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GT Software’s Dusty Rivers Named IBM Champion for Second Straight Year

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Program recognizes innovative leaders and mentors in the IBM technical community

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 28, 2011

For the second year in a row, IBM has named GT Software’s Dusty Rivers an IBM Champion for his innovative leadership within the data management community. An IBM Champion is an IT professional, developer or educator who leads and mentors those in the IBM technical community and helps them make the best use of IBM solutions and services.

“On behalf of IBM, it is with great pleasure that we recognize Dusty as a 2011 IBM Champion,” said Beth Flood, IBM Champion Program Manager. “Thank you for your leadership and contributions to the data management community. You continue to be among a very small group to be chosen for this recognition.”

Rivers, a Principal Technical Architect for GT Software, has an extensive 33-year background in global mainframe systems integration, primarily focusing on IMS. Rivers has played an integral role in the design and implementation of distributed mainframe projects for a distinguished list of FORTUNE companies throughout the finance, government, manufacturing and insurance industries. Well-regarded within the technology community, he is a frequent presenter at conferences in the United States, as well as in Europe, South Africa and Australia.

CICS TS 4.2 plug-in for the CICS Explorer is available and compatible with earlier releases of CICS TS

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There is a new version (V1.1) of the plug-in for CICS Explorer that became available with CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V4.2. This plug-in is backwards compatible with CICS TS V4.1, V3.2 and V3.1. If you are running the earlier releases of CICS TS, IBM would like to encourage you to take advantage of this free update.

IBM Chose CICS as Icon of Progress

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IBM recocnized CICS as an Icon of Progress as part of it's 100th celebration. This announcement coincides with the GA of CICS TS V4.2 (homepage).

First, as I'm sure you know, CICS TS V4.2 is generally available from today. There is already plenty of information about this release online, so I won't try to repeat it here. But I will say that we have tried very hard to make sure that there is something in this release for everybody. I’m sure you will let us know if we succeeded or not!

Secondly, to coincide with the GA, IBM has today announced that CICS has been recognised as an 'Icon of Progress'. This means that CICS has been chosen as one of the 100 most important ideas in IBM's entire 100 year history. It's one of fewer than 10 software products to make this list so far something that I know everybody here in the CICS team in Hursley is very proud of. If you have a few minutes spare, take a look at the list below and browse through some of the icons.

	Andrew Bates, CICS TS Product Manager, IBM Hursley


Read more about the Icons of Progress here.


Wish IBM a Happy 100th.

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Today IBM is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. Why don't we take a few moments to wish IBM a happy "birthday" and say how IBM influenced your life and the world around you.

Do you think IBM is going in the right direction? What would you suggest IBM change to be succesfull over the next 100 years.

Where do you see IBM a 100 years from now? Do you think that IBM will still be relevant then?

Click on "Add new coment" below to add your thoughts.

Happy 100th IBM.

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ARMONK, N.Y., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today is marking the 100th anniversary of its founding on June 16, 1911. To celebrate the milestone, the company is releasing a book, "Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company," debuting a new film, "Wild Ducks," and ringing the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

During its first century, IBM has played a leading role in transforming business, science and society. The company's history can be seen as a succession of key milestones – from investing in a research lab in the depths of the Great Depression, to developing the first hard disk drive that created the data storage industry, to working with the U.S. government to develop the Social Security System. It continued with such "big bets" as a radical new computing model, the System/360 mainframe; the invention of the UPC code; the invention of the IBM Personal Computer that launched the PC revolution; and the recent development of Watson, the computer that triumphed on the TV game show Jeopardy!.

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