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...]

Don’t Get Burned: Why Summer is the Time for Mainframe Cost Analysis

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Summer is here and it’s all about soaking up the sun. Even though we are advised to wear sunscreen every day, we have all tried to push our luck. Everyone has felt the sting of a bad sunburn and the instant, yet fleeting, relief of aloe vera on your skin. It all could’ve been avoided if only you’d applied sunscreen before stepping outside. Even … [Read more...]

Baseball and the Art of MLC Cost Management

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It’s baseball season again – a time to watch your favorite teams and players compete. When each pro player is coming to bat, the scoreboard displays batting statistics to give you more insight into the player’s history and performance. Players can’t hide from the numbers. Metrics and predictability matter – both in baseball and in managing costs on … [Read more...]

Take Part in Forging Mainframe History

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Your Experience and Knowledge is Needed in the 11th Annual Mainframe Survey Big Iron Customers Can Take the Survey until June 6th Are you a mainframe executive or professional who wants to influence the next era of mainframe technology? On May 24th BMC launched its 11th Annual Mainframe Research Survey. This survey is one of the largest in … [Read more...]

The Mainframe as a Maestro

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If you’ve ever watched a maestro guide musicians through a performance, you can appreciate how the timing of their individual actions blend to create an amazing, powerful experience. Without the maestro as a guide, the instruments would not be in sync and the sounds would be chaotic instead of melodic. The audience would lose interest and likely … [Read more...]

Forrester: Mainframe MLC Cost Reduction is a Digital Economy Priority

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You know that the digital economy is truly exploding when you read about the proliferation of digital detox activities to train people to put down their electronic devices – even if it’s just for a short time – and stay present. Still, the digital economy isn’t going to slow down. And because the mainframe is at the heart of digital business, … [Read more...]

Go Digital or Go Extinct

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When you look at the stats on how fast digital transactions are increasing you can’t help but be amazed at their explosive rate of growth. The numbers tell the story. Did you know that in 2015, each mobile customer made about 37 transactions per day and that each transaction will create 4 – 100 system interactions? For example, the simple act of … [Read more...]

The Perfect Diet for Your Mainframe in the Digital Economy and Beyond

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Have you noticed that your mainframe is hungry? That’s right. It’s hungry for more work. This appetite is being fed by the growth of digital business and new demands that are causing an explosion that’s generating massive amounts of new and different data. These digital demands are being driven by consumers’ expectation for fast, personalized … [Read more...]