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RSVP HERE From Projects to Products: A new way to manage business outcomes Under pressure by disruptive competitors and discerning customers, more companies are focused on delivering tangible business outcomes. To effectively manage business outcomes, organizations need to transition from traditional project management to product-based funding and delivery. Indeed, 85% of businesses have already adopted, or plan to adopt, a digital product-centric delivery model, according to Gartner. Join Clarity PPM product manager @Brian Nathanson for a 30-minute primer on Digital Product Management. RSVP HERE   ​
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NetApp Insight 2019

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NetApp Insight 2019 It is time for Insight next week, a key event in sharing experiences, knowledge and ideas with customers and peers on the latest in IT technology. In the Brocade booth, we are looking forward to showcase the latest additions to the Brocade© SAN portfolio and demonstrate how Brocade is enabling customers to realize their digital transformation entering the age of the digital economy. Let me give you a snapshot of the demonstrations to see in booth #312. SANnav Management Portal & Global View SANnav is Brocades next generation management platform designed to empower IT administrators to be more efficient and productive ...
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You’re paying a premium for flash; you want to get the full performance out of it. So why are you running it on legacy infrastructure that limits its performance? Technology all around us is evolving at an incredible rate. How do we possibly keep up? Remember when the first smartphone came out with only 16 GB and a 2-megapixel camera? They were built with little storage because who would need more storage when you just used it for internet, texting and phone calls. But innovation has demanded more and more from smartphones. We are constantly wanting more storage, memory and even a better camera to take advantage of the never-ending apps, games, streaming, incredible ...
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As more and more digital business initiatives emerge, which require applications and data to be accessed by those outside the corporate perimeter, the adoption of federation technologies has risen dramatically. Among these technologies, OpenID Connect is starting to take more relevance as a modern framework of flows, which enables clients of all types, including Web-based, mobile, and JavaScript clients, to request and receive information about authenticated sessions and end-users. If you are not familiar with OpenID Connect, it is an identity standard built on top of OAuth 2.0 protocol. It allows applications to verify the identity of the end-user based ...
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Show Notes for Episode 1: The People Factor Featuring: George DeCandio, Mainframe CTO and Distinguished Engineer, Broadcom. And on this episode of RE:Frame we talk about people – the kind of people we’re seeing choosing a career in the mainframe, and what they’re doing. Who is being brought into Broadcom’s ASE program? Meet Michelle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uSG3oi4Dz0   What does it take to become a Distinguished Engineer, and what career options does it provide? How are new development environments and innovations changing the ways we work on the mainframe? What role does open source software and tools ...
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By attending one of our product roadmap webcasts, you can get a clear view of what’s coming down the road for the CA product(s) you use every day, including details on upcoming product functionality, features, and architectural enhancements. Our 2020 schedule has now been released. You can view it here:  https://learn.broadcom.com/broadcom-mainframe-product-roadmap-series I will also be adding the second half of the year sessions in each of the appropriate product communities in the coming weeks.   NOTE: Roadmap session registrations are open to customers only. If you do not receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours, please check your ...
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Layer7 API Management User Group - 3 December,  Amsterdam Hosted by Broadcom Partner Enable U We would like to invite you to join the upcoming  Layer7(R) API Management User Group Meeting  at the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam on 3 December, hosted by Broadcom's Value Added Distributor, Enable U. We are excited to share our future vision as  a   part of Broadcom, to   provide you with insight into some of our latest innovations and all the continued investments planned for every stage of the lifecycle with Layer7 API Management (formerly CA API Management). This free event will enable you to meet face-to-face with product experts ...
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As businesses move toward engaging their customers and employees through more digital experiences, there is an increasing risk to security due to the widening of the attack surface. This is driven by the adoption of emerging technologies across distributed architectures and the proliferation of devices and other digital interfaces. With the anywhere, anytime access expected by consumers, identity becomes the new enterprise perimeter, maintaining data security and privacy while granting appropriate access based on the user, device, and application. But security concerns don’t end when a user successfully authenticates. Session hijacking is a growing and dangerous ...
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Product marketing (aka product marketing management) is a part of the "whole product" approach to product management, which states that the product itself (known as the "core product") is only a part of what customer's purchase when buying a product. There is a series of additional expectations for things like training & support that customers have that they perceive as an integral part of the product. (The concept of the whole product will be covered under another post if there is enough interest.) Within this umbrella, product marketing focuses on the (1) awareness of, (2) adoption of, and (3) satisfaction with the product.  It also includes “market-sensing” ...
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In my last two posts ( here and here ), I alluded to the fact that modern product management incorporates many product marketing concepts. In my opinion, product marketing is the single most overlooked skill set  in making the project-to-product transition. Simply put, most stakeholders traditionally involved in engineering (i.e. developers) or finance (i.e. PMO) do not have much, if any, experience in this area and -- as a result -- are ill-equipped for the demands of addressing customers using a product perspective. The rationale for this statement is rooted in the difference between projects & products as well as the psychology of your typical ...
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Continuing from my last post ... Nothing has changed in that there is still a heavy product  marketing component to a product manager's work. We'll cover that in some upcoming posts. On the other hand, everything changed in the mid-1980s with the advent of computer systems that would allow better coordination and dynamic changes in the  production of a product -- that is, you could use information about the ecosystem and/or the production process itself to improve the process and inform future product iteration -- often producing superior products at cheaper costs. This new type of product management is often called product  lifecycle  management. The most ...
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Modern product management combines 3 key roles or topics: "Traditional" Product Management (aka Product Marketing Management) Product Lifecycle Management Brand Management (which one can argue is a subset of Product Marketing Management, but has its own unique characteristics) Before we dive deeper into the topic, it should be observed that the concept of "product management" has been around for a very long time. People have certainly been marketing (and thus managing) various products or services ever since the invention of movable type in the mid-1400s -- and probably before that in ways that have been lost to time. For the purposes of this discussion, ...
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If your primary exposure to product management practices and principles has been through the agilists within your organization, you might have been led to believe that product management simply boils down to creating & grooming a backlog of features. This is a MYTH. There is far more to product management than simply having a prioritized list of features. First -- as I outline here -- remember that product managers  (as opposed to product owners) spend the majority of their time interacting with customers. This means that you need the skills necessary to have positive interactions with those customers and convince them that the vision or strategy set ...
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If your team is considering investing in a project portfolio management solution, such as Clarity PPM, Planview Enterprise, ServiceNow PPM, or Planisware, you should consider the following five factors before deciding on the optimal platform for you and your company: Does the PPM solution have strong portfolio management capabilities? Does it support deep application portfolio management? Does the PPM solution ensure flexible reporting and actionable analytics? Does it have robust financial management capabilities? Can the PPM solution enable enterprise scalability? After interviewing users of each of the four above-mentioned PPM solutions, Apprize360 ...
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  Introduction In this blog post, a single endpoint of the HSBC Branch Locator API will be modelled [1] using Agile Requirements Designer (ARD), a market leading Model Based Testing (MBT) tool. This will allow us to increase the coverage of testing on this API. This API takes in 3 data parameters: latitude and longitude co-ordinates in degrees, and a radius in miles. It returns branch locations and details that exist within the specified radius from the given co-ordinates. The API has the following rules: The longitude and latitude must be United Kingdom (UK) based The radius can be between 1-10 miles The radius must be integer valued. ...
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Date: October 24, 2019 To: CA Workload Automation iXp Customers  From: The CA Technologies CA Workload Automation Team Subject: Announcement for CA Workload Automation iXp On behalf of Broadcom, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly announce updated releases and maintenance for our products. Today, we are announcing the release of iXp 11.3.5 INCR8, which contains a new installation option. Due to impending Oracle JRE changes, we have added an additional installation and launch method for iXp clients. This ...
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Roadmapping Your Business Outcomes with Clarity PPM It’s time to change how we plan in the enterprise. Watch this 30-minute demonstration of roadmaps in Clarity PPM to see how they end your organizational fatigue with drag-and-drop planning speed, real-time insight and easy adjustments on the fly. Watch Now From Projects to Products: A new way to manage business outcomes (Nov. 21) Under pressure by disruptive competitors and discerning customers, more companies are focused on delivering tangible business outcomes. To effectively manage business outcomes, organizations need to transition from traditional project management to product-based funding and ...
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Show Notes for Episode 0: The Podcast We Do Without Doing A Podcast In this special pre-release episode, we discuss what RE:Frame is all about, why we need it, and what we’re going to do with the podcast, including: What it means to talk about the now and the next of the mainframe A little about co-hosts  Lenn and Dave A little more about who we’re hoping to talk to And some of the topics we plan to cover. Be sure to subscribe and review via your podcaster of choice, and follow  @REFramePodcast on Twitter to contribute to the discussion. Listen to RE:Frame Episode 0
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CA Workload Automation iXp Support Announcement Date: October 15, 2019 The CA Workload Automation iXp JAR files are signed with an SSL certificate, so that the JAR files are trusted by the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).  The JAR files in the most recent release of iXp 11.3.5 INCR7 Patch#3 will expire on April 20th, 2020. With the impending release of iXp 11.3.5 INCR8 the expiration date is extended until October 17, 202
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Are you looking for education about your CA Mainframe Software products?  You can always find our Mainframe Education Course Catalog here.
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