BMC Flies High with Control-M - Analyst Blog

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Business Service Management ('BSM') solutions provider BMC Software Inc. ( BMC ) recently announced that the University of California System has implemented the BMC Control-M Workload Automation solution in order to deliver improved information technology (IT) services. Aided by this new technology from BMC, the University aims to better handle its workload and manage costs effectively. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The University of California System manages various campuses and education centers, which accommodate roughly 234,464 students, 18,896 faculties, and 189,116 staff members (data as of 2011). It was noticed that within the existing IT systems multiple tools were often deployed to perform the same task thus compounding difficulties in scheduling and streamlining jobs. To make the system work smoothly, especially with respect to proper job scheduling and efficient workload management, the University System selected BMC Software's Control-M Workload Automation suite.

BMC Software's workload automation suite offers a range of capabilities required to manage traditional job scheduling, batch service management and workload automation. The solution will help the University System to gain IT production control through a single job scheduling solution for all its campuses and centers. This would ultimately help achieve significant operational efficiencies.

Last week, the University of Connecticut implemented the BMC Control-M Workload Automation solution in order to deliver improved IT services. Aided by this new technology from BMC, the University aims to better handle its workload and manage costs effectively.

Foreseeing the demand for its Control-M solution, BMC Software introduced the next iteration of Control-M (version 8) to include features like new user interface, simplified tools and higher throughput. The new solution will accelerate job processing time, use lesser server space and further optimize costs.

Moreover, it is worth mentioning in this context that the proven success of BMC's Control-M Workload Automation solution at various enterprises has fetched recognition from the U.S. IT research firm Gartner Inc. ( IT ). Earlier this year, Gartner positioned the suite in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2012 "Magic Quadrant for Workload Automation".

Though European concerns persist, we remain positive about BMC's continuous deal wins and License booking growth in the Enterprise Service Management segment. We also believe that its intention to buy back $1.0 billion of common stock will encourage investors.

Currently, BMC Software has a Zacks #2 Rank, implying a short-term Buy rating.



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