The BMC Beat – BMC Blogs BMC Software Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:53:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The BMC Beat – BMC Blogs 32 32 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 […]]]> IT and the End User: The Tortoise and the Hare of Business Applications Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:57 +0000 We often hear from customers that when a business application that employees frequently use has been upgraded, the calls to IT support increase and they often echo the same themes: “…Something is not right!” “I can’t access the solution!” “This thing is so slow…” “The thing I used to use is no longer there. Where […]]]> How do I Accelerate Getting Value Out of My Solution? Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:49:03 +0000 Every business and IT leader has business critical goals to achieve when they make an IT investment. Even further and often more daunting is being able to quickly demonstrate the value around it back to the company. After the acquisition process, the pressure is on to get the solution operational and functioning to specification. And […]]]> No Man is an Island in IT Mon, 19 Dec 2016 01:46:11 +0000 Despite a year in which England chose to separate from the European Union (aka, Brexit 2016), those of us in IT recognize another reality. Our technology world has everything to do with being connected together. For IT to succeed, there are business policies, compliance regulations, and most of all, other integrating technologies to manage through […]]]>