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BM Automation Control for z/OS V1.1 offers a powerful and versatile set of functions to automate IBM System z® application environments. You get new tailorable, goal-driven, and policy-based technology to manage complex system and application automation challenges. IBM Automation Control for z/OS V1.1 eliminates most common reasons for writing manual scripts and to reduce dependencies on system programming and operations resources…

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IMAGE Copies with FATSCOPY
A new option, IMAGE, has been provided that directs FATSCOPY to make an “image” copy (an exact bit-for-bit copy) of a tape volume. The output tape contains an exact copy of the input tape, including the volume label, header and trailer labels, and all the data files. This can be used when you want to migrate tape volumes to a new output device, maintaining the original volsers and the position of each file on the volumes. FATSCOPY will update the tape management information for the volume to contain the output device information (such as device location and type) for the copied volume. FATSCOPY can be used to copy OAM data sets when using IMAGE. (Otherwise, OAM data sets will automatically be excluded from selection by FATSCOPY.) For OAM this image copy must be done to a device with the same Media Type as that of the input tapes. Current support for OAM is when copying to a physical tape or an EMC DLm…

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CA Technologies today announced that it has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for User Authentication*. CA AuthMinder™ and CA RiskMinder™, the company’s on-premise strong authentication solutions, and CA CloudMinder™ Advanced Authentication, the authentication-as-a-service component of CA CloudMinder, were evaluated for this report…

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IBM marks the 50th anniversary of its Fellows program by elevating eight employees to IBM Fellow for their innovations in such strategic areas as cloud and mobile computing, big data and business analytics. The new Fellows will be visible in reinforcing IBM's commitment to technical eminence worldwide as they each "adopt" an IBM growth market, serving as technology ambassadors in key regions…

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Dallas, Texas, 3, April, 2013 -- Today Arney Computer Systems (http://www.arneycompuer.com) is pleased to announce the general availability of its innovative new software diagnostic product, Trap Diagnostic Facility. TDF uses the most recent IBM System z hardware facilities and z/OS operating system services to dynamically monitor the execution of applications being debugged. Using the hardware TRAP facility rather than using software recovery exits provides many advantages. Among them, user recovery routines can be debugged just as easily as other user-written code…

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Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company delivering a new generation of APM, today announced the availability of the free Compuware APM Mobile Application Monitoring Service, the first and only free solution that combines crash, performance and business analytics for native mobile applications. Compuware pioneered mobile APM, first delivering solutions more than three years ago. This new free offering enables mobile application and operations teams to accelerate time-to-market for new applications and ensure great end-user experiences. Register for early access here

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Throughout the last 49 years, the IBM (NYSE: IBM) mainframe has advanced, anticipating both the present and future needs of businesses. Organizations are moving more cloud, mobile, big data and analytics computing projects on to mainframes and joining them with traditional projects like transaction processing, operational analytics and database management to develop solutions that can empower a Smarter Planet. Because of these trends, today's mainframes are growing in popularity, requiring a new generation of mainframe experts…

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