge holes through all of them. The five myths are:…

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