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H&W Computer Systems (H&W) has announced that its SYSB-II® software is covered for Day One support with CICS 5.5, which IBM is releasing today. “With Day One support, H&W is ensuring that its SYSB-II software will work as expected with the new 5.5 release of CICS,” said Matt Link, CEO and president of H&W. “This support gives customers peace of mind that they can trust SYSB-II to be there when they need it.” Customers using the 6.7 release of SYSB-II are required to have PTF level 6.7.0p14 or greater for CICS 5.5 compatibility, and customers using the 6.6 release of SYSB-II will need 6.6.0p38 or greater. Companies worldwide – including some of the largest in America – rely on the SYSB-II software to allow CICS to remain online and updating VSAM files while batch also updates the VSAM files. Due to the importance of this functionality to users, H&W works to stay apprised of new versions of CICS and z/OS on the horizon so it can ensure SYSB-II will integrate with them seamlessly…

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ASG Technologies has announced ASG Data Intelligence 9.8, an updated release of its metadata management, data governance and data catalog solution. Named a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions, the latest ASG release helps chief data officers and data protection officers comply with privacy regulations and streamline attestation by automatically finding and reporting personal data stored in both structured and unstructured sources.
 
Highlights of ASG Data Intelligence 9.8 include:…

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Syncsort has announced results from a survey exploring current and future use of cloud computing. Responses revealed that, while adoption is high with 78 percent using or planning to use cloud in the future, most organizations lack a formal strategy to realize the full benefits. Only 29 percent report having a centralized strategy and center of excellence in place to proactively plan and manage applications to the cloud, and 42 percent migrate applications on an ad-hoc basis…

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Rocket Software is offering free trials of its next-generation terminal emulation (TE) solution, Rocket BlueZone, to show government agencies the benefits of switching to modern TE for security and compliance. The trial will be available until December 1 for organizations to experience Rocket’s best-in-class, flexible licensing solutions…

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CA Technologies has announced updates to its mainframe solutions that are designed to accelerate modernization and integration initiatives, allowing enterprises to leverage mainframes as strategic enablers of digital transformation to drive revenue growth. These new and enhanced offerings enable customers to use intelligence and automation to maximize resources and protect data while working with the latest technologies and open innovations, across hybrid environments…

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