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Apr 23

Why does IBM just not go "all in" with the mainframe? IBM essentially has a monopoly on mainframes (except for in Japan). The worlds' largest corporations rely on the mainframe to run their businesses. The world's financial systems run on IBM mainframes. Why does IBM not focus on what they do really well, and grow their business efforts around the mainframe? It, and it's software are immensely profitable.

It concerns me as an IBM shareholder, and as someone who focuses on mainframe technologies ,that they seem to chase the latest "cool" technologies, trying to develop…

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Apr 21

Customers demand instant, responsive engagement with digital business services, which calls for a new approach to IT operations. To meet these demands, BMC is announcing TrueSight Operations Management 10 to provide holistic IT insight that empowers businesses to anticipate and deliver optimal digital experiences for their employees and customers.

“IT consumers increasingly expect digital services to be available and perform well anytime and anywhere,” said Dennis Nils Drogseth, vice president, Enterprise Management Associates. “Today’s IT operations solutions must evolve to meet this change in end user expectation. TrueSight steps up to this promise…

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Apr 21

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has launched the RSA Via™ family of Smart Identity solutions, engineered to combine authentication, identity and access management, and identity governance silos into one unified solution that allows dynamic, end-to-end identity management across diverse systems and users. Traditional identity management systems have failed to keep pace with how business operates today. They struggle to manage the rapid and unpredictable movement of users as well as the diversity of new mobile and cloud applications that businesses need. The RSA Via portfolio of solutions is built for the dynamic IT environments of today and…

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Apr 21

In front of a record number of computer security professionals attending RSA’s signature conference, Amit Yoran, president of RSA, The Security Division of EMC, challenged the industry to relinquish its legacy approaches to combatting cyber attacks; approaches that have failed but continue to give organizations a false sense of security.

“2014 was yet another reminder that we are losing this contest,” Yoran said in his keynote remarks to more than 30,000 cyber industry executives. “The adversaries are out-maneuvering the industry … and winning by every measure.”

He compared the industry&rsquo…

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Apr 21

IBM has announced it is bringing its market-leading Security Intelligence technology, IBM QRadar®, to the cloud, giving companies the ability to quickly prioritize real threats and free up critical resources to fight cyberattacks. The new services are available to clients through a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model, with optional IBM Security Managed Services to provide deeper expertise and flexibility for security professionals.

According to the 2014 IBM Cyber Index, organizations globally deal with an average of 91 million potential security events every year, creating vast volumes of data that need to be stored and analyzed. Cloud-based…

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Apr 21

CA Technologies brought a patent infringement suit against AppDynamics in New York. Subsequently, claims and counterclaims were filed between the parties in litigation in California relating to, among other things, when portions of the AppDynamics source code were written. In light of its recent settlement with AppDynamics resolving all litigation, CA Technologies issued the following statement today:

“CA Technologies is pleased with the settlement of these cases, which includes substantial licensing payments from AppDynamics to CA.  As we said at the outset, CA will take all steps necessary to protect its intellectual property investments as…

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Apr 17

Brocade has announced that it is making new investments in India as an additional base to support the company's New IP innovations. Brocade announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Development Center in Bangalore, and stated it will invest US$300 million in India over the next five years. The new Center reaffirms Brocade's commitment to accelerating growth in one of the world's fastest-growing economies, and will play an important role in the development of networking innovations based on the New IP architecture.

Brocade believes India is the ideal test bed for the New IP…

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Apr 17

Whether we’re working, keeping fit, learning, playing, purchasing online or watching TV, we are making new digital demands of the businesses with which we deal. A new study, The Information Generation: Transforming The Future, Today, explores the impact of a growing global community of digital citizens. These individuals are always connected and engaged online, and have the world’s information at their fingertips. They also view the world very differently. Based on input from 3,600 Director-to-C-Suite business leaders across 18 countries, the study reveals new expectations of these individuals and identifies the fundamental business attributes critical for organizations…

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Apr 15

Software AG has announced that Evalueserve has joined its fast-growing, partner ecosystem as consultant and value added reseller focused on delivering critical data analytics consulting services and solutions that help enterprises gain unique business insights from the huge volumes of fast, big data.

Recognizing the new skills required to monitor, manage and comprehend the vast amount of new data streaming into businesses, Evalueserve designs comprehensive approaches and processes to deliver real business insights. Evalueserve will combine their expertise with the use of Software AG’s Apama Streaming Analytics platform to offer a 360-degree, real-time view of…

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Apr 13

At Just Pennies Per Gigabyte, Breakthrough Could Lead to New Applications For Tape

IBM scientists have demonstrated an areal recording density of 123 billion bits of uncompressed data per square inch on low cost, particulate magnetic tape, a breakthrough which represents the equivalent of a 220 terabyte tape cartridge that could fit in the palm of your hand.

To put this into perspective, 220 terabytes of data is comparable to 1.37 trillion mobile text messages or the text of 220 million books, which would require a 2,200 km bookshelf spanning from Las Vegas to Houston, Texas.

This new record…

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Apr 8

Software AG and IGATE, the New Jersey-headquartered integrated technology and operations solutions provider, today announced the launch of “ProFound”, a solution based on Software AG’s ARIS Business and IT Transformation product suite, to actively support the digital transformation journeys of its customers. ARIS is part of Software AG’s recently announced Digital Business Platform designed to allow enterprises and the public sector responding to today’s rapidly digitizing economies and new competitive landscapes.

As the digital economy, forecast to reach $3.4 trillion in the G20 countries alone by 2016, dramatically changes both business…

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Apr 8

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, released the results of a new global breach readiness survey that covered thirty countries and compared those global results with a survey of the Security for Business Innovation Council (SBIC), a group of top security leaders from the Global 1000. Using the SBIC as a benchmark, the results suggest that the majority of organizations are not following incident response best practices and are not well prepared to face the challenges of today's advanced cyber threats. The survey report provides quantitative insights into real-world security practices and highlights gaps in technology and procedure as…

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Apr 8

IBM has announced that the U.S. Army is using IBM Hybrid Cloud to power one of the biggest logistics systems in the U.S. federal government. The new hybrid cloud system is designed to connect the IBM Cloud to the Army's on-premise environment to enable broad use of data analytics for sharper insights and result in improved performance, enterprise scale, better security, and greater reliability – all IBM hallmarks.

The Logistics Support Activity – known as LOGSA – provides on-time integrated logistics support of Army operations worldwide that impacts every soldier, every day. Since migrating…

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Apr 6

On 20 November 2014, Micro Focus completed its merger with the Attachmate Group of companies and began a period of integration planning which is now complete. The key objective throughout the work has been our continued commitment to deliver the highest levels of service and business value to our customers. I am pleased to confirm the following important points:

Our strategy is not changing. We enable customers to exploit trends such as the cloud, mobility and virtualization, whilst also leveraging prior investments and established IT assets – we describe this as bridging the old and the new. The merger…

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Apr 6

BMC introduced new capabilities to its leading mainframe management suite aimed at helping CIOs and IT executives significantly reduce IBM Monthly License Charge (MLC) software costs. BMC Cost Analyzer now delivers a powerful combination of analytics and actionable intelligence that help business leaders gain visibility into hidden charges. BMC Cost Analyzer is designed to help IT leaders better manage their mainframe budget and reduce MLC costs by up to 20 percent through workload placement.

The surging growth of mobile, Internet of things (IoT) and big data analytics is increasing mainframe workloads. In turn, this heightened activity is driving…

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Apr 2

Newest Release Adds COBOL and PL/l Code Visualization to Ensure IT’s Continued Ability to Master Applications Critical to Success in the Digital Economy

  • Mainframe applications remain vital to enterprises—especially as they are re-purposed to support mobile apps, real-time business analytics and important digital deliverables.
  • As veteran mainframers retire, less mainframe-experienced development and QA teams need intuitive tools to accurately understand and manage complex COBOL and PL/l application logic.
  • Compuware’s newest release of Topaz uniquely addresses this urgent issue with Program Analysis that empowers even…
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Apr 1

I recently took a quiz online that asked, "How Millennial Are You?" * From the 15 questions I answered, I received a score of 94/100. So, I would say that makes me "very millennial" (the mark of a millennial was a score of 73 or higher). But what does being a millennial actually mean? Well, according to this quiz, it meant I’ve watched some TV, haven’t read a physical newspaper in some time, have a social networking presence, and, most importantly, spend a hideous amount of time on my mobile phone. In fact, I only have a mobile phone…

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Apr 1

Includes Support for RMF Type 70 Thru Type 78 Records

An entry-level release of PerfTechLite zAnalytics, an IT performance management tool designed specifically for cost-conscious IT management professionals, was introduced today in response to the demand for a low-priced mainframe reporting solution.

PerfTechLite zAnalytics is a solution providing automated data collection, analysis and reporting of selected RMF Records and is upward compatible with the full-function PerfTechPro zAnalytics product.

PerfTechLite zAnalytics enables precise measurement and analysis of resource usage, giving IT management professionals the ability to measure and manage the efficiency and effectiveness of their zSystem…

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Mar 31

IBM has announced that it will invest $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit, and that it is building a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions.

IBM’s pioneering work in Smarter Planet and Smarter Cities was based on practical applications of IoT in the enterprise and led to a broad set of solutions, ranging from water management to optimizing retail and customer loyalty to alleviating traffic congestion. IBM leads in enterprise IoT implementations that securely combine and analyze data from…

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Mar 30

Smart homes, machines with feelings, algorithm police and self-regulated transport networks are just some of the exciting concepts explored in a new book launched today by Software AG – Thingalytics. As the number of “things” connected to the Internet exceeds the global population, Thingalytics looks at how the Internet of Things (IoT) can save lives, stop fraud and reduce carbon emissions across the globe.

Dr. John Bates, a leading evangelist for intelligent business operations, authors a composite of “Things” and “Analytics:” Thingalytics. The term, Thingalytics, coined by Dr. Bates, relates to…

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