Ipswitch extends application and infrastructure visibility and control

Ipswitch expands the industry’s most customer-friendly pricing model to include Application Performance Management.

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Making sure the mainframe stays mainstream

Compuware is leading the critical transformation of mainframe DevOps with a strategic initiative that includes integrations with market leaders Splunk, SonarSource, Jenkins, Atlassian and AppDynamics.

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NEWS
Yamaha Motor revs up security and speed with Verizon

Yamaha Motor - one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of motorcycles, marine and other motorized products – has chosen Verizon to support two of its critical Information Technology programmes for 2016 and beyond.Verizon's Investigative Response (RISK) team is helping the company to better manage security risk, and Verizon Digital Media Services is helping the company improve online customer experience.

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TeamQuest acquires PureShare

TeamQuest has acquired PureShare, a leading provider of business value dashboards. The acquisition will enable IT organizations to predict the health and risk of their operations while providing IT and business leadership with actionable information they need to make informed decisions.     

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Strategic investment in IBM i

Fresche Legacy, provider of application management and modernization solutions for the IBM i, has received a $6 million US (C $7.8 million) investment from the Fonds de solidarite FTQ and the regional Fonds de solidarite FTQ Montreal. The investment will be used to fuel Fresche's aggressive organic growth as it assists the more than one hundred thousand IBM i shops around the world in future-proofing their mission critical technologies and business processes.

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IT monitoring e-books

SolarWinds has released its first Amazon(R) Kindle(R)-enabled eBooks: "Monitoring 101: A Primer to the Philosophy, Theory and Fundamental Concepts Involved in Systems Monitoring" and "4 Skills to Master Your Virtual Universe." Both works offer IT professionals valuable vendor-agnostic information on important topics in a convenient format accessible across all their digital devices with the Kindle application.

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HPE helps RBS to transform cheque clearing service

Biggest change to the cheque clearing industry in a generation.

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Gradwell Communications expands Its Cloud Services offering

Introduces Microsoft Office 365 Powered by Odin Service Automation.

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Advanced 365 launches Application Portfolio Analysis solution

Application Portfolio Analysis enables organisations to reduce the complexity, cost and risk of application initiatives.

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62% of mainframes now run web-enabled applications

…but users are relying on expensive customized web interfaces rather than using third party software or other shortcuts to deliver mainframe web access.

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Voiceworks opts for a new data management and backup solution

Data management and backup environment from Proact bring greater efficiency and simple management to Voiceworks.

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Seamless SQL Server 2005 end-of-life upgrades?

Vision Solutions has introduced its newest migration software offering, Double-Take SQLMove. Vision Solutions designed the product, which uses the company’s Double-Take replication technology, to help customers migrate effortlessly from Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to a supported version. Microsoft will end extended support for SQL Server 2005 on 12th April 2016. After that date, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates to companies running SQL Server 2005.

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Rapid application development upgrade

Latest version of leading rapid application development platform includes new, responsive UI and seamless Telerik portfolio integration, as well as access to brand new Rollbase Marketplace.

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Harness the power of disruption or become obsolete

CA Technologies' CEO Mike Gregoire opened CA World ’15 by focusing on the changing timescales of innovation in the business landscape, and called on companies to harness software as a basic organising principle of their businesses to stay relevant in a fast changing world.

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Videos

Ayelet Elstein, VP EMEA at Lakeside Software, positions the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) within the wider context of the customer experience (CX), emphasising the critical importance of data as a prerequisite for any company-wide approach to improving and optimising end-to-end hybrid IT infrastructure performance and the resulting business benefits.
Shyam Iyer, Chair, SNIA SDXI (Smart Data Accelerator Interface) Technical Work Group, Member, SNIA Technical Council, discusses the work of the Smart Data Accelerator Interface (SDXI) Working Group as it develops an open data mover interface specification - explaining the desired characteristics of the standard, as well as the roadmap which should see version 1.0 released before the end of 2022.
Interview with Helena Nimmo, CIO at Endava. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Krista Griggs, Head of Financial Services & Insurance at Fujitsu. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.

Expert Opinions

By David Brakoniecki, Managing Director, BP3 Europe.
Open Source (OS) is big business. Originally seen as the rebel of the IT industry, today not only does it command the attention of individual developers and small communities of programmers, but also that of large, global companies, organisations which now realise that it makes business sense to embrace this approach.
Flooding the data center with cold supply air, in combination with an appropriate hot aisle containment solution, makes for a cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly facility, as Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering, explains.