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What's Legacy Now: WSDLs and Stored Procedures
by Alex Woodie

Thanks to the breakneck speed that information technology is evolving, the definition of what is legacy in computing is constantly changing. For example, 10 years ago, organizations that were coding stored procedures into their databases and exposing mainframe business logic as WSDL-based Web services were following best practices in development. But some people are now lumping those objects into the legacy computing camp, along with old RPG and COBOL programs. READ MORE >

IBS Sold To Marlin
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A new chapter in the saga of International Business Systems began Friday when the Swedish company announced that the California-based private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IBS. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE >

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Magic Goes In-Memory With App Framework
by Alex Woodie

Magic Software recently launched a new release of its application development and runtime framework that features in-memory data grid (IMDG) technology. The IMDG--which will eventually support IBM i--will bolster the scalability, stability, and elasticity of applications developed with xpa Application Platform 3.0, the company says. READ MORE >

Vendor Patches VTLs So You Don't Have To
by Alex Woodie

IBM i shops that don't have the time to properly patch and update their virtual tape libraries (VTLs) may be interested in a new service unveiled by Dynamic Solutions International (DSI). For a small fee, the Colorado company will patch and update its Linux-based VTLs in customer accounts, leaving IBM i admins to focus on other things. READ MORE >

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cozTools Brings Subscription Pricing To Software Licensing
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Cozzi Productions, maker of the SQL Query File software, is now offering a monthly software license option with a cancel anytime feature. Rather than paying the entire software license fee up front, as is traditionally done with software purchases, the subscription-based model lowers the entry point cost for software acquisition. There is no money down and the first three months are free for new customs who sign up before the end of the year--December 31, 2015. READ MORE >

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