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Dec 12 ’12

Apps drive most aspects of our modern world, including the enterprise. It has been an incredible year of technology innovation and achievement for enterprise IT, especially so with regards to software development, release and operations. New trends in the space, the emergence of DevOps and the expansion of Orchestrated IT, are just a few of the key themes that have shaped and defined 2012. But as another momentous year comes to a close, many wonder what 2013 will have in store…

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Dec 12 ’12

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, today announced the results of a *global CIO survey on attitudes and experiences with mainframe outsourcing. The survey found that reducing costs is a major business driver for outsourcing mainframe application development, maintenance and infrastructure. Yet multiple hidden associated costs are causing frustration for 71% of CIOs. These hidden costs result from increases in MIPS (million instructions per second) consumption, as well as higher investments in testing and troubleshooting all due to poor application quality and performance. In fact, two thirds (67%) of respondents reported an overall dissatisfaction with the quality of new applications or services provided by their outsourcer, citing a widening in-house skills gap, difficulties with knowledge transfer and staff churn within outsourcer organizations. Compuware has published a related white paper titled, "Mainframe Outsourcing: Removing the Hidden Costs," which details the findings from the study…

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Dec 10 ’12

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, today announced that its Uniface Business Unit has released Uniface 9.6, a significant milestone in its vision of helping organizations modernize applications and enable the development of applications of engagement. Additionally, Uniface University and Uniface TV have been enhanced to increase developer productivity and enable rapid adoption…

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Dec 10 ’12

EMC announced that Broadridge Financial Solutions’ Access Data is further strengthening its “Big Data” capabilities for asset management and brokerage firms with technology from EMC®.  Access Data will utilize EMC’s Greenplum® Unified Analytics Platform (UAP) to create a single unified data platform that enables powerful and agile analytics to continue to transform how the financial industry leverages data. Access Data, a leader in enterprise data management, analysis and reporting, processes data and provides solutions through its clients and partnerships representing more than 90 percent of long term mutual fund assets, as well as 95 percent of all assets in the growing ETF space…

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Dec 4 ’12

Netmagic Solutions, India’s leading managed IT hosting services provider, is enjoying rapid business growth, managing portfolios for a diverse range of clients. In order to maintain service continuity at all times, Netmagic selected BMC Software’s Business Service Management (BSM) platform to uniformly manage its physical, virtual and cloud environments…

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Dec 4 ’12

IBM today announced the closing of its acquisition of Kenexa. Kenexa bolsters IBM's leadership in helping clients embrace social business capabilities while gaining actionable insights from the enormous streams of information generated from social networks every day. The net purchase price is approximately $1.3 billion…

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Dec 4 ’12

CA Technologies has announced that Tieto, northern Europe’s leading IT services company, is relying on CA Technologies mainframe management solutions to drive increased productivity and service quality as it works to enhance its customers’ success. By replacing its current mainframe management tools and consolidating operations on CA Technologies mainframe software, Tieto expects to lower the company’s mainframe operating expenses, support more innovative and agile service delivery and attract next-generation mainframe staff.

“CA Technologies mainframe management solutions will help transform Tieto’s operations, simplifying and streamlining almost every mainframe management task,” says Juha Pärnistö, director, Mainframe Business, Tieto. “The integrated portfolio of best-in-class technology will also change the mainframer experience, greatly improving the efficiency of experienced and novice staff and accelerating team competence, productivity and efficiency. Ultimately, the real winners here are Tieto’s customers who will receive an even more satisfying, reliable, and cost-effective service from Tieto.”

A long-term user of CA Technologies mainframe solutions, Tieto also previously used an assortment of mainframe tools from other vendors. Tieto plans to gradually replace the other vendors’ software with a consolidated, integrated suite of CA Technologies mainframe performance and automation, mainframe testing, and mainframe database management tools. Tieto expects its customers in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing and other sectors will benefit from the reduced cost and complexity of managing mission critical workloads.

The CA Technologies solution also addresses the issue of the “aging” mainframe workforce. CA Technologies mainframe management solution features a ground-breaking role-based workspace designed to simplify management and it provides a shorter on-ramp for the next-generation of mainframe staff. Tieto has already recruited and trained more than 40 young talented mainframe professionals at its near-shore organization in Czech Republic.

”Customers, like Tieto, have the desire to unify  their mainframe software with CA Technologies to help reduce the costs and complexities of a multi-vendor environment and provide the setting for future innovation,” says Mika Gerlander, country manager Finland, CA Technologies. “CA Technologies mainframe solutions help maintain productivity by enabling almost anyone on the IT team to handle system operations. And of course, the proven mainframe management technology increases service reliability while driving down capital and operating expenses.”

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Nov 27 ’12

IT services had evolved independently at the various campuses and centers of the University of California System (UC System), and multiple tools were often in place to accomplish the same task. Starting with IT Production Control, the UC System wanted to consolidate job scheduling functions on a single solution to eliminate confusion and inefficiency, allow sharing of services across campuses and reduce costs…

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Nov 27 ’12

CA Technologies today announced that Xigent Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise infrastructure services and solutions, has deployed CA Nimsoft as the cornerstone of its hybrid managed services offering. CA Nimsoft enables Xigent Solutions to offer its customers cloud-based monitoring and service management capabilities that provide proactive problem identification and resolution…

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