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Dec 2 ’16

Software AG has announced that it has acquired Zementis, Inc. with headquarters in San Diego, California. Zementis Inc. provides software for “Deep Learning”, a key capability in machine learning and data science, and a fundamental technology driving “artificial intelligence” (AI) development. Software AG sees the current machine learning and AI advances as the basis for the next generation of Internet of Things applications such as self-driving cars, personal digital assistants, medical diagnosis, predictive maintenance and robotics.

Software AG has already embedded Zementis’ ADAPA (Adaptive Decision and Predictive Analytics) into its Digital Business…

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Nov 30 ’16

Syncsort Incorporated, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Harte Hanks, Inc. to acquire Trillium Software, a leading global provider of data quality solutions. The acquisition of Trillium will be the largest in Syncsort’s history, and brings together market-leading data quality and data integration technology to deliver value at scale in the most demanding enterprise environments. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

The combination of Syncsort and Trillium&rsquo…

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Nov 28 ’16

Software AG has announced that it was named a leader amongst the “the vendors that matter most” that Forrester Research, Inc., a leading independent research firm, invited to participate in its report, “The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Integration for Enterprises, Q4 2016.” According to the report, Hybrid Integration encompasses “federated on-premises and cloud-based integration platforms with the improved interoperability of existing and new middleware silos of application, B2B, business process management, business events, business rules, and data integration.”

Henry Peyret, Forrester Analyst and author of the Forrester report, wrote the following…

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Nov 17 ’16

CA Technologies, a seasoned IT products and services provider that has completed a major modernization transformation in only the last few years, made several announcements Nov. 16 at its CA World conference in Las Vegas.

Announcement No. 1 is the release of CA Agile Central, a new software-as-a-service platform that the company calls the only one "purpose-built to scale agile practices." New features added to the solution enable teams to execute on strategy faster, accelerating application agility across the enterprise to lessen the time to customer value, the company said.

No. 2 involves additions to the company's…

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Nov 17 ’16

Rocket Software is proud to continue its efforts with Framingham State University to offer students a minor degree in Enterprise Systems and a five-course Enterprise Systems Certificate Program. Mainframe industry professionals developed the minor and certificate programs and will also teach the courses.

“Industry has spoken when it comes to the skills that they are looking for in university graduates. They want professional hires who are familiar with enterprise computing skills and can be productive almost immediately,” stated Bryan Smith, Vice President of R&D and Chief Technology Officer at Rocket. …

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Nov 17 ’16

Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, and CPT Global, a worldwide IT consulting services firm specializing in capacity planning, performance tuning and testing, have announced a partnership geared towards helping mainframe users maximize the performance of their systems as they compete in the digital economy. Specifically, CPT Global will use Compuware Strobe within their service offering as their preferred mainframe application performance monitoring and analysis tool.

“Today’s mainframe users have an incredible asset at their fingertips – the world’s most reliable, powerful platform, fully…

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Nov 14 ’16

As a staunch believer in the value of the IBM mainframe ( and have been for the past 30 years), I eagerly look forward to BMC's Annual Mainframe Research Study. And the 2016 version does nothing but affirm my strong belief in the platform. The bottom line for me is their statement that the mainframe is indeed here to stay, based on their survey results which found that 89 percent of mainframe users predict its long-term viability. That's very strong!

I am a great fan of highly respected IT journalist and IT expert, Dan Kuznetsky. Once again, I find…

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Nov 14 ’16

BMC has announced Nayaki Nayyar as the company’s new President of Digital Service Management. Her hiring highlights the continued expansion of BMC’s Digital Service Management (DSM) leadership team in response to surging demand for digital services that enable IT to manage the complexity of multi-source environments, empower employees to operate at higher levels of productivity, and drive innovation with lines of business. 

“Nayaki built an impressive track record at SAP, helping enterprises enable digital transformation through harnessing the power of the Internet of Things and cloud services,” said Robin Purohit,…

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Nov 9 ’16

BM has announced innovations designed to help companies faced with an increasing list of applications and platforms that need to be managed and integrated with their SAP® ecosystem. Control-M, the market-leading application workload automation platform from BMC, now features support for SAP S/4HANA® and SAP Financial Closing cockpit (FCc.) By delivering the key capabilities necessary to drive SAP across the enterprise, BMC's Control-M for SAP solution automates the SAP workloads at the core of business operations around the world.

"Control-M is at the intersection of infrastructure, data, and applications, and we continue to…

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Nov 7 ’16

GT Software, the distributor of Fujitsu NetCOBOL®, in conjunction with its partner Flexus, will host an upcoming webinar about its new joint solution for migrating Micro Focus Dialog System.  This presentation entitled, “Break Free from Micro Focus Dialog System Constraints,” will address the pain points that current users experience from this older, proprietary platform.

GT Software’s Principal Technical Architect, Walter Sweat and Flexus’ President, Bob Wolfe will demonstrate how easy it is for Micro Focus System Dialog customers to migrate to an agile development environment.  By moving to a…

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Nov 7 ’16

Dell EMC has announced availability of a new Dell EMC NetWorker with CloudBoost solution for added protection of enterprise applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as the extension of the industry-leading Data Domain protection storage platform to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

Dell EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service. The cloud is fundamental to this transformation. Through innovative products, services and partnerships, Dell EMC accelerates the journey to the cloud, helping IT departments to manage, protect and…

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Nov 3 ’16

I usually doesn’t like to read too much into the statements of IBM suits at financial briefings. This has been especially true since IBM introduced a new presentation format this year to downplay its platform business and emphasize its strategic imperatives. (Disclaimer: I am NOT a financial analyst, rather a technology analyst.)

But this quarter the CFO said flat out: “Our z Systems results reflect a product cycle dynamic, seven quarters into the z13 cycle; revenue was down while margins continue to expand. We continue to add new clients to the platform and we…

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Nov 2 ’16

Rocket Software is releasing an enhanced version of its Discover platform, boosting the self-service business intelligence platform for MultiValue customers.

Rocket Discover 1.6, with its native interface to Rocket D3, UniVerse and UniData databases, will enable business users to connect to MV data sources through secure Web services, and use Discover’s interface for data visualization and discovery, and collaboratively share dashboards.

For the first time, MV users can easily create the dashboards and visualizations to help drive their business forward without having to take data out of MV and spend hours massaging it to…

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Nov 2 ’16

GT Software, the leader in revolutionizing data, processes and transactions to optimize business information across all platforms, has partnered with IBM to present a webinar, “Application Transformation: Leverage UrbanCode for Faster Agility,” on Thursday, November 10th at 2:00 PM Eastern.

IBM’s UrbanCode Offering Manager, Laurel Dickson-Bull and GT Software’s Director of z Systems Software: IMS & CICS, Dusty Rivers will discuss the importance for today’s organizations to respond to business demand faster than ever.  Often these demands drive the need to develop new applications to accomplish goals and drive…

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Nov 2 ’16

Broadcom Limited and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom will acquire Brocade, a leader in Fibre Channel storage area network (“FC SAN”) switching and IP networking, for $12.75 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.5 billion, plus $0.4 billion of net debt. Broadcom expects to fund the transaction with new debt financing and cash available on its balance sheet. Broadcom, with the support of Brocade, plans to divest Brocade’s IP Networking business, consisting of wireless and campus networking, data center switching…

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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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