Robin Reddick

Robin Reddick

Robin is a senior solutions marketing manager at BMC. She has a breadth of expertise in IT operations, security, compliance, and mainframe with over 30 years in the industry.

Digital Services: How Important Is the Need for Speed?

How important is the need for speed?

High-frequency trading (HFT) has become an interesting and controversial topic of discussion. And it’s a great example of how speed and agility are required for a competitive advantage in today’s digital economy. High-frequency trading is reliant entirely on computing speed with millions of dollars of daily revenue dependent on microseconds (a … [Read more...]

Deflating the Football by 2 PSI — Is It Really an Advantage?

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The National Football League (NFL) is buzzing with accusations about the New England Patriots reducing the PSI – pounds per square inch -- of the footballs used in their recent game against the Indianapolis Colts.   Why does anyone care?  There is plenty of speculation that a reduction in PSI gave the Patriots a competitive advantage against the … [Read more...]

Everyone Has a Story – What’s Yours?

Every Control-M user has a story to share that others can learn from.  There are plenty of tips, advice, and knowledge shared in the Control-M and Workload Automation Communities.  Why not share your particular experience and knowledge with your Control-M peers and wanna-be Control-m users at the upcoming BMC Engage.    BMC … [Read more...]

Big Data and Other Mega Trends

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Big Data is a mega trend that is changing how data centers and businesses operate.  It is being influenced by other technology mega trends -- like Cloud and Mobile.  Shamoun Murtza, the CTO for financial services at BMC Software, has been researching how big data affects organizations -- and how big data is impacted by other technology megatrends.  … [Read more...]

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

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If you are like many millions of folks around the globe, you are making a New Year’s resolution today.  And like most (I am sorry to report), you will more than likely fail in fulfilling your resolution.  As we forge into the New Year, we make promises about eating better, exercising more, and living healthier lifestyles – but only 8% of the … [Read more...]

It Pays to Stick with a Winner

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Is change good or bad?  You never know.  But what we do know is that whenever there is a change – everyone wants to analyze why it happened and what it means.  BMC is going through a change – from being a public company to a private company.  And, of course, there is plenty of speculation as to why and what the … [Read more...]

Back to the Future with Hadoop and Big Data

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IT is going through a cycle of innovation once again as organizations adopt Big Data.  And Hadoop is the technology that is enabling this.  It has been a long time since IT has offered business a competitive advantage – and big data is changing that.   What Was In 2004, Nicholas G. Carr wrote the book, Does IT Matter?  … [Read more...]

Do You Follow ITIL Practices?

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Tom Glass has worked with workload automation solutions for 27 years – both as a user of workload automation solutions in IT Operations and as a vendor representative helping organizations evaluate and implement workload automation solutions.   The information in this blog is from a paper Tom has written to explain how the concepts … [Read more...]

Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Workload Automation

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The 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant has named BMC Software a leader in Workload Automation, placed in the top position for the ability to execute and completeness of vision. BMC white paper: Workload Automation: Accelerate Digital Services Delivery Download The Workload Automation Report › The Gartner report is no longer … [Read more...]

Empowering Your Users – It’s Good Business

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There has been much discussion about aligning IT and the business over the last several years.  Companies have stopped talking about this and are now doing it (thank goodness!).  And they are using self-service apps to make it happen.   Unum, one of the world’s leading benefits providers, has implemented Control-M Self … [Read more...]