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IDC Sheds Light on the Mainframe Cost Optimization Reality

Shed Light on Reality of Mainframe Cost Optimization
Tom Vogel
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Tom Vogel

Shed Light on Reality of Mainframe Cost Optimization

Tim Grieser of IDC has been a mainframe expert for some time. Recently, he was kind enough to answer some questions from BMC regarding mainframe cost challenges and best practices.

Tim points out that the mainframe plays a critical role in global commercial operations, and is increasingly instrumental to enterprises who are moving to digital business, where their customers can use mobile devices to do almost anything.

One of the biggest challenges, which Tim emphasizes, involves addressing monthly software license costs, and the lack of transparency for customers to understand what drives these costs. Implementing strong best practices for optimizing these costs is becoming more mainstream.

If you run a mainframe, be sure to read Tim’s answers to five key questions about these software costs and the reality of mainframe cost optimization in the IDC Analyst Connection paper Controlling Mainframe Monthly Licensed Software Costs: What’s the Best Approach?

Read the Q&A.

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About the author

Tom Vogel

Tom Vogel

Tom Vogel has enjoyed 25 years in the software industry, in various technical, marketing, and business development roles.
At IBM Corporation, Tom managed product launches for various database products on all platforms. Previously, Tom managed the marketing and communications for a host of middleware software packages, such as OpenTV interactive TV software. At Automation Anywhere in San Jose, Tom was the Director of the ERP Business, managing Business Development and Marketing for the company's rapidly growing ERP process automation and testing automation solutions. Tom is experienced in building customer and partner relationships, and has an MBA from Santa Clara University. Today, Tom is the Lead Solutions Marketing Manager for innovative mainframe cost optimization and data management offerings at BMC Software.