UNICOM Global delivers support for IBM® z/OS® V2.4, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V6.3 and Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V5.3

Mainframe solutions will enable digital transformation on new IBM z15

Mission Hills, CA, September 19, 2019 – UNICOM® Global has today announced that its mainframe solutions are ready to support the new IBM z/OS V2.4 operating system, due for release on September 30, 2019 in addition to the new releases of COBOL and PL/I recently announced by IBM.

“These are exciting times, with IBM launching new versions of its flagship operating system and compilers and unveiling the z15 mainframe, which delivers innovations across security, data privacy and resilience, as well as hybrid cloud readiness,” said Larry Lawler, Chief Technology Officer at UNICOM Global.

UNICOM has been working with IBM to ensure that its products support all of these new releases so that customers can start benefiting from the latest technical innovations from day one.

IBM has stated that z/OS V2.4 will provide an agile, optimized and resilient platform that helps businesses to digitally transform. “This perfectly ties in with UNICOM’s own solutions which enable digital transformation and modernization of mainframe systems,” said Lawler.

“I am delighted to see so many enhancements coming to the z/OS operating system that encourage digital innovation,” continued Lawler, “from features that make it easier to develop containerized applications, build data analytics capabilities and manage cloud workloads, to those that strengthen security and availability. Also important are user experience and productivity improvements that reduce the level of specialist skills required to maintain z/OS.

“What makes this even better is that it follows hard on the heels of a raft of new functions in COBOL and PL/I that help enterprises to increase development efficiency and update applications to meet their evolving business needs.”

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:

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 platform

UNICOM Science and Technology Parks

UNICOM Technology Park – Innovation Labs in Virginia

UNICOM Science and Technology Park – Innovation Labs in New Jersey

UNICOM Capital - Business and Financial Services

USRobotics - 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

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

illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products

iET Solutions - ITSM software products

Eden - Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Financial Services, and Real Estate - Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Services

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