UNICOM Global announces day one support for new versions of IBM CICS TS and Db2, plus Enterprise COBOL, ABO and Enterprise PL/I compilers

Supports digital transformation and modernization on IBM Z

Mission Hills, CA, May 25, 2022 – UNICOM® Global’s solutions for digital transformation, modernization, developer productivity and performance on IBM Z will provide day one support for five major new IBM software releases, all scheduled to become available between the end of May and mid-June 2022.

With the launch of IBM® CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) for z/OS® 6.1, Db2® 13 for z/OS®, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® 6.4, Automatic Binary Optimizer (ABO) for z/OS® 2.2 and Enterprise PL/I for z/OS® 6.1, UNICOM Global customers will benefit from a raft of new features to simplify the creation, deployment and management of enterprise applications, as well as having access to new AI and resiliency capabilities on the IBM z16 platform.

Larry Lawler, UNICOM Global CTO, said, “These are exciting times for enterprise computing. The new IBM z16, with its Telum processor, makes it possible to infuse AI into every digital interaction while maintaining super-fast response times, and it’s looking like a game changer for everything from fraud prevention to credit approvals. IBM Z is simply the most resilient, powerful and cyber-safe platform available today. Our mainframe solutions, in combination with the new IBM software releases, let enterprises harness the strengths of IBM Z to run their mission-critical workloads, make faster business decisions and deliver a more responsive service to their customers.”

New IBM product highlights IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS 6.1 provides a foundation for application modernization and delivers increased developer productivity, with enhanced Java support; improved security and compliance management; and lower running costs

IBM Db2 13 for z/OS introduces embedded AI to uncover hidden insights within Db2 databases; exploits AI and machine learning technology to improve operational efficiency; and increases resiliency and performance when used with IBM z16

The Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.4 compiler and Automatic Binary Optimizer for z/OS 2.2 both optimize hardware utilization on the z16 platform, while Enterprise COBOL also provides simplified COBOL/Java interoperability that makes it easy to extend the capabilities of COBOL programs with Java

The Enterprise PL/I for z/OS 6.1 compiler adds support for the IBM z16 architecture and delivers new and enhanced features to assist modernization of PL/I programs and integration with new web-based applications

As a long-standing IBM partner, UNICOM Global has worked closely with IBM to build support for the new software releases into UNICOM’s mainframe solutions, which include fault analysis and testingperformance management and web-enabled session management. UNICOM has also developed the UNICOM Universal Gateway, a framework for digital transformation and modernization across multiple platforms including IBM Z.

About UNICOM® Global

UNICOM Global consists of more than fifty (50) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in Japan, China, India, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines.

UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publicly-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:

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Memeo - Enterprise-grade Secure File Sharing for the Cloud

Firetide - Wireless technology solutions for security and transportation

DETEC - Document composition products

SoftLanding Systems - IBM i software products

Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) - Document Management products

illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products

iET Solutions - ITSM software products

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