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Feb 16

BMC Software announced it is sponsoring the upcoming BreakLine Tech program, which equips veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with digital skills needed to pursue careers in technology.

BMC Software – along with fellow sponsors Andreessen Horowitz, LifeLock and PayPal – will lead sessions on organizational design, talent management, culture, and expected future trends in tech with the goal of guiding attendees on career pursuits in today’s digital era. As part of the immersive, month-long program that features outstanding business leaders and faculty from leading business schools, BMC will host 30 highly-decorated former service members…

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Feb 16

Dell EMC has announced that its turnkey hybrid cloud platform, Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC), will be available for the first time on Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, the company’s hyper-converged infrastructure offering that has seen substantial market adoption since its launch one year ago. As organizations increasingly move towards hybrid cloud as an enabler for IT transformation and adopt hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) for mission critical workloads, Dell EMC EHC on VxRail Appliances allows organizations to start small and grow as their demand for hybrid cloud services expand.

“It’s…

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Feb 13

IBM is expanding its embrace of big data analytics to include support on its open source mainframe for the Anaconda stack used by Python programmers. The company announced Thursday (Feb. 9) that it is collaborating with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics and Rocket Software to host the open source analytics platform on IBM z/OS mainframes. Last year, IBM and several partners collaborated to bring Apache Spark to it z System mainframe, allowing the open-source analytics framework to run natively on the company's mainframe operating system.

Support for Anaconda on the IBM mainframe is designed to…

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Feb 9

For years the IT press has been chronicling the demise of the mainframe, only to observe its amazing staying power in the world's largest enterprises. One reason the mainframe still reigns supreme is its power, upward compatibility, security and availabilty,  Another reason is the fact that there are multiple millions of lines of proprietary code that would take decades to replicate on other platforms.

It's well known that as the mainframe continues to mature, so do the technicians working on them. Retirements happen, and replacements are needed. For a reason that defys common sense,…

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Feb 9

BMC Software has announced that the Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) system is using BMC’s Remedy Service Management Suite solution to ensure the rapid rollout and high availability of digital learning technologies. The Remedy solution enables AACPS support teams to manage more devices at a lower cost and automate key operational functions such as tracking correspondence, triggering emergency notifications, and scheduling monthly tasks. With Remedy, AACPS is now able to handle three times the number of tickets as it did ten years ago, using the solution’s ever-expanding list of capabilities to reduce…

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Feb 8

Dell EMC announced the official launch of the integrated Dell EMC Partner Program, built from the ground up while preserving the best of two world-class legacy programs. The program establishes one extraordinary new program that addresses the needs of partners today and into the future. Developed in collaboration with partners globally, the program’s primary tenets are to be simple, predictable and profitable.

“Global business is rapidly changing as more and more customers prioritize investment in digital transformation. Dell EMC and its partners are uniquely positioned to help customers through this evolution,” said…

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Feb 1

Software AG has released its top five predictions for the banking industry. Laura Crozier, CFA, global industry director, Banking, of Software AG noted: “There will be some seismic shifts in the banking industry in 2017 as threats and opportunities from digital banks, fintechs and regulation continue to shake up the landscape.”

#1. Data, Data Everywhere…  This New Year will finally see banks begin to wrap their arms around their most valuable asset: client data. While banks have spent millions of dollars to collect the data, few have dedicated themselves to fully operationalizing the insights to…

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Jan 30

Serena Software, the leading independent provider of application development and delivery solutions throughout the SDLC for highly regulated large enterprises (HRLEs), has announced the introduction of the new release of Serena Release Control. Serena Release Control (RLC) helps enterprises implement Release Management, DevOps and Application Release Automation practices by providing enterprise class process support, a powerful integration framework and full audit and compliance capabilities.

Highly regulated large enterprises (HRLEs) face unique constraints that make adoption of pure DevOps practices difficult. HRLEs face challenges of scale, application dependencies, resource pressures, complex application architectures, security and compliance concerns that…

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Jan 26

CorreLog has announced its sponsorship and two technical breakout sessions at SHARE San Jose 2017. CorreLog’s advancements in developing mainframe and enterprise security software have marked them as thought leaders in the IT security community, and their efforts have substantially increased awareness of both data risk and compliance in IBM z/OS mainframes.

Additionally, CorreLog will announce the release of its two latest mainframe cyber-security products designed to monitor privileged user activity with real-time alerts to Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) systems and Security Operations Centers (SOC). The new product launches will be…

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Jan 23

Brocade has announced that Ficolo, one of the fastest-growing companies in Finland, is delivering reliable and agile New IP networks to support their customers demanding infrastructure requirements. Leveraging Brocade data center networking solutions and Brocade Network Subscription, Ficolo has accelerated time-to-market for new wholesale colocation services while removing financial obstacles to growth.

Housed in WWII-era ammunition tunnels, Ficolo is Finland's first data center company to provide colocation services. The environmentally-conscious company is cased deep in a bedrock tunnel and utilizes 100 percent wind power in the data center. As a cloud provider for other service providers, Ficolo'…

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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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