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IBM today announced plans to acquire the Adobe Workfront consulting unit and assets from Rego Consulting Corporation to further its hybrid cloud and AI strategy.  Building on IBM's strategic partnership with Adobe, the consultancy specializes in work management software consulting for enterprise clients.

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The company announces more than 170 new partnerships and program expansions in more than 30 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa

IBM today unveiled a groundbreaking commitment and global plan to provide 30 million people of all ages with new skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow by 2030. To achieve this goal, IBM is announcing a clear roadmap with more than 170 new academic and industry partnerships. The effort will leverage IBM's existing programs and career building platforms to expand access to education and in-demand technical roles.

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Remain Software released today the first Milestone of TD/OMS V14, Gravity V7 and Remain API Studio V3.0.1 in line with the company’s commitment to enhancing and supporting its application-lifecycle management, workflow and REST API management solutions.

Designed to boost user-friendliness and productivity through development, testing, integration, project-management and delivery cycles, today’s Milestone releases include an array of new features as follows.

TD/OMS V14 incorporates productivity-boosting enhancements such as an improved transfer progress, the possibility to export spooled files to PDF, an easy way to start a new API specification from the main toolbar, multi-selection actions, enhanced comments, remembering license and contact information in the Open API specs for the next API, green screen improvements, an upgraded TimeFlash RapidFire interface, and much more.

Gravity V7, designed to boost cross-team collaboration and productivity, features considerable improvements to Xref, our multiplatform cross-reference engine. Remain API studio V3.0.1 introduces the API detective. With it, there will be no more mistakes in your specification. You just need to press the 'detective' icon on the top right and the API Detective will find and let you know if there are any issues, so can be sure that your spec conforms to OpenAPI best practices. It can inspect object information, paths and operations, global and operation responses, requests, and more.

For more information on the full content of this milestone release, visit the page: https://remainsoftware.com/news/always-advancing-promised-milestone-1-here 

All three solutions are in-house developed and engineered for both IBMi and multi-platform environments. The open architecture and in-house attention enable Remain’s development team to anticipate and produce future-ready interface, integration and other updates and remain agile regarding implementation with new and emerging technologies.

A sense of support and reliability is essential, so new features and capabilities are released to customers four times annually: Full-version releases every summer, followed by three quarterly “Milestone” enhancement releases throughout the year. Remain’s customers can be sure that the next Milestone or version release is always on the way.

Open source Call for Code for Racial Justice solution "Five Fifths Voter" deploys during National Voter Education Week to help educate voters and make their voices heard

IBM and the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles announced today during National Voter Education Week the deployment of a new solution designed to help improve awareness of local, statewide, and national issues in communities lacking traditional access to and education about voting. Five Fifths Voter is a web-based application built using open source-powered technology to help educate, empower and enable disenfranchised minority voters to overcome setbacks incurred by voter suppression.

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The IBM board of directors has elected Al Zollar to the board, effective October 25, 2021.

Al Zollar, 67, a former director of Red Hat, brings deep technical knowledge and experience to the IBM board.  Since 2014, he has applied his expertise as a technology investor working with cloud-based technology providers, leading providers of enterprise security solutions and other technology and software-as-a-service companies.  This followed a 34-year career where he held various leadership positions in IBM's software and systems groups.  He is also a member of the board of directors of Nasdaq, Bank of New York Mellon and Public Service Enterprise Group.

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RPG & DB2 Summit Keynote Open to the Public

System i Developer announces today that Steve Will, IBM i Chief Architect, will deliver the RPG & DB2 Summit Keynote address in an online forum that will be freely open to the IBM i community on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at noon (EDT).

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IBM today announced that it is providing no-cost, online coursework and a digital badge credential in a collaboration with Adobe. The collaboration is designed to help prepare students, particularly those from under-resourced backgrounds, for successful academic and professional careers by teaching them basic design principles and creativity tools that are highly valued by today's employers. All coursework is provided at no cost to learners through IBM's SkillsBuild for Students (https://skillsbuild.org/students) program.

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