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Computing Capacity On Demand: Podcast interview with Fred Johannessen, Vice President and Program Executive for Data Center Solutions at BMC Software

 

 

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What is the number one factor that will drive the IT market forward over the next decade? According to the IDC*, it is utility computing, also referred to as capacity on demand or the real-time infrastructure. This is an area of IT that will help you control costs while increasing the number and quality of services delivered. In other words, you can dynamically align your resources with the needs of the business. Embracing this type of approach could actually help keep your company's IT department from being outsourced.

 

The fact that information technology (IT) plays a vital role in business success is unquestionable. But with IT resource utilization at barely 15 percent, companies don't get the kind of return they should for the dollars they invest. Fred Johannessen, vice president and program executive for data center solutions at BMC Software, discusses the changing resource requirements of business and describes virtualization as an enabler of utility computing. He shares some tips, pitfalls to avoid, and what it takes to finally match your resources to the business cycle.

 

*Crawford Del Prete, senior Vice President of hardware and communications at IDC.

 

Resources

Virtualization and Data Center Management:  Fred Johannessen's blog on TalkBMC

BMC® Performance Assurance® Suite for Virtual Servers

Optimization:  BMC® Performance Manager for Virtual Servers

 

Bio

Fred Johannessen is vice president and program executive for data center solutions at BMC Software and has been with BMC nearly 10 years, serving in a variety of executive roles.

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Infrastructure Software as a Service: Podcast interview with Jay Gardner, Vice President and General Manager for the On Demand Business Unit at BMC Software and Timothy Chou, author of the book "The End of Software" and, most recently, the President of Oracle On Demand

 

 

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You've probably heard of application software as a service from companies like Salesforce.com or Webex.com, but haveyou heard that infrastructure software as a service is now moving into the mainstream? We're experiencing the beginning of a fundamental shift in the entire software industry, based upon the changes in the economics of software and the concerns of today's CIO: lack of resources, time, and money. Innovations and improvements in software as a service is creating a sea of change. Jay Gardner, Vice President and General Manager for the On Demand Business Unit at BMC Software and Timothy Chou, author of the book "The End of Software" discuss the changes and prove who is riding the wave.

 

Tim and Jay discuss some innovations and improvements in software as a service and where it fits in an enterprise. What is the real cost of software, or the total cost of ownership (TCO) of software in a large organization? How huge is software on demand going to be in the next three years? What purchasing options are available for software licenses and for managing services on site? What are the effects of globalization on the software market and who will win? All these questions and more are answered in this thought-provoking and fascinating podcast.

 

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Bio - Jay Gardner

Jay Gardner is the Vice President and General Manager for the On Demand Business Unit at BMC Software, Inc. He has served as a featured speaker for leading industry conferences and was honored as a Computerworld 2003 Premier 100 IT Leader.

 

Gardner led a transformation for BMC Software's IT organization from a support role to a strategic partner within the business. He was named as the Vice President and General Manager of BMC Software's On Demand Business Unit in September 2004. He has held several executive positions, including CIO, since joining BMC in 1988.

 

Bio - Timothy Chou

Timothy Chou is the author of the book "The End of Software" and was most recently the President of Oracle On Demand. Under his leadership, delivering Web-based ERP and CRM on demand became the fastest growing business inside of Oracle. Not only has Dr. Chou led a significant new business at Oracle, he is also recognized as an industry leader and has been featured in major business publications.

 

He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of Embarcadero Technologies (EMBT), Member of the Advisory Board of Webex Corporation (WEBX) and Emergence Capital. Prior to his appointment to head up Oracle On Demand, he held numerous management positions at Tandem Computers and Reasoning, Inc.

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The Real Impact of Change in Your Data Center: Podcast interview with Kia Behnia, Chief Architect at BMC Software and Andi Mann, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Management Associates

 

 

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Andi Mann, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Management Associates and Kia Behnia, Chief Architect at BMC Software explore how data center managers can derive significant benefits by becoming better at planning and predicting change.  The key is to implement best practices from ITIL (the IT Infrastructure Library) and important related technologies like the CMDB to help your organization thrive in a rapidly changing IT-supported business environment.

IT managers are searching for the correct processes and data to more holistically manage change in their data center. Whether driven by business requirements or new technologies, data center change is unavoidable. Yet, it is this very change in the IT infrastructure that creates problems in performance, efficiency, and the end-user experience.

 

Bio - Kia Behnia

Kia Behnia has helped develop BMC Software's industry-leading Change and Configuration Management (CCM) strategy. Prior to joining BMC Software he was CTO for Marimba, and earlier in his career, he was one of the principal technologists for Tivioli Systems.

 

Bio - Andi Mann

Andi Mann, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), has worked within the IT departments of various global corporations and with several enterprise software vendors for over 20 years. At EMA, his focus is on the intelligent and automated management of IT, specifically surrounding systems and applications management, configuration management, provisioning, and virtualization of systems and applications.

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