BMC Software Inc.
) recently announced that it will provide information technology
service management (ITSM) support to the Indiana University for
an undisclosed amount.
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The University is a public research institution and accommodates
more than 1,30,000 students. With increasing student enrollments,
the institution is facing growing demand for more efficient
information technology (IT) infrastructure. The University sought
a system, which would reorganize data into information and thus
prioritize resources to enable quick decision making. The
decision would, in turn, help the institution to better allocate
resources within the campus.
After evaluating the urgency of its situation, the University
found BMC Software's FootPrints solution to be suitable.
FootPrints is easy to deploy, maintain and upgrade. The solution
facilitates automated data and process integration thereby
improving overall IT operations. At a glance, the solution will
offer support in effectively managing areas such as service,
helpdesk, security and compliance, lifecycle and desktop.
BMC Footprints' popularity can be gauged from the continuous
customer wins. The solution has been deployed by State of
Connecticut, The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities,
payroll service provider Cast & Crew, EasyStreet, Hill
International, Seneca College, Ryanair.com, Selex Systems and so
BMC Software inherited this solution from Numara Software, which
was acquired in Jan 2012. With this strategic acquisition, BMC
Software has been able to access more than 13,000 service and
asset management solutions that have enabled it to improve the
services offered. Also, it will help the company to make headway
in the SaaS service desk offering for the fast-growing small and
medium business (SMB) segment in the market going ahead.
The popularity of BMC Software's ITSM suites is growing. We are
encouraged by the continuous product launches. We also believe
that the company's growing exposure into the cloud space will
prove to be a catalyst.
However, weak third quarter 2013 results, soft guidance, weaker
expenditure from different governments, ongoing European economic
turmoil and stiff competitive environment pose concerns.
Currently, BMC Software has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). But not all
software companies are performing as badly as BMC. We would
recommend investors to consider
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