Bill Miller – BMC Blogs BMC Software Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:44:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bill Miller – BMC Blogs 32 32 Modernizing the Mainframe for a Bright Future Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:45:37 +0000 As organizations double down on digital transformation, the mainframe has emerged as an important tool in the eyes of technology professionals and company leaders. The newly released BMC Annual Mainframe Survey found that these professionals value the strengths of the mainframe platform and in fact, have the highest confidence levels in 13 years. The research […]]]> Pervasive Encryption: Take advantage of powerful security with no disruption to your customers Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:56 +0000 Coming up with strategies to protect data and meet security regulations is getting to be more challenging and complex. The modes of attack are more sophisticated, they seem to occur more regularly, and they can be costly and time-consuming to recover. For example, last July shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk was hit by a cyberattack that […]]]> AIOps – Improving IT Operations Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:20 +0000 When you get down to it, Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) is about embracing emerging technology to improve IT Operations. The technology is new, powerful, and can do VERY impressive work. In its most basic form, AIOps represents technologies targeted at making IT Operations run as smoothly as possible. It is a new twist […]]]> Change Your Thinking, Change The Game – A Shift In Approaching The Mainframe Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:19 +0000 For several years now, folks have been concerned about much the same topics regarding the mainframe – resources, a retiring workforce, integration with application development, availability, etc. In fact, in our Annual Mainframe Survey we see the following top 4 priorities surface in varying order year after year: Cost Reduction/Optimization Data Privacy/Compliance/Security Application Availability Application […]]]> Shedding Light on the Mainframe Skills Gap Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:46:14 +0000 Mainframe managers are worried – they are staring at a significant skills shortfall that will hit them in the next few years if it isn’t already presenting problems. The experienced technical personnel who manage and maintain the Mainframe and keep our critical business functions running 24 x 7 are getting older and retiring. While this […]]]> The 3 P’s of GDPR Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:45:44 +0000 Much is being said and written about GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, which will go into effect in our near future – May 2018. As a reminder, GDPR is the stringent Data Protection Regulation put forth by the European Union Parliament in the aims of better protecting its citizens. Although it originated in the […]]]> The Z14 – Innovation and Trust on the Mainframe Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:00:51 +0000 Recently, IBM announced the release of the Z14 machine, marking yet another level of innovation on the Mainframe. In my mind, this is a testament to the ongoing vibrancy and relevance of the Mainframe as the platform for the digital age. To handle the demands of today and the requirements around 24×7 availability, performance, and […]]]> Where’s the Ops in Dev Ops? Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:30:30 +0000 Trying to take advantage of great Development without equally strong Operations is something like trying to row a boat on dry land. These days, there’s a tendency to overemphasize the Dev side of DevOps with folks simply expecting that the Ops side will be handled as efficiently and pretty much take care of itself. This […]]]>