Tom Vogel – BMC Blogs BMC Software Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:44:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tom Vogel – BMC Blogs 32 32 How to spend up to 30% less on IBM MLC costs Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:12 +0000 As modern organizations take on the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation, their core technologies become critically important. This includes the mainframe, a platform that is processing more transactions than ever as business goes digital. But more volume can also mean more cost – which is old news to anyone with IBM Monthly License Charge […]]]> Learn How to Manage the Perfect Storm of Mainframe Cost Management (BMC Webinar) Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:31 +0000 We all know that mainframes are crucial in today’s large, complex IT environments. They drive the critical workloads and process the transactions that we depend on every day—from the grocery store ATM, to flight reservations, to auto registration renewals. Furthermore, the digital explosion is sending a flood of new work to mainframes. Each time you […]]]> Give Your Mainframe a Voice! The 13th Annual BMC Mainframe Research Survey Is Open! Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:39 +0000 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 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:20 +0000 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 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:59 +0000 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 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:29:51 +0000 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 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:04:31 +0000 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? Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:25:29 +0000 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 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:15:11 +0000 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 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:27:23 +0000 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 […]]]>