SPOTLIGHT: CICS

Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, today announced its new Board of Directors following the recent $1.26 billion acquisition by Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (“Centerbridge”). The distinguished group of industry leaders provides Syncsort deep knowledge and significant industry relationships that will help inform the business strategy and drive the next phase of value creation for the company…

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Rocket Software introduced Rocket® BlueZone Web, a new terminal emulation product designed to allow users to access mainframe and other host-based systems and data using modern interfaces on mobile devices. BlueZone Web drives value for host system-driven organizations by empowering their team members to retrieve and use information from anywhere in their systems on any web browser or tablet at any time…

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BMC has announced the results of its 12th annual Mainframe Research Report, highlighting the power and value of the mainframe for digital business. The survey – the industry’s largest of its kind with more than 1,000 executives’ and technical professionals’ perspectives included – provides new and compelling data on demographics and priorities, and debunks mainframe myths…

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Compuware Corporation is pleased to announce Day One support for IBM IMS V15.1 transactional database on IBM Z. Compuware’s support extends across its product line, including Abend-AID, File-AID, Strobe, Xpediter and COPE, the company’s IMS virtualization solution, as well as Topaz Workbench. Day One interoperability will help shared customers quickly realize the benefits of IBM’s latest IMS enhancements, while increasing efficiencies and reducing costs through virtualization. …

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At a time when IBM promised that automatic pervasive encryption on the new IBM Z would spell an end to worries about security, an Israeli company recently stepped forward to insist that the z14, or just Z, can’t do the entire job. Pervasive encryption can be undermined by Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), which co-op legit users as they access protected data. Illusive Networks introduced its security tool, Mainframe Guard, at Sibos in Toronto…

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Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, today announced it has partnered with CA Technologies to empower large enterprises to use Syncsort’s DMX-h Big Data Integration software to access data from CA Datacom and CA IDMS for advanced analytics. This offering provides organizations with a simplified environment for accessing and integrating enterprise data sources…

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Software AG has released its financial results (IFRS, preliminary) for the first nine months and third quarter of 2017. The company successfully entered a number of new strategic partnerships in the fields of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. These include the newly founded ADAMOS joint venture with global market leading manufacturing companies such as DMG MORI, Dürr, ZEISS and ASM PT as well as other scalable IoT projects with major global enterprises. These successes and this high market demand reflect the growing relevance of Software AG’s leading technology and are accelerating its transition to the cloud…

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During the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, the Safety and Emergency Services, Division of Radio and Technology in Pinellas County, Florida provided uninterrupted life-saving services to the most populous region of the state’s Gulf Coast thanks to its Rocket® MultiValue Application Platform. Despite the torrential rain and 90-mile-per-hour winds, the county maintained 100% uptime for emergency response systems to more than a million residents of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and surrounding communities…

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