Bronna Shapiro – BMC Blogs BMC Software Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:44:53 +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 […]]]> 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 […]]]> Discover a Dynamic Approach to Mainframe Systems Management Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:25:34 +0000 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 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:41 +0000 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 […]]]> What’s in your Digital Toolbox? Thu, 05 Jan 2017 01:41:07 +0000 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 […]]]> The sky is the limit with a single system image to manage your mainframe environments Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:23:02 +0000 In many ways, the most effective systems management solution is like an aircraft traffic controller. Here’s why. The controller must have the visibility to provide a safe, orderly flow of traffic through an assigned area and communicate precisely what’s going on to the pilots. With the most effective view, the controller can identify and address […]]]>