Subject: CM First Group December Newsletter

December 2019
Happy Holidays from CM First Group
From everyone at CM First Group, here's to wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and a bright and beautiful new year.

As always, have fun and be safe

Our offices are closed Christmas eve and Christmas day (12/24 and 12/25), as well as New Years Day (1/1).

Happy Holidays!

- CM First Team
Watch Our Past Webinars & Workshops
CA Plex/2E Communities December 17th Community Event Webinar

The latest CA Communities webinar is now available for online for viewing. The theme of the webinar was CA 2E/Plex new features and Modernization.

CA Technologies/Broadcom Architect Raghu Daita kicked things off with an important discussion on the latest CA 2E release, 8.7.1. He demonstrated some of the new features. This was followed by a quick update on the CA Plex roadmap.

Lighting Talks included "Bring on the Bots – using RPA (Robotic Process Automation) as a modernization strategy for Plex and 2E" by John Rhodes, CM First and "Moving to CA 2E SQL Access WITHOUT a Version Upgrade" by Eamonn Foley, CM First.

The Webinar event was held Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 10AM CST

IBM/CM First Group: Securing IBM i/z Platforms with IBM Guardium

Watch our recent webinar
"IBM / CM First: Securing IBM i/z Platforms with IBM Guardium."

The webinar outlined options for securing your IBM i/z DB2 and file data, as well as your data on other database platforms such as Oracle and SQL Server. 

Techniques discussed:
  • Discover sensitive or regulated data
  • Classify the data
  • Scan for vulnerabilities
  • Begin remediating risk
Broadcom Announces CA Plex and CA 2E Support
As of January 31, 2019, Broadcom (CA) has announced that in general it will support the latest versions of CA 2E and CA Plex only. For CA 2E (Synon) that is version 8.7. For CA Plex, that is version 7.2.1.

For the full details see these links. Broadcom login is required.
  • CA Plex 7.2.1, last supported 7.2.1 (as of January 31, 2019)
  • CA 2E 8.7, last supported 8.7 (as of January 31, 2019)
Visit the Broadcom site at the links provided above for definitive info (password required).
CM First Can Help
At CM First we upgrade many CA 2E and CA Plex customers each year, and have extensive experience with the upgrade process. We also have experience working with Broadcom support and licensing and can work with you on any questions you have there.

Any questions just send us a note to, or click the button below to contact an office or request a demo.

CM First Releases
CM WebClient 1.8.5 Limited support for 1.8.3
CM Matchpoint ALM 6.5, last supported 5.5
CM evolveIT10.6 , last supported 10.1
CM M3 2018 Edition
CA Plex 7.2.1 , last supported 7.2.1 (as of January 31, 2019)
→ Details can be found here at Broadcom (login required)
CA 2E 8.7 , last supported 8.7 (as of January 31, 2019)
→ Details can be found here at Broadcom (login required)
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