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Kevin Parker I trust that all of our customers that attended xChange13, Serena’s global user conference, are back in their offices implementing

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Recycled bottles greenhouseLike many professionals in the workplace, I struggle to find the extra hour in the day just to “get it all done.”  The thought of service to my community does cross my mind, especially when there are so many areas that need attention.  But when,

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velocity-igniteThis is my first time attending the tutorial day at a Velocity conference. It’s a

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I’m proud to announce that we have delivered ChangeMan SSM 8.4!

ChangeMan System Software Manager (SSM) 8.4 contains many improvements that are part of our continuing program to enhance usability and maintain z/OS currency. Changes include:

      • Compatibility with z/OS 2.1
      • SMP/E Installation Option
        • ChangeMan SSM 8.4 can be installed with IBM’s SMP/E method as well as the non-SMP/E (IEBCOPY) method of installing

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devopspanelA week after xChange13 wrapped up I followed up with track owners and asked what their top 5 moments were from xChange13.  Some I could have guessed, others were

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Brownie cakeI confess that I had no idea what a Fitbit was until my coworkers raved about this tiny device that measures your fitness level at all hours of the day.  I’d see them peering at their stats to check how many steps

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It used to be that the mainframe was an island of technology just as much as the PC once was. But we have seen that distinction blur and nowhere more so than in the world of software development.

Today’s mainframe programmers are just as much at home writing in Java and C as they once were writing in COBOL and PL/I. They are happy editing, compiling and testing in TSO/ISPF on a green screen or debugging, optimizing and tuning in the GUI of Eclipse.

Even the execution environment has morphed into an array of choices that are designed to match the profile of the

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Release Management imageIn a very unscientific survey of more than 60 release management customers over the past 18 months, the winner in the “Largest Gantt Chart” award came in at 2.5 meters wide (8’ 2”) by 1.5 meters tall (4’11”) with over 90 “deployment tracks” covering the 68 hours of the “go live deployment

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Dimensions CM 14 Changeset GraphSerena announced the Dimensions CM 14 Preview Program in a press release today, which aims to give existing customers deeper engagement with the product, in the lead up to release in April 2014.

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