ZEN, the cost saving z/OS network management suite from William Data Systems has been ported to the Apple iPad. This allows the performance of z/OS networks to be monitored in real time from wherever their IT support people are. When shown at SHARE in Boston last week, ZEN on the Apple iPad was literally  walked around the Conference Centre…

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Dovetailed Technologies

Dovetailed Technologies has released an AIX POWER7 package for the free Co:Z Target System toolkit. This package was built and tested on an IBM AIX 6.1 POWER7 BladeCenter system.

With respect to IBM's recent zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) announcement, we expect to also support this release on the zBX Model 002 at general availability.

The IBM zEnterprise 196 and BladeCenter Extension offer unique opportunities to exploit the Co:Z Launcher's ability to enable cooperative processing and data sharing between z/OS batch and zBX blades. Co:Z's support for disabling encryption over the fiber optic connection between the System z10 and the zBX will enable new distributed workloads with efficient, high-speed access to z/OS datasets and spool files.

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BOSTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- (SHARE Conference) -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced support for the new IBM zEnterprise System and unveiled a range of new information management and protection capabilities for IBM System z environments to help customers accelerate their journey to the private cloud.  EMC is showcasing the new solutions at the annual SHARE user conference taking place in Boston this week (EMC booth #406)…

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Waltham, MA, July 28, 2010 – Active Endpoints, Inc. ( and GT Software today announced a marketing partnership designed to increase awareness of the importance of mainframes in business process management (BPM). The two companies will present how the ActiveVOS™ Business Process Management System (BPMS) and GT Software’s Ivory® Service Architect can be used together to implement BPM at the SHARE mainframe users group conference in Boston, MA from August 1-5, 2010…

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CHICAGO, August 2, 2010 - zNextGen, a group whose objective is to recruit and retain young professionals for careers in enterprise IT, announced today a significant mark in its growing membership as it reaches more than 700 people.

The announcement was made during SHARE in Boston, which features nine sessions designed for zNextGen members. Sessions include certification programs, networking events and a 5th Anniversary Bash. In addition, Renat Islamov and Michal Cizak of CA will speak on “The Fast and the Curious: Streamlining the Development of a New Mainframe Generation.” The conference runs August 1-5 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

“We started at just 30 members right here in Boston in 2005,” said Kristine Harper, Project Leader for zNextGen. “The recent survey of the SHARE membership identified the aging of the enterprise IT profession as one of its top 5 key issues. The phenomenal growth of the zNextGen project shows that we are well positioned to meet that challenge and attract the next generation of quality professionals to enterprise IT careers.”

zNextGen’s mission is to serve as the gateway for newcomers, to leverage the experience of mainframe veterans and to expedite its members’ professional development in this crucial segment of the IT workforce. zNextGen now represents almost 200 enterprise IT companies, with members from more than 24 different countries.

The first zNextGen certification track at SHARE was launched in 2006, with career-specific sessions being added to the SHARE program in 2008. Technical sessions featuring zNextGen members and focused on their needs were added in 2009.

zNextGen members will join other SHARE in Boston attendees to meet enterprise IT experts, learn about the latest developments and solutions in the industry, and build relationships with peers experiencing similar challenges. More than 600 technical sessions at SHARE in Boston are focused on the 2010 conference themes - Enterprise Virtualization & Cloud Computing, and IT & the Bottom Line.

SHARE conferences provide enterprise IT professionals with the latest information and newest innovations in the marketplace. For more information on zNextGen visit or visit for more information on SHARE in Boston,.

SHARE is an independent, volunteer-run association providing IBM customers with user-focused education, professional networking and a forum to influence the information technology industry. Since 1955, SHARE has enabled IT professionals to achieve business results through a combination of credible, relevant programs and peer opportunities. SHARE currently counts more than 2,100 organizations among its active member ranks.

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Bedford, MA – August 2, 2010 – Bus-Tech®, Inc., a leading supplier of data center connectivity products, today announced significant enhancements to the Mainframe Data Library (MDL) model 100S. The MDL-100S is designed to provide mainframe Virtual Tape Library (VTL) functionality to small to medium mainframe environments; it boasts self-contained storage and multiple data protection options which provide a complete and affordable turn-key solution for mainframe tape replacement…

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