Tom Vogel – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:21:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png Tom Vogel – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 The Mainframe Survey Tells Us About Who We Are http://www.bmc.com/blogs/the-mainframe-survey-tells-us-about-who-we-are/ Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:04:31 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11404 The results from this year’s BMC annual mainframe survey are available, and they reveal some very interesting insights about our community and attitudes toward the platform. First, it’s obvious that the mainframe continues to grow – hosting more data, transactions, and databases again this year. And 91% of the respondents said that the mainframe is […]]]> Is Digital Business Helping Your Customers and Killing Your Budget? http://www.bmc.com/blogs/is-digital-business-helping-your-customers-and-killing-your-budget/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:25:29 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11240 Keeping up with the demands of today’s digital business isn’t easy. Customers and employees are looking for a great customer experience every time. New applications are rolling out. The pressure to lower operational costs is ever present. And the data just keeps on coming. And then comes—your mainframe monthly license charge (MLC) invoice. Is the […]]]> 4 Reasons You Need a Mainframe Cost Analyzer Solution http://www.bmc.com/blogs/4-reasons-you-need-a-mainframe-cost-analyzer-solution/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:15:11 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11239 The most successful organizations across all industries are leveraging the mainframe for digital business. Mainframe digital business leaders are gathering and analyzing data to drive business value and financial performance. You might be surprised at the many ways that a predictive analytics tool for the mainframe could help you gain valuable insight into what can […]]]> Two Secrets to Success in Managing Mainframe MLC Costs http://www.bmc.com/blogs/two-secrets-success-managing-mainframe-mlc-costs/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:27:23 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10874 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 […]]]> IMS Still Rules the World – and Digital Business http://www.bmc.com/blogs/ims-still-rules-world-digital-business/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:52:18 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10758 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 DB) […]]]> Take Part in Forging Mainframe History – Your Experience and Knowledge Is Needed in the 12th Annual Mainframe Survey http://www.bmc.com/blogs/take-part-forging-mainframe-history-experience-knowledge-needed-12th-annual-mainframe-survey/ Tue, 23 May 2017 07:30:16 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10577 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 […]]]> Simple Complexity: Understanding MLC Cost Calculations Can Save You Money http://www.bmc.com/blogs/simple-complexity-understanding-mlc-cost-calculations-can-save-money/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:34 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10314 Mainframe MLC pricing can be complex. The reason lies in the fact that the pricing models have evolved over many years. Different customers have various needs, and with those needs come new ways of handling how software is charged. As you know, MLC pricing models are high in number, with new models being introduced quite […]]]> How companies are managing the mainframe with a new generation of professionals http://www.bmc.com/blogs/companies-managing-mainframe-new-generation-professionals/ Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:30:08 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10107 Flash forward to 2021. Nearly all your experienced mainframe experts have retired. Yet the mainframe is still going strong (89% of the respondents in BMC’s 2016 annual mainframe survey1 of executives and technical professionals consider it to be a long-term, strategic platform for growth). Businesses are continuing to innovate on the mainframe to gain a […]]]> Subsystem Placement and the Ultimate Workout for the Mainframe http://www.bmc.com/blogs/subsystem-placement-ultimate-workout-mainframe/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:30:48 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9963 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 […]]]> Demystify Mainframe Monthly License Charge (MLC) Costs with a Structured Approach http://www.bmc.com/blogs/demystify-mainframe-monthly-license-charge-mlc-costs-structured-approach/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 06:24:09 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9878 IT budgets are tight and the pressure is on to reduce mainframe costs, but where do you even begin? Since IBM® mainframe Monthly License Charge (MLC) software costs can represent more than 30% of a typical mainframe budget, anything you can do to reduce those costs – while still meeting the demands of digital business […]]]>