Macro 4 to present modernization solutions at the Annual GSE UK Conference


Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global, will be promoting its modernization solutions for mainframe development when the company exhibits at the Guide Share Europe (GSE) UK annual conference on November 4th and 5th, 2014. Macro 4’s Head of Mainframe R&D, Keith Banham, will also describe how the company met its own modernization challenges in a workshop entitled ‘Sunsetting 3270 in a mainframe development environment – how we made the journey’.

Under the banner of ‘next generation mainframe development’ Macro 4 will exhibit a range of solutions designed to Web-enable and mobile-enable traditional 3270 mainframe applications, and will also present its Eclipse workbench and Web-based developer interfaces aimed at attracting a younger generation of IT staff to mainframe coding, testing and support.

“Many of the largest global businesses run their core strategic applications on a mainframe and over 80% of the world’s corporate data is held on zEnterprise. It’s an incredibly stable, secure and highly performing platform – it just needs a facelift. By providing new graphical interfaces in addition to traditional ‘green screens’ we are bringing the mainframe to a much wider audience – and making it accessible on the go,” said Keith Banham.

In a workshop session at 12:00 on 5th November Keith Banham will explain how modernizing the mainframe development environment is helping Macro 4 increase productivity, drive down costs and reduce MIPS usage while addressing the business risks around a maturing mainframe team.

Visit the GSE UK annual conference website for more information about the conference.

About Macro 4

Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global, develops software solutions to improve the performance of business-critical applications and processes. Macro 4’s solutions for information delivery, data management, fault analysis and performance management are easy to use, fast to implement and deliver value quickly in even the most complex IT environments.

About UNICOM® Global

UNICOM Global consists of more than thirty-five (35) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in India, Singapore, 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 publically-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit any or all of our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:   UNICOM Global - Assets, capital and investment management   UNICOM Systems - IBM Mainframe software products   UNICOM Government (formerly NASDAQ: GTSI) - Government IT solutions   UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform2   solidDB – In-memory relational database management system   U.S. Robotics - Data communications products   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   illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products   Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) - Document Management products   iET Solutions - ITIL ITSM software products   Eden - Domino Notes and Open Systems products - Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Service   UNICOM Capital - Business and Financial Services