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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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RTI International - a leading nonprofit research institute - and IBM’s Africa research lab have announced a partnership to deploy big data analytics and cognitive technologies to help transform development approaches in Africa and around the world. In one of the first projects, IBM and RTI are developing and testing intelligent systems to capture data about schools in Mombasa County, Kenya…

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EMC Corporation announced it has completed the acquisition of Virtustream. Virtustream represents a transformational element of EMC’s strategy to help customers move all applications to cloud-based IT environments. The all-cash transaction is expected to have no material impact to EMC financial results in 2015 and is expected to be additive to revenues and accretive to EPS in 2016. Operational details of the new EMC Federation business formed by Virtustream will be announced later this quarter…

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Software AG’s University Relations department has announced its fifth annual international CeBIT idea contest. The competition is open to students and faculty at colleges and universities around the world and invites them to submit creative proposals for a project to be showcased at CeBIT 2016, the largest IT fair worldwide. Software AG’s Digital Business Platform must be used for the project. Furthermore, entries should depict a market-oriented, real-life model scenario, which highlights the platform’s capabilities for big data, Industry 4.0, integration and business process management. The winning project will receive up to €10,000 for implementation…

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LUMINEX SOFTWARE, INC., a proven mainframe solutions innovator and technology leader, with its partner PSR Inc., announced the immediate availability of new disaster recovery (DR) and colocation services for mainframe data centers. Following the 2014 release of MVT Vault, Luminex’s virtual tape vault solution, Luminex partnered with PSR to establish the first Authorized Disaster Recovery Center (ADRC) to provide vaults-as-a-service and vault colocation options for mainframe customers…

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