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Oct 30

Twitter and IBM have announced a landmark partnership that will help transform how businesses and institutions understand their customers, markets and trends—and inform every business decision. The alliance brings together Twitter data that distinctively represents the public pulse of the planet with IBM’s industry-leading cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms, and consulting services.

The collaboration will focus on three areas: 

Integration of Twitter data with IBM analytics services on the cloud: IBM plans to offer Twitter data as part of select cloud-based services, including IBM Watson Analytics, a new cognitive service…

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Oct 29

"Mainframe Excellence 2025" Proposes Long-Term Strategy for System z as Millennials Take Leadership Positions

Compuware Corporation today published a white paper entitled, "Mainframe Excellence 2025: A Generational Call for Strategic Platform Stewardship." The white paper proposes a winning long-term strategy for IT organizations that rely on System z, as Millennials increasingly dominate their technical workforces and begin to take C-level positions.

Studies confirm that most companies using mainframes have a long-term strategy for continuing to do so. Often, their most valuable applications reside on the mainframe. The mainframe application portfolio is thus a singularly important repository of…

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IT Management

Oct 29

We’ve heard it so many times before, but there’s a reason the shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workers in the U .S. is a constant topic of conversation in the IT industry. The shortage is persisting— but it’s not like the work is lifting. Corporations have a drive to innovate like never before, to bring products and services to market more quickly and to gather vast amounts of customer data to understand their customers’ buying behavior. This means the demand for talent, and especially for highly specialized skills,…

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Operating Systems

Oct 28

I started working on the mainframe less than two years ago and immediately recognized that System z offered a technically superior platform for deploying Linux when compared with many distributed systems. Nearly two years later the deployment level of Linux on the mainframe has remained largely static; certainly we have not seen the growth that you’d expect of a technology that underpins a high-growth space such as the cloud.

As we struggled to reconcile the anecdotal evidence from our customers with the information posited by vendors in the space, CA recently embarked on a concentrated…

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News

Oct 27

Rocket Software is pleased to announce the general availability of Rocket Data Virtualization version 2.1, the industry’s only mainframe data virtualization solution for universal access to data, regardless of location, interface or format.

Rocket Data Virtualization Features

Any-to-Any Integration: The solution enables data from multiple, disconnected sources - mainframe, distributed, Big Data, mobile – to be virtually integrated into a single, logical, data source and shared with any application, providing the right data, in the right format, at the right time.

Breadth of Support for Data Providers

  • Big Data…
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Oct 27

IBM announced new high-speed analysis and criminal investigation software that is designed to uncover hidden criminal threats buried deep inside massive volumes of disparate corporate data. IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis (EIA) can find non-obvious relationships masked within hundreds of terabytes of data and trillions of objects in just seconds. By fusing together these multiple data sources, organizations can gain complete visibility into threats across the enterprise, giving companies the ability to transform how they protect themselves from increasingly sophisticated attacks.

Organizations across industries face endless threats from cybercrime and other criminals in pursuit of private customer…

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IT Management

Oct 27

If you have any doubts about the data flood that is covering the globe, here are a few amazing stats. Around the world, in just one minute…

• 200 million+ emails are sent • 4 million Google searches are performed • 250,000 Facebook shares take place • 48,000 Apple apps are downloaded • Approximately 600 new websites are launched • 100 hours of YouTube video are uploaded • 1.3 million YouTube videos are viewed • 6 million Facebook pages are viewed.

This huge surge of data, only superficially measured by the above metrics, is changing everything. Consumers see it in the form…

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News

Oct 24

CA Technologies reported financial results for its second quarter fiscal 2015, ended September 30, 2014.

Mike Gregoire, CA Technologies Chief Executive Officer, made the following comments:

“We are starting to see traction in the market as a result of our efforts. Enterprise Solutions new sales were up for the second consecutive quarter. We continued to see solid performance in connection with renewals and we maintained financial discipline across the business. Although we are pleased with this progress, we remain focused on the work needed to drive sustained revenue growth.

“The Application Economy is transforming…

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IT Management

Oct 23

What is Enterprise Systems Automation? An application that automates a system activity can be considered a component of Enterprise Systems Automation (ESA). This includes: workload automation, automated operations, system performance monitors, application health checks, network performance monitors, change management, data governance and automated software deployment (DevOps). The common thread running through ESA products is the need to monitor the platform (operating system and hardware), automate a resolution when a problem is detected and generate alerts for problem notification and resolution tools.

Software products created to manage operating systems have naturally evolved, along with their individual platforms, to…

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Oct 22

EMC Corporation reported third-quarter 2014 financial results, including record third-quarter consolidated revenue of $6 billion, an increase of 9% year over year. GAAP net income attributable to EMC was $587 million. GAAP earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.28, up 4% year over year. Non-GAAP1 net income attributable to EMC was $903 million. Non-GAAP1 earnings per weighted average diluted share was $0.44, up 10% year over year.

EMC generated $1.7 billion in operating cash flow and $1.3 billion in free cash flow2 in the third quarter. EMC ended the quarter with $15.4 billion in cash and investments. The company repurchased approximately $375 million worth of its common stock in…

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Oct 20

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced third-quarter 2014 diluted earnings from continuing operations of $3.46 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $3.77 per share in the third-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 8 percent.  Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings from continuing operations were $3.68 per share compared with operating diluted earnings of $4.08 per share in the third-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 10 percent.

Third-quarter net income from continuing operations was $3.5 billion compared with $4.1 billion in the third-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 17 percent.  Operating (non-GAAP) net income from continuing operations was $3.7 billion, as compared with $4.5 billion in the third-quarter of 2013, a decrease of 18 percent.<…

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IT Management

Oct 20

The Aberdeen Group recently conducted an in-depth analysis of factors surrounding data center downtime. Aberdeen used the data from the survey to identify the top performers in reducing downtime. They identified three categories:

• Best in class: Top 20 percent • Industry average: Middle 50 percent • Laggards: Bottom 30 percent.

Best in class performers recorded less than one business interruption over the preceding 12 months, averaged only six minutes of downtime per event, and took less than one hour to restore 90 percent of business operational functionality after the last interruption.

Average performers recorded 2.3 business interruptions over…

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News

Oct 17

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone, Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman, Wired Executive Editor Jason Tanz Will Take the Stage with CA CEO Mike Gregoire

CA World ’14 will offer a unique look into how software is transforming business.  CA Technologies CEO Mike Gregoire will open CA World ’14 with a keynote on Monday, November 10 that highlights CA innovation and how customers are using software to succeed. Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder and Jelly CEO; Jennifer Hyman, co-founder and CEO, Rent the Runway; and Wired Executive Editor Jason Tanz will join Gregoire on stage to discuss the inspiration…

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Blog

Oct 16

As a dyslexic trying to navigate my way through high school, I had no hope of completing the text books that we were expected to read. When it came to exam time, my only option was to ask my classmates what the book was about, and based upon their answers sit down for two hours and write an essay on a book I had never read.

I had no idea at the time that I was dyslexic. In fact, I only discovered this in my 30s when I watched a short news clip that showed how a…

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IT Management

Oct 15

2002, when Ron Williams became president of the U .S. health care services giant Aetna, the company had just reported an annual loss of $280 million and was on the brink of failure. In 2007, just five years later, Aetna posted net income of $1.8 billion and was named by Fortune magazine the United States’ most admired company in health care. To what does Williams, now CEO and chairman, attribute the company’s turnaround? An intense focus on customers and employees, a companywide embrace of “back to basics” values, and the development and use of a dynamic information technology …

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News

Oct 14

BMC announced it has joined the Salesforce Analytics Cloud ecosystem with the aim of leveraging analytics to bring a new level of visibility and understanding to Remedyforce. Together, Remedyforce and Salesforce Analytics Cloud will transform data and IT resources into a competitive advantage that enables executives to more fully understand business dynamics for informed strategic decision-making.

Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore data, uncover new insights and take action instantly from any device. “In today’s…

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Oct 14

Brocade announced the company is collaborating with VMware to advance solutions that support the New IP by allowing enterprises to more easily transition to software-defined data centers (SDDCs) and adopt network virtualization. Brocade Ethernet and Fibre Channel fabrics will be interoperable with VMware vRealize® Operations™ 6.0 (formerly the VMware® vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™) announced at VMworld® Europe 2014. This interoperability will help enterprises to realize higher performance, automation, reliability and application and data availability in their data centers. Brocade also announced VMware is participating in Brocade Network Subscription, which enables organizations to acquire both network…

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News

Oct 14

Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data software, today announced another milestone contribution to the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, incorporating powerful technology into the Apache Sqoop open source project that will allow Hadoop users to easily import and transform data coming from the IBM System z mainframe environment.

“Many organizations are looking to increase efficiency and save money by moving targeted mainframe data and workload processing to Hadoop,” said Charles Zedlewski, vice president, products, Cloudera. “Taken together, Apache Sqoop and Syncsort’s open source contributions will facilitate the importation and transformation of all types…

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Applications & Databases

Oct 14

DB2 is an extremely efficient and scalable relational database, capable of processing thousands of transactions per second through a single DB2 subsystem. By taking advantage of data sharing groups, DB2 can scale, almost linearly, across multiple logical partitions (LPARs), enabling applications to exploit the parallelism inherent in a z/OS sysplex. This allows DB2 applications like those designed to run in CICS MRO or a WebSphere Application Server horizontal cluster to realize a significant increase in throughput due to their ability to load balance across multiple LPARs. But what about batch applications? Is it possible for them to exploit…

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News

Oct 12

Micro Focus announced a series of Developer Days across North America designed to showcase the critical role that COBOL systems play within the enterprise, and how organizations can harness their existing mainframe, Windows, Unix and Linux-based COBOL business systems to support new technologies including mobile, cloud, .NET and JVM.

Over 70% of today's business transaction processing systems rely on COBOL technology, and the average American interacts with COBOL (i.e. - ATM transactions) 13 times a day. As the leading provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and management solutions, Micro Focus introduced the Developer Day series to demonstrate…

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