John McKenny

John McKenny

As Vice President of Marketing and Customer Support of ZSolutions Optimization for BMC Software, John leads the go-to-market strategy and customer success teams for mainframe solutions. Prior to joining BMC in 1995, he spent 15 years in various IT technical, management, and consulting roles in the transportation and insurance industries.

IBM just issued another MLC price increase. We have a mitigation plan. Do you?

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At BMC, we were not surprised to see another 4% MLC price increase from IBM, which takes effect in January. Granted, BMC is an IBM Business Partner, but IBM MLC costs are a significant portion of our mainframe budget, just like every other mainframe customer. We’re not happy about it, so we have a plan to manage MLC costs. BMC has forged a path by … [Read more...]

Accelerating Code Delivery on the Mainframe

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In today’s dynamic markets, businesses must move quickly to keep up with the competition—and to fulfill customers’ relentlessly rising expectations. And because so much business today is done digitally, “moving fast” is often simply another way of saying “accelerating the delivery of fresh code into production.” After all, most new business … [Read more...]

BMC Mainframe Survey Insights #2: Perception is Reality

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This is the second in a five-blog series that covers key insights from BMC’s 11th Annual Mainframe Survey of over 1,200 executives and IT professionals. In this edition of my mainframe survey results blog series, we’ll dive into the topic of perception versus reality in regards to the mainframe and its future. Briefly put, when it comes to today’s … [Read more...]

Two Paths to a Better Mainframe

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We live in a fascinating time. New mobile transactions are increasing at an exponential pace. Our beloved mainframes are making this all possible – without them, the transactions would not process at the pace we expect, would not be as secure as we need them to be, and costs would be prohibitive. But many of the new transactions that your mainframe … [Read more...]

When Java Meets Uber

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What makes Uber really appealing is that you can click on the app and request services at a moment’s notice.  When you use Uber you can see where the car is, when it’s on the way, and know – down to the minute – when the car will arrive. The Uber app even displays the vehicle’s license plate, type and color of car, and the name of the driver so … [Read more...]