Bronna Shapiro

Bronna Shapiro

Bronna Shapiro has been involved in a variety of roles in the software industry ranging from systems programming to product and solutions marketing. At Candle Corporation (now a part of IBM) Bronna was in charge of product management for the operating system and subsystems solutions. At PROS, in Houston, TX, Bronna was the industry solution manager for high tech and led a team to determine the top pricing solutions that would benefit high tech manufacturing. Bronna graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Today, Bronna is the Lead Solutions Marketing Manager for MainView Systems Management at BMC Software.

The Network Troika – Security Availability and Performance

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2017 was a banner year when it came to security breaches, but not in a good way. It has been reputed that ransomware netted $2 billion, which is 50% higher than in 2016. Thus, security is top of mind for both businesses as well as consumers - and it applies to mainframes as well as to mobile computing. But this is not the only thing that keeps IT … [Read more...]

Good Enough Just Isn’t

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The oft said phrase, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” makes sense, at least on the surface. To be more specific, why would you replace your existing mainframe network monitor that you are familiar with and is “good enough”? The answer: given the importance of the network for the digital economy, good enough just won’t cut it. An efficient, … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Why You Need Intelligent Capping

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January 2018 will be here before you know it and that means two things: Monthly License Charge (MLC) costs from IBM for products such as IBM DB2, IMS, CICS and MQ will be going up again and these costs represent a major part of your mainframe budget. It’s a good time to think about how to save money with a Monthly License Charge (MLC) Cost … [Read more...]

Three Reasons Why Analytics Help Eliminate False Alarms

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Having to respond to false alarms can be very frustrating for mainframe IT. Your staff may not have the time or the expertise to set new thresholds when they’re needed. The thresholds that have previously been set up – perhaps many years ago — may be outdated and inaccurate. This can cause IT to waste time and effort in tracking down alerts only to … [Read more...]

Five Essentials for Proactive Automated Mainframe Operations

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Ingredients matter, whether it’s related to pizza or automated operations. I know that pizza and automated operations don’t sound like they go together, but read on and you’ll discover the connection in this relationship and the importance of having the right ingredients for a successful experience – whether it pertains to food or to mainframe … [Read more...]

Mainframe Automation Leads to Availability

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Everyone talks about automation these days. In a 2017 survey of 1200 mainframe professionals, executives say improving availability and addressing skills issues are top priorities. We all know systems management is becoming much more complicated. In this survey, 69% of the respondents say they are experiencing increasing transaction and data … [Read more...]

SHARE Providence – A Great Experience

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SHARE Providence (#SHAREpvd) was amazing for so many reasons: 500+ technical sessions including hot topics like DevOps, Big Data, mobile, cloud and security 800+ attendees whose viewpoints and knowledge made for thought provoking conversations Numerous TechTalks including one on SOA and the mainframe– check out a white paper that shows … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Your Modern Mainframe

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A variety of challenges impact mainframe systems management and are driving companies to look for ways to meet the ever-increasing demands, speed, and complexity of digital business. IT budgets are tight. Skilled mainframe experts are retiring at a rapid rate and the solutions you use must meet the needs of a new generation of mainframe … [Read more...]