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  • How BMC Software slimmed down its global IT

    “It was like the cobbler’s son had no shoes.” With tongue firmly in cheek, this is how BMC Software’s CIO Scott Crowder describes the $2 billion software firm’s internal IT infrastructure when he landed there in 2011.

    Written by Byron Connolly03 Nov. 16 14:02
  • Is BYOD Burning Out Your Workforce?

    A new study suggests Bring Your Own Device workers may be getting burnt out. Their self-imposed blended work-life lifestyle essentially puts them on call around the clock, over weekends and on vacations, which can lead to copious amounts of stress, according to a TEKsystems survey of more than 300 IT professionals.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige24 Sept. 14 22:49
  • How CIOs can survive and thrive in a swirl of change

    CIOs face unrelenting change as part of the job description. Today they must deal with change coming at them from all fronts. More than ever before, CIOs now have to knock down walls, connect corporate silos, keep customers in their sights, be willing to fail fast and pivot to a more successful strategy -- one that usually involves wielding the power of data analytics.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige19 Aug. 14 05:51
  • How to smooth IT-business friction

    Infographic: Why can't IT pros and business pros get along? Maybe there is inherent tension between the two groups, but there are ways tech and end-users can work together. BMC Software looks at the prevailing sentiment and offers suggestions to improve communications.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige01 Aug. 13 20:51
  • Can Social Media Make ITSM Fun Again?

    Social interfaces are changing the very nature of IT service management, with internal toolsets and icon-driven service platforms helping users and IT departments manage the extended enterprise.

    Written by Allen Bernard24 June 13 14:14
  • BMC buys software from vendor that lost IBM legal battle

    BMC Software said Friday it has acquired a range of IMS (information management system) database software and related customers from Neon Enterprise Software, which recently lost a legal battle with IBM over a mainframe-related product called zPrime. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus18 June 11 01:10
  • Big vendors look to challenge VMware with open source

    Several big IT vendors, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, BMC Software, Intel and Red Hat, announced this week that they are banding together to promote an open-source virtualization platform -- Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) -- as an alternative to VMware.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 May 11 07:06
  • BMC buys GridApp for cloud database automation

    BMC Software announced Friday it has purchased GridApp Systems, maker of software tools for database provisioning, patching and management in physical and cloud deployments. Terms were not disclosed.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Dec. 10 00:48
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