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Feb 26

When it comes to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance, it seems like someone is always pointing the finger at someone else when a merchant gets breached. People blame the merchant, software makers, a vendor, the Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and even the PCI requirements themselves. As things stand today, no matter whose fault it is, if your network becomes compromised, it will likely be your company alone that will end up paying the price in fines, loss of reputation and loss of business. That’s why when it comes to security and compliance, long…

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Feb 26

As Previously Announced, Company Will Demo New and Highly Anticipated Integrations Between Compuware Strobe and BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise and BMC MainView

Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, today announced it will host two technical sessions at SHARE in Seattle: "MIPS Management Strategies for a Mobile World" on March 4 and "COBOL Migration Strategies" on March 6. The sessions will help users assess and manage growing mobile workloads on the mainframe as well as build a successful migration strategy to get to COBOL V5. In addition, Compuware will also co-facilitate a vendor sponsored (VSP)…

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Feb 26

Trunk Networks, the leading IT managed services and cloud hosting provider, has chosen Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) to help it future-proof its infrastructure in anticipation of major increases in customer data and traffic flows. The deployment will be based on the Brocade MLX Series core routers, which are designed to deliver industry-leading scale and performance, high reliability and operational efficiency for the most demanding network environments.

With a customer-focused portfolio of services designed to be a one-stop shop for IT services, Trunk Networks needed a network that would be able to cope with the future needs of its…

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Feb 26

As organizations move to become more digital, they must maintain the security and privacy of their digital assets: critical systems, data, and intellectual property. Today, BMC and Qualys announce the first solution to tie vulnerability information to automated remediation actions. This dramatically reduces the window of vulnerability while simultaneously improving IT operational performance.

While data breaches can be catastrophic, most are preventable, as 80 percent of exploits utilize vulnerabilities with known fixes. One of the causes of successful attacks is the misalignment of objectives between the security team, responsible for identifying vulnerabilities, and the IT operations team, responsible…

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Feb 25

CA Technologies' popular ERworld online conference for Data Management professionals will be held March 18-19. Now in its fifth year, ERworld features tracks, sessions and networking opportunities that will help participants effectively use data modeling as a key component of their business-critical data management, governance and big data initiatives.

Connect with the Brightest Minds in Data Management

A full lineup of data management experts and thought leaders are participating in ERworld 2015, and presentations given during the two-day global conference will be available at no cost through a simple one-time registration. To date, nearly 2,000 data management…

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Feb 24

CA Technologies has announced "Day One" support for IBM's z13, allowing customers to take full advantage of the z13’s advanced mobile, cloud and analytic capabilities. The new mainframe delivers unprecedented insight through secure management of exponentially growing data volume and an integrated transaction and analytics system. 

“The application economy is creating an unprecedented volume of data that requires a holistic and secure approach to connect the data to applications and support billions of transactions without downtime,” said Michael Madden, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “CA and IBM are collaborating to…

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Feb 20

Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data and mainframe software, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of UK-based William Data Systems, the maker of advanced network monitoring and security software products for the IBM z Systems™ z/OS®  mainframe platform. The mainframe is a high-volume transactional supercomputer, which makes the networking and security data collected by the William Data product suite particularly valuable to the fastest-growing Big Data and analytical platforms, such as Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud.

Syncsort has been investing heavily in acquisitions to bridge the gap between Big Iron…

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Feb 19

IBM has announced that pretty much everything you thought you knew about Millennials could well be wrong. A new IBM study reveals much of the hype about Millennial employees simply isn’t true. They aren’t the “lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow” workers that many believe them to be.

Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here.

The results of the global, multigenerational study "Myths, Exaggerations and Uncomfortable Truths" found that the fundamental distinction between Millennials and older employees is their digital…

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Feb 19

Founded in 1981, Standardware is entering its thirty fourth year of serving the IBM mainframe community with its IMS COPE product offerings.

In 2007. Standardware became an IBM business partner. Since then, the company has expanded its COPE offerings by adding COPE DBCTL and COPE DCCTL to its flagship COPE IMS product.

“We are pleased to be an IBM business partner working alongside IBM,” said Rick Jones, Standardware vice president. “We believe that providing IBM mainframe customers premiere virtualization solutions that optimize their…

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Feb 18

IBM shifts data science into high gear today with the announcement of new In-Hadoop analytics technologies to accelerate the conversion of data into valuable insight for the business. IBM is delivering machine learning, R, and many new features that can run over large-scale data in the new IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop.

A growing number of organizations today recognize Apache Hadoop as a powerful technology for collecting and economically storing a very large set of highly variable data, and yet they struggle to realize its full potential in every part of their business. For example, a business…

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Feb 17

IBM has unveiled IBM Spectrum Storage, a new storage software portfolio designed to address data storage inefficiencies by changing the economics of storage with a layer of intelligent software. IBM’s new software creates an efficient “data footprint” that dynamically stores every bit of data at the optimal cost, helping maximize performance and ensuring security.

IBM Spectrum Storage incorporates more than 700 patents and is designed to help clients transform to a hybrid cloud business…

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Feb 17

Actionable Insights into DB2, COBOL 5.1, IMS and MQ Processes Empower IT to Better Collaborate on Application Tuning and Performance

• Mainframe applications at many enterprises drive core business operations and may also support vital customer-facing web and mobile applications.

• These intense application workloads can drive up IBM z Systems ownership costs, much of which are based on sub-capacity licensing and rolling four-hour averages for CPU utilization.

• Performance gains for these applications can also be highly valuable—since they positively impact end-user productivity and, more importantly, customer experience.

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Feb 17

Market Leaders Integrate Offerings to Provide Mainframe Users a Knockout Combination of Cost-Aware Workload and Performance Management

• Even as mainframe demand increases, spurred by mobile apps, Big Data, social and other drivers, IBM z Systems owners are being asked to slash their mainframe operating costs.

• With MLC-based software costs often consuming 30 percent or more of mainframe budgets, organizations can achieve significant savings by 1.) shifting where and when workloads run to minimize collective MSU peaks, and 2.) tuning applications to reduce their individual MSU utilization.

• By partnering to deliver seamless integration of…

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Feb 16

IAM Version 9.2 Now Available IAM Version 9.2 is a reliable disk file manager, designed as a transparent high performance alternative to VSAM for application programs that execute under IBM’s z/OS operating system. IAM base product and IAM/AIX, IAM/RLS as well as IAM/PLEX enhancements are included in IAM Version 9.2.

For much more information go here.

 
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Feb 16

ZARA Support The ASG-Zara tape management system is now supported by FATSCOPY. All of FATSCOPY's functions, including image copy, logical copy, and the data set selection process fully support Zara. FATSCOPY also supports CA-1, CA-TLMS and IBM’s RMM.

NEW “Guided Path” ISPF Panels A new series of ISPF panels is available for building and submitting batch jobs selecting by tape volume (SELECT ALLDSN). These panels guide you through the process of selecting appropriate JCL and control statements for the task you want to accomplish.

Generating FATSCOPY Jobs In A Partitioned…

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Feb 16

Compuware Corporation announced that industry veteran Sam Knutson has joined the company to lead Product Management.

In his new position, Knutson will steer Compuware’s product roadmap and vision to deliver transformational software solutions for the IBM z Systems market.

Knutson is a renowned member of the mainframe community. Prior to taking his previous position as VP of Product Management for Mainframe Performance Solutions at CA Technologies, Knutson led the mainframe team at GEICO where he was also a Compuware customer. He also worked as a senior developer at Landmark Systems. Additionally, he has…

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Feb 12

Rocket Software announced the release 8.1 of Rocket UniData, one of its core MultiValue databases. UniData’s innovative features help organizations in hundreds of industries improve their ability to manage massive amounts of data by delivering fast response times and decreasing or eliminating database management tasks that waste time and money.

Jay LaBonte, President of Paradigm Systems, Inc., is a long-time UniData user who recently began working with the latest version of the database. He says that, "I found it to be a major jump for UniData. With its new 64-bit files support, new hash type 3 and …

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Feb 12

Syncsor announced the biggest, most comprehensive release of its award-winning data integration product suite, including new technology that makes it easier for customers to adopt Apache Hadoop.

This release introduces a design approach that will support multiple compute frameworks, de-coupling the user experience from the underlying Hadoop processing paradigms, including MapReduce, Apache Spark, and Apache Tez. The unique architectural approach will “future-proof” the process of collecting, blending, transforming, and distributing data, providing a consistent user experience while still taking advantage of the powerful native performance of the rapidly evolving compute frameworks that run on Hadoop. …

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Feb 10

EMC Corporation has released the findings of a global study of 10,451 IT business decision-makers across 33 countries, conducted by Vanson Bourne, which gauged global sentiment about IT's evolving role in organizations today. The survey revealed increasing adoption of cloud computing globally, with the majority of respondents citing hybrid cloud as their preferred option for greater agility and security.

Respondents believe IT is a business enabler now more than ever before, yet spending is moving outside of its control. To help support business growth, a majority of respondents believe IT must act as an in-house broker of on-demand…

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Feb 9

EMC Corporation announced support for VMware vSphere 6 within its product and solution roadmap and development cycle, enabling customers to leverage EMC's leading storage platforms to virtualize scale-up and scale-out applications with confidence, redefine availability, and simplify the virtual data center . EMC storage platforms including VMAX®, VNX®, VNXe, VPLEX® and XtremIO TM will offer support for VMware vSphere 6 this quarter.  Later this year EMC will also extend key vSphere 6 capabilities across additional EMC storage platforms and hybrid cloud solutions.

EMC storage platforms supporting VMware environments will leverage a variety of powerful new vSphere 6…

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