Tom Vogel

Tom Vogel

Tom Vogel has enjoyed 25 years in the software industry, in various technical, marketing, and business development roles. At IBM Corporation, Tom managed product launches for various database products on all platforms. Previously, Tom managed the marketing and communications for a host of middleware software packages, such as OpenTV interactive TV software. At Automation Anywhere in San Jose, Tom was the Director of the ERP Business, managing Business Development and Marketing for the company's rapidly growing ERP process automation and testing automation solutions. Tom is experienced in building customer and partner relationships, and has an MBA from Santa Clara University. Today, Tom is the Lead Solutions Marketing Manager for innovative mainframe cost optimization and data management offerings at BMC Software.

Two Secrets to Success in Managing Mainframe MLC Costs

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Mainframe Monthly License Charge (MLC) software costs are a fact of life in the mainframe world. Some bills can reach well over $1 million per month. It’s worth it because of the amazing reliability, security, and performance that DB2, IMS, CICS, and other MLC software provides to our critical global businesses. But each year, the pricing is … [Read more...]

IMS Still Rules the World – and Digital Business

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Is your company running IMS? If so, you know how valuable and dependable it has always been. IMS is the critical backbone of some of the largest systems for major financial, transportation, and government entities and customer end-user applications - like ATM machines and airline reservation systems. Whether you’re running the database side (IMS … [Read more...]

Take Part in Forging Mainframe History – Your Experience and Knowledge Is Needed in the 12th Annual Mainframe Survey

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Are you a mainframe executive or professional who wants to influence the next era of mainframe technology? On May 18th, BMC launched its 12th Annual Mainframe Research Survey. This survey is one of the largest in the industry, reporting on some of the most important mainframe usage trends. This year, we hope to get more than 1,500 mainframe … [Read more...]

Subsystem Placement and the Ultimate Workout for the Mainframe

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In many ways, the things that motivate mainframe teams to optimize subsystem placement are analogous to many of the reasons why people exercise and focus on a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise can make you stronger, more flexible, improve balance and stability, and do much more to help you achieve better overall health, which can enhance your … [Read more...]

Shared Savings – The Single Best Way to Acquire Mainframe Software

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Today’s digital economy and turbulent climate of change is creating more challenges than we’ve ever seen. The perfect storm of rising customer demand  for access to your applications is colliding head-on with tighter resource constraints and rising costs. How can mainframe IT shops become more efficient and increase productivity without new tools … [Read more...]

Avoid Common Mistakes that Drive Up Mainframe MLC Costs

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Summer is here and the year is almost half over. If you haven’t already, it’s a good time to re-examine your IT budget and see how it looks through 2016 and beyond. Because mainframe Monthly License Charge (MLC) costs represent about one-third of the typical mainframe budget, think about how much you can save by managing them more effectively. MLC … [Read more...]