Donald Pate – BMC Blogs BMC Software Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:10:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Donald Pate – BMC Blogs 32 32 What is on Your Mainframe Wish List? Mon, 23 May 2016 22:32:02 +0000 If you had 3 wishes… how would you use them to improve your IBM mainframe environment? Each year, IBM mainframe customers have the chance to answer this question in the BMC Software Annual Mainframe Survey. BMC was founded on the principle of asking smart customers this question, listening to their answers, and then feeding that […]]]> A Mainframe MLC Cost Management Maturity Model — 5 Steps to Reducing Costs Fri, 20 May 2016 01:01:36 +0000 The journey of helping customers reduce mainframe costs began for BMC about five years ago, when we asked our customers how we could help them meet their future needs. The response was loud and clear; customers’ biggest mainframe challenge isn’t technical – instead, it’s all about reducing costs. Here’s the dichotomy. The mainframe continues to […]]]> How to Find Your ‘Best Friend’ When it Comes to Mainframe MLC Savings Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:25:44 +0000 Do You Believe in the Expression: “If You Want a Friend, Get a Dog?” I do. His name is Sam, but my dog Sam isn’t the “friend in the room” that many of my customers really need. The new best friend that they’re searching for is someone who can help them significantly reduce the cost of […]]]> Do you believe in “free puppies”? Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:00:43 +0000 I remember one day when my kids saw a large sign on the side of the road that said “Free Puppies,” which meant, of course, we needed to take at least two of them home with us. One puppy each, right? What the kids didn’t realize was this: although the initial price of the puppy was free, […]]]> 3 Wicked MLC Moves to Reduce Your Mainframe Costs Fri, 11 Sep 2015 13:00:21 +0000 According to our annual survey, for the last five years mainframe executives have reported that their number one need is to reduce the cost of mainframe—the business-critical ruler of their world. And, for most of them, this means that they need to find ways to specifically reduce the cost of the unique mainframe software products that only IBM […]]]> 2