Tom Vogel – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Fri, 25 May 2018 09:14:43 +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 Give Your Mainframe a Voice! The 13th Annual BMC Mainframe Research Survey Is Open! http://www.bmc.com/blogs/give-your-mainframe-a-voice-the-13th-annual-bmc-mainframe-research-survey-is-open/ Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:39 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12269 Are you a mainframe executive or professional who wants to influence the future of the mainframe? On May 16, BMC launched its 13th Annual Mainframe Research Survey. This survey is the largest of its kind, reporting on some of the most important mainframe usage trends, perspectives on the future, and demographics. See last year’s 2017 […]]]> 3 Secrets to Driving Mainframe Success in 2018 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/3-secrets-to-driving-mainframe-success-in-2018/ Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:20 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12027 Avoid the big tax payment due. It’s tax season, and we’re all trying to optimize to ensure we don’t get hit with a big bill at the end of another year. If you’re like me, I try to aim for the big zero—meaning I don’t owe a large sum in April, but I also don’t […]]]> SHARE Sacramento Will Strengthen Mainframe Community http://www.bmc.com/blogs/share-sacramento-will-strengthen-mainframe-community/ Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:59 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11983 Congratulations and a warm welcome to all of the mainframe professionals coming to Sacramento, California during the week of March 12th. The always insightful SHARE winter conference will be showcasing strong innovation and partnerships that help mainframe organizations maximize the value of their mainframe. This year, BMC will be providing educational sessions and proudly displaying […]]]> The Global Economy Runs Fast – and IMS Continues To Manage It http://www.bmc.com/blogs/the-global-economy-runs-fast-and-ims-continues-to-manage-it/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:29:51 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11693 Here we are in 2018. The digital economy has grown into quite a phenomenon. Do you ever step back and ask yourself “How did we get here so fast?” The rate of change is incredible. As cited in the most recent BMC mainframe research, 45% are experiencing higher rates of application changes year-over-year. We can […]]]> 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 […]]]>