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Digital Transformation
Stax and Consegna partner to accelerate modernisation
According to a statement, the new alliance will help both companies expand their reach across the region and realise joint goals.
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Infrastructure
VMware wins Google Cloud partner award for infrastructure modernisation
The cloud computing and virtualisation company was recognised for its achievements as part of the Google Cloud ecosystem.
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Artificial Intelligence
vFunction launches Assessment Hub to aid modernisation
The solution uses AI to calculate the effect of technical debt, negative impacts, predict refactoring, and then integrate into an automated refactoring platform.
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Collaboration
VMware and Wipro expand collaboration to aid digital strategy
The companies are bringing together VMware Cross-Cloud services with Wipro FullStride Cloud Services to help enterprises accelerate app modernisation.
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Modernisation
Talend acquires Gamma Soft to support data modernisation
Talend has announced it has acquired Gamma Soft to assist joint customers in streamlining their data modernisation initiatives such as cloud migrations.
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Digital Transformation
Modernisation, and the evolution of content services
While the ECM platform remains a core part of the modern content services solution, there is now a much deeper, more interoperable technology ecosystem.
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Digital Transformation
COBOL market 3 times larger than previously estimated - survey
A Micro Focus survey finds COBOL is viewed as strategic by 92% of respondents, and the amount of COBOL code in daily use increased to 775-850 billion lines. 
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Accenture
Bringing legacy mainframes into the modern IT environment
Legacy mainframes also suffer from technology or architecture limitations, high maintenance costs, and heavy technical debt.
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Australia
NCS makes majority investment in Eighty20, scales presence in Australia
“This strategic partnership between Eighty20 and NCS illustrates our continued drive to provide best of breed digital transformation solutions to our clients and the market."
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Digital Transformation
How to modernise IT with minimal disruption
Here are seven “coordinates” to consider while you sit down and map out your modernisation journey. 
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Migration
vFunction makes 'critical breakthrough' in modernisation with latest release
According to the company, the new vFunction solutions enable enterprises to automatically assess, analyse and manage the full modernisation and migration process from start to finish.
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Arrow
Puppet and Arrow Electronics enter distribution agreement for A/NZ
The announcement comes on the back of Puppet’s plan to bring on additional channel partners across A/NZ and the rest of the APJ region, in addition to bolstering its channel team in the coming months.
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SAP
Powerlink begins modernisation process with Acclimation
Powerlink has announced that Acclimation will manage the company’s Business Suite on HANA migration to drive efficiencies through streamlined practices.
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Cloud Services
Rackspace Technology drives the future of cloud services with new category
“Rackspace Elastic Engineering combines our unmatched operational expertise with flexible, modern, cloud native engineering services.”
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Micro Focus
Micro Focus to invest heavily in AMC portfolio in A/NZ region
Micro Focus has announced its plans to make significant investments into the channel for the company’s Application, Modernisation and Connectivity (AMC) portfolio.
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Cloud
COVID-19 spurs on public sector IT modernisation
The findings point to a concentrated modernisation effort throughout the sector over the past few months, with 70% of respondents saying COVID-19 has caused IT to be viewed more strategically in their organisations.
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Digital Transformation
UNICOM Global levels up digital transformation capabilities with IBM
"Harnessing the latest mainframe innovations available on the z15 processor will be a critical part of our investment strategy.”
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Redis Labs experiences significant customer growth with AWS
"Redis Enterprise Cloud is a fast-growing choice for companies to unify their global real-time data by offering unparalleled 99.999% uptime, at any scale, anywhere."
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Infrastructure
Gartner: Six infrastructure and ops trends for 2021
Plus, recommendations for infrastructure and operations leaders to respond to these trends and achieve optimal results in a post-pandemic environment.
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Digital Transformation
Invest in tomorrow: Re-platforming core applications in the cloud
Consultants keep telling you of the need to digitally transform your business. New, stronger, market players are emerging, but internally change is hard.
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Cloud
Micro Focus launches solutions designed to aid modernisation
“Through new insight-driven tools, application program interface (API) development capabilities and robust deployment options, these Micro Focus solutions give developers new ways to work with complex COBOL and mainframe systems while delivering on a cloud strategy.”
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Digital Transformation
DXC looks to accelerate IT modernisation with Virtual Clarity acquisition
DXC Technology has acquired Virtual Clarity, a provider of IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS), a move which will see the company bringing more IT modernisation solutions to large scale enterprise clients.
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Service management
Creating an attractive digital workplace for young talent
As the next-generation of workers come through, how can organisations ensure their IT environment is set to attract high performing employees?
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Migration
Using bare metal infrastructure to simplify app-migration out of the data center
“Our customers now have the best of both worlds as they seek to modernize their IT.”