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Apr 8

IBM has announced that the U.S. Army is using IBM Hybrid Cloud to power one of the biggest logistics systems in the U.S. federal government. The new hybrid cloud system is designed to connect the IBM Cloud to the Army's on-premise environment to enable broad use of data analytics for sharper insights and result in improved performance, enterprise scale, better security, and greater reliability – all IBM hallmarks.

The Logistics Support Activity – known as LOGSA – provides on-time integrated logistics support of Army operations worldwide that impacts every soldier, every day. Since migrating…

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Apr 6

On 20 November 2014, Micro Focus completed its merger with the Attachmate Group of companies and began a period of integration planning which is now complete. The key objective throughout the work has been our continued commitment to deliver the highest levels of service and business value to our customers. I am pleased to confirm the following important points:

Our strategy is not changing. We enable customers to exploit trends such as the cloud, mobility and virtualization, whilst also leveraging prior investments and established IT assets – we describe this as bridging the old and the new. The merger…

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Apr 6

BMC introduced new capabilities to its leading mainframe management suite aimed at helping CIOs and IT executives significantly reduce IBM Monthly License Charge (MLC) software costs. BMC Cost Analyzer now delivers a powerful combination of analytics and actionable intelligence that help business leaders gain visibility into hidden charges. BMC Cost Analyzer is designed to help IT leaders better manage their mainframe budget and reduce MLC costs by up to 20 percent through workload placement.

The surging growth of mobile, Internet of things (IoT) and big data analytics is increasing mainframe workloads. In turn, this heightened activity is driving…

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Apr 2

Newest Release Adds COBOL and PL/l Code Visualization to Ensure IT’s Continued Ability to Master Applications Critical to Success in the Digital Economy

  • Mainframe applications remain vital to enterprises—especially as they are re-purposed to support mobile apps, real-time business analytics and important digital deliverables.
  • As veteran mainframers retire, less mainframe-experienced development and QA teams need intuitive tools to accurately understand and manage complex COBOL and PL/l application logic.
  • Compuware’s newest release of Topaz uniquely addresses this urgent issue with Program Analysis that empowers even…
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Apr 1

I recently took a quiz online that asked, "How Millennial Are You?" * From the 15 questions I answered, I received a score of 94/100. So, I would say that makes me "very millennial" (the mark of a millennial was a score of 73 or higher). But what does being a millennial actually mean? Well, according to this quiz, it meant I’ve watched some TV, haven’t read a physical newspaper in some time, have a social networking presence, and, most importantly, spend a hideous amount of time on my mobile phone. In fact, I only have a mobile phone…

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Apr 1

Includes Support for RMF Type 70 Thru Type 78 Records

An entry-level release of PerfTechLite zAnalytics, an IT performance management tool designed specifically for cost-conscious IT management professionals, was introduced today in response to the demand for a low-priced mainframe reporting solution.

PerfTechLite zAnalytics is a solution providing automated data collection, analysis and reporting of selected RMF Records and is upward compatible with the full-function PerfTechPro zAnalytics product.

PerfTechLite zAnalytics enables precise measurement and analysis of resource usage, giving IT management professionals the ability to measure and manage the efficiency and effectiveness of their zSystem…

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Mar 31

IBM has announced that it will invest $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit, and that it is building a cloud-based open platform designed to help clients and ecosystem partners build IoT solutions.

IBM’s pioneering work in Smarter Planet and Smarter Cities was based on practical applications of IoT in the enterprise and led to a broad set of solutions, ranging from water management to optimizing retail and customer loyalty to alleviating traffic congestion. IBM leads in enterprise IoT implementations that securely combine and analyze data from…

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Mar 30

Smart homes, machines with feelings, algorithm police and self-regulated transport networks are just some of the exciting concepts explored in a new book launched today by Software AG – Thingalytics. As the number of “things” connected to the Internet exceeds the global population, Thingalytics looks at how the Internet of Things (IoT) can save lives, stop fraud and reduce carbon emissions across the globe.

Dr. John Bates, a leading evangelist for intelligent business operations, authors a composite of “Things” and “Analytics:” Thingalytics. The term, Thingalytics, coined by Dr. Bates, relates to…

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Mar 30

GT Software, the leader in helping enterprise organizations unify business information across multiple platforms, formats and locations, today announced that it will preview its newest data virtualization solution, enVue, at the 2015 FIMA conference, taking place at The Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA, March 30 – April 1, 2015.

A Simple, Single-source Data Access Platform

GT Software’s enVue Data Virtualization enables users to easily access and interact with enterprise-wide data via one, simple, single-source access point. enVue greatly simplifies direct, secure access to all data sources, including cloud, relational, NoSQL and mainframe data, for analysis…

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Mar 30

IBM has announced two Network Innovation Centers, where clients can explore Software Defined Networking, virtualization and analytics-driven automation technologies and services for their data and communications networks.

The explosive growth of data driven by online transactions, mobile apps, social media and the Internet of Things is already compelling many clients to move their computing and storage systems to a cloud model for greater resiliency, more agility, higher performance and lower costs. These same data-intensive conditions are putting pressure on networking systems, requiring the integration of cloud technologies and solutions to provide those same benefits in hybrid IT…

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Mar 24

IBM announced a record 8,100 high school and college students around the world competed in IBM’s 2014 Master the Mainframe contest, helping equip the IT leaders of tomorrow with the skills needed for the mobile economy.

Hosted at high schools and colleges around the world, Master the Mainframe – part of the IBM’s Academic Initiative – serves as an introduction to programming and application development and requires no previous mainframe experience. These programming skills are becoming increasingly important with the explosive growth in mobile transactions, creating even greater demands on company IT systems to quickly…

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Mar 23

Software AG has released the company’s top trends in integration technology for 2015. Trends highlight the Internet of Things (IoT) as a driver for increased spending as well as the need for cloud and on-premise connectivity for integration projects, forcing a hybrid integration model.

“Integration is the ‘new black’ for the Internet of Things, the critical core of tying together applications,” said Mark Herring, senior vice president of product marketing, Software AG. “The heart of communication from the Internet of Things lies in integration technology and 2015 will be the year its…

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Mar 23

Serena Software, the largest independent provider of Orchestrated Application Development and Release Management solutions, announced today that it has received the NorthFace ScoreBoard Award SM from Omega Management Group Corp. in recognition of achieving excellence in customer service and support in 2014.  Since 2000, the award has been presented annually to companies who, as rated solely by their own customers, exceeded expectations in customer satisfaction during the prior calendar year. Omega is an expert in customer experience management (CEM) strategy, and helps companies boost revenue and profits by consistently exceeding customer expectations for service quality. 

“The…

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Mar 23

EMC Corporation announces the Federation Business Data Lake. The fully engineered solution includes leading storage and Big Data analytics technologies from EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal, and VMware to help customers leverage the new world of Big Data, thereby clearing the path for new insights and disruptive differentiation.

Implemented in as little as seven days, the Federation Business Data Lake greatly simplifies the massively complex task of building a Data Lake and is designed for speed, self-service and scalability for the enterprise, enabling organizations to begin making better-informed business decisions using Big Data analytics. The Federation Business Data…

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Mar 19

IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute today announced research unveiling an alarming state of mobile insecurity. The findings show nearly 40 percent of large companies, including many in the Fortune 500, aren’t taking the right precautions to secure the mobile apps they build for customers. The study also found organizations are poorly protecting their corporate and BYOD mobile devices against cyber-attacks – opening the door for hackers to easily access user, corporate and customer data.

The number of mobile cyber-security attacks is continuing to grow. At any given time, malicious code is infecting more than 11.6 million mobile…

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Mar 19

CA Technologies has announced a new release of its acclaimed CA ERwin® data modeling solution that helps organizations promote strong data governance and derive maximum value from their big data and business intelligence initiatives.

Today’s resource-constrained organizations struggle to manage information architectures encompassing multiple data sources and platforms, placing a renewed premium on effective data governance.

Comprehensive data management across the enterprise

By providing a centralized, intuitive view of key data definitions from both traditional and Big Data sources, CA ERwin® Modeling r9.6 helps companies leverage information as a…

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Mar 17

Northern Illinois University graduate student Kevin Matesi will be honored in New York this month as the winner of the 2014 IBM Master the Mainframe contest. Matesi, of Wauconda, edged out nearly 4,900 competitors in the annual contest that challenges students to demonstrate their mainframe computer programming abilities.

“I couldn’t believe it at first,” said Matesi, who will graduate in May with a master’s degree in computer science. “It’s always satisfying to be recognized for your hard work, but it takes it to another level when it’s an …

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Mar 16

IBM Security announced it is working with the Nordic’s leading insurance provider, If Property & Casualty Insurance Ltd. (If), as part of the company’s new insurance offering, known as Data Crime. As the first cyber-insurance product from a local provider, the offering aims to help If's Business Area Commercial customers, headquartered in Nordic countries, to manage cyber-attack risk associated with malware, virus, DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) and hacking incidents.

The number of security breaches occurring has increased, as well as the amount of devices and applications companies use, and the services…

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Mar 12

Software AG has  announced it will launch a “Transformation to the Cloud” initiative with the objective of helping enterprises to identify and implement their optimal cloud adoption strategies. To support the initiative, Software AG has made the strategic decision to deploy its entire cloud portfolio on the AWS cloud over the course of 2015. Already running on AWS are Software AG’s Alfabet Cloud and ARIS Cloud product suites. These cover all aspects of IT planning and portfolio management as well as the whole area of business process analysis. They allow enterprises to identify those IT…

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Mar 12

GT Software, the distributor of Fujitsu NetCOBOL® outside of Japan, today announced the release of NetCOBOL for Linux v11 for its NetCOBOL user base.

NetCOBOL is a COBOL compiler that takes the risk out of modernizing legacy applications by preserving original COBOL code. By eliminating COBOL runtime fees permanently, NetCOBOL helps customers greatly reduce cost over other distributed environment COBOL compilers. In addition, NetCOBOL removes cumbersome licensing restrictions and does not force users to work in the traditional locked down environment with proprietary dialect, features and tools commonly associated with other COBOL compiler vendors.

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