SPOTLIGHT: CICS

Zementis, Inc. and IBM Corporation have announced a joint strategic initiative and corresponding technology solution, “Zementis for IBM z Systems”, designed for companies seeking to optimize business decisions and formulate those decisions faster. The solution seeks to unlock the full potential of an organization’s data assets by integrating predictive analytics capabilities directly into transactional data flows that drive business processes…

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IntelliMagic, the worldwide leader in Availability Intelligence for z/OS environments, today announced IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS version 8.2. Availability Intelligence offers a new way to protect continuous availability at the primary site with new visibility into the risk in the z/OS infrastructure to handle the peak workloads. This visibility is created through automatic interpretation of the SMF, RMF, and configuration data using specialized, built-in domain expertise…

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IBM has announced the acquisition of San Mateo, CA-based Compose, Inc., a privately held company that provides MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL and other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings targeted at web and mobile app developers. The acquisition furthers IBM’s commitment to accelerating developer productivity and innovation around open source and cloud data services. Financial terms were not disclosed…

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RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has announced the newest version of RSA Via ® Lifecycle and Governance, and the completion of the RSA Via family of Smart Identity solutions. Improved lifecycle management and governance are critical capabilities for managing identities in today's environments where cloud and mobility have dramatically transformed business processes and requirements and advanced threat actors increasingly target and exploit identities as a primary attack vector. RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance ( formerly known as Identity Management and Governance, and Aveksa), helps organizations efficiently and reliably deliver users the right access to the right resources from the endpoint to the network to the cloud, without sacrificing security, compliance, or agility. With new automated detection capabilities enforcing access policies and processes, RSA Via Lifecycle and Governance now is designed to improve security through enhanced visibility into authorized and unauthorized changes across the network. This offers enterprises the ability to quickly detect malicious privilege escalation, reverse it, and break a key link in the cyber-attack chain of advanced threats…

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Last February, Compuware and BMC announced a joint initiative to coordinate the use of their respective tools, BMC Cost Analyzer, BMC MainView, and Compuware Strobe, to reduce mainframe software licensing cost. The announcement made last week confirms that the necessary integration between the various tools has been completed and is working as promised. Compuware this month also introduced the latest rev of its Topaz graphical management toolset for z Systems…

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Serena Software has announced the introduction of new application definition and development solutions that speed application delivery while reducing risk. In the second wave of “Summer of Speed” releases, Serena announces essential new versions of most advanced Requirements Management and Software Change and Configuration Management solutions in use today: Dimensions RM version 12.3 and Dimensions CM 14.2. …

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One of China's oldest, most prestigious, and selective universities, SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY (SJTU), has deployed a new 10 Gbps network backbone spanning its five campuses to accommodate the continued growth of data traffic from academic and administrative systems. The new backbone, which runs on powerful switching routers from Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD), has enabled the university to reduce costs and streamline management by migrating applications that previously ran over separate networks onto a single infrastructure. The Brocade solution also paves the way for SJTU to pursue its interests in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), both at an academic level and as a way to support digital campus service innovation…

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