Bronna Shapiro – BMC Blogs BMC Software Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bronna Shapiro – BMC Blogs 32 32 The Network Troika – Security Availability and Performance Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:37 +0000 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 […]]]> Good Enough Just Isn’t Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:08 +0000 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 […]]]> 4 Reasons Why You Need Intelligent Capping Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:43 +0000 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 […]]]> Three Reasons Why Analytics Help Eliminate False Alarms Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:57:56 +0000 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 The thresholds that have previously been set up – perhaps many years ago — may be outdated and inaccurate.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 […]]]> Five Essentials for Proactive Automated Mainframe Operations Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:59:00 +0000 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 […]]]> Mainframe Automation Leads to Availability Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:11 +0000 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 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:30:20 +0000 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 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:00:09 +0000 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 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:24:08 +0000 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 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:45:36 +0000 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 […]]]>