SPOTLIGHT: CICS

Software AG has announced the addition of pre-built high-performance, Big Data Predictive Analytics solutions to its Digital Business Platform that make it easier and faster for enterprises across industries like retail, manufacturing, financial services, telecommunications, utilities, and hospitality to expose, anticipate, and act on critical business insights…

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Brocade has announced a new OEM partnership with Dawning Information Industry Co Ltd ("Sugon"), one of the leading high-performance computing vendors formed under the purview of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The partnership is focused on incorporating Brocade® VCS® Fabric technology with Sugon's data center solutions, specifically for the Chinese market. The partnership aims to address the growing demand for software networking solutions in China while helping both companies gain market share…

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IBM is announcing the delivery of industry leading enterprise class containers, that make it easier for clients to deliver production applications across their hybrid environments. Containers give developers flexibility to build once and move applications without the need to rewrite or redeploy their code. IBM Containers, based on Docker and built on Bluemix, IBM’splatform-as-a-service, provide a more efficient environment that enables faster integration and access to analytics, big data and security services. Enterprises will now be able to use the combination of IBM, Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack to create a new generation of portable distributed applications…

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Software AG has announced further investment by the California Department of Technology’s Office of Technology Services ( OTech) in Software AG’s Adabas and Natural application modernization platform. The California Information Technology Strategic Plan 2015 Update encourages state agencies to “colloborate across agency lines, to consider mobile and cloud technologies first, and to focus on the impact to consumers in evaluating their technology investments.”…

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Serena Software has announced the introduction of new application delivery software that transforms release and deploy processes. When Serena introduced the “Move Fast Without Breaking Things” program, it was targeted at organizations that have to develop at the speed of business without jeopardizing compliance, introducing risk, or diminishing performance. Today’s announcements are the first installment of Serena’s “Summer of Speed” initiatives for enterprise customers who must Move Fast Without Breaking Things. 

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The results of a global study commissioned by CA Technologies has revealed Enterprise Big Data strategies are delivering key benefits to organizations despite noted challenges in implementation. Most notably, nine in 10 organizations are experiencing or anticipate seeing, more effective targeted marketing and selling campaigns. Additionally, 88 percent see or anticipate increased revenue. These benefits are impressive despite 92 percent of respondents citing obstacles to their Big Data projects…

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