Micro Focus® (LSE.MCRO.L), the leading provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and management solutions, today released Micro Focus Test Server [1] a unique technology that will accelerate testing processes while significantly reducing operating costs. Customers such as the largest listed Portuguese bank, Banco Espirito Santo (BES), are implementing Micro Focus Test Server to enable them to improve software quality by increasing available mainframe test capacity on a Windows platform. Micro Focus Test Server is an IBM z/OS compatible environment where application execution behaves just as it would on the target production mainframe. This makes it possible to perform a broad range of pre-production testing on readily available hardware. Testing capacity can now be easily increased to meet business-critical timeframes without incurring prohibitive costs.

Wednesday, 09 February 2011 16:44

Minicomputer pioneer Ken Olsen passes away

The founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) which led the way in bringing minicomputers to businesses all over the world, Ken Olsen, died last Sunday at the age of 84. DEC and its founder Olsen were on the forefront of the wave of what is often termed the second generation of computers, much smaller than the IBM mainframes which were only affordable for the very largest corporations.

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BMC has added self-service to the capabilities of its Control-M workload automation software.

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