David Schipper – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:31:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png David Schipper – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 Customer Experience: The Incredible Shrinking Outage https://www.bmc.com/blogs/customer-experience-the-incredible-shrinking-outage/ Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:45 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12032 Take a small outage and make it smaller. IMS is used to manage high volume, high availability transaction environments that involve everything from package tracking, to online banking, to airline reservation systems, and even health care management. Common to these systems: if the data is not available, critical processing stops. Something you never want to […]]]> Sharing Best Practice: IMS Availability During Change https://www.bmc.com/blogs/sharing-best-practice-ims-availability-during-change/ Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:36:50 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11127 The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change”. He wasn’t directly referencing IMS databases, but he might just as well have been. You are being asked to convert from VSAM to OSAM; add a dataset group, secondary index, compression, segment, new randomizer; now convert to HALDB and make some fixed […]]]> Understanding Mainframe MLC Software Pricing is No Easy Task https://www.bmc.com/blogs/understanding-mainframe-mlc-software-pricing-no-easy-task/ Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:02:18 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9667 As a mainframe professional who is responsible for optimizing the systems, data, and costs of your company’s mainframe, you know how complex things can be. Sorting out how to reduce costs can be cumbersome, exceptionally so, if your team is unfamiliar with the inner workings of how the cost of monthly license charge (MLC) software […]]]> Where You Put IMS, CICS, and DB2 Can Reduce Mainframe Costs https://www.bmc.com/blogs/put-ims-cics-db2-can-reduce-mainframe-costs/ Fri, 11 Mar 2016 01:01:28 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9212 The old adage, “A place for everything, everything in its place,” can take on a new meaning when it applies subsystems. Why? Because mainframe subsystems that you rely on to support critical business and drive the digital enterprise —  like IMS, DB2, and CICS —  are charged based on where they are placed, rather than […]]]>