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2019_PartnerProgramGuideWinner-200.jpgThe BMC Partner Advantage Program is featured in the CRN Partner Program Guide as a 5-Star program for the thirteenth consecutive year.

 

This annual guide identifies the strongest and most successful partner programs in the channel today, offered by the top technology suppliers for IT products and services. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

 

To determine the 2019 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each supplier’s partner program based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication.

 

Some of the programs the BMC Partner Advantage Program employs to support its resellers include, but are not limited to:

  • Automated systems, online tools, and partner portal
  • Awards for innovation and sales
  • Training and certification programs
  • Sales enablement
  • Discounts, promotions, rebates, and rewards
  • Field and inside channel account manager coverage
  • MDF, joint marketing planning, and marketing resources
  • Low-interest financing, direct deposit, and price protections
  • Loyalty programs
  • Partner communications
  • Product demo program
  • Leads and referrals

 

“With new technologies emerging every year, evaluating which IT vendors to partner with grows increasingly more complex for solution providers,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are proud the CRN Partner Program Guide has become the trusted resource to identify the most rewarding partner programs and provides crucial insight into their strengths and benefits for the channel.”

 

The 2019 Partner Program Guide and the BMC Partner Advantage Program profile are featured in the April issue of CRN.

 

Learn more about the BMC Partner Advantage Program or apply for partnership today.

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What is Architecture Compatibility Modeler?

 

Architecture Compatibility Modeler (ACM) is an online tool available to anyone, allowing you to quickly find compatibility information about BMC products with other BMC products, as well as underlying technology requirements of those BMC products (operating systems, databases, and other requirements).  You can find ACM at https://docs.bmc.com/docs/modeler.

 

ACM helps BMC customers and partners build a high-level model of the current environment in an easy-to-understand, visual format and provides a simple way to see the impact of changes to the model. You can save and share product offerings based on your or your customer’s current and target environment needs. ACM is a great new way to model environments that support your future plans with BMC solutions.

 

For additional information on ACM, please visit the ACM documentation pages.

 

Latest FeaturesClick to View

Easy search and tab-based navigation

Visual models instead of multiple tables
Quick compatibility checker
Ability to save models and share your models securely

NEW! Ability to export to Excel for offline use

 

 

If there are any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you.

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support image.jpgBMC DSM Support team has lots of new self-solve resources available 24 hours a day to help our partners and mutual customers not only solve their problems faster, but also to receive proactive product support information.

 

Please visit this site to view all the different resources available: Self-Solve resources

 

One of the links is for the new Remedy and Discovery YouTube channel. This has lots of great videos on how to resolve problems, demonstrate new functionality and also recordings from our very successful Connect with Remedy Webinar series. Subscribing to this channel means you’ll be alerted to all new uploads, so you won’t miss a thing!

 

 

View and subscribe to the Remedy and Discovery YouTube channel to see more great videos

 

There is now also a new monthly Support Newsletter called “Hot Off the Press” which provides links to the latest patches and hotfixes, product news, training, and other helpful information.    Here’s a link to the March edition: Hot Off The Press: March 2019

 

As BMC partners, let us help you stay armed with the most current, up-to-date product support news and proactive information by subscribing to our Remedy and Discovery YouTube channel and follow our Hot off the Press newsletter, so you can proactively receive it on a monthly basis.

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The BMC Helix Cognitive Service Management (CSM) solution enables customers to digitally transform their business by delivering true predictive service management

 

CSM is the future of service management. It embeds emerging technologies like AI and machine learning into every step of the service delivery lifecycle to increase productivity, accuracy, and speed while reducing costs. CSM replaces outdated, manual processes with intelligence and automation to deliver smart, omni-channel experiences to both agents and end users and automate L0 and L1 service desk functions.

 

Learn more about becoming a BMC partner

 

BMC Helix, which is architected through microservices with containers, can be deployed in your customer's public cloud of choice. By using containers as the deployment mechanism, BMC Helix helps IT deliver the speed, agility, and flexibility required to respond to the needs of digital transformation. BMC Helix containers eliminate deployment issues while adding critical multi-cloud management, so your customers gain agility and speed as well as efficiency and cost-savings.

 

Learn more about becoming a BMC partner and leveraging the power of BMC Helix to transform customers from reactive ITSM to proactive, predictive, and cognitive service management.

 

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Congratulations are in order once again to Vice President of Global Ecosystem Sales Sanjay Gupta for being honored as a CRN Channel Chief. The 2019 recognition marks the third consecutive year that Sanjay has been named a top IT channel leader by CRN.

 

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Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

 

Sanjay's recognition is due in large part to his dedication to partner presales enablement and certification and the exponential growth he has overseen in the partner program. When discussing the success of the BMC partner program, Sanjay cites BMC industry-leading programs that help partners embrace the shift to the cloud and move to the modern offerings that customers demand.

 

Learn more about this and other awards in the BMC Partner Advantage program:

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GettyImages-612012708%20copy.jpgBMC is inviting you to participate in the development one of ZSolution’s most exciting products in recent years. You’ll have an opportunity to engage directly with BMC product experts, product management, and R&D to help validate and provide feedback on the capabilities of the initial release of AMI Predictive.

 

AMI Predictive is a machine learning powered solution to predict and notify of potentially crippling events before they happen. The AMI Predictive validation program is open to all BMC customers and partners.

 

BMC AMI solutions span the entire ZSolutions’ portfolio including Security, DevOps, Capacity and Cost Management, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Operations. The initial focus of the Friends of AMI community will be on AI Ops solutions and expand to the other products in the future.

 

The first validation program will be for AMI Predictive. AMI predictive will provide these initial capabilities:

  • Domain expertise-built machine learning models based on decades of experience
  • System health insights based on multi-variant correlation
  • Out-of-the-box detection of dozens of potentially catastrophic system events

 

Participation includes the following:

  • Contribute your operational metrics to help validate the models.
  • Participate in periodic sprint reviews where developers demonstrate designs, mockups, and working code in return for your feedback.
  • Participate in facilitated product validation: log into one of our sandbox environments and provide feedback.
  • Accept pre-release code into your test environment, and provide critical hands-on feedback.
  • Collaborate with BMC and other partner and customer participants to provide open feedback.
  • Be a willing Customer Connect Reference upon successfully completing the program.

 

Complete these steps to join:

  1. Complete both beta agreements.
  1. Complete the Onboarding Survey.
  2. Click the Ask to join this group button in the Automated Mainframe Intelligence group.
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bad-guy.jpgFeeling vulnerable is uncomfortable because it means you are open to risk. We can feel this way when we have neglected to take proper measures to keep ourselves safe. CIOs who don’t address security issues seldom rest easy.

 

The upside to being vulnerable is that you are being honest about the situation you are facing rather than living in denial. Denying a dangerous situation puts us more at risk, but directly addressing the danger means that we, as individuals or organizations, regardless of the short-term discomfort, have a better chance to mitigate the danger and secure our safety.

 

As our dependence on technology grows exponentially so do the associated risks and tools that help us automate and manage the tasks we need to do to protect ourselves.

 

Comprehensive plans yield big benefits

CIOs recognize the importance of a comprehensive security plan. IDG reports that the cybersecurity industry is seeing one of the biggest increases in spending by organizations this year.

 

"In 2019, 72% of tech executives expect their spending on cybersecurity to increase, while 25% report it will remain the same. Currently, 63% of organizations have cybersecurity solutions in use – 17% of which are upgrading/ refining their solutions. Of the businesses that don’t have cybersecurity solutions in place, 36% are either researching or piloting their solutions."  -A Guide to the CIO’s 2019 Tech Priorities, IDG


 

Comprehensive security plans include vulnerability assessments and mediation plans. Unfortunately, these tasks are not once and done operations. Accessing vulnerabilities and addressing them requires constant attention. It is like putting in work to maintain a relationship or staying fit and healthy. The upfront cost and proactive work yields big dividends. Vulnerability assessment should be an integral part of your IT operations.

 

The cost of data breaches

Data breaches can be devastating. They are often high profile with monetary losses being just the beginning. Theft of confidential data can end careers and deeply damage an organizations brand. According to statistics published by the UK Government, over 40 percent of organizations suffered a security breach of some kind last year – slightly less than a coin toss and other
surveys suggest the odds are worse than that.

 

However, Gartner studies maintain that 99 percent of the vulnerabilities exploited by the end of 2020 will continue to be ones known by security and IT professionals at the time of the incident.

 

How BMC and BMC partners can help

BMC partners can help you leverage BMC solutions to better identify your security and compliance issues, adding business insight, prioritizing action and then automating the remediation to reduce risk if you’re feeling a little vulnerable, now is the time to take action. Learn more about BMC Vulnerability Management today.