Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:42:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mainframe Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 The Subsystem Service Model Brings Agility, Efficiency, and Costs Savings to the Mainframe Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:41 +0000 For the computing world, the term “service” has taken on many different forms. Service Orientated Architecture, Software as a Service, and many others have changed the way we view the computer world. In its simplest form, creating a computing service is simply decoupling service consumers from service providers. The service providers and consumers can be […]]]> IDUG Portugal – Another Successful EMEA Conference Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:15:15 +0000 As I settled into my flight home, I couldn’t help reflect on all the wonderful, inspiring events that transpired this past week at IDUG EMEA in Lisbon. As per usual, the completely volunteer, user-based organization put on such a professional and informative conference it is no wonder that they have the loyal following that they […]]]> Mainframe Automation Leads to Availability Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:11 +0000 Everyone talks about automation these days. In a 2017 survey of 1200 mainframe professionals, executives say improving availability and addressing skills issues are top priorities. We all know systems management is becoming much more complicated. In this survey, 69% of the respondents say they are experiencing increasing transaction and data volumes as well as volatility […]]]> Is Digital Business Helping Your Customers and Killing Your Budget? Mon, 09 Oct 2017 12:25:29 +0000 Keeping up with the demands of today’s digital business isn’t easy. Customers and employees are looking for a great customer experience every time. New applications are rolling out. The pressure to lower operational costs is ever present. And the data just keeps on coming. And then comes—your mainframe monthly license charge (MLC) invoice. Is the […]]]> The 3 P’s of GDPR Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:45:44 +0000 Much is being said and written about GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, which will go into effect in our near future – May 2018. As a reminder, GDPR is the stringent Data Protection Regulation put forth by the European Union Parliament in the aims of better protecting its citizens. Although it originated in the […]]]> Transforming DB2 for the Demands of Digital Healthcare Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:29 +0000 Since 1893, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) has provided recovering, disabled, and chronically ill patients with expert, cost-effective care in their homes and communities. On any given day, VNSNY provides home- and community-based healthcare services to more than 30,700 recovering, disabled, and chronically ill patients. In 2016, our 2,350+ nurses and other […]]]> 4 Reasons You Need a Mainframe Cost Analyzer Solution Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:15:11 +0000 The most successful organizations across all industries are leveraging the mainframe for digital business. Mainframe digital business leaders are gathering and analyzing data to drive business value and financial performance. You might be surprised at the many ways that a predictive analytics tool for the mainframe could help you gain valuable insight into what can […]]]> 6 Steps for Better Data Recovery Under GDPR Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:20:48 +0000 Compliance is a main priority for many executives. Financial services, insurers, government agencies and so many others must comply with regulations governing how they use and protect data. As more data enters through more sources, you need to look at all of the angles to safeguard your clients and protect your brand integrity. The General […]]]> Mainframe Automation and Analytics – A Prescription to Control Your Budget and Sanity Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:30:20 +0000 If your mainframe organization is like those in most enterprises, here’s what you may be experiencing this time of year. Your company recently got a notice from IBM that your company’s monthly Mainframe License Charge (MLC) costs will go up another 4% in January – and those charges represent about 30% of a typical mainframe […]]]> When History Repeats Itself – BMC and a History of Innovation with Db2 Utilities Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:00:54 +0000 There are many times history repeats itself. Why do I bring that up in an article about DB2 on z/OS? Well BMC and BMC’s Db2 Utilities are repeating history by being one step ahead yet again. Teddy Roosevelt said, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Let […]]]>