SPOTLIGHT: CICS

Brocade has announced an expanded BROCADE® SLX® FAMILY with new innovative switches that feature unparalleled network visibility and the addition of BROCADE WORKFLOW COMPOSER™ AUTOMATION SUITES for turnkey automation. This is the industry's first data center networking portfolio to deliver agility at all layers of the data center stack, while being open to provide customers with choice. With Brocade, organizations can build networks that allow them to quickly adapt to technology transitions, deliver new services at cloud speed and accelerate digital transformation…

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Compuware Corporation today announced it has acquired the assets of Standardware, the leading provider of IMS virtualization technology. Compuware’s third acquisition this year, Standardware’s COPE technology dramatically reduces the time, cost and technical difficulty associated with the development and testing of IMS systems—enabling enterprises to significantly increase their digital business agility, while also better enabling less mainframe-experienced staff to perform IMS-related DevOps tasks…

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The #IBMz mainframe is the most powerful, scalable and secure platform on the planet. It’s also the most TCO-efficient. If you have any doubts about that, just take a look at these blogs: "Turn Out The Lights...The Party's Over! Mainframes Rout Commodity Servers!"and "VMware’s Success = Distributed Computing’s Failure in Masquerading as a Mainframe."

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Software AG has announced that it has acquired Zementis, Inc. with headquarters in San Diego, California. Zementis Inc. provides software for “Deep Learning”, a key capability in machine learning and data science, and a fundamental technology driving “artificial intelligence” (AI) development. Software AG sees the current machine learning and AI advances as the basis for the next generation of Internet of Things applications such as self-driving cars, personal digital assistants, medical diagnosis, predictive maintenance and robotics…

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Syncsort Incorporated, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Harte Hanks, Inc. to acquire Trillium Software, a leading global provider of data quality solutions. The acquisition of Trillium will be the largest in Syncsort’s history, and brings together market-leading data quality and data integration technology to deliver value at scale in the most demanding enterprise environments. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions…

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Software AG has announced that it was named a leader amongst the “the vendors that matter most” that Forrester Research, Inc., a leading independent research firm, invited to participate in its report, “The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Integration for Enterprises, Q4 2016.” According to the report, Hybrid Integration encompasses “federated on-premises and cloud-based integration platforms with the improved interoperability of existing and new middleware silos of application, B2B, business process management, business events, business rules, and data integration.”…

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