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...]

Retail Shopping Season Means Big Bang on Your Mainframe

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Do you hear that thunder? It’s the rolling tsunami of data requests coming to hit your mainframe this holiday shopping season. So, what will you do about it? More business activity is always a good thing. But is your mainframe environment prepared for the wave of transactions that come into IBM® DB2®, IMS®, CICS®, MQ®, and other software? After … [Read more...]

Gartner Report Discusses Need for Active Mainframe Cost Management

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Gartner has released a tremendously helpful report on the mainframe and cost management, “How to Reduce the Cost of IBM Mainframe Computing.” The analyst firm cites three key issues that plague customers: mismanaged licenses, payments for license fees that don’t equate to value received, and budgeting and reporting processes that do not provide … [Read more...]

6 Mainframe Management Strategies

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Houses that display jack-o-lanterns, giant spiders, and pictures of dancing skeletons remind us that Halloween is almost here and your enterprise better be ready. Really? Why? Well, Halloween, like other holiday and seasonal spikes, can be particularly scary if you’re not fully prepared for the explosive growth of transactions we’re seeing today, … [Read more...]

4 Reasons You Should Care About Your Mainframe

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If you work in a moderately-sized company, you typically don’t spend much time thinking about your mainframe. You want to focus on the future and growth, not on the thing running decades-old applications in the background. Right? Actually, here are four critical reasons why you should care a whole lot about your mainframe if you’re in a … [Read more...]

IDC Sheds Light on the Mainframe Cost Optimization Reality

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Shed Light on Reality of Mainframe Cost Optimization

Tim Grieser of IDC has been a mainframe expert for some time. Recently, he was kind enough to answer some questions from BMC regarding mainframe cost challenges and best practices. Tim points out that the mainframe plays a critical role in global commercial operations, and is increasingly instrumental to enterprises who are moving to digital … [Read more...]