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Last week I attended the Gartner Risk and Security Management Summit in National Harbor, Maryland. What a great event – networking with the best and brightest in security at a beautiful venue. A few of my key take-aways from the inspiring sessions were: Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are overwhelmed and understaffed. Too much information to […]
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One of the most valuable resources for modern businesses is data. Data increases its relevancy as technology continues to make strides in the storage, management, and utilization of immense amounts of information. Data can be used to provide insight into every facet of the business from operations to market trends. Armed with powerful data, business […]
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 In this Run and Reinvent podcast I chat with Steve Solomon, product manager for mainframe cost optimization here at BMC, about IBM’s new pricing structure for its mainframe offerings. Below is a condensed transcript of our conversation. Stephanie Grubbs: Talk to us a little bit about the value you’ve seen the mainframe provide. Steve […]
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We find ourselves today in a war of worlds created as a byproduct of our success in the computing industry. We have innovated and given customers a glimpse of what is possible with modern technology. In doing so, we created a beast (read as customer). This beast wants faster innovation, constant changes and improvements, old […]
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Is “Agile” a bad word in your mainframe shop? If so, you are not alone. Mainframe DBAs and Developers have long used the waterfall method for application development. In today’s fast-paced world, though, the waterfall method is too slow for consumers. Companies must compete in a market where consumers are expecting their apps to be […]
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In this Run and Reinvent podcast, I chat with Bill Miller, president of BMC’s ZSolutions group, about how customers are reinventing the way they use their mainframe technology and some of the challenges that opens up. Below is a condensed transcript of our conversation. Allison Cramer: What’s your perspective on what does run and reinvent […]
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Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are the building blocks of the digital economy. Because they are platform-agnostic, they enable data to be seamlessly shared across mainframe, distributed and cloud environments. They allow different digital technologies to work together, regardless of language, and make possible the connections we’ve come to rely upon in our digital world. […]
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Analyzing your mainframe attack surface In my last blog I questioned whether your mainframe was your weakest link1. In order to answer this question effectively, you first need to understand your mainframe’s vulnerabilities that a threat actor can leverage to compromise your system. In this blog, we are going to focus on your mainframe’s attack […]
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Nearly every device I own automatically pulls in software updates. My Mac, automatically updates OS x My pc, automatically updates the MS Office Apps My iPhone, automatically updates iOS You get the idea. From laptops to cell phones, everything seems to have one of THESE: So why does keeping mainframe software up to date seem […]
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The digital world has increased the velocity of change to meet customer needs, affecting your mainframe workloads from a cost and performance perspective. You need to create value and minimize waste on your mainframe for continued success. BMC and IBM Systems Media will host an informative webinar on Wednesday, June 19 at 1:00 pm ET […]

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