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One of the most hilarious presenters in the technology community is George Spalding of Pink Elephant. As Executive VP, he also has a serious side and is one of the primary authors of ITIL version 3. Day two of the conference started with George looking back at the state of release management since Y2K and then he abruptly brought us up to date with the challenges that we face in a mobile-to-mainframe world. Watch the video to the right.

Peter Sianchuk, Serena’s head of customer experience, talked

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Day one started with a bang! In a new format, xChange13 got right down to business at 8:00 AM on Monday. Serena President and CEO Greg Hughes immediately set the tone and vision of the conference.  Watch the video to the right.  He talked about the challenges facing the industry as we navigate through releasing applications with greater velocity and greater throughput 24×7 under never-before pressure to meet time-to-market, compliance and control needs.

Serena’s head of development laid out the future of the product set and highlighted many of the cool new features that are in the upcoming releases.

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Day two at xChange picked up where day one left off with more excellent, informative and entertaining sessions.  I spent most of my day in the Industry Trends & Hot Topics track.  The track started with Damon Edwards giving some practical tips on getting started with DevOps in the enterprise.xChange13Read More



xChange13I am very excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Serena Innovation Awards, aka “Douggies,” named after Serena founder Doug Troxel.

Serena President and CEO Greg Hughes presented the following honorees this morning on the main stage at Read More



SRA screenshotWe are proud to announce the latest update to Serena Release Automation (SRA).  Advancements have

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xChange13Day one of xChange13 has come to an end and what an awesome day it was.  The highlight of my day was the afternoon general session speakers.  Damon Edwards presented a fantastic session on The DevOps Advantage.  Unlike most DevOps sessions I have seen in the past,

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When your old technology prevents you from running your IT department the way you want, it’s time for a change. But so much of what we have is so deeply ingrained into all our systems, processes and reporting. That’s why we have created an automated migration utility that can move you from your old mainframe software change and release solution to the most modern and advanced solution from Serena.

It has never been more critical to have control and visibility in your release management

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xChange13For me, one of the most wonderful parts of xChange, Serena’s annual global user conference, is catching up with the attendees I see year after year.

Before each xChange, I check in with a few customers to find out what they are thinking and hoping to hear, and what news

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xChange13Our global user conference, xChange13, is about a week away and we’re all extremely excited and busy making sure that attendees have an amazing show.  I’m primarily focused on the Industry Trends and Hot Topics track and we have

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I’m proud to announce that we have delivered StarTool IOO 3.1.5!

StarTool IOO 3.1.5 contains many improvements that are part of our continuing program to enhance usability and maintain z/OS currency, including:

  • Improved DCF tracing capabilities
    • The DCF trace is simplified for usability.
  • Restrict usage of IOO’s Dynamic Memory Management (DMM) feature



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