Multi-Cloud Defined: What Is Multi-Cloud, Exactly?

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We’ve been talking about multi-cloud a lot lately here at BMC, and for good reason: managing the complexity of today’s evolving IT environments is what we do. But while the concept of multi-cloud feels intuitive – anyone in IT knows that there certainly isn’t just one cloud out there – the term “multi-cloud” still feels slippery. In an industry … [Read more...]

You’re Invited – The Premiere Db2 Event in Lisbon, Portugal

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The colorful Moorish tiles, the friendly people, the warm weather, the seaside, and last but not least, the egg custard tarts await your visit to Portugal. BMC is thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor of IDUG Lisbon and invites you to join us at the premier European Db2 Conference October 1 – 6th. Our experts are leading 6 technical sessions including a … [Read more...]

The Z14 – Innovation and Trust on the Mainframe

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Recently, IBM announced the release of the Z14 machine, marking yet another level of innovation on the Mainframe. In my mind, this is a testament to the ongoing vibrancy and relevance of the Mainframe as the platform for the digital age. To handle the demands of today and the requirements around 24x7 availability, performance, and security, the … [Read more...]

IT Balanced Scorecard Explained: Using BSC for IT Performance

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The Balanced Scorecard is a management system that clarifies the strategy and vision of an organization, and then translates them into action that can be tracked. In simple terms, it’s a way of understanding how well the department or entire organization is doing. At first glance the balanced scorecard (BSC) can seem to be only a way of turning … [Read more...]

Asset Management Has Moved Beyond the “Bean Counting”

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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 … [Read more...]

4 Essential Takeaways from the 2017 State of DevOps Report

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It’s no surprise that embracing the DevOps philosophy is becoming increasingly critical to the success of digital business. The 2017 State of DevOps Report,1 based on a worldwide survey of 3,200 people, reinforced the growing importance of automation and its connection to achieving positive business outcomes. Additional key findings focused on … [Read more...]

Sharing Best Practice: IMS Availability During Change

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The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change”. He wasn’t directly referencing IMS databases, but he might just as well have been. You are being asked to convert from VSAM to OSAM; add a dataset group, secondary index, compression, segment, new randomizer; now convert to HALDB and make some fixed length … [Read more...]