Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:56:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 GDPR – Some Data Recovery Implications Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:36 +0000 GDPR will be here before we realize it, so let’s look at ways that BMC Software’s Recovery Solutions for Db2 and IMS help you not only comply with GDPR, but also help to ensure that your business stays out of the news for all the wrong reasons. The regulations say that companies must be able […]]]> The Global Economy Runs Fast – and IMS Continues To Manage It Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:29:51 +0000 Here we are in 2018. The digital economy has grown into quite a phenomenon. Do you ever step back and ask yourself “How did we get here so fast?” The rate of change is incredible. As cited in the most recent BMC mainframe research, 45% are experiencing higher rates of application changes year-over-year. We can […]]]> Overcoming your Db2 Utility Challenges with Next Generation Technology from BMC – An IBM Systems Magazine Webinar Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:46:40 +0000 The unprecedented explosion of data is impacting the mainframe in a huge way. Downtime and maintenance windows are luxuries of the past; today’s customer expects 24×7 availability and lightning fast performance. Today’s application developers expect agility, speed, and access to data as well. How can you keep your Db2 data optimized at all times and […]]]> Change Your Thinking, Change The Game – A Shift In Approaching The Mainframe Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:58:19 +0000 For several years now, folks have been concerned about much the same topics regarding the mainframe – resources, a retiring workforce, integration with application development, availability, etc. In fact, in our Annual Mainframe Survey we see the following top 4 priorities surface in varying order year after year: Cost Reduction/Optimization Data Privacy/Compliance/Security Application Availability Application […]]]> 4 Reasons Why You Need Intelligent Capping Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:43 +0000 January 2018 will be here before you know it and that means two things: Monthly License Charge (MLC) costs from IBM for products such as IBM DB2, IMS, CICS and MQ will be going up again and these costs represent a major part of your mainframe budget. It’s a good time to think about how […]]]> Get your Recovery Needs Met for GDPR- An IBM Systems Magazine Webinar Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:40:15 +0000 The General Data Protection Regulation is a hot topic right now and top of mind for many of us in the IT industry – Legal, Technical, Security, and Compliance leaders included. Many are wondering how to get their arms around a Regulation that has no less than 8 different areas of responsibility. We want to […]]]> Is the IBM Mainframe Really a Slow-Growth Market? Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:29 +0000 In a recent item on the TechTarget website1, CA’s head of Corporate Strategy and Development inferred that the mainframe is a “slow growth market” and that CA was struggling to see how innovation could drive further growth for them – acknowledging that this was despite the fact that “…. it (the mainframe) was strategic to […]]]> BMC Accelerates Digital Experiences With Our NEW IBM z14 Mainframe! Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:24 +0000 Christmas has come early to us at BMC with the arrival of our brand-new IBM z14! We couldn’t contain our excitement as we unwrapped the machine and started playing! We know that our goal to provide the most innovative, effective, and valuable solutions to our Mainframe customers will only be better served with this new […]]]> Three Reasons Why Analytics Help Eliminate False Alarms Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:57:56 +0000 Having to respond to false alarms can be very frustrating for mainframe IT. Your staff may not have the time or the expertise to set new thresholds when they’re needed. The thresholds that have previously been set up – perhaps many years ago — may be outdated and inaccurate. This can cause IT to waste […]]]> Shedding Light on the Mainframe Skills Gap Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:46:14 +0000 Mainframe managers are worried – they are staring at a significant skills shortfall that will hit them in the next few years if it isn’t already presenting problems. The experienced technical personnel who manage and maintain the Mainframe and keep our critical business functions running 24 x 7 are getting older and retiring. While this […]]]>