Tom Geva

Tom Geva

Tom Geva is an IT Workload Automation expert. Tom served as a Control-M product manager for more than 10 years and was responsible for translating the workload automation market requirements gathered from customers and analysts into product and business strategies, roadmap and specifications. Tom is deeply involved in the development process of all the Control-M releases. As a Sr. Solution Marketing Manager he frequently speaks in conferences and workload automation events. Tom holds 19 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining BMC Software in 2001, Tom spent 4 years as a production control manager in the Israeli Defense Force and was responsible for workload automation and mainframe education services.

Workload Automation: Predicting Trends in 2016

In January 2014, I published a workload automation trends prediction for 2014 blog primarily focused on the impact of Gartner’s “Nexus of Forces.” These forces are often referred to as SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud), widely recognized as the disruptive technologies driving the consumerization and industrialization “mega trends.” In … [Read more...]

Deliver Big Data Applications Faster

Big Data is driving big change. Are you able to deliver applications as fast as the business demands? The list of services you provide and support grows larger by the day. Big Data related technologies will play a critical role in many of those services. Much of the processing that happens in Big Data is batch related, but built in tools for … [Read more...]

5 Ways BMC Control-M for SAP is Your Game Changer

Join the BMC Control-M team at the SAP TechEd && d-code event in Las Vegas - October 21st to 24th. Long gone are the days when you could write an app once and run it for a decade. Today’s IT leaders understand they are the drivers of business innovation. Stop by booth 116 to see and let our experts show you five ways (and more) how … [Read more...]

Workload Automation: Predicting Trends in 2014

During 2013, four converging technologies that are disrupting almost every business and market today have been acknowledged by the IT industry. Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) are also referred to by Gartner as the “Nexus of Forces”. When we talk about SMAC in our BMC Exchange events, we often break it down into two “Mega … [Read more...]

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time…

…Plans that either come to naught, or half a page of scribbled lines… The words of Pink Floyd’s ‘time’ are ageless, and likely that you can relate to them (or at least to specific sentences) no matter how old you are or what stage in life you are in. Challenges we faced ten years ago might be behind us but we still run and run to catch up with … [Read more...]

All inclusive plus tax. Deluxe.

You have a new script developed and ready to be automated as part of a bigger business flow. What are the next steps? Create a new job definition, and point it to the script location. Use your company naming convention standard for the job, application and other categorization attributes. Specify the OS account that will be used to execute … [Read more...]

Can You Ride an Elephant?

Big Data, Big Data, Big Data. Is that just another passing buzzword or is it here to stay? What does it really mean? Is my data big enough to be managed by Big Data technologies? Those are questions that many of us ask these days and there’s a good reason for that. Just like the early days of cloud computing, when every one of us had a different … [Read more...]

Big Data, Big Team: The Making of Control-M for Hadoop

In July 2012 I participated in a BMC Big Data Summit that took place in BMC headquarters in Houston, Texas. I met architects from many of the BMC product lines and we discussed Hadoop and Big Data opportunities along with customers use cases, challenges and needs (I’ve described some of the Workload Automation use cases before in an article … [Read more...]

You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes… (2/2)

In the previous post I talked about the analysts perspective, about identifying the best vendor and about localized needs. What other aspects should you consider when evaluating workload automation solutions?  Operator, I need an exit!  Fast! Now let’s talk about support. There is no doubt that such a mission critical element of your business … [Read more...]

You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes… (1/2)

Why I wrote this post Before I started this blog I made a list of topics I would like to write about and the question of how to choose the best workload automation product seems like the perfect one to start with. What are the aspects you should take into consideration when evaluating a workload automation product and how to decrease the chances … [Read more...]