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Mar 30 ’11

Los Angeles, CA, March 29, 2011—Today Phoenix Software International announced the release of zHISR, a new product that uses data created by z/OS Hardware Instrumentation Services (HIS) on IBM System z10 or zEnterprise mainframe processors to produce hotspot analysis reports. These reports can be used to help tune applications by locating the specific sections of code that are the biggest CPU consumers. Phoenix plans to market the new product to software developers, performance analysts, and system programmers.zHISR includes a z/OS UNIX file system interface for navigating, browsing and deleting files, including HIS collection files. Programmers can…

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Mar 23 ’11

Remote Consulting Technologies, Inc. and Critical Path Software, Inc. announce they have joined forces in a strategic partnership to bring Software Products and Services to both companies' Clients.  Working together they will provide Remote Performance Tuning and DASD Monitoring and Analysis as well as Testing and implementation Support. If you are going to reduce Mainframe costs, CPU, MSU, DASD and MIP COST’S do it in the most inexpensive way possible. Tremendous ROI and CBA provided. Remote Consulting Technologies, Inc. (aka – Remote Consulting USA) has taken on the role of testing and implementation support in partnership…

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Spotlights

Mar 22 ’11

Organizations of every size face the challenge of getting the most from their IT infrastructure and applications to improve business processes and adapt to change. This is especially true of companies and government organizations that rely on mainframe applications, since rewriting or replacing these applications is risky, costly, and difficult. Thanks to cooperative technologies such as Web 2.0, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and cloud computing, the mainframe can add value and responsiveness that was tricky to achieve only a few years ago.Whether you’re exploring ways of extending your applications to improve usability or well along the path to…

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Mar 21 ’11

Dallas, TX / March 17, 2011 – – OpenTech Systems, Inc., the leading provider of z/OS tape data migration software and services, tape-based data center relocation/consolidation software and services and tape-based disaster recovery software, announced the addition of several advanced dataset recovery features to its popular DASD Backup Supervisor (DBS) product. The newly released version of DBS fully supports the recovery of one or more individual datasets from DFDSS (logical or physical) or FDR full volume backups including VSAM datasets. According to Don Bolton, Director of Technical Services, “The local dataset recovery feature fully automates the time consuming and…

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Mar 16 ’11

Critical Path Software and IN-COM Data Systems have joined forces in a strategic alliance to bring superior Software Products and Services to both companies' Clients.

In-Com Data Systems of Richardson, Texas is a privately held software development and marketing company founded by Mr. Shlomo Friman in 1997. The company is self-funding with no outstanding debt. In-Com Data Systems is registered in the United States as a Small Business in the Central Contractor Registration database.In-Com’s core business revolves around development and marketing of Smart TS XL. Smart TS XL is a patented, cross-platform, search, impact analysis…

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Mar 15 ’11

This product allows customers to exploit the IBM z/Architecture CPACF feature to drastically reduce the CPU consumption of IBM Ported Tools for z/OS - OpenSSH and SFTP on z/OS.OpenSSH and SFTP are very important networking protocols for enterprises that require secure communications.   Architectural advantages of the OpenSSH protocol over FTP/S, its preference by many security auditors, and its de facto status on Unix/Linux have led many organizations to adopt its use.   Dovetailed Technologies' other product - Co:Z Co-processing Toolkit for z/OS - adapts co-operative processing and SFTP…

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Mar 15 ’11

Zephyr is pleased to announce the support of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 9 Release Candidate with its PASSPORT Web to Host terminal emulation product. PASSPORT Web to Host includes ActiveX-based 3270, 5250 and UNIX clients that run inside the Microsoft web browser.

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 has a streamlined design, with fewer dialog boxes to click through, more intuitive navigation, and many new features that speed up your web browsing experience. Features like Pinned Sites let you pin your favorite website directly to the taskbar for one-click access. Other features, like hardware acceleration, deliver an all-around faster browsing…

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Mar 14 ’11

Long-standing partners PS’Soft SAS and ASG combine forces to extend current integration for complete service management solution, adding application dependency mapping and change management.Naples, FL (PRWEB) March 14, 2011Allen Systems Group (ASG) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PS’Soft SAS –a market-leading provider of IT Asset and Service Management software. PS’Soft SAS is a BDNA company. This acquisition further solidifies ASG’s product strategy, designed to automate data center operations and strengthen customers’ ability to both manage and deliver IT services critical to business…

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Mar 10 ’11

Mike Richards, CEO of JMR Software, was presented with the Business Partner of the Year Award at the Zephyr Sales Conference, held in London, in January 2011. JMR Software began its journey with Zephyr in 2006, and in doing so, became the South African distributor of PASSPORT, along with other international distributors based across Europe, Germany and Latin America. "Zephyr values the contribution that their business partners make toward the success of our company. One of our top goals is the acquisition of new, large enterprise accounts found in the banking, insurance and financial services sectors. In 2010, JMR's results…

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Mar 9 ’11

Forensics is a collection of tests and techniques used together to uncover detailed evidence that can be used to help reconstruct an event. This article describes how network-related forensic tools can be useful to DB2 for z/OS.

Victims and Suspects

Network access to DB2 for z/OS is provided by Distributed Data Facility (DDF), a built-in component. Any application server or client, running on z/OS or any platform, can use TCP/IP to access DB2 though DDF. In this environment, there are many potential victims of bad network service and performance (see Figure 1).<…

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Mar 8 ’11

Most mainframers who have ever gone to SHARE or the IBM System Z Expo/System z University in the last several years have no doubt come across one of the mainframe’s greatest cheerleaders, Bob Rogers. While many mainframers are pretty serious-minded folks and not likely to stand out in a crowd, Bob Rogers handles both situations extremely well. Bob is a brilliant man but also one of the most fun and gregarious people I’ve ever met. So placing him in the Mainframe Hall of Fame was a very easy decision; a decision that has been…

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Spotlights

Mar 5 ’11

Businesses operate in a complex ecosystem of connected, inter-related events. Everything from fluctuating interest rates to seemingly simple customer interactions can impact your business. By responding quickly to patterns of business events, you can gain insight and potentially a competitive edge. This has been the theory of business event processing for several years, but now we’re at a point where the Event-Driven Enterprise is a real possibility.

Advancements in Business Process Management (BPM) over the last decade have helped businesses respond to change in near real-time—the foundation for an Event-Driven Enterprise. There&rsquo…

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Mar 3 ’11

ANAHEIM, Calif.--Tributary Systems, Inc., an IBM® Solution Reseller and a global leader in storage solutions, has entered the IBM mainframe market. Tributary Systems is demonstrating its Storage Director™/ViTAL™ Backup Virtualization solution for the zOS IBM mainframe in Booth 220 at the SHARE user group Expo at the Anaheim Hilton.

"The…

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IT Management

Mar 1 ’11

IBM reported an amazing spurt in MIPS growth in its Q410 earnings report with a 58 percent MIPS growth—the highest growth in a decade. In fact, IBM’s year-to-year revenue growth in Q410 was also the best it’s been in a decade. But what really caught my attention was the nearly 70 percent rise in mainframe sales during that period. These results are even more spectacular when considering the challenging economic conditions faced by the U.S. and the rest of the world during this period. In my view, the key factor for the strong rise…

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Mar 1 ’11

Little Falls, NJ, February 28, 2011. Concurrent with the 2011 IBM SHARE Conference in Anaheim CA, INNOVATION Data Processing today is announcing, in conjunction with the general availability of FDRPAS V5.4 L75, a partnering with IntelliMagic that will give customers a single offering that combines the unique strengths of  FDRPAS and IntelliMagic Balance; FDRPAS non-disruptively moving customer z/OS volumes to new storage systems, or relocating them to underutilized existing storage; as determined by the IntelliMagic Storage Performance Management solution Balance. The benefit to customers’, over contemporary storag configuration and disk volume placement methodology, is the non-disruptive establishment of a…

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Mar 1 ’11

Enhancements to Syncsort MFX for z/OS Mainframe Sort Utility Leverage Advanced Facilities of z/OS and System z to Deliver Superior Performance and Efficiency for Meaningful Cost Savings

SHARE 2011, ANAHEIM, Calif., – March 1, 2011

News Facts

  • Syncsort, a global leader in extreme performance data integration and data protection software, today announced that it is extending its mainframe sort technology leadership with the release of Syncsort MFX for z/OS 1.4, a significant update to its flagship mainframe sort product.
  • For organizations performing mainframe processing, the execution of mainframe sort jobs often…
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Mar 1 ’11

ISLANDIA, N.Y., March 1, 2011 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that industry expert Jon Toigo has chosen CA Mainframe Chorus as the Best Mainframe Product of the 21st Century in his 2011 awards, commending the product for innovation, performance and value.

“The Mainframe’s future looks bright and CA Technologies is establishing itself as a leader in providing innovation to keep it that way for many years to come,” said Toigo, a noted mainframe, storage and disaster recovery analyst. “Not…

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Mar 1 ’11

ISLANDIA, N.Y., March 1, 2011 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced a new program that will award up to one million dollarsŦ in CA Technologies Mainframe Academy Scholarships to help young IT talent prepare to manage the mainframe environment.

The scholarship program was announced yesterday during the keynote, “The Future is Now: Next Generation Management” by CA Technologies mainframe General Manager Dayton Semerjian at SHARE's

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IT Management

Mar 1 ’11

Every year, professors at leading MBA mills deliver lectures to classes of future “captains of industry” in which they present business strategy development as a process or cycle with three parts: analysis, choice, and implementation. Understanding this bit of “programming” might help mainframers curb their ire toward front-office managers who, each year, ask for metrics to demonstrate the benefits of mainframe computing.

Part one of the cycle comprises an analysis task that closely examines the state of the business, the market in which it plays, and the important trends that may shape the…

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IT Management

Mar 1 ’11

Callout: Batch processing is such an integral part of business operations that you should approach modernization in phases and with proper planning.

Batch processing has been a core part of business and IT processes for decades. Across industries, businesses depend on the successful execution of their batch or bulk workloads. For example, banks must reconcile all the day’s financial activities before a new business day can begin. Insurance companies must sift through terabytes of data to quantify the risk (and therefore price) of insurance policies. Credit card companies must apply interest calculations to hundreds of…

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