SPOTLIGHT: Legacy Modernization

Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cilasoft, a global provider of IT solutions, specializing in compliance and security audit software for the IBM i platform (AS/400, iSeries, System i). The acquisition is part of Syncsort’s strategy to build on its leadership in data availability by offering a more comprehensive portfolio of security solutions for the IBM i platform…

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It’s a keyword world out there. Whether you are looking for your next job or building a case for a promotion or transfer, the keywords you define on your resume, LinkedIn profile and application really matter. To demonstrate your ability to keep up in the field, terms like Cloud, Big Data, mobile, SaaS, data science, etc., help you stand out. And given the recent hacking issues with Experian and Uber (and more), security is one of the most valuable abilities you can claim. …

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Mainframe Branding Insanity

Prompted by IBM’s rename of “System z” to “z Systems,” last year’s “zWhat (or z/What??)” by Phil Smith III discussed IBM branding. Remarkably, that story is already out of date: With its July 2017 z14 announcement, IBM renamed the mainframe line yet again, this time to “IBM Z”—and yes, that’s a capital “Z,” for the first time…

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CA Technologies has adjusted its menu to focus to cloud, agile and open source technologies on distributed platforms, but the company can't forget what still puts food on its table. At its annual CA World conference last week the company debuted a handful of modernized mainframe software tools with a healthy dose of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, intended to beef up security, analytics and automation, and better manage corporate IT shops’ data…

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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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