Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:06:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 Wrapping up a Great Week at SHARE Phoenix Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:58 +0000 The week of March 11th, mainframe professionals gathered in Phoenix, Arizona to attend the SHARE conference. The conference was a great chance to network, attend technical sessions to brush up on new skills, and meet the vendors and companies continuing to invest in the mainframe. The mainframe has never been more relevant, but companies are […]]]> Intelligent Capping: Why Your Mainframe Might Need a Capacity Roundabout Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:25 +0000 Picture this, you are late to work, taking the quickest route possible, then disaster strikes, and you get stuck at a red light. No one is coming, but you still must wait… and wait… and wait. Sound familiar? When it comes to managing MLC on the mainframe, defined capacities (DCs) or softcaps are often used […]]]> IDUG Events: Complete Guide to 2019 IDUG Db2 Events Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:56 +0000 Each year, the International Db2 Users Group (IDUG) organizes multiple conferences around the world, all with the goal of supporting and strengthening the information services community. Through these events, which feature expert keynote speakers and top professionals in the field leading highly targeted sessions, IDUG aims to provide the highest quality education and networking opportunities […]]]> Is Your Mainframe Monitor Holding You Back? 5 Ways to Tell if your Solution is Falling Short An IBM Systems Media Webinar Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:18 +0000 In recent years, a belief developed that “a monitor is a monitor” and essentially a commodity item. In contrast to that belief, the right systems management solution can bring quantifiable financial and business benefits. BMC and IBM Systems Media will host an informative webinar on Wednesday, March 20 at 1:00 pm ET discussing ways which […]]]> Learn to Reduce and Optimize your Mainframe Software Costs at SHARE Phoenix Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:20:36 +0000 The 2018 BMC Mainframe Survey showed that the top priority for mainframe shops was cost reduction and optimization.   Over 63% of respondents said they spend 30% or more of their mainframe budget on IBM Software Monthly License Charge (MLC) costs so it is no surprise that optimizing and reducing these costs are a priority.  In […]]]> Meet BMC at SHARE Phoenix 2019 Tue, 26 Feb 2019 02:42:04 +0000 The week of March 11th mainframe professionals will gather in Phoenix at the SHARE conference to learn about the latest mainframe innovations and network with colleagues. We wish everyone a great week of learning with leading mainframe professionals from a diverse group of companies and industries.  This will be your one-stop shop for mainframe education, […]]]> Don’t be Scared of IMS-Managed ACBs Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:24:52 +0000 The IMS™ catalog requires you to use IMS-managed application control blocks (ACBs). In an earlier blog, we discussed the advantages of IMS-managed ACBs. In this blog, we’ll take a more detailed look at them. ACBs are the runtime blocks that represent the active databases and program views in online and batch IMS environments. To use […]]]> BMCs Db2 Round Table 2018 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:00:39 +0000 In December 2018, BMC hosted the 18th Db2 Round Table in Cologne Germany. This is an annual event, that brings together Db2 tools users with architects and leaders from BMC R&D for two days spent discussing all-things related to Db2 and BMCs Db2 solutions. CHALLENGES and OPPORTUNITIES Db2 is alive and kicking, with a myriad […]]]> Upcoming Webinar: Closing Your Security Gap Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:00:29 +0000 With digital business exploding, your mainframe might be more vulnerable than you think. Join BMC Software on Wednesday, February 20 at 12:00 PM (CST) for a webinar on understanding the common myths about mainframe security and how you can develop the proper security posture for today’s digital transformation. This webinar will feature BMC’s security expert, […]]]> Three Unintended Consequences of Mainframe Container Pricing Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:57 +0000 It’s always important to look before you leap, especially with something as important and high-visibility as your mainframe software cost strategy. The most common model of IBM’s Mainframe Container Pricing that we speak with customers about is the Application Development and Test Solution (IBM Announcement 217-490). The DevTest Solution provides a discount on future growth […]]]>