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Jun 9

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has released its inaugural Cybersecurity Poverty Index that compiled survey results from more than 400 security professionals across 61 countries. The survey allowed participants to self-assess the maturity of their cybersecurity programs leveraging the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) as the measuring stick. The research provides valuable global insight into how organizations rate their overall cybersecurity maturity and practices across a variety of organizational sizes, industries and geographies. While larger organizations are typically thought of as having the resources to mount a more substantive cyber defense, the results of the survey indicate that size…

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Jun 9

IBM and Portico Consultancy today revealed new cloud services to help businesses of any size quickly build, test and deploy applications to deliver more engaging customer experiences.

The new IBM Digital Experience on Cloud user experience platform provides companies with a fully managed cloud service for delivering compelling, socially aware, and omnichannel digital experiences to engage customers, partners and employees.  Demand for mobile access from every device, integrated social capabilities, and the need to analyze data from the internet-of-things to quickly make decisions are prompting companies to look…

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Jun 4

In competitive digital-driven enterprises, developing and managing the large volume and variety of new and legacy applications in a sustainable and cost-effective manner is a sizable challenge. BMC today announced Control-M Application Integrator, a self-service web design tool enabling any application to be easily and quickly integrated into the industry-leading Control-M Workload Automation offering, helping organizations deliver new capabilities to their business users and customers quickly as well as shrink the development-to-production cycle.

Included in the launch is a revolutionary open community "Application Hub" where customers and partners can find, share and submit their application integrations …

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Jun 1

The Mainframe Witch-Hunt

The Salem witch trials were an ugly moment in US history. A combination of groupthink, bad religion and confirmation bias led an entire community to act irrationally. And the results were not pretty. Twenty people—most of them women—were executed for being something we know they could not have been.

The mainframe has also been a victim of groupthink, bad religion and confirmation bias. That groupthink centers around the popular but clearly erroneous idea that mainframe is excessively expensive—and that its days are somehow numbered.…

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Jun 1

Business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse solutions provider iOLAP Inc. has combined Syncsort’s DMX data integration software with Yellowfin’s BI platform and Amazon Redshift for data warehousing to provide one of America’s most successful food chains, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, with deep operational insight across its 500 U.S. restaurants.

The advanced analytics solution, Smoke Stack, uses the latest Big Data technology and is hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-platform for flexibility and to minimize ongoing resource requirements. It was developed in response to the phenomenal growth of…

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Jun 1

Fastrack Technology is gaining early-mover advantage in the Australian market by becoming one of the first companies to deploy Brocade® Vyatta® vRouter software networking technology as a core component of its data center operations. Fastrack is leveraging the benefits of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to provide a new level of agility and scalable delivery for its Microsoft Azure, cloud, and network solutions.

With a focus on ASX100 and multinational customers, Fastrack competes in a highly challenging and demanding market. Being able to source cost-effective, reliable, and high-performance technology is critical in allowing its business…

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May 29

 IDC reported that IBM achieved worldwide server factory revenue growth of 66.1 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2015 in $250K+ servers.

According to IDC, IBM achieved industry-leading 63.6 percent revenue share in $250K+ servers in the quarter, with z Systems growing 118% year-to-year. IBM's leadership position in the $250K+ server share is evidence of continued momentum for the z Systems. This report builds on IBM's introduction of the z13 in January 2015, a game-changing mainframe built for the digital economy. With the ability to handle 2.5 billion transactions a day, the z13 is built for the…

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May 28

IBM today announced 20 new industry-specific solutions with pre-built predictive analytics capabilities that will make it easier and faster for organizations across industries like retail, banking, telecommunications, insurance and others, to uncover and act on critical business insights.

To ensure these solutions address the most critical business requirements in each industry and to optimize the accuracy of the predictive insights, IBM is working with clients and partners across various industries who are innovators in the use of advanced analytics, such as Urban Outfitters, National Grid, Deloitte, Bolsa de Santiago, Interactive Data Managed Solutions, and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank,…

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May 26

EMC Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Virtustream. When the transaction closes, Virtustream will form EMC’s new managed cloud services business. The acquisition represents a transformational element of EMC’s strategy to help customers move all applications to cloud-based IT environments. With the addition of Virtustream, EMC completes the industry’s most comprehensive hybrid cloud portfolio to support all applications, all workloads and all cloud models. 

Virtustream CEO Rodney Rogers will report to Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and CEO.

“Virtustream is an exceptional…

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May 20

In today’s fast-paced business climate, organizations are gathering data faster than ever. Most large companies have evolved over many years using several IT systems, storing data on various platforms and across multiple geographies. From original core-operational data to data spread across third party vendors, employee computers and the cloud, most every organization has various data formats that they would like to access together, but can’t. To remain competitive and meet ever-increasing stakeholder demands, the ability to view, analyze and use this growing data pool is crucial.

GT Software, the leader in helping enterprise…

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May 20

Marist College announced it selected Brocade and IBM to help prepare its students for careers in computer networking by providing them training on networking technologies ideally suited to cloud computing.

Through the collaboration Marist will introduce software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies in the Marist College SDN Lab, two cutting-edge networking architectures optimal for cloud computing that virtualize different networking functions to lower costs and enable new features.

"Partnering with Brocade and IBM gives students an unprecedented opportunity to conduct research and learn how the rise of cloud computing is changing what…

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May 18

Deloitte and IBM has announced the latest step in their longstanding strategic alliance, creating a transformative series of risk management and regulatory compliance solutions.

Significant changes have occurred in the risk landscape in recent years, increasing the regulatory compliance demands placed on financial services organisations and driving the need for enhanced risk management approaches. Firms are facing regulatory, shareholder and public pressure to further enhance governance systems, while increasing transparency, competitiveness and profitability. As a result, financial services firms and regulators alike are revising their expectations how risk is identified and mitigated.

At the same…

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May 14

IBM has announced that more than 1,000 organizations across 16 industries are participating in its X-Force Exchange threat intelligence network, just one month after its launch. IBM X-Force Exchange provides open access to historical and real-time data feeds of threat intelligence, including reports of live attacks from IBM’s global threat monitoring network, enabling enterprises to defend against cybercrime.

IBM's new cloud-based cyberthreat network, powered by IBM Cloud, is designed to foster broader industry collaboration by sharing actionable data to defend against these very real threats to businesses and governments.  The company provided free access…

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May 13

Software AG has revealed significant progress in customer traction and partner expansion with its Digital Business Platform. The Digital Business Platform is the critical technology driver and enabler for enterprises pursuing digital transformation.

Software AG’s Digital Business Platform delivers a wider range of capabilities that enable enterprises to quickly build business applications for the digital age. Conventional, off-the-shelf ERP and application software products are designed to support existing and predictable business processes – this means they cannot be adapted fast enough for changes in the business; the Digital Business Platform supports the development of…

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May 12

A new survey of CIOs worldwide from Brocade reveals the business impact of legacy infrastructures, and highlights the need for more innovative solutions to businesses network needs. In the Brocade Global CIO Survey 2015, 75 percent of CIO respondents stated their network is an issue in achieving their organizations goals. For almost a quarter of CIO's polled, it is a "significant" issue.

The continued rise of new technologies, which fundamentally change the way businesses operate and engage with their customers, are responsible for a dramatic renaissance of the IT department. This has led to CIOs facing a…

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May 12

IBM has announced a significant milestone in the development of silicon photonics technology, which enables silicon chips to use pulses of light instead of electrical signals over wires to move data at rapid speeds and longer distances in future computing systems.

Cassette carrying several hundred chips intended for 100 Gb/s transceivers, diced from wafers fabricated with IBM CMOS Integrated Nano-Photonics Technology. The dense monolithic integration of optical and electrical circuits and the scalable manufacturing process provide a cost-effective silicon photonics interconnect solution, suitable for deployment in cloud servers, datacenters, and supercomputers. (US quarter coin shown for scale.)…

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May 11

In a move to help more clients create hybrid cloud computing environments, IBM has announced new servers and storage software and solutions designed for cloud computing. IBM also revealed flexible software licensing of its industry-leading middleware to help clients speed up their adoption of hybrid cloud environments.

Businesses are increasingly adopting hybrid cloud environments to integrate existing technology investments (systems of record) with new workloads in the cloud (systems of engagement) driven by mobile, big data and social computing. These systems bring new waves of data that can make moving computing workloads around a challenge because they…

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May 7

BMC has announced the newest version of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM), a scalable solution that orchestrates the delivery and management of IT services across traditional infrastructures and hybrid clouds while reducing risk and maintaining IT governance.

“Automation of multi-cloud governance is particularly important for ensuring that costs, performance and information management policies are optimized across all end users and applications.  With the release of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.5, BMC is now able to offer customers a unified and modern self-service experience that extends support for PaaS as well as IaaS public cloud…

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May 7

At MOMENTUM, EMC World 2015, EMC announced a multi-year vision and new product offerings related to the future of content management. As part of this vision, EMCs Enterprise Content Division announced “Project Horizon” – a next-generation content platform and apps marketplace – to help CIOs and enterprises drive their digital agenda, strengthen their competitive advantage, and harness the untapped value of business content. The Project Horizon marketplace will be curated by EMC, including both EMC-built and partner-built apps and solutions. In addition, EMC announced its latest offerings of Documentum Capital Projects Express and Documentum Life…

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May 7

EMC Corporation has announced the release of Project CoprHD™ (“copperhead”), an open source version of EMC© ViPR© Controller embracing open development and a free “no restrictions” download for non-production use of its ScaleIO© software. EMC also previewed future enhancements for ScaleIO.

The world is undergoing unprecedented change that is disrupting businesses, even those born of the Internet and e-business eras. This is having a dramatic effect on the expectations of consumers who expect faster, more personalized digital experiences and 24x7 access on all devices. To embrace disruption…

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