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Dec 7

Brocade has announced an expanded BROCADE® SLX® FAMILY with new innovative switches that feature unparalleled network visibility and the addition of BROCADE WORKFLOW COMPOSER™ AUTOMATION SUITES for turnkey automation. This is the industry's first data center networking portfolio to deliver agility at all layers of the data center stack, while being open to provide customers with choice. With Brocade, organizations can build networks that allow them to quickly adapt to technology transitions, deliver new services at cloud speed and accelerate digital transformation.

Building on the Brocade …

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Dec 7

BMC has announced the general availability of the new BMC Innovation Suite solution for developers. Initially available on Amazon Web Services, the cloud-based development environment is designed to empower developers as well as business analysts to co-create powerful enterprise apps with stunning user experiences.

With new revenue streams, operational efficiencies, and outcome-based business models, enterprises are looking for ways to accelerate digital service offerings on the cloud. Enterprises are evaluating digital platforms that are capable of delivering transformational innovations in multi-source cloud, multi-workloads, and IoT environments at a rapid pace. IDC predicts that by 2018, over 60…

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Dec 6

Compuware Corporation today announced it has acquired the assets of Standardware, the leading provider of IMS virtualization technology. Compuware’s third acquisition this year, Standardware’s COPE technology dramatically reduces the time, cost and technical difficulty associated with the development and testing of IMS systems—enabling enterprises to significantly increase their digital business agility, while also better enabling less mainframe-experienced staff to perform IMS-related DevOps tasks.

IMS remains a deeply foundational database and transaction management technology for systems of record at large global enterprises, especially in industries such as banking, insurance, airlines and more.…

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Dec 4

The #IBMz mainframe is the most powerful, scalable and secure platform on the planet. It’s also the most TCO-efficient. If you have any doubts about that, just take a look at these blogs: "Turn Out The Lights...The Party's Over! Mainframes Rout Commodity Servers!"and "VMware’s Success = Distributed Computing’s Failure in Masquerading as a Mainframe."

But if the IBMz mainframe is so awesome, why isn’t Amazon…

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Dec 4

GT Software has announced the latest release of Ivory VisualConnect.  This new release removes the dependence on Java Applets enabling modernized 3270 applications to be accessed by any Internet browser.

Ivory VisualConnect enables companies to modernize mainframe-based 3270 applications by creating new modern application user interfaces.  Using this solution, programmers can convert complex 3270 application screens into graphically intuitive interfaces that can be accessed via a web browser.  With Ivory VisualConnect, creating modernized 3270 screens is possible without any additional programming.  Modern user interfaces for 3270 applications improves usability and satisfaction, boosts productivity and extends ROI of…

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Dec 2

Software AG has announced that it has acquired Zementis, Inc. with headquarters in San Diego, California. Zementis Inc. provides software for “Deep Learning”, a key capability in machine learning and data science, and a fundamental technology driving “artificial intelligence” (AI) development. Software AG sees the current machine learning and AI advances as the basis for the next generation of Internet of Things applications such as self-driving cars, personal digital assistants, medical diagnosis, predictive maintenance and robotics.

Software AG has already embedded Zementis’ ADAPA (Adaptive Decision and Predictive Analytics) into its Digital Business…

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Nov 30

Syncsort Incorporated, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Harte Hanks, Inc. to acquire Trillium Software, a leading global provider of data quality solutions. The acquisition of Trillium will be the largest in Syncsort’s history, and brings together market-leading data quality and data integration technology to deliver value at scale in the most demanding enterprise environments. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

The combination of Syncsort and Trillium&rsquo…

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Nov 28

Software AG has announced that it was named a leader amongst the “the vendors that matter most” that Forrester Research, Inc., a leading independent research firm, invited to participate in its report, “The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Integration for Enterprises, Q4 2016.” According to the report, Hybrid Integration encompasses “federated on-premises and cloud-based integration platforms with the improved interoperability of existing and new middleware silos of application, B2B, business process management, business events, business rules, and data integration.”

Henry Peyret, Forrester Analyst and author of the Forrester report, wrote the following…

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Nov 17

CA Technologies, a seasoned IT products and services provider that has completed a major modernization transformation in only the last few years, made several announcements Nov. 16 at its CA World conference in Las Vegas.

Announcement No. 1 is the release of CA Agile Central, a new software-as-a-service platform that the company calls the only one "purpose-built to scale agile practices." New features added to the solution enable teams to execute on strategy faster, accelerating application agility across the enterprise to lessen the time to customer value, the company said.

No. 2 involves additions to the company's…

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Nov 17

Rocket Software is proud to continue its efforts with Framingham State University to offer students a minor degree in Enterprise Systems and a five-course Enterprise Systems Certificate Program. Mainframe industry professionals developed the minor and certificate programs and will also teach the courses.

“Industry has spoken when it comes to the skills that they are looking for in university graduates. They want professional hires who are familiar with enterprise computing skills and can be productive almost immediately,” stated Bryan Smith, Vice President of R&D and Chief Technology Officer at Rocket. …

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Nov 17

Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, and CPT Global, a worldwide IT consulting services firm specializing in capacity planning, performance tuning and testing, have announced a partnership geared towards helping mainframe users maximize the performance of their systems as they compete in the digital economy. Specifically, CPT Global will use Compuware Strobe within their service offering as their preferred mainframe application performance monitoring and analysis tool.

“Today’s mainframe users have an incredible asset at their fingertips – the world’s most reliable, powerful platform, fully…

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Nov 14

As a staunch believer in the value of the IBM mainframe ( and have been for the past 30 years), I eagerly look forward to BMC's Annual Mainframe Research Study. And the 2016 version does nothing but affirm my strong belief in the platform. The bottom line for me is their statement that the mainframe is indeed here to stay, based on their survey results which found that 89 percent of mainframe users predict its long-term viability. That's very strong!

I am a great fan of highly respected IT journalist and IT expert, Dan Kuznetsky. Once again, I find…

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Nov 14

BMC has announced Nayaki Nayyar as the company’s new President of Digital Service Management. Her hiring highlights the continued expansion of BMC’s Digital Service Management (DSM) leadership team in response to surging demand for digital services that enable IT to manage the complexity of multi-source environments, empower employees to operate at higher levels of productivity, and drive innovation with lines of business. 

“Nayaki built an impressive track record at SAP, helping enterprises enable digital transformation through harnessing the power of the Internet of Things and cloud services,” said Robin Purohit,…

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Nov 9

BM has announced innovations designed to help companies faced with an increasing list of applications and platforms that need to be managed and integrated with their SAP® ecosystem. Control-M, the market-leading application workload automation platform from BMC, now features support for SAP S/4HANA® and SAP Financial Closing cockpit (FCc.) By delivering the key capabilities necessary to drive SAP across the enterprise, BMC's Control-M for SAP solution automates the SAP workloads at the core of business operations around the world.

"Control-M is at the intersection of infrastructure, data, and applications, and we continue to…

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Nov 7

GT Software, the distributor of Fujitsu NetCOBOL®, in conjunction with its partner Flexus, will host an upcoming webinar about its new joint solution for migrating Micro Focus Dialog System.  This presentation entitled, “Break Free from Micro Focus Dialog System Constraints,” will address the pain points that current users experience from this older, proprietary platform.

GT Software’s Principal Technical Architect, Walter Sweat and Flexus’ President, Bob Wolfe will demonstrate how easy it is for Micro Focus System Dialog customers to migrate to an agile development environment.  By moving to a…

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Nov 7

Dell EMC has announced availability of a new Dell EMC NetWorker with CloudBoost solution for added protection of enterprise applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as the extension of the industry-leading Data Domain protection storage platform to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

Dell EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service. The cloud is fundamental to this transformation. Through innovative products, services and partnerships, Dell EMC accelerates the journey to the cloud, helping IT departments to manage, protect and…

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Nov 3

I usually doesn’t like to read too much into the statements of IBM suits at financial briefings. This has been especially true since IBM introduced a new presentation format this year to downplay its platform business and emphasize its strategic imperatives. (Disclaimer: I am NOT a financial analyst, rather a technology analyst.)

But this quarter the CFO said flat out: “Our z Systems results reflect a product cycle dynamic, seven quarters into the z13 cycle; revenue was down while margins continue to expand. We continue to add new clients to the platform and we…

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Nov 2

Rocket Software is releasing an enhanced version of its Discover platform, boosting the self-service business intelligence platform for MultiValue customers.

Rocket Discover 1.6, with its native interface to Rocket D3, UniVerse and UniData databases, will enable business users to connect to MV data sources through secure Web services, and use Discover’s interface for data visualization and discovery, and collaboratively share dashboards.

For the first time, MV users can easily create the dashboards and visualizations to help drive their business forward without having to take data out of MV and spend hours massaging it to…

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Nov 2

GT Software, the leader in revolutionizing data, processes and transactions to optimize business information across all platforms, has partnered with IBM to present a webinar, “Application Transformation: Leverage UrbanCode for Faster Agility,” on Thursday, November 10th at 2:00 PM Eastern.

IBM’s UrbanCode Offering Manager, Laurel Dickson-Bull and GT Software’s Director of z Systems Software: IMS & CICS, Dusty Rivers will discuss the importance for today’s organizations to respond to business demand faster than ever.  Often these demands drive the need to develop new applications to accomplish goals and drive…

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Nov 2

Broadcom Limited and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom will acquire Brocade, a leader in Fibre Channel storage area network (“FC SAN”) switching and IP networking, for $12.75 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.5 billion, plus $0.4 billion of net debt. Broadcom expects to fund the transaction with new debt financing and cash available on its balance sheet. Broadcom, with the support of Brocade, plans to divest Brocade’s IP Networking business, consisting of wireless and campus networking, data center switching…

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