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...]

Mainframe MLC Cost Management: Infographic

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Proven methods to take the pain out of your mainframe The mainframe is the center of your IT universe—reliable, high-performing, secure, and it’s the highest transaction platform available. The mainframe will likely live for another 50 years, mainly because the world’s largest financial, insurance, government, education, transportation, telecom, … [Read more...]

BMC and Compuware Solution Integration Changes the MLC Game

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As promised, BMC and Compuware have delivered exactly what they announced in February—a powerful combination of mainframe cost management solutions that enable mainframe shops to pinpoint the most costly drivers of their budget and take action—quicker than ever before. BMC Cost Analyzer is receiving rave reviews from customers for making it … [Read more...]

The $64,000 Question: Where Does Your Money Go in the Mainframe World?

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If you work in an IT shop that has a mainframe, you’re probably aware of the fact that the budget gets squeezed—justly or unjustly—because of the enormity of the bill. Actually, if you added up the other systems, they would probably dwarf the mainframe bill; it’s just that, often times, mainframe billing gets lumped together as one line item, … [Read more...]

Data Management Best Practices: 6 Essentials for Your Mainframe Team

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Here we are in the year 2015, and you might be looking to assess your team’s plan and priorities for the rest of the year. This is a great time to take an open perspective and ensure your Data Management priorities align with industry best practices. By ensuring your team is tightly aligned with proven goals, you’ll increase your chance of … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Know You’re Paying Too Much for Mainframe MLC

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Going to SHARE in Seattle on March 2nd? Let’s chat when you get there. For anyone out there in the mainframe world, you know the story. Each day at work, you probably hear one or more of the same five themes: “We need to cut mainframe costs.” “We need to improve productivity.” “Let’s try XYZ to improve our SLA.” “We need more people, but … [Read more...]

BMC Utilities News: DASD Manager enhancements

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You’ve recently seen the exciting news with BMC utilities for DB2, adding CDB Software utilities to the mix. But your current BMC utilities are also gaining steam! Read this blog to find out about the most recent enhancements released for BMCSTATS and DASD Manager. Move more processing to zIIPs with DASD Manager Plus! This enhancement enables … [Read more...]

New Capabilities Added for IMS Advisors and Toolkit

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In October of 2014, BMC added new features to the IMS Advisors and Toolkit solution. Here’s what you can expect to see in this release. First, the new IMS Status Monitoring feature detects and reports problems in IBM IMS online systems. The other major enhancement includes new parameters for Recovery Advisor. These enhancements apply to the … [Read more...]