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Nov 2 ’16

BMC has announced the results of its 11th annual Mainframe Research Report, showing that digital business has measurable effects on the demand for the mainframe to deliver fast, continuous service. The survey – the industry's largest mainframe survey with more than 1,200 executives' and technical professionals' perspectives included – also indicated that mainframes are a critical core IT platform supporting the volume and velocity of data and transactions being created by digital business. 

With nearly 60 percent of companies seeing increased data and transaction volumes, and a growing number of databases, companies continue to select the…

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Nov 2 ’16

Federal agencies are preparing for digital transformation - a shift positioned to transform the way government operates - with cloud computing poised to make a significant impact. In Dell EMC's State of IT Trends 2016 federal extension, a survey of federal IT leaders, 91 percent of respondents recognized cloud as an important technology trend to their agencies. Respondents also noted cloud to be their agencies' biggest spending priority in 2016 and most significant anticipated new IT investment for the coming year.

Following cloud computing, federal IT leaders consider mobility and big data to be the most important technologies to…

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Nov 1 ’16

The Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division (ECD), a leader in the enterprise content management industry, today announced the general availability of the latest version of the Dell EMC Documentum Platform, an industry-leading, robust and trusted enterprise content management repository. The latest version, Documentum 7.3, significantly reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) and time associated with upgrades by creating easier delivery and deployment of new applications and enabling a cloud-first strategy, both of which address the demands of existing customers and the broader content management community.

“Today, nearly all enterprise organizations take a ‘virtualized-server-only' approach to new…

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Oct 28 ’16

Brocade has announced the availability of Ruckus Cloudpath™ ES 5.0 software. The new release builds on previous BYOD onboarding capabilities to create a complete integrated security and policy management platform. Cloudpath ES 5.0 software enables IT organizations of any size to easily establish secure, policy-based access for wired and wireless devices.

According to IDC,[1] the U.S. mobile worker population will grow at a steady rate over the next five years, increasing from 96.2 million in 2015 to 105.4 million mobile workers in 2020.

“The rise of a more mobile workforce has mandated that corporations to adopt…

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Oct 28 ’16

BMC has announced a partnership whereby Poly Miwin, a leading Chinese provider of cloud-based mobile information security solutions, will become BMC’s exclusive strategic cloud computing partner in China. The two companies will jointly build the first public cloud platform for Digital Service Management (DSM) enabling Chinese businesses to leverage BMC’s Remedy OnDemand service to reduce operating costs, improve operational efficiency, and enhance their competitiveness.

Through this partnership, BMC China will license Poly Miwin to operate BMC's leading Remedy OnDemand cloud service in China, into which Poly Miwin…

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Oct 28 ’16

ASG Technologies has announced the launch of ASG Enterprise Data Intelligence release 8.8. Building on the strength of ASG’s industry-leading data intelligence solution, the update adds proactive notification features to offer ongoing visibility into the origin and transformation of critical corporate data elements, something many organizations currently lack. As a result, users gain confidence in the accuracy and timeliness of the underlying information that influences everything from forward-looking business strategy, to compliance, to real-time customer interactions. 

The enhanced metadata management capabilities in ASG Enterprise Data Intelligence 8.8 offer a clearer, more immediate view of important…

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Oct 28 ’16

Dell EMC™ Enterprise Content Division (ECD), a leader in the enterprise content management industry, has announced the general availability of EMC® Documentum® for Life Science, which now includes new capabilities for supporting medical device documentation in addition to pharmaceutical  documentation. The latest version focuses on driving efficiency, enhancing usability and improving visibility and insight across clinical, regulatory and quality solutions. Enhancements include the addition of a harmonized medical device solution, expanded best practices R&D inventory, support for multiple DIA eTMF reference models, an enhanced, flexible controlled print model and increased capabilities…

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Oct 26 ’16

IBM has just introduced significant advances in its industry leading database software, IBM DB2, helping companies lower their operating costs while bringing together transactions and analytics in the same database to increase the speed of real-time data analysis. The new DB2 will incorporate hybrid transactional analytical processing (HTAP) available for Linux, Unix, Windows, and z/OS in December.

In contrast to typical business environments where transaction processing and analytical systems are based on distinct architectures, hybrid transactional analytical processing (HTAP) runs analytics and transactions on the same database without compromising performance of either.

IBM DB2…

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Oct 26 ’16

Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global, has launched a new version of Tubes, its mainframe session management software, with a mobile-friendly interface that gives tablet and smartphone users a better experience when accessing mainframe applications on the move. The new user interface, which features tiles, bright colors and graphics to make navigation between applications easier on a mobile or touchscreen device, will be instantly familiar to users of other tile-based systems such as Windows 10.

The new mobile-friendly interface is the second browser interface launched by Macro 4. Users can switch between the two with a single click to…

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Oct 24 ’16

Rocket Software announced the general availability of Rocket® Discover 1.6, the self-service Business Intelligence (BI) solution that helps organizations gain more value from their existing IBM® Cognos® TM1 investments. Rocket Discover’s native interface to TM1 lets business users easily access TM1 Cubes, leverage the features of the TM1 engine to increase productivity, and collaboratively share dashboards with IBM Connections Communities through a new IBM Connections integration.

"Discover connects to TM1 very quickly and makes creating high quality dashboards from multiple sources extremely easy. Pick a cube, select and pivot, add a calculation,…

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Oct 24 ’16

GT Software, the distributor of Fujitsu NetCOBOL®, announces additions to the Fujitsu NetCOBOL capabilities for migrating ACUCOBOL-GT™ to NetCOBOL for .NET.  These new migration capabilities began with the spring 2016 release of NetCOBOL for .NET v7.0.  The most current release of NetCOBOL (v7.2) continues to provide capabilities to make the migration of existing ACUCOBOL-GT applications to NetCOBOL much easier for Micro Focus users.

For users looking to migrate, there are now a number of specific ACUCOBOL-GT intrinsics that work natively in NetCOBOL for .NET.  These additions mean less manual conversion of existing applications,…

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Oct 24 ’16

Dell EMC has announced a wave of products, solutions and consumption models designed to help customers transform IT on their way to becoming a digital business.

Digital disruption is shaking up all types of organization in all industries. In a recent Dell Technologies study, half (48%) of global business leaders from mid-size to large enterprises confessed they don’t know what their industry will look like in three years. They agreed that moving toward a cloud model, expanding software development capabilities and enabling faster innovation and deeper insights from data are key strategies to digital transformation.…

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Oct 19 ’16

Syncsort, a global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, today announced new capabilities in its innovative Ironstream® software that allows organizations to access and integrate mainframe log data in real-time to Splunk® IT Service Intelligence (Splunk ITSI). The integration of Ironstream with Splunk ITSI provides users with new levels of visibility into the health and performance indicators of mainframe and mainframe-to-distributed IT services.

Splunk ITSI, a machine learning powered monitoring solution, enables organizations to monitor and visualize their most critical business services and processes with state-of-the-art dashboards and interactive visualizations. Administrators can get…

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Oct 17 ’16

Software AG has entered a strategic innovation partnership with Robert Bosch GmbH (“Bosch”) to develop new joint services and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. Furthermore, both companies today agreed to collaborate on sales activities in order to extendBosch’s IoT cloud user base. Especially partners and customers in manufacturing, logistics and retail will reap the benefits of Industry 4.0 and the rapidly growing IoT market through the partnership

Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Board of Management at Robert Bosch GmbH, stated, “As technology partners, we will be able…

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Oct 17 ’16

GT Software, the leader in revolutionizing data, processes and transactions to optimize business information across all platforms, will present at Wednesday’s meeting of the New York/New Jersey z Council.  This IBM hosted council brings together the community of z Systems clients in the Tri State area for strategic discussions to help attendees continue to leverage their IT investments.

GT Software’s Vice President of Alliances and Professional Services, Clarence Waldrop, III, along with Len Santalucia, chief technology officer of Vicom Infinity and GT Software’s Director of z Systems Software:…

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Oct 17 ’16

Brocade has announced that IT solutions and services giant FUJITSU has successfully deployed BROCADE® WORKFLOW COMPOSER to enhance the functionality of its virtual desktop-as-a-service (V-DaaS) offering. The network automation platform increases the agility and security of Fujitsu's V-DaaS operations by aligning the network with IT operations and tool chains. As a result, V-DaaS customers can streamline their digital transformation while increasing business innovation and gaining a competitive advantage.

The initial impetus for the Brocade Workflow Composer deployment stemmed from V-DaaS customer requests for enhanced security, with Fujitsu investigating ways to automate…

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Oct 17 ’16

IBM is introducing a new cloud object storage service that redefines the security, availability and economics of storing, managing and accessing massive amounts of digital information across hybrid clouds. The company’s breakthrough newIBM Cloud Object Storage offering derives from IBM's acquisition of Cleversafe and its significant portfolio of patents which are designed to deliver clients better value with industry-leading security.

Though organizations are flocking to the cloud for improved efficiencies and IT agility, clients see a gap in their ability to store increasingly larger volumes of data – on premises and off…

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Oct 13 ’16

For decades we’ve all been hearing about the demise of the mainframe. And yes, a fair number of small to mid-sized companies have switched to distributed systems. But there were also enterprises that abandoned their goal to get rid of their mainframe after spending multiple millions of dollars in the effort. I wonder how many companies decided to soldier on with their mainframe after getting to year eight of their five-year plan to be mainframe free.

I bring this topic up once again because I just read a terrific article titled, Are Enterprises Successfully Escaping…

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Oct 12 ’16

Software AG has significantly expanded the capabilities of its Apama Community Edition with a new Internet of Things (IoT) Analytics Kit, provided free of charge as Open Source Software under the Apache License, v2.0, along with the ability to run on Raspberry Pi. A different version of Apama Community Edition is also now available as a re-distributable runtime.

Apama Community Edition is a free version of the Apama Streaming Analytics platform. It enables developers to download the Apama software, build streaming analytics applications, and put those applications into production. Apama Community Edition contains most of the functionality…

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Oct 12 ’16

GT Software announces the latest releases of its NeoBatch® and NeoData® solutions for IBM mainframe migrations. GT Software’s NeoBatch enables users to reduce batch processing time and cost by migrating JCL batch jobs to high-performance, cost-saving Windows® servers.  This latest version of NeoBatch is now compatible with the latest version of Fujitsu NetCOBOL® for .NET v7.0 and compatible with Windows 10. Fujitsu NetCOBOL is a COBOL compiler that eliminates expensive COBOL runtime fees permanently and removes licensing constraints.  In addition, users can now export all…

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