Jay Lipovich – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:40:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png Jay Lipovich – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 Capping challenged on your mainframe? Why BMC MainView customers have it easy http://www.bmc.com/blogs/capping-challenged-mainframe-bmc-mainview-customers-easy/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 04:46:45 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9927 What do hundreds of mainframe sites who use BMC MainView systems management have that makes capping effective and efficient?  The answer is – MainView itself. While the old adage goes “familiarity breeds contempt,” familiarity more often breeds comfort.  Familiarity – whether in IT systems management or in personal relationships – delivers striking benefits, including the […]]]> Five Myths of Mainframe Capping http://www.bmc.com/blogs/five-myths-mainframe-capping/ Fri, 04 Nov 2016 05:29:27 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9895 The mainframe operating system provides a mechanism that IT can use to limit the amount of resources that workloads use, and limit exposure to excessive IBM Monthly License Charge (MLC) costs. Defined Capacity, or capping, can be set at specific levels by IT, but the consequence is that when work reaches the cap, the operating […]]]> Jiving with Java 4: Java™ is in the House and Playing Nice http://www.bmc.com/blogs/jiving-java-4-java-house-playing-nice/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:59:21 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9866 As discussed in Jiving with Java 1, 2 and 3, Java offers agility and faster time to market while lowering mainframe costs. IT need to evolve their monitoring practices and tools to include Java on z. Without integrated monitoring that includes Java Environments, it is only a matter of time before Java applications will cause […]]]> Jiving with Java™ 3: Full Disclosure! http://www.bmc.com/blogs/jiving-java-3-full-disclosure/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 01:01:25 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9808 In two previous blogs I examined the state of Java on the mainframe and explored some of the reasons organizations are adopting Java on z.  This blog drills into the challenges IT faces managing Java on the mainframe infrastructure. Conflict between Systems Management and Java Operation To understand the potential impact of Java, let’s begin […]]]> Jiving with Java 2: BFF Java and the Mainframe http://www.bmc.com/blogs/jiving-java-2-bff-java-mainframe/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:35:41 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9783 The BMC 2016 Annual Mainframe Research of over 1200 mainframe professionals revealed that fifty percent of respondents are running Java on the mainframe in production, and two-thirds of those running Java indicated its use has grown over the past two years (read my previous blog). So what is driving organizations to turn to a “modern” […]]]> Jiving with Java 1: IT Says Java on z is on the Rise http://www.bmc.com/blogs/jiving-java-1-says-java-z-rise/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:44:46 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9740 The perennial refrain of “the mainframe is dead” couldn’t be further from the truth, as confirmed by the BMC 2016 Annual Mainframe Research of over 1200 mainframe professionals.  Approximately 90% of respondents said the mainframe is a viable platform for the future (have said so for the last 11 years).  In fact, Java on z […]]]> Is Your Organization a Digital Enterprise? Take the Test http://www.bmc.com/blogs/organization-digital-enterprise-take-test/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:23:55 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9580 In a recent seminar on mainframe systems management, attendees were asked if they worked for a digital enterprise.  Almost no one raised their hand.  Attendees worked for some of the most traditional industries – banks, insurance, telecoms, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and government – and all used mainframes as a key part of their IT operation. […]]]> Java – The Oregano in your Mainframe Garden http://www.bmc.com/blogs/java-oregano-mainframe-garden/ Mon, 02 May 2016 15:20:11 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9361 It’s no surprise that the explosive growth of the digital economy is driving more mainframe organizations to develop Java applications. With consumer demand for instant service, always-available, high-performing applications, 93% of mainframe organizations surveyed by BMC said Java usage is growing or steady. In fact, many of the new applications are now being written in […]]]> Mainframe Cost Reduction 101 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/mainframe-cost-reduction-101/ http://www.bmc.com/blogs/mainframe-cost-reduction-101/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:20:26 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=8818 Lower your mainframe MLC costs and fund IT innovation projects instead. It’s such an exciting time to be in IT. New technologies and usage models demand that companies transform the way they deliver services to drive success in the digital enterprise. Think about it. Social platforms expand collaboration. Mobility provides unprecedented flexibility. Cloud computing increases […]]]> http://www.bmc.com/blogs/mainframe-cost-reduction-101/feed/ 1 What Will the Apple Watch Mean for Your IBM Mainframe? http://www.bmc.com/blogs/what-will-the-apple-watch-mean-for-your-ibm-mainframe/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:02:52 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=8544 Are you working for a digital enterprise?  Before answering, you might ask, “What is a digital service?” Here is a definition developed through conversations with businesses, government organizations, thought leaders and industry analysts: “Digital services are mobile-first applications that are intuitive and intelligent, bringing contextual information to people based on who they are, where they […]]]>