30 NOV 2014
Forrester Consulting: Capacity Management Benefits of the Cloud
To realize the full benefits of the cloud, you need to choose the right type of cloud for your needs and optimize the workloads you put there. In this commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of BMC, you will see that 93% of US and UK IT decision-makers surveyed consider capacity management important or very important to their cloud strategy.
23 OCT 2014
BMC - turnaround or more of the same?
Led by CEO Bob Beauchamp, BMC was taken off the stock market and into private ownership. Investors were chosen based on their long term vision: what Beauchamp did not want was an approach of drive revenues and then cash in rapidly. This has freed up BMC to take a new marketing approach. The focus is now on the user experience, with an understanding that mobility, hybrid private/public cloud systems and the business user are all important links in the new sales process.
22 OCT 2014
Quick Take: BMC Software – A New Company With A Well-Known Name
BMC held its global users’ conference at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, during the week of October 13, 2014. This was BMC’s first global users’ conference in seven years, and it attracted close to 1,000 clients, partners, and industry analysts. During the general session, BMC introduced its new branding, new general messaging, and a renewed focus on customer experience and success. The event was BMC’s message to its customers, partners, and analysts that it’s back.
17 OCT 2014
BMC Turnaround a Lesson in Corporate Leadership
Company turnarounds are a big part of what I cover. There's clearly a process that seems to work far better than others. Based on what I saw at BMC Engage, the first BMC conference this decade, and have learned over the last year of executive meetings, Bob Beauchamp and his team have done an impressive job. If it weren't for the fact that BMC plans to go public again – I can hear Michael Dell in my head, screaming, "Don't do it!" – I could easily say this turnaround is complete.
15 OCT 2014
BMC Engage Day 2: New Company, Old Name
The second day of a conference like this is for reflection on what we’ve learned and tying down the answers to questions from day one at BMC Engage. On this day we had a presentation from BMC’s CEO Bob Beauchamp followed by a panel of BMC partners. In many ways, BMC is mirroring Dell’s experience in going private (coincidentally, Dell was on stage earlier talking about how it was integrating with BMC’s tools) in that its leaders now seem to wonder why they didn’t take the company private years ago.
14 OCT 2014
BMC Engage: Defending IT in an Increasingly Digitized Cloud World
BMC is undergoing a transformation that, to a certain extent, mirrors the transformation that IT itself is undergoing. It is shifting from being a firm that was largely known for providing management services on mainframes to a firm that is enabling ever more socially engaged services across a variety of platforms, the cloud, and for users that are increasingly on a new class of mobile devices.
01 JUL 2014
BMC ADDM Goes Big
As IT infrastructures increase in scale, IT management systems must also scale and adapt to keep up with the expansion. IT Operations require fresh, accurate data to optimize their effectiveness, decisions and efforts in these increasingly dynamic environments. However, many IT staffs have had to make tradeoffs in the frequency of collecting its discovery data for the sake of balancing the enterprises’ needs of resources, costs and time. The latest release of BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM), version 10, is delivering capabilities to help IT address these challenges.
16 JUN 2014
Critical Capabilities for Configuration Management Database
In this report Gartner evaluates the CMDB capabilities specific to building and maintaining an accurate and current view of applications or IT services through manual modeling or autodiscovery. Read to find out why BMC Atrium CMDB receives the highest scores among rated solutions across all five evaluated use cases.
07 APR 2014
BMC streamlines job management to address the devops need for speed
BMC's Control-M batch job manager is one of the leading enterprise job managers in the industry. It is widely used by enterprises to schedule, run and orchestrate the regular computational processes needed to operate the business. After adding support for Hadoop in 2013, Control-M is continuing to modernize with the addition of Workload Change Manager, which aims to make creating and verifying batch jobs and workflows easier for developers. The goal, of course, is to help enterprises to speed up their cycle times, delivering software to production more frequently.
05 APR 2014
Control-M Workload Change Manager Automation delivers major savings in time and effort
BMC adds automated change and request management to workload batch processing with its Control-M Workload Change Manager. The intent is to resolve the inefficiencies and delays, primarily caused by errors in the change request paper work that is part of the manual process that most business have in place today. They found that 66% of job flow changes are directly related to application changes. To deal effectively with the challenges driven by the today’s Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud (SMAC) megatrends, IT must be able to develop and run operations more efficiently.
18 FEB 2014
BMC Reimagines IT: New IT, Mobile, Social and Apple-Like
One of the interesting things I observed over the last decade was how much better Apple support seemed to be from the standpoint of the user, compared to the kind of support most Windows users got. This had little to do with Microsoft or Apple and everything to do with how most of the IT shops I followed dealt with Apple users before BYOD became a craze. BMC has apparently taken the core concepts from this Apple support model and updated them with current thinking and technology to give everyone, even Apple users, a better IT experience. BMC is calling this new IT. I'm calling it revolutionary.