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Mainframes are hip now! Compuware fires its dev environment into cloud

In an attempt to entice new blood to those dinosaur systems of record known as mainframes, Detroit software firm Compuware has moved its development environment to the cloud. The company's flagship mainframe Agile/DevOps product Topaz is now available on Amazon Web Services. As Compuware and competitors such as IBM and Micro …
Andrew Silver, 2 Oct 2017
Pulling the plug

Bank tech boss: Where we're going, we don't need mainframes

Dutch finance giant ING is moving away from mainframes as “aggressively” as it can, rejecting vendors’ hopes that a little sprinkling of Agile dust will give the venerable platform a new lease of life. Speaking at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in London on Thursday, Ron van Kemenade, CIO ING Bank, detailed the bank’s …
Joe Fay, 1 Jul 2016
IBM's new mainframe

Compuware promises mainframe DevOps as old programmers croak

Compuware is attempting to bring big iron software into the 21st century by allowing developers to use DevOps tools to manage mainframe code. It’s literally a life or death issue, as the industry fears that people who really know about mainframe code are about to retire – if they haven’t already expired altogether. Meanwhile, …
Joe Fay, 5 Jan 2016
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Dynatrace and Keynote are Borging into a super-APM outfit

Six months after being split from Compuware by private equity surgeons, Dynatrace is working to get under the noses of devs in suits. Dynatrace is today expected to announce it’s merged with Keynote Systems, a specialist in application performance monitoring. While Dynatrace also provides application performance management …
Gavin Clarke, 17 Jun 2015
Screaming kid

Mainframe staffing dilemma bedevils CIO dependents

More than half a century after its birth, the mainframe poses conundrum for hundreds of CIOs. Mainframes are firmly ensconced as a critical piece of the IT infrastructure underpinning their business – just ask any of the traditional banks. The fear is that as those maintaining them retire or get outsourced, nobody will be left …
Gavin Clarke, 10 Jun 2015

Compuware slurped by private equiteer for $2.5bn

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo will acquire software house Compuware for about US$2.5bn. Shareholders will be delivered about $10.92 per share, a 17 per cent premium on last week's closing price for Compuware stock - not bad for a company once known as "the elephants' graveyard". Compuware chair Gurminder S. Bedi's canned …
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Compuware investor lost patience with shake-up, slams down ultimatum

Activist investor Starboard Value has told Compuware it should look for a buyer right now or come up with a new restructuring plan for the firm. Compuware has been ripe for a takeover since it rejected a $2.3bn offer from its largest shareholder Elliott Management in January, but things have been quiet since it said no to …

ThousandEyes interrogates apps as they flow through clouds

ThousandEyes has uncloaked, promising that its technology will give data center admins a better way to track performance and diagnose problems across varied IT infrastructures. The company launched on Wednesday at GigaOm Structure in San Francisco with $5.5m in funding from Sequoia Capital, and announced its own brand of app …
Jack Clark, 20 Jun 2013
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Compuware teases package for data center performance anxiety

Compuware has developed an app monitoring tech to help admins with performance anxiety spot problems in their infrastructure. The "PureStack" technology was announced by Compuware on Tuesday and sees the application performance management (APM) company try to tackle app monitoring with an agent-based technology that works …
Jack Clark, 4 Jun 2013
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Hey app developers, here's a way to monitor your users for free!

Compuware's latest foray into mobility is a free bundle of cloudy code for dropping into mobile apps, which it will then monitor and measure for developers' (and Compuware's) benefit. Compuware's Application Performance Management (APM) lurks quietly in the corner of an app, reporting back every now and then but mostly …
Bill Ray, 3 Apr 2013

Compuware to hedge fund: Take your cheque for $2.3bn and get outta here

After a little more than a month of careful consideration, systems and application performance management software maker Compuware has told Paul Singer, who runs the Elliott Management hedge fund, that he can keep his $2.3bn and that Compuware is not for sale. Well, not at that price, anyway. Every public company is always for …
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BEELLIONAIRE Paul Singer slings $2.3bn into Compuware

Updated New York-based hedge fund Elliott Management has been on the hunt for undervalued software companies in which to invest. A few years back, it tried to buy Novell and failed in the attempt. But last month Elliott started amassing shares in Compuware, a systems and application management software maker, and now it wants the whole …
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Compuware puffs up Outage Analyzer to fight performance anxiety

Compuware is taking another stab at making the data gathered from users of its Gomez performance monitoring network available on a freebie basis in a bid to get IT shops hooked on using the more sophisticated and definitely not free tools. The company has also upgraded its application performance monitoring tools for …
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CloudSleuth slaps dashboards on heavenly grids

With more and more companies deploying real applications out there on public clouds, someone is going to have to deliver sophisticated performance monitoring and modeling tools that can span multiple clouds to not only help companies using cloudy infrastructure do their comparative shopping, but also to point their fingers at …
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Brit software group swallows Borland for $67m

Micro Focus has bought Borland for $67m and is also buying the application testing business of Compuware. Compuware described the sale as an $80m transaction. Micro Focus will pay $1 for each Borland share valuing the firm at $75m including cash reserves, a premium of 25 per cent on Borland's closing price yesterday. The …
John Oates, 6 May 2009
Warning: roadworks

Compuware too cool for quality tools?

Computware, the mainframe software house, appears to be narrowing its focus on development tools following a hip marketing makeover. President and chief operating officer Bob Paul used a carefully scripted video presentation that announced "Compuware 2.0" to say the company's Q&A tools face "sustained and fierce" competition …
Gavin Clarke, 21 May 2008
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Compuware absorbs a bit more Centauri

Another bit of Proxima' Centauri product suite has now been integrated into Compuware's Vantage Application Performance Management suite, allowing the latter to now launch Vantage Service Manager, a tool that informs IT, in real-time, on the level of service being provided to customers, while at the same time measuring customer …
Martin Banks, 18 May 2007
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Vantage edges closer to Proxima

Measuring what users are up to, particularly in any web-based business application where the users can be anybody "out there", is getting to be one of the more important aspects of managing the performance of business systems. Giving users the best possible experience when dealing with a web-based application is one of the …
Martin Banks, 4 Apr 2007

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