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Guest post by Kathy Klimpel, Marketing Manager


Two unrelated events occurred in Texas in 1980: BMC Software was founded in Houston, and the Dallas Mavericks became the newest franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).


BMC found success early with mainframe optimization tools, database tools, and later with distributed systems products. Over the past 31 years, BMC has evolved from a mainframe-only company to one of the leading software providers in the world. We developed new technologies that other vendors have emulated, we acquired other companies and integrated their technologies, and we pioneered the concept of Business Service Management (BSM), a methodology that aligns IT with the business. We got to where we are today by building on our strengths and adding new pieces where it makes sense. We started by developing mainframe technology, and we continue to innovate in the mainframe space, including z/OS, DB2, IMS, CICS, VSAM, storage resource management, capacity planning, middleware, and more.


The Dallas Mavericks, on the other hand, struggled through their formative years. At one point, they had the lowest winning percentage of any team in American professional sports (including basketball, football, baseball, and hockey). Being a Mavs fan was tough. But 13 years ago, an internet billionaire bought the team and started building a team that would win more than 50 games each season for ten consecutive seasons. He believed in – and kept - the core foundation and added the players and coaches that would take the team to their first championship this year.


Relying on core strengths is just as important as adding new technologies. BMC is committed to delivering the mainframe tools you need, and to making those tools better with each release.


And let’s hope that the Dallas Mavericks are just as committed to delivering more championships to their long suffering fans.


The postings in this blog are my own and don't necessarily represent BMC's opinion or position.