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TERMAINSIGHT™ IS THE NEWEST PRODUCT FROM THE CREATORS OF THE AWARD-WINNING JAWS™ FOR WORKLOAD ANALYTICS. — November 7, 2014

TermaINSIGHT™ is the newest product from Terma Software, the leading provider of advanced workload analytics, monitoring, and reporting solutions for enterprise job scheduling and workload automation. TermaINSIGHT provides visibility into the Cisco Tidal and CA7 workload environments though an easy-to-use web-based interface. Leveraging TermaINSIGHT’s real-time and predictive job-based analytics provides provides unprecedented insight into the workload processes that are integral to every enterprise dependent on the performance of their scheduling environments.

A companion product to Terma’s JAWS™ platform, TermaINSIGHT™ enables IT operations to easily view real-time job statuses and job level forecasting through powerful customizable views. Together, TermaINSIGHT and JAWS enable companies to optimize their workload processing and realize more value from their automation tools by providing SLA management, forecasting, prediction, and reporting. The products ensure that companies can lower their costs and improve the reliability and performance of their mission critical workloads. TermaINSIGHT and JAWS also address the need for a unified user interface, a “Single Pane of Glass”, across multiple and disparate job scheduling environments including distributed and mainframe platforms. For the AutoSys community, TermaINSIGHT is slated for release in the second quarter of 2015, coinciding with the introduction of significant innovations in the JAWS for AutoSys product.

“Over the years we have found that the legacy scheduling products used in the majority of corporations just don’t have the benefit of state of the art analytics, and they are too integral to business operations to replace without enormous risk. Our products modernize workload environments instantly, and bring the critical work of job scheduling into the 21st century, while not disrupting the underlying infrastructure that has been carefully designed to run our customers’ businesses,” says Shane Hade, CEO of Terma.

“TermaINSIGHT answers our customers’ need for a lightweight, easy to use, configurable analytics platform that significantly lends much-needed visibility into their workload operations.“ Hade continues, “We are hosting a hospitality suite at CA World this year at Mandalay Bay where folks can come to relax during the conference, enjoy breakfast, lunch and evening cocktails, meet myself and our team and see presentations of TermaINSIGHT and JAWS in a relaxed, comfortable setting.”

For more information, and to arrange for a demo, please contact Dana Schwartz at 303.396.1486 or email dana.schwartz@termalabs.com.

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THE VISTA SUITE AT MANDALAY BAY — November 7, 2014

Attending CA World '14?

YOU ARE INVITED! to our Hospitality Suite - Sunday - Tuesday all day!
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WHERE? THE VISTA SUITE at Mandalay Bay! (Ask the hotel Concierge for Terma's Suite #)
Come to our Hospitality Suite and relax anytime during the day, enjoy cocktails in the evening and visit with Terma consultants. WiFi Available - take a break!
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WHEN?
SUNDAY:
5:00 – 10:00 pm AWESOME! Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
6:00 pm WOW! Demonstration of Terma's new product: TermaINSIGHT
Don't miss the Drawing for a seriously cool prize!
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MONDAY:
All day (7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.) REMARKABLE!
Rest your weary feet! Drinks and Snacks
7:30 - 9:30 am Continental breakfast / Coffee
Noon – 2:00 pm INCREDIBLE! Lunch will be served
5:00 – 10:00 pm AWESOME! Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
6:00 pm WOW! Demonstration of Terma's new product: TermaINSIGHT
Don't miss the Drawing for a seriously cool prize!
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TUESDAY
All day (7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.) REMARKABLE!
Rest your weary feet! Drinks and Snacks
7:30 - 9:30 am Continental breakfast and Coffee
Noon – 2:00 pm INCREDIBLE! Lunch will be served
6:00 p.m -- See you at the Workload Automation Users Group meeting!
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RSVP... Just reply to: dana.schwartz@termalabs.com and let us know when you will be stopping by to be automatically entered into the drawings for our cool door prizes! (Of course you are welcome to come by anytime - no RSVP required.)

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JAWS 4.3.2 INTRODUCES THE LATEST ENHANCEMENTS FOR AUTOSYS, CA 7, AND TIDAL — January 15, 2014

Today Terma Software Labs announced the latest release of JAWS Workload Analytics.  JAWS is a workload analytics, monitoring, and reporting solution for CA 7, CA AutoSys, Cisco’s Tidal Enterprise Scheduler, and Stonebranch’s Opswise Automation Center. The release is full of product enhancements most requested by customers. A majority of the enhancement are focused on improvements to performance, security, and usability. For more information and to download the latest release please visit Terma’s customer support site. This release is available immediately for download. For more information on JAWS Workload Analytics click here.

Terma Software Labs is a located in Boulder, Co and is the leading provider of advanced workload analytics, monitoring, and reporting solutions for enterprise job scheduling and workload automation  products from companies such as Cisco (Tidal), CA Technologies (AutoSys, CA 7), and Stonebranch (OpsWise). Terma’s product, called JAWS, helps companies optimize their workload processing and get more value out of their workload automation products by providing SLA management, forecasting, prediction, and reporting. It helps companies lower their cost of ownership of their job scheduling product and improve the reliability and performance of their mission critical workloads. The product also addresses the need for a single user interface and management console (Single Pane of Glass) into heterogeneous job scheduling environments across distributed and mainframe platforms.

For more information please visit Termalabs.com

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT TERMA — December 17, 2013

Terma Software Labs is hiring!! We are currently looking for Senior Software Sales Executives in North America to manage our current enterprise customer base and address our growing market. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned sales professional who has experience selling enterprise IT management software into large enterprises. If you are interested in exploring these opportunities or have a colleague who might be interested please contact Jim Anderson for more details.

Terma Software Labs, located in Boulder, CO, is the leading provider of advanced workload analytics, monitoring, and reporting solutions for enterprise job scheduling and workload automation products from companies such as Cisco (Tidal), CA Technologies (AutoSys, CA 7), and Stonebranch (OpsWise). Terma’s platform, JAWS, helps companies optimize their workload processing and get more value out of their workload automation products by providing SLA management, forecasting, prediction, and reporting. It helps companies lower their total cost of ownership, and improve the reliability and performance of their mission critical workloads. The platform addresses the long-standing need for a single user interface and management console view (Single Pane of Glass) into heterogeneous job scheduling environments across distributed and mainframe platforms.

For more information got to http://www.TermaLabs.com

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JAWS FOR TES 5.3 IS NOW AVAILABLE — December 17, 2013

Today Terma Software Labs announced a significant release of JAWS for Cisco’s Tidal Enterprise Scheduler. Terma has upgraded its current workload analytics, monitoring, and reporting solution to support Tidal Enterprise Scheduler (TES) version 5.3. TES 5.3 was the forerunner to TES 6.x, which was previously released by Cisco. Based on customer demand, Terma has developed and certified this previous release to help customers more efficiently manage their 5.3 instances and provide better insight into their workload environments. This release will aid customers upgrading to the latest release of the TES (6.x) product and is available immediately for download. For more information on Tidal Enterprise Scheduler support click here.

Terma Software Labs is located in Boulder, CO and is the leading provider of advanced workload analytics, monitoring, and reporting solutions for enterprise job scheduling and workload automation products from companies such as Cisco (Tidal), CA Technologies (AutoSys, CA 7), and Stonebranch (OpsWise). Terma’s product, called JAWS, helps companies optimize their workload processing and get more value out of their workload automation products by providing SLA management, forecasting, prediction, and reporting. JAWS helps companies lower the cost of ownership and improve the reliability and performance of their mission critical workloads. JAWS also addresses the need for a single user interface and management console (aka Single Pane of Glass) into heterogeneous job scheduling environments across distributed and mainframe platforms.

For more information, go to www.termalabs.com

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TERMA SOFTWARE LABS ANNOUNCES SINGLE PANE OF GLASS FOR WORKLOAD AUTOMATION — November 15, 2013

Today Terma Software Labs announced centralized management for job scheduling and workload automation products, also known as “Single Pane of Glass” management. A constant challenge for customers using multiple job scheduling engines and/or multiple vendors’ job scheduling products is the effective management of these environments: the user interfaces between products are very different, the approaches to management are inefficient, and the products themselves are simply not integrated. Terma Software Labs’ JAWS Workload Analytics platform solves these current day challenges by standardizing and modernizing both the user interface as well as the overarching management approach. JAWS can manage the following scenarios from a single and common user interface for CA AutoSys, CA 7, Tidal, and OpsWise:

Multiple instances of the same scheduling product on different platforms
Multiple instances and different release levels of the same scheduling product
Mixed environments (CA, Tidal, OpsWise) with different vendors scheduling products
Mixed platforms (mainframe & distributed) with different scheduling product such as CA 7 on the mainframe and CA AutoSys on distributed

The latest release of JAWS Workload Analytics features an intuitive user interface for managing these heterogeneous environments. It includes richer analytics for managing workload environments by providing resource awareness, agent awareness, advanced reporting, and additional support for legacy and newly released versions of job scheduling platforms. Terma’s platform for workload analytics provides a standard approach to integrating multiple vendors’ workload automation products.

Terma Software Labs, located in Boulder, CO, is the leading provider of advanced workload analytics, monitoring, and reporting solutions for enterprise job scheduling and workload automation products from companies such as Cisco (Tidal), CA Technologies (AutoSys, CA 7), and Stonebranch (OpsWise). Terma’s platform, JAWS, helps companies optimize their workload processing and get more value out of their workload automation products by providing SLA management, forecasting, prediction, and reporting. It helps companies lower their total cost of ownership, and improve the reliability and performance of their mission critical workloads. The platform addresses the long-standing need for a single user interface and management console view (Single Pane of Glass) into heterogeneous job scheduling environments across distributed and mainframe platforms.

For more information got to http://www.TermaLabs.com

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BUSINESSES OFTEN STRUGGLE TO GET THE MOST VALUE OUT OF THEIR IT RESOURCES. — November 11, 2013

To the average enterprise member, IT operations are shrouded in mystery. For the vast majority of business users, these departments largely serve to help keep the lights on. Because so many enterprise leaders are in the dark regarding IT activity, they repeatedly miss opportunities to better utilize these teams and maximize their value to the business.

A recent survey of nonprofit leaders conducted by accounting firm Tate & Tyron found that the managerial structures of these organizations are often inappropriately constructed. Only 13 percent of the respondents stated that their IT departments reported directly to the CEO, according to Nonprofit Quarterly. Meanwhile, 38 percent said their IT leaders were required to report to their CFO or COO, effectively putting IT under the oversight of another department.

Companies often have trouble discerning how to get the most value out of their day-to-day IT operations as well. The Florida Current reported that state lawmakers have recently discussed potential ways to consolidate IT resources and enhance the department's performance. A key point of debate between government officials has been the role that the department would play overseeing IT processes across state agencies. The news source noted that lawmakers have had difficulty in the past coming to an agreement on how to best structure IT in the state of Florida.

What role should IT serve?
Within both the public and private sectors, debates surrounding the use of IT often boil down to maintenance and innovation. Traditionally, these departments have largely been tasked with keeping critical machines and networks online and functioning, leaving little - if any - time or manpower for enterprise-building endeavors. When IT resources are solely utilized for hardware and software upkeep, businesses fail to optimize these departments to their full potential.

IT members can greatly enhance enterprise operations by working more directly with other departments. For instance, MarketingProfs contributor Adele Sweetwood recently outlined how her marketing and IT employees have worked together to improve the customer engagement efforts by taking advantage of digital data streams. Working with IT, the marketing department was able to tear down existing data silos and incorporate sophisticated analytics processes. This has allowed Sweetwood's company to craft more finely honed marketing campaigns that effectively target audiences.

To replicate this successful synchronization of disparate business units, companies will need to free up their existing IT resources. Workload automation analytics solutions offer an opportunity to greatly reduce the amount of manual oversight needed to keep critical systems and assets running. This technology can vastly improve the performance of job scheduling systems and eliminate many of the IT processing errors that can lead to expensive service disruptions. IT operations analytics tools assess past trends and current conditions to help administrators determine how to optimize their jobstreams. By incorporating this technology, IT departments can reduce the amount of personnel needed to maintain complex workflow environments while improving the performance of their processes and tasks. This will leave more resources available for other beneficial and potentially innovative pursuits.

IT Infrastructure Management and Operations news brought to you by Terma Software Labs, leaders in IT Operations Analytics solutions.

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IMPLEMENTING PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TOOLS CAN HELP ORGANIZATIONS REDUCE RISKS AND ELIMINATE OPERATIONAL INEFFICIENCIES. — November 8, 2013

Within every corner of the enterprise, department leaders look for new opportunities to reduce risk and inefficiencies. Over the past several years, the advent of advanced analytics processes have provided these business users with new effective tools to achieve these goals. Among the litany of enterprise-grade technologies to emerge recently, predictive analytics has shown some of the greatest potential for direct operational value. Many industries, from marketing to insurance, have already begun leveraging theses tools to dramatically improve their operations, but IT environments may provide the most conducive environment for their deployment.

While retailers and other consumer-facing organizations have utilized predictive analytics to better anticipate market trends and meet customer demands, other areas of industry have put these resources to use improving their risk management practices. In the insurance sector, avoiding risk is critical, as the profitability of a firm could suffer if staff members are not careful about who they offer their services to and how far they extend a given policy's coverage. Customers in this field can be viewed as investments, with some presenting far more risk factors than others. In addition, insurance fraud is a common occurrence, further undercutting the bottom line of organizations throughout the industry.

Predictive analytics tools help these firms better assess the potential for a particular client to file a claim down the road, and if the payout will offset the culmination of policy payments made until then. Furthermore, insurance companies can leverage this technology to more accurately determine whether a claim is completely legitimate or fraudulent. By making more informed decisions regarding what coverage is extended to a client and which claims are approved, insurance firms can generate healthier revenue streams and please stockholders.

According to a recent survey jointly conducted by Earnix and ISO, 82 percent of North American insurance professionals stated that their firms used predictive analytics in some capacity, Insurance Journal reported. Of those, 55 percent cited the ability to reduce operational risks as a benefit of implementing these tools. Meanwhile, 39 percent stated that they had experienced improved operational efficiency since deploying predictive analytics solutions.

Applying predictive capabilities to IT
The ability to better identify risk factors and reduce inefficiencies offers a great deal of value to IT departments, particularly those that experience bottlenecks and disruptions within their job scheduling workflows. Even with sophisticated workload automation tools such as CA 7 or AutoSys in place, it may be difficult for administrators to identify the sources of these performance issues, preventing them from effectively addressing them. By incorporating an IT operations analytics solution, employees can trace jobstream delays back to their root cause in short order and correct them before they lead to more costly and damaging service disruptions.

Over the past eight years, IBM has invested a considerable amount of capital into its analytics processes, including predictive capabilities aimed at improving IT environments, IDG News Service reported. Gathering information from a variety of metrics and key performance indicators, these tools can then determine if current jobstream conditions may prevent critical tasks from receiving the resources needed to complete within their allotted timeframe.

"For instance, a banking application may be performing slowly, but it would be difficult for a network administrator to determine the problem may be with the Java Virtual Machines (JVMs), which are executing garbage collection duties at inopportune times, slowing their output," the source explained.

A sophisticated workload analytics tools can organize jobstream resources and tasks to support mission-critical processes and ensure that they execute as planned. In addition, system administrators will be notified immediately if any developments emerge that may prevent high-priority jobs from completing, giving them ample lead time to make the necessary changes. By laying down this workflow safety net, businesses can ensure they reliably meet the conditions of their SLAs and continue providing high-quality services.

IT Infrastructure Management and Operations news brought to you by Terma Software Labs, leaders in IT Operations Analytics solutions.

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MODERN ORGANIZATIONS ARE OPERATING IN THE AGE OF BIG DATA, BUT WHILE SOME MAY BE AWARE OF THE SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS THAT BUSINESS ANALYTICS INITIATIVES CAN PROVIDE, OTHERS ARE MORE RECENTLY JUMPING ON BOARD. — November 7, 2013

Modern organizations are operating in the age of big data, but while some may be aware of the significant benefits that business analytics initiatives can provide, others are only now jumping on board. Appearing in Information Management, Ventana Research provided the results of its recent benchmark study on business technology innovation, in which 39 percent of polled organizations named analytics as their top priority. Furthermore, 11 percent named big data specifically as a top priority for furthering innovation.

"But in this time of global business, nonstop communications and fierce competition, more organizations are finding that big data and analytics together can help them cope with constant change," the research firm stated. "They can help organizations face imperatives such as increasing time-to-value and becoming more agile and adaptive."

The source went on to detail the type of competitive advantages organizations can hope to gain from business analytics, noting that operational analytics in particular can boost efficiency, which can have widespread benefits across a company. Ventana Research also explained how analytics can be leveraged to improve job scheduling and resource allocation, with predictive analytics enabling the prevention of outages that can otherwise have devastating cascading effects down the line.

Midsize Insider also explored the return on investment of business analytics efforts, with contributor Doug Bonderud recommending that companies utilize tools to measure twice and report once. The source cited a recent IBM study that found that most companies were not only leveraging analytics to cut costs, but also to generate revenue. Specifically, the study found that almost 40 percent of businesses that reported using analytics software for purposes such as resource scheduling also saw a return on investment within a six-month period. This demonstrates that while there is the perception that business analytics is primarily useful for managing costs and deter overspending, it can also carry significant advantages in the form of improving the bottom line.

IT Infrastructure Management and Operations news brought to you by Terma Software Labs, leaders in IT Operations Analytics solutions.

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FOR ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED ANALYTICS TOOLS, THE BENEFITS FAR OUTWEIGH ANY GROWING PAINS OR COST OF INVESTMENT. — November 7, 2013

Big data and other advanced analytics solutions have exploded in popularity in recent years. Companies have more information at their disposal than ever before and they are rapidly integrating new tools to take advantage of this data for the good of the enterprise. Part of the appeal found in advanced data analytics tools is their versatility. There are nearly endless applications for this technology within any environment. Depending on the individual organization and how it plans to implement data analytics, however, it may find itself coming up against some significant roadblocks. If companies can bypass these challenges, they can achieve new levels of efficiency and success with the insights provided by business analytics solutions.

The two most pressing concerns for organizations considering a data analytics investment are hardware and expertise. Some companies may have the infrastructure in place to handle the gathering, storing and processing of massive volumes of information on a regular basis, but many will need to make a considerable investment to bolster their capabilities. Because big data relies on the "three Vs," volume, velocity and variety, companies need to be able to collect large amounts of complex and disparate forms of data quickly. This could require a significant hardware investment that may undercut the ROI of a data analytics initiative.

"In order to facilitate this information discovery ... next-generation data architectures need to support a foundational data store (either on premise, cloud-based or in hybrid model) that is both fault tolerant and scalable," BeyeNETWORK contributor Timur Mehmedbasic stated. "This new storage model enables data refinery and exploration scenarios that allow companies to gain insights via information production scenarios that were previously not possible in a structured/relational data storage model."

Another concern that businesses will have to address is the current skills gap among analysts. As noted by ITProPortal's Paul Cooper, many organizations have struggled to hire new project members with the requisite experience and knowledge regarding advanced analytics processes. In the United Kingdom alone, the number of big data technicians would need to increase 243 percent to properly fill demand, according to Cooper.

Streamline internal systems with advanced analytics
For organizations that can overcome these challenges, however, the benefits far outweigh any growing pains or cost of investment. ZDNet contributor Dana Gardner recently spoke to Dan Woicke, Director of Enterprise Systems Management at Cerner Corp., to discuss how advanced analytics could be leveraged within the healthcare industry. Woicke explained that an influx of data can help organizational officials identify potential issues in their internal networks and systems before they manifest in more damaging and costly ways.

"We need to make sure that we have the right data in place in order to measure how systems are running and then be able to predict how those systems will run in the future," Woicke said. "If things are happening that might be going negative, how can we take the massive amounts of data that are coming into our new analytical platform, correlate those parameters, predict what's going to happen and then take action before there is a negative?"

IT departments can utilize workload automation analytics to locate bottlenecks in their jobstreams that could present a greater threat to operations if left unattended. For businesses such as financial firms that run critical client-facing services, workflow bottlenecks can lead to catastrophic disruptions. A high-quality IT operations analytics solution will constantly monitor jobstream conditions in real time and accurately identify situations in which an important task may at risk for failure. It can also provide deeper insight into the sources of these bottlenecks, giving administrators a head start on addressing the problem. This way, IT professionals can prevent jobstream delays from culminating in expensive service outages. Because these tools utilize legacy hardware and established job schedulers, little - if any - equipment and personnel upgrades are needed to take full advantage of them.

IT Infrastructure Management and Operations news brought to you by Terma Software Labs, leaders in IT Operations Analytics solutions.

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