Thinking out of the Cubicle: Podcast interview with Peter Armstrong, corporate strategist, BMC Software, Inc.



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These days, Peter Armstrong spends a lot of his time traveling the globe, talking (and listening) to BMC Software's customers and employees, the media, and analysts about the company's vision and strategy, among other things. But Peter actually began his career as an IMS specialist, helped design parts of DBRC and wrote the Recovery/Restart procedures for IMS disk logging while at IBM. So he knows a little about databases ... spent a lot of time talking to DBAs over the years, and a question he's been asked repeatedly lately is one I'm sure most of us in tech have heard (and asked): "How do I keep my job?"

In this Brave New Tech World of outsourcing and offshoring, we've all either heard that question, asked it ourselves, or thought of it. Author, IMS expert, and corporate strategist Peter Armstrong hears that a lot from IT professionals, including DBAs. And the quick answer he gives to them is, "learn how to talk without talking tech." Peter is a strong proponent of that hot, new craze that is sweeping IT: Coming out of the cubicle and being part of the business. And learning about solid IT best practices is a good way to begin. Agree? Disagree? Tune in and find out --



Peter Armstrong is responsible for the increasingly important domain of how business and information technology need to work together. Armstrong has helped to develop the company's Business Service Management (BSM) strategy. He is also responsible for educating BMC Software's customers and employees, the media, and analysts about the company's vision and strategy. In addition to evangelizing, he works closely with the company's development labs to keep them informed about customer plans and activities, particularly in the non-U.S. marketplace, thus helping to ensure that the solutions BMC Software delivers are pertinent worldwide both today and in the future.