Bronna Shapiro – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:04:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png Bronna Shapiro – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 Mainframe Automation Leads to Availability http://www.bmc.com/blogs/mainframe-automation-leads-to-availability/ Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:11 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11290 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 volumes as well as volatility […]]]> Mainframe Automation and Analytics – A Prescription to Control Your Budget and Sanity http://www.bmc.com/blogs/mainframe-automation-and-analytics-a-prescription-to-control-your-budget-and-sanity/ Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:30:20 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11196 If your mainframe organization is like those in most enterprises, here’s what you may be experiencing this time of year. Your company recently got a notice from IBM that your company’s monthly Mainframe License Charge (MLC) costs will go up another 4% in January – and those charges represent about 30% of a typical mainframe […]]]> SHARE Providence – A Great Experience http://www.bmc.com/blogs/share-providence-a-great-experience/ Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:00:09 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11087 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 you how to realize its’ […]]]> SHARE, the Mainframe and Providence, RI – Embracing the Digital World http://www.bmc.com/blogs/share-the-mainframe-and-providence-ri-embracing-the-digital-world/ Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:24:08 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10945 SHARE will be held in historic Providence, RI August 6 – 11 2017. The world has changed significantly since Providence was founded in 1636 and its economy revolved around industry. Today, this vibrant city’s lifeblood is based on educational resources and the arts community.  Over the mainframes’ history, it too has undergone changes and one […]]]> Five Tips for Your Modern Mainframe http://www.bmc.com/blogs/five-tips-modern-mainframe/ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:45:36 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10723 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 […]]]> Discover a Dynamic Approach to Mainframe Systems Management http://www.bmc.com/blogs/discover-dynamic-approach-mainframe-systems-management/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:25:34 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10353 According to Pew Research, about 4 in 10 U.S. adults have expressed their feelings on social media platforms – like Facebook and Twitter – about the products and experiences they received from companies. About 86% have done so after a positive experience and 77% after a negative one.1 Social media impacts purchasing decisions. If your […]]]> What Digital Change Means for the Mainframe http://www.bmc.com/blogs/digital-change-means-mainframe/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:41 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10288 Almost every job interview I have had in my mainframe career included being asked “How do you embrace and handle change?”.  The answer, if I wanted to be considered for the position, was typically something along the lines of “Change is a constant and I embrace it.  I strive to be an agent of positive […]]]> Do You Know the Way to San Jose SHARE? http://www.bmc.com/blogs/know-way-san-jose-share/ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:53:44 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10221 For some reason, I cannot get the tune out of my head.  Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and sung beautifully by Dionne Warwick.  Are you going to be at SHARE San Jose 2017 on March 5-10? We would enjoy talking with you while you are at the conference.   I promise there will no […]]]> What’s in your Digital Toolbox? http://www.bmc.com/blogs/whats-digital-toolbox/ Thu, 05 Jan 2017 01:41:07 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10022 The other day I heard the sounds of an unhappy frustrated husband stomping around his workshop searching for the right tools to work on a pretty complicated and time consuming ‘honey-do’ project – with a short timeline. Tool boxes were open and slammed shut, a variety of power tools were shuffled around. A half an […]]]> Is Your House Smarter than Your Mainframe? http://www.bmc.com/blogs/smart-home-combined-something-convey-systems-management/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:56:37 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9818 Is Your House Smarter than Your Mainframe? Smart homes, which use whole home automation, are decades ahead of their early predecessors — basic security alarms. That’s because they can manage the entire home, instead of just monitoring it. This capability is similar to how using highly intelligent systems management for digital business delivers so much […]]]>