The BMC Beat Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:06:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The BMC Beat Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 What is a Managed Service? Managed Services Explained Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:15 +0000 Whether you’re a business executive or a seasoned IT pro, using managed services can make your job easier. When effectively executed, a Managed Service (MS) is like gaining the capability of an IT Department with the expertise of seasoned professionals to deliver focused application operations to your company’s business application users. Simply put, an MS […]]]> Service Before Self Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:28 +0000 I recently attended the heart-thumping, adrenaline-pumping 133rd Passing Out Parade of India’s prestigious National Defense Academy (NDA), the iconic institute responsible for transforming our men to gentlemen. The NDA is an institute with a global brand of excellence in the sphere of military education across India’s armed forces—the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The DNA […]]]> Strategically Growing BMC License usage collection utility Thu, 26 Apr 2018 04:15:05 +0000 Technology companies invest significantly in their products to solve problems for customers. As customers leverage product capabilities, at times they lose track of license compliance: whether they comply with software licenses they purchased from vendors. Most of the time, such non-compliance is unintentional. Often, the adoption of the product crosses initial projections, with new use […]]]> BMC’s Predictions for 2018 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:53:48 +0000 In 2017, business became digital. In 2018, digital transformation will go into overdrive, as leaders face pressure to reduce costs while meeting dizzying speed, security, and quality objectives. The winners in 2018 will be the leaders who successfully orchestrate and manage the multi-cloud environments that will define tomorrow’s digital business. With that in mind, below […]]]> 2018 Predictions & Opportunities for the VAR Channel Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:03 +0000 As we look ahead to 2018 I have engaged my crystal ball and a couple hundred partner meetings coupled together with a bit of gray matter to author five predictions for 2018. This past year was truly a breakthrough year for the BMC channel ecosystem and we are grateful for your support. Now let’s look […]]]> Staying the Course: Connecting the Dots Between Change Vision and Future Mode of Operations Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:45:47 +0000 Issue 2 of the “Digital Transformation that Endures” blog series by Mark Gradwell In my last blog, I wrote about the importance of creating a change vision and how seeking input and support from stakeholders is key to the genesis and impetus for a digital transformation program. Knowing what your organization “wants to be when […]]]> Setting Your Cloud Path: A Journey to Multi-Cloud and Beyond Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:15:28 +0000 The other day, my colleague said “Moving to the cloud should be as easy as moving house.” Now, I can’t vouch for her experience in regards to a house move, but mine certainly wasn’t “easy.” My wife and I visited over 10 places before we agreed on the one we purchased. There was the location […]]]> Asset Management Has Moved Beyond the “Bean Counting” Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:10:13 +0000 There has been significant emphasis on corporate data and IT asset vulnerability in recent years due to the increase in cyber security threats. Some industries have regulations requiring companies to know what IT assets they have as well as track what they connect to in the effort to better protect critical infrastructures. However, to really […]]]> Will My Team Be Ready? Assessing and Addressing Operational Needs for A Successful IT Launch Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:50:47 +0000 Every IT leader wrestles with operationalizing a new software solution or business application for the enterprise. After advocating for the need to secure the budget as well as researching and getting approval for the solution selected, it isn’t a clear path to how your team and your end users will actually be successful. Moreover, the […]]]> CIO Journey – Moving IT from Cost Avoidance to Service Advancement Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:29 +0000 Cost is an emotional subject with CIOs and IT managers. They’ve seen IT budgets slashed since the market recession in 2008, and have been expected to deliver the same quality of service, if not better. They’ve virtualized, consolidated and standardized. They’ve experimented with outsourcing, insourcing, service integration, and management models but the crux of the […]]]>