Comments on: 3 Wicked MLC Moves to Reduce Your Mainframe Costs BMC Software Tue, 03 Nov 2015 23:59:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Brenda Christie Fri, 11 Sep 2015 20:46:00 +0000 I agree — it is a great post. It takes a similar approach to a “Reducing Mainframe MLC” post which appeared on ITPRISMTIME this past February. That post also recommends using BMC’s Subsystem Optimizer software as a means to reduce MLC. With so much money on the line, companies need to adopt and execute on a strategy that includes all the tools available to reduce costs associated with mainframe while delivering everything the world has come to expect from a mainframe. Your 3 Wicked MLC Moves gives them 3 more tools to add to their arsenal. Well done!

By: Christopher O'Malley Fri, 11 Sep 2015 19:03:00 +0000 Hey Don,

Great post!

The mainframe is, without a doubt, the world’s greatest business compute platform for workloads requiring HIGH volumes, performance, reliability, scalability, security, resource efficiency, and LOW total cost of ownership. That’s not to say that “wickedly” savvy IT organizations can’t be “wickedly” good at wringing out even greater economic gain from the awesome mainframe platform.

As you so eloquently explain in your post, “Wickedly”managing IT costs begins with majoring in the majors and, in the case of mainframe TCO, the major is IBM’s MLC costs. In addition to your points above, for most mainframe customers, IBM’s MLC costs are double their entire mainframe ISV costs combined. “Wickedly” attuned CIOs understand the opportunity to be gained through the on-going discipline of “wicked” MLC cost management within their IT operational effectiveness plans.

Compuware is a “wickedly” proud partner with BMC in this highly collaborative effort to help customers optimize their mainframe investment dollars.

Best regards,