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JackBe Takes Page from iPhone App Store for Mashups

JackBe is taking a page out of the Apple iPhone App Store to make it easier to create, publish and share enterprise mashups.  JackBe’s Presto 3.0’s latest tools and features will let developer and non-developers make mashups for portals, Microsoft SharePoint, iGoogle and even mobile devices.

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First iPhone/iPad DevCon Event Coming Sept 27-29 in San Diego

Apple’s iPhone 4 sold some 1 million units on its first day, and total iPhones/iPads now top 50 million.  The industry’s first iPhone/iPad Developer Conference to be held in San Diego, Sept. 27-29, 2010, will feature more than 45 technical and business sessions to show CIOs, devs and business execs how their companies can benefit from the iPhone/iPad explosion.

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Can Web 3.0 Save The Publishing Industry?

Guest writer Tony Shaw, publisher of the Semantic Universe journal and educational chairman of SemTech the world largest semantic technology conference coming to San Francisco June 21-25, looks at the ‘semantic evolution’ of web publishing, and how Web 3.0 could cut costs, save time, and even  increase ad revenue.

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Innovate 2010 To Feature Latest IBM Power Updates

IBM’s Innovate 2010 conference will provide architects and devs a first chance to see IBM’s just-announced  POWER7 servers, software and Rational enterprise modernization tools.  Innovate 2010 will be held in Orlando Fla, June 6 – 10.

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Survey: Gov’t Prioritizes Mainframe Modernization

Almost three-quarters of all government agencies say they expect to set aside budget in the next 6-24 months for mainframe modernization projects, according to a recent survey by Micro Focus. IDN looks at how mainframe spending is getting a priority as many government IT budgets remain flat or decline.

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Alchemy’s NeoData zLink Cuts Migration Risk, Cost for VSAM

Alchemy Solutions Inc. is shipping NeoData zLink, a new offering which makes it less risky and more efficient to migrate mainframe applications and data to Microsoft .NET.  Most notably, NeoData zLink provides capabilities to easily and accurately move partial or complete VSAM data sets to Windows or .NET, and maintain connections to related data and application logic that remains on the mainframe.

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Micro Focus Empowers Non-COBOL Devs for Mainframe Modernization

This month, Micro Focus shipped a remote option to cut time and expense of building or maintaining Micro Focus COBOL applications.  Micro Focus Server Express RDO’s comes with an Eclipse IDE, and will support the entire edit-compile-debug cycle  to allow Java, SOA and other non-COBOL devs to work on mainframe modernization projects.

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Ivory Modernizes Mainframe at Top HR, Payroll Outsourcer

Securex, one of the largest HR and payroll outsourcers in Belgium, modernized their customer-facing mainframe applications to be more interactive, responsive and cost-effective using GT Software’s Ivory Service Architect.  IDN examines how Ivory moved an aging batch CRM application to a new platform, converted it from VSAM to CICS and opened it up to leverage SOA and agile web services.

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Energy Supplier Cuts Costs with Clerity Mainframe Rehosting

An unnamed energy supplier's decision to rehost its mainframe applications is bringing benefits on several fronts, as within eight months the firm cut software license fees and simplified on-going operations – all without disrupting access to its critical business logic.

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Study: Mainframe IT Gearing Up for Economic Recovery 

Mainframe IT professionals are feeling pretty upbeat about 2010.  In fact, nearly half are gearing up to increase mainframe spending this year, according to a survey of worldwide mainframe users released by BMC Software.

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Open Mashup Alliance: New Language Will Boost Adoption

Leading software vendors, consulting firms and service providers have formed the Open Mashup Alliance (OMA) to promote successful adoption of Enterprise Mashup technologies and push for an open mashup language to foster interoperability and portability. OMA founders include Adobe, Capgemini, HP, Intel, JackBe, Kapow Technologies, ProgrammableWeb, Synteractive, and Xignite.

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ERP Modernization at Spanish Bank Cuts IT OpEx

Banco Pastor, one of Spain’s largest banking groups, expects to cut IT costs by 30% and expand scalability with an ERP modernization project that migrated HR and email apps from SAP and IBM onto Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM System z. 

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