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As part of its strategy to capitalize on consumerization of enterprise IT, BMC Software has acquired Partnerpedia, a former BMC Technical Alliance Partner (TAP).

 

Founded in 1996, Partnerpedia was privately held and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, with additional offices in Morgan Hill, California.


Concurrent with the acquisition announcement, BMC is introducing BMC AppZone, a cloud-based enterprise app store that gives enterprise employees easy, efficient and secure access to a wide array of cloud, mobile, custom and desktop applications – all from any device and any location.

 

AppZone delivers the same high-quality experience to individuals at work that they receive at home from consumer marketplaces such as Apple iTunes, Amazon App Store and Google Play. Like BMC MyIT, BMC AppZone is designed to dramatically reduce IT friction for both workers and IT organizations.

 

Key Points to Know

 

  • This is a big problem for employees.  Study after study shows workers are spending too much time at work trying to find, gain approval, download and install applications.  Many companies have different points of access for different kinds of apps -- an approach IT pros and employees find confusing and frustrating.

 

  • It’s a big IT headache too.  Rapid acceleration of BYOD and overprovisioning of corporate apps pose immense management and risk-related challenges for IT departments.

 

  • It’s a huge market opportunity.Gartner analyst Ian Finley predicts 60 percent of large organizations will soon deploy their own private app stores.

 

  • BMC has the best solution, and it’s available now. BMC AppZone delivers an award-winning native and web experience across any device, reducing to mere minutes the app distribution process that previously took hours – all the while ensuring full compliance with corporate security rules.

 

 

Supporting Perspectives

 

  • Kia Behnia, CTO, BMC Software:  “Apps are the most common way for most people to experience the benefits of cloud, and the explosion in the number of business applications -- which are being deployed across many different devices -- is driving a profound ‘consumerization’ trend in enterprise IT.  Corporate IT departments are becoming much more focused on enabling big gains in personal productivity and removing ‘IT friction’ from the employee experience.  BMC continues to lead the market in supporting this strategic shift in IT, as evidenced by our launch of BMC MyIT this past spring, our acquisition of Partnerpedia and our rapid introduction of BMC AppZone.”

 

  • Chris Hazelton, Research Director - Mobile & Wireless, 451 Research: “IT needs to provide a centralized portal for employees to find the key apps they need to do their jobs regardless of the device they’re using. Delivering this app storefront allows IT to push the right cloud, mobile, or desktop app to the right employee, making both the employee productive and IT happy."