Workload Automation and Digital Business – What’s Hot and What’s Not

I wouldn’t think of leaving the house without my smart phone – it’s just as important as my keys or my wallet. That’s because, like so many people, I rely on my phone to stay connected with nearly every part of my daily life – from where I am supposed to be when, to ordering dinner, to reviewing bank transactions and paying my bills. I use it to buy gifts online, check in for my flights, get a ride with Uber, watch videos, share on social media – you name it. I have increasing expectations for how it can help me – like what new apps will make my life easier. Each year I depend on my phone more and more and I’m not really sure how I got along without it before.

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Lower your mainframe MLC costs by 20% or more

Learn five ways that an R4 B4 approach can reduce mainframe costs fast.

Another year, another MLC rate increase—but you don’t need to accept rising mainframe costs as an unavoidable fact of life. By taking an R4 B4 approach, you can lower the peak rolling 4-hour average on which your bill is based—before it’s too late.

Read the white paper to learn:
• Five ways to optimize the placement of DB2, IMS, MQ, and CICS subsystems
• How to further protect critical business workloads even while reducing costs
• Practical tips for changing the MLC math to be in your favor without risk

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Join the Live Online DevOps Conference on October 24th!

Join the Live Online DevOps Conference on October 24th! will be supporting the Live Online All Day DevOps Conference.

This is a 24 hour event with 5 simultaneous tracks, delivering 96 sessions and 4 keynotes in 38 time zones. Session tracks include Automated Security, CI/CD, Modern Infrastructure, DevOps in Government, and the Tech Crawl, where companies will take you behind the scenes of their DevOps working environments.

Featured speakers are Gene Kim, John Willis, Dave Farley, Patrick Dubois, James Wickett, Shannon Lietz, Damon Edwards, and Jez Humble.

Registration is free!

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Strata Data Conference – New York City Sept 25-28 – BMC Booth 706 – Automated data pipelines in hybrid environments.…myth or reality? (Sponsored by BMC)

Join BMC Software at the Strata-Hadoop conference in NYC, 9/25-28.

Contact me for a discount pass to attend the conference and see BMC's Basil Faruqui presenting Automated data pipelines inhybrid environments.…myth or reality?

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Data automation and scheduling becoming mission critical to big data

“Scheduling and workflow automation is absolutely critical to the successes of big data projects,” said Faruqui. “And this is not something new. Hadoop is only 10 years old, but other technologies that have come before Hadoop have relied on this foundation for driving success.”

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ebook – Flip the Switch: Making The Case For Continuous Delivery

Making the case for DevOps and Continuous Delivery (CD) can be a challenge. The key is painting a vision of a brighter future for developers and decision-makers alike with a Jobs-as-Code approach. Improving efficiency, speeding application release, and improving application quality are yours for the taking when you flip the switch. Red more to download the ebook!

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Webinar & Lunch on BMC! – A Simpler, more efficient way to manage file transfers – Wed, 9/27 1-2pm EST

Learn how to automate your files transfers and workloads – and enjoy lunch on BMC!

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Webinar – Connect With Control-M: Control-M Database Backup and Recovery Best Practices – 9/27, 11-12 EST

When was the last time you backed up your Control-M database? When was the last time you tested the backup to make sure everything was working properly?

Learn how to schedule a backup of your Control-M database on a regular basis and how to recovery your data and keep your business operations running.

Please join us for the next Connect with Control-M webinar on Wednesday September 27th when Ricardo Moreira will explain and demonstrate how to backup and restore your data. We’ll conclude with a live Q&A session.

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BMC Exchange – New York City, October 12

I’m excited to extend an invitation to you to participate in the BMC NYC Exchange taking place on Thursday, October 12th at TheTimesCenter in Manhattan.  This no-cost, one-day global conference brings together business leaders and IT professionals like you for a comprehensive agenda of IT management topics, networking, and information about the latest BMC products …

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Mainframe Trends for 2017 and Beyond

Many people outside of IT don’t realize just how critical the mainframe is to today's digital economy. Though it may seem like a dinosaur and despite the growth of cloud or other “newer” technologies, the mainframe is an increasingly vital platform for critical workloads. The shift to digital business is generating more data, transactions and workload volatility. Meanwhile, the mainframe has proven itself to efficiently support new workloads and handle the volatility of the digital economy due to its security, availability, data serving and high performance.

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