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Jan 18

GT Software will present, “Using Non Disruptive Tools to Help Extend the Capabilities of your Mainframe Investment,” on Friday, January 20th at 11 AM Eastern/ 8 AM Pacific.  Co-sponsored with Trident Software, this webinar presentation introduces solutions to help leverage existing investments for the IBM z/OS platform.

During the webinar, GT Software’s Director of z Systems Software: IMS & CICS, Dusty Rivers and Trident Services’ Lead Systems Engineer, Bob Rogers will discuss Trident Software’s z/OSEM and Legacy Software Solutions’ Legacy zXP.  GT Software is the…

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Jan 18

Syncsort, a global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, today announced the results from its annual “State of the Mainframe” survey, which underscore the rising importance of mainframe data as a critical component of enterprise-wide strategies that leverage modern data architectures for Big Data analytics.

Download the State of the Mainframe survey results for 2017

The study, which polled over 220 respondents…

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Jan 12

Software AG shared its predictions for the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2017, derived from our expertise, customer insights, and market observations. Bart Schouw, Internet of Things Solutions Director at Software AG observed: “There is a lot of buzz around the Internet of Things and especially increased device-to-device communication. Much of this mobile, virtual and instantaneous connectivity is built on seamless integration, cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors—building new Smart Things. And all of this is going to make our lives easier and more efficient.”

Things have Changed

“Smart Things…

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Jan 12

BMC, in association with Forbes Insights, the strategic research and thought leadership practice of Forbes Media, has released results from its second annual security survey revealing that 69% of senior security and IT executives say digital transformation is forcing fundamental changes to existing cybersecurity strategies. Financial and customer information, brand reputation, intellectual property, and employee information were also listed as critical assets to protect against security breaches. New business priorities and technologies also create challenges for IT and security teams, with 65% of respondents indicating that public clouds have the biggest security implications.

The results of the survey of…

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Jan 10

Advanced Software Products Group, Inc. (ASPG) is proud to announce the release of MegaCryption IDMS, a brand-new encryption utility built specifically for protecting sensitive CA-IDMS data (Computer Associate’s Integrated Database Management System). MegaCryption IDMS, a comprehensive and cost-effective solution, provides robust yet flexible options for encrypting at both the record and element level, including encrypting IDMS Non-SQL data in either Data Mode or Record Mode. The variety of encryption options accommodates granular encryption of the data tailored to customer requirements.

MegaCryption IDMS utilizes AES, AES 2 and TRIPLE DES, three of the most secure non-proprietary and…

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Jan 5

Software AG has announced that ARIS for SAP® Solutions, a collaborative process improvement environment that enables convenient, on-demand documentation, analysis and streamlining of processes, is the first Business Process Analysis (BPA) tool today to support the new version of SAP Solution Manager, on premises or in the cloud. Consequently, Software AG helps ensure that businesses can run the new SAP Solution Manager 7.2, allowing them to map their processes to their corporate strategy on an ongoing basis.

ARIS enables standard data exchange between its business process analysis (BPA) capabilities and the new Application Programming Interface (API) of…

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Jan 4

Compuware has announced the availability of Topaz for Total Test, an innovative mainframe solution that brings Java-like unit testing to the world of COBOL applications. By enabling even novice developers to immediately validate and troubleshoot any changes they make to existing COBOL applications, Topaz for Total Test effectively eliminates the notion that such applications are “legacy” code that can’t be updated as frequently with the same confidence as other types of applications.

The result is unprecedented digital agility for large enterprises…

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Jan 4

Compuware has announced the acquisition of MVS Solutions and its popular ThruPut Manager mainframe batch automation technology. The acquisition, Compuware’s fourth in the last year, solidifies the company’s position as the leader of a mainframe renaissance, that is bringing Agile, DevOps and Millennial-friendly management to the IBM z Systems platform.

Batch processing accounts for the majority of peak mainframe workloads at large enterprises, providing essential back-end digital capabilities for customer-, employee- and partner-facing mobile, cloud and web applications. As demands on…

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Jan 3

As 2017 begins, let's talk about how using mainframes to process and protect data can keep hackers from having another banner year. 2016 was a strange year marked by everything from election surprises to a seemingly endless spate of celebrity deaths. But when historians look back at this mirum anno—weird year—it may end up being known as the year of the data breach.

Of course, this sort of thing isn’t restricted to 2016, but its impact on the world was hard to ignore. Among government organizations, the IRS and FBI suffered data breaches,…

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Dec 28 ’16

Syncsort Incorporated (“Syncsort”), the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (“Clearlake”), today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Trillium Software (“Trillium”), a leading global provider of data quality solutions, from Harte Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS). The combination will enable customers to seamlessly harness all their valuable data assets for greater business insights by applying high-performance and scalable data movement, transformation, profiling and quality across the most demanding enterprise environments.

The Trillium acquisition represents a significant milestone in Syncsort&rsquo…

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Dec 22 ’16

Software AG today released it’s top six predictions for the capital markets industry for 2017. According to Charlie Platt, Sales Director for Financial Services, UK & Ireland, “2017 will be a springboard for another 10 years of further radical change – more than we have seen in a generation, due to advances in technology coupled with unprecedented political risk in the US and Europe.”

Embrace Volatility

With elections in France, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Italy, Europe will be braced for more political change. From the perspective of capital markets, this is likely…

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Dec 22 ’16

Rocket Software announced that the Rocket® UniVerse application platform now includes support for the popular Python programming language. Other user-requested features include enhanced replication for high availability and disaster recovery, as well as streamlined audit logging to automate compliance documentation for regulations and standards such as HIPAA and PCI.

UniVerse is a fast, flexible database and application platform that mimics the way users think, accelerating the creation of data-driven applications in manufacturing, retail, and financial sectors, among others. Long known for its small administrative and IT footprint, UniVerse offers users lightning fast data access…

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Dec 22 ’16

BMC has announced the general availability of BMC’s database management solutions for IBM’s DB2® 12 for z/OS® database, improving availability and productivity, while reducing risk and data management costs by up to 65 percent.

DB2 z/OS is the database of choice for enterprises requiring the scalability, reliability, and availability that only it can provide. DB2 12 offers the capability of 11.7 million inserts per second, allowing up to 256 trillion rows in a table, and even faster analytical insights, enabling greater support of the digital enterprise. These new capabilities create challenges for database administrators…

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Dec 22 ’16

Enterprises relying on the mainframe struggle to deliver application improvements at the speed of today’s digital business and run the risk of not meeting customer experience and product expectations, according to a new commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Compuware Corporation. Fortunately, enterprises can successfully address these challenges by applying proven DevOps best practices to their mainframe environments.

The survey of global IT, I&O, and Application Development professionals showed 90 percent reporting challenges with mainframe application development and delivery resulting in long release cycles for customer-facing apps, downscaling of product features…

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Dec 15 ’16

Based on a recent report by Forrester and Compuware, 90 percent of enterprises with mainframes have trouble delivering applications on time. In fact, 48 percent of respondents to their survey reported they have moved some applications off the mainframe only to encounter security problems as well as slower performance and project delays.

In addition, the report also found that 41 percent of respondents try to work around the mainframe. This leads to greater complexity, higher costs, duplicate tooling and increased security risks. And 40 percent attempt to modernize on the mainframe platform, but struggle with long transition times, Java performance issues…

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Dec 13 ’16

Syncsort, a global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, today announced the results from its third annual Hadoop survey, showing that as users gain more experience with Hadoop, they are building on their early success and expanding the size and scope of Hadoop projects.   Download the Hadoop survey results for 2017.

The number one role of Hadoop continues to be increasing data warehouse capacity and reducing costs (cited…

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Dec 12 ’16

BMC Software has announced Peter Leav has joined BMC as President and Chief Executive Officer. Leav succeeds Bob Beauchamp, who continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and will play a key role going forward.

Leav joins BMC from Polycom, a $1.2 billion global collaboration business serving the enterprise market, where he served as President and CEO for the last three years. He brings to BMC 20-plus years of strong leadership in operations, general management and sales across technology and services. Leav has a proven track record of building customer relationships and driving growth and…

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Dec 12 ’16

Compuware Corporation has announced it has been named to Database Trends and Applications’ “Trend-Setting Products for 2017” list. These products, platforms, and services range from widely accepted offerings that continue to evolve to meet the needs of their loyal following, to breakthrough technologies that have just released and are in the early stages of adoption. However, they all seek to arm organizations with tools to address rapidly changing market requirements and represent a commitment to innovation.

“Competitive advantage in engaging customers in the digital age is achieved by turning ideas that…

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Dec 12 ’16

Dell EMC announced that ScaleIO—the company's hyper-converged software-defined storage offering—has been awarded StorageReview's first-ever Editor's Choice award. Intended for the most leading-edge products, the Editor's Choice award is a rare honor, and one that ScaleIO earned over several months of intensive testing in the StorageReview lab.

“We were blown away with the Dell EMC ScaleIO solution throughout the review process,” said Brian Beeler, editor-in-chief of StorageReview . “Dell EMC ScaleIO is far and away the most impressive storage solution…

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Dec 7 ’16

IntelliMagic, the developers of intelligent IT Operations Analytics solutions like IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS, is pleased to announce a formal alliance with Watson & Walker, publisher of the widely-read 'Cheryl Watson's Tuning Newsletter', and one of the best-known and respected z/OS performance and measurement advisory groups in the world.

"We are delighted to be working together with Cheryl Watson, Frank Kyne and the rest of the Watson & Walker team," said Dr. Gilbert Houtekamer, Founder and Managing Director of IntelliMagic, "Their reputation, integrity, performance and tuning insight are all first-class, and we have already…

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