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Mainframe MLC Cost Management: Infographic

Tom Vogel
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Tom Vogel

Proven methods to take the pain out of your mainframe

The mainframe is the center of your IT universe—reliable, high-performing, secure, and it’s the highest transaction platform available. The mainframe will likely live for another 50 years, mainly because the world’s largest financial, insurance, government, education, transportation, telecom, retail, and healthcare institutions are running their businesses on it.

These days, monthly license charge (MLC) costs are rising and budgets are being squeezed all while requirements for digital business services are exploding. How well is your IT mainframe staff managing it all?

With 91 percent of new customer-facing apps touching a mainframe and MLC costs rising by 4 to 7 percent annually on average, chances are good that you and your team are experiencing some cost management challenges. Many companies have begun MLC cost-reduction initiatives, and are saving significantly. But did you know that many new opportunities exist for you to save even more?

A little-known fact: You can lower your mainframe MLC costs.

Check out the infographic below describing a structured method that you can employ to reduce costs on your mainframe, so that you can reinvest that savings into growing your digital enterprise.

MLC Cost Management
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Are these data points consistent with your mainframe MLC situation? I’d like to hear from you. Please comment below or send me an email.

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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.