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Aug 25

Brocade has announced new capabilities in the Brocade® Analytics Monitoring Platform providing organizations with end-to-end visibility and greater insight into application performance. As a result, customers can reduce up to nearly 70 percent of storage networking latency and performance-related problems by quickly identifying changes in performance behaviors as well as pinpointing the root cause of issues before users are affected.

Organizations going through digital transformation are leveraging virtualization, cloud technologies and automation to deploy applications faster than ever. Complexity in the data center continues to rise along with performance expectations from users. Unfortunately, many organizations currently…

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Aug 25

BMC has revealed a comprehensive agenda for the third annual BMC Engage conference, the largest gathering of BMC users, focused on innovations for digital business, customer success stories, and an exciting track and showcase for developers. BMC Engage 2016 will take place September 6-9 at the Aria® Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

"BMC Engage is where business leaders come together to discuss their challenges, successes, and lessons learned from digital transformation," said Robin Purohit, group president, Enterprise Solutions Organization at BMC. "The digital imperative is clear: go digital or go extinct. Gartner predicted…

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Aug 25

EMC has announced general availability for EMC® Enterprise Hybrid Cloud v4.0, as well as planned enhancements for both Enterprise Hybrid Cloud and EMC Native Hybrid Cloud, designed to help customers advance their journey for both traditional and cloud-native applications.  Enterprise Hybrid Cloud v4.0 extends IT’s ability to update legacy application infrastructure to meet the demands of a digital world.  A new Native Hybrid Cloud offering built on hyper-converged VCE® VxRail™ Appliances provides a platform that delivers a simple, fast and easy path toward the development and deployment of cloud native applications.

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Aug 24

ASG Technologies, a leading provider of information access, management and control for today’s enterprise, is announcing the launch of ASG-Mobius 6.0, a purpose-built content management system that helps companies make better use of business information through improved, flexible access to corporate content. ASG-Mobius 6.0 empowers modern, mobile work forces to easily access and integrate corporate content of any kind from any device, while IT architects can deploy the solution on premises, on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or in a hybrid environment.

Corporate content is often locked up in large, proprietary, legacy applications and content repositories spread across…

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Aug 23

Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data and mainframe software, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cogito Ltd., maker of specialized software that can access IBM z Systems mainframe data, significantly improve the performance of IBM DB2® and CA IDMS™ database management systems on IBM z/OS, and lower mainframe costs for the world’s largest enterprises. This is Syncsort’s third acquisition of a UK-based mainframe software company, all of which deepened its capability to bridge the gap between Big Iron and Big Data.

More than 80% of corporate data…

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Aug 22

Brocade announced that Arizona State University (ASU) has deployed a software-defined network from Brocade. ASU is one of the most innovative universities in the United States, according to U.S. News and World Report, and it serves as home base to top researchers in areas ranging from physics and biology to global security initiatives. ASU's researchers collaborate to develop new approaches and make discoveries that advance science and positively influence the world. To support these data-driven initiatives, ASU needed a stronger, more flexible network foundation that could maximize the impact of all types of research.…

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Aug 18

As all economists know, when supply is way less than demand, cost tends to soar. And that is just what’s facing most of the world’s largest companies that also happen to use IBM mainframe computers.

Think about it: Most of the world’s largest companies still use IBM mainframe computer systems (and always will), yet on average 18 percent of their mainframe programming staff will be retiring in the next five years. According to a recent survey of 1,400 IT professionals by IBM Systems Magazine, 85 percent of respondents said a mainframe skills gap exists.…

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Aug 18

GT Software, the distributor of Fujitsu NetCOBOL outside of Japan, will present the webinar, “Learn How to Never Pay Runtime Fees Again,” on Wednesday, August 17th at 11 AM Eastern.  Co-sponsored with Fujitsu, this presentation will highlight the core benefits of NetCOBOL and the performance capabilities unique to this COBOL compiler.

During the webinar, Fujitsu’s Managing Solutions Architect, Tim O’Brien and GT Software’s Principal Technical Architect, Walter Sweat will discuss how Fujitsu NetCOBOL has resulted in substantial cost savings to clients worldwide.  In addition, O…

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Aug 15

Rocket Software, Inc. has announced the availability of 30 free open source tools and languages for IBM z Systems mainframes that allow programmers to work on mainframe computers without knowing COBOL or assembly language. These ported versions of popular development tools and programming languages have been modified to operate on IBM z13 and z13s systems, allowing developers to take advantage of mainframe programs and applications. All 30 open source tools and languages are available to customers running z/OS, and are supported on z/OS 1.12 and above.

The open source tools are especially relevant for…

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Aug 12

Software Diversified Services (“SDS”) today announced that it has finalized a definitive agreement with NETEC International Corporation to acquire the CICS Application File Control (CAFC) product.  The acquisition was completed on August 1, 2016. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“SDS has acquired a renowned z/OS CICS offering that easily controls all online application resources such as files, transactions and programs,” said Mr. Jim Lampi, VP of SDS.  “We are very excited about this acquisition, which brings another world-class CICS tool to SDS’s extensive portfolio of enterprise software.…

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Aug 9

Well, another SHARE is in the books and SHARE Atlanta 2016 offered some cool surprises. In addition to the unexpected placement of a transparent z13 in the center of the hall, the SHARE “Hack-a-thon” drew heavy participation and even more attention and the vaunted Redbooks team opened their kimono and allowed attendees to help write a new IBM Redbook in real-time.

Also, Big Data was a surprisingly common topic of conversation on the show floor and in the conversations outside the session rooms during breaks. It seems that all the Data Scientists and &ldquo…

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Aug 8

Syncsort has announced it will be delivering the latest capabilities in its industry-leading data integration software, DMX-h v9, in Chinese and Japanese to support growing demand for big data analytics in the Asia Pacific (APAC). The new capabilities allow organizations to access and integrate enterprise-wide data streams on single servers or with Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, where customers can then leverage advanced analytics for competitive advantage, on-premise and in the cloud.

Recent industry analyst studies show that adoption of Hadoop in the Asia Pacific (APAC) continues to rise amid continuing disruptive technology innovation within the…

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Aug 8

Rocket Software, Inc. announced that Rocket D3 has received the Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) Readers’ Choice Award for “Best MultiValue Database.” Rocket D3 and the other award winners will be featured in a special section of the August edition of DBTA Magazine, and at www.DBTA.com, reaching over 300,000 IT and business professionals across North America.

“Rocket D3 has been supporting application development across a number of vertical markets for decades with a number of companies using it for over 25 years,” said John Bramley, VP of Applications Platforms…

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Aug 3

Global Mainframe Market 2016 is a comprehensive, professional report delivering market research data that is relevant for new market entrants or established players. Key strategies of the companies operating in the market and their impact analysis have been included in the report.

Furthermore, a business overview, revenue share, and SWOT analysis of the leading players in the Mainframe market is available in the report.

Complete report on the Mainframe market spread across 155 pages, profiling 3 companies and supported with 275 tables and figures is now available at @ http://www.deepresearchreports.com/contacts/inquiry.php?name=146937 .

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Aug 2

Business software company, H&W Computer Systems (H&W), has announced today that it’s releasing the BoxScore II capacity assessment software, the first product from its new partnership with education, consulting and software firm Watson & Walker.

Unlike capacity or performance management products, BoxScore II is the only independent software that lets organizations validate new mainframe hardware or software against the company’s actual workloads. Also, unlike other tools, BoxScore II allows for regular comparisons to find hidden, slow-growing performance issues arising from configuration changes. The cost of these issues can be…

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Aug 1

Syncsor has tapped Bob Bies to join its executive leadership team as chief financial officer. Bob has multi-faceted financial experience, including 20+ years in CFO roles, driving big successes with venture capital and private equity-backed, technology-based, B2B growth businesses. As CFO, he will lead Syncsort’s finance, legal and corporate development teams to help build on the success of Syncsort’s aggressive growth strategy.

“With the tremendous success of new Big Iron to Big Data products, driven by new organic product innovations in solutions like DMX-h and Ironstream, and…

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Aug 1

Software AG has announced the availability of next generation Digital Business Platform capabilities that enable financial institutions to operationalize blockchain by gaining greater integration of, visibility into, and action upon public/private blockchain applications.

Once an organization has decided on the blockchain application that suits its business, the next step is to move it out of the incubator and tightly incorporate it within its enterprise applications.  Financial services organizations globally are investigating the benefits of using blockchain, but few are thinking beyond the perfect use case. Once they have decided on…

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Jul 26

You don't have to know COBOL to work in big iron. APIs open up mainframing to anyone with coding skills. A few weeks ago I found myself in a meeting with the technical team at a major investment company that uses mainframes to support the massive amounts of data they work with every day. I spend just about all of my time talking with mainframers, but this conversation took a bit of an odd twist: they wanted to talk about application programming interfaces (APIs).

It wasn’t what I expected, but after thinking about it…

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Jul 25

As part of an expanded collaboration between IBM and CSC, Big Blue will offer its mainframe capabilities andcloud  [Relevant Products/Services]  infrastructure  [Relevant Products/Services]  to CSC and its clients. IBM will offer its Cloud Managed Services for z Systems to CSC customers making the transition to the cloud. The agreement includes mainframe hardware, software, monitoring, andgovernance  [Relevant Products/Services]  support associated with the service, known as IBM Cloud for z.

For CSC, the agreement means reduced operational costs for clients transitioning to the cloud while at the same time improving…

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Jul 25

The ASG Cloudfactory Workspace offers Philippine enterprises with a centralized digital workspace that functions much like a desktop, but with the exception of having all the data and applications sent and accessed from a private data center, thus padding the company against a possible computer breakdown.

“We come in with a hybrid Web space solution which means we tell them, ‘Don’t use the desktop OS, the operating system. Use the browser as a desktop,” Praveen Kumar, general manager of ASG Software Solutions in Asia Pacific, said in an interview with BusinessWorld. …

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