Tuesday, 10 November 2015 23:45

VIDEOS: BMC advancing digital transformation, talking enterprise management

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BMC’s ‘Digital Enterprise Management’ is a blueprint for companies to transform into ‘digital enterprises’ while keeping the organisation secure and existing legacy systems operational.

It’s 2015, and enterprises are still figuring out how to transform into ‘digital enterprises’ while bringing legacy hardware with them on the journey.

Paul Appleby, Executive VP at BMC for Worldwide Sales and Marketing said: “The transformation to digital services is a top priority for every CEO and public sector leader I meet, each seeking to seize market opportunities, increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction, lower costs and overcome the challenges presented by the digital economy.

“But for many CIOs and IT managers, the evolving technology landscape and transition to digital services is a complicated one. It’s not uncommon that IT organisations find themselves desperately struggling to secure the resources needed to not only maintain current systems, but also to develop new digital services too.”

Appleby was joined by Gavin Selkirk, Regional VP of BMC in APAC, and IDC’s Sandra NG, analyst and Group VP, IDC Asia Pacific in a roundtable discussion with the media on digital enterprise management which is embedded at the end of this article.

That video is followed up by an interview with BMC’s Deputy CTO, Herb VanHook, talking more specifically about BMC’s Digital Enterprise Management strategy.

VanHook not only manages the CTO office for BMC, but spends much of his time with BMC customers, focusing specifically on the technology, process and organisation impacts and opportunities presented by Cloud Computing and Data Center automation models. He leads BMC’s overall Cloud strategy for the CTO office.

But first, back to the BMC’s digital enterprise management.

According to BMC’s CEO Bob Beauchamp, to successfully manage this change to become a digital enterprise, technology has to be effectively managed.

“Leaders are striving to deliver better user experiences, while also searching for new revenue channels and product opportunities,” Beauchamp said.

“These transformations must be effectively managed, or companies run the risk of security breaches, operational shutdowns, wasted investments, and significant delays in changing the way they do business in the digital economy. BMC’s Digital Enterprise Management blueprint provides a clear path to successfully managing this digital transformation.”

So, what else does BMC’s Digital Enterprise Management entail?

The answers are after this ad, please read on. 

Well, BMC says that ‘many mid-to-large size companies and public sector organisations have reached a critical stage in their evolution.’

And, in what will come as no surprise to anyone, the pervasive use of mobile technologies and the dramatically increasing demand for instant, anywhere, anytime access to information, is forcing enterprises to find new ways to digitally deliver information, products, and services.

After all, in the modern era, instant gratification doesn’t appear to be instant enough!

So, to help those enterprises still struggling with chance, BMC says its ‘Digital Enterprise Management blueprint’ provides solutions for ‘orchestrating IT transformation so companies can rapidly innovate and move in real-time while keeping their enterprise secure and existing legacy systems operational.’

The company’s structured approach to IT strategy focuses on four key disciplines:

  • Digital Service Management - A new paradigm for IT Service Management (ITSM), based on a forward-looking and people-centric view of how IT is transforming employee productivity and driving innovation in the era of digital services.
  • Digital Enterprise Automation - Enables business to accelerate the delivery of digital services while improving quality and control. BMC’s comprehensive and policy-driven platform helps orchestrate and automate the full digital infrastructure stack.
  • Digital Service Assurance - Extends traditional assurance principles beyond mere monitoring. It integrates data from multiple external sources, including social human sentiment to allow businesses to take action in real time based on customer, partner and employee feedback.
  • Digital Infrastructure Optimisation – An approach to building and maintaining a leaner, more cost-effective digital infrastructure. Businesses benefit from a stronger return on investment and an easier to manage, lower risk platform.

BMC quotes Mary Johnston Turner, research VP for Enterprise Systems Management Software, at IDC stating: “Effective management, delivery and support of today's unpredictable, ever-changing digital business solutions is critical for success and innovation, but it strains traditional data centre management strategies and tools to the breaking point.

“BMC’s Digital Enterprise Management initiative updates and streamlines many of its product offerings with the goal of enabling much stronger cross-product orchestration and analytics in order to meet the dynamic, real-time needs of today's digital enterprise transformation agendas.”

BMC ends by stating that its ‘Digital Enterprise Management solutions remove roadblocks to digital transformation, helping organisations cost efficiently accelerate implementation of new digital services and mobile technologies to transform themselves into digital enterprises for competitive advantage.’

BMC’s Paul Appleby, Gavin Selkirk, Regional VP of BMC in APAC, and IDC’s Sandra NG, analyst and Group VP, IDC Asia Pacific spoke at a roundtable discussion with the media during BMC’s conference in Sydney on digital enterprise management.

I didn’t capture the very start of the discussion because we didn’t seem to start formally, and when I realised after a couple of minutes that the discussion was proceeding I pressed record.

This is followed up by an interview with BMC’s Deputy CTO, Herb VanHook, talking more specifically about BMC’s Digital Enterprise Management strategy.

VanHook not only manages the CTO office for BMC, but spends much of his time with BMC customers, focusing specifically on the technology, process and organisation impacts and opportunities presented by Cloud Computing and Data Center automation models. He leads BMC’s overall Cloud strategy for the CTO office.

Because I purchased a new external microphone for my iPhone, and hadn’t quite mastered it yet at the time, I had the recording volume a little too loud, as I was closer to the interview subject (VanHook) than the previous roundtable speakers.

This resulted in some ‘clipping’ noise during the interview, which I apologise for, and which is very difficult to remove digitally. As I was unable to manage the transformation of this digital file into one without the clicking sound, I present it to you as is - again, apologies for the clicking noise in this video clip - I have since learned my lesson.

VanHook explained his role at BMC and the Digital Enterprise Management blueprint and philosophy, what makes BMC’s solutions different to those of its competitors, about BMC’s cloud strategy, the future, and more.

So, we start with the roundtable video, and the second video is with Herb VanHook.

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Alex Zaharov-Reutt is iTWire's Technology Editor is one of Australia’s best-known technology journalists and consumer tech experts, Alex has appeared in his capacity as technology expert on all of Australia’s free-to-air and pay TV networks on all the major news and current affairs programs, on commercial and public radio, and technology, lifestyle and reality TV shows. Visit Alex at Twitter here.

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