BMC SOFTWARE, headquartered in Houston, Texas, was founded in 1980 and has offices throughout the world. BMC has made a number of acquisitions since it was founded, specifically to enhance their product offerings to meet the needs of their customers. Bill Miller, vice president and general manager of BMC Software's Mainframe Business Unit, who joined BMC more than three years ago, has a passion for solving mainframe data management problems. He also is an outspoken proponent of BMC's Business Service Management strategy. BMC Software defines business service management as a dynamic method for aligning IT to the goals of the business and for ensuring that IT is able to support those goals.
"BMC started in the point product business with our database solutions years ago and grew that business fairly dramatically over the years," explains Miller. "In 1994, we acquired PATROL, recently rebranded as BMC Performance Manager, and that acquisition established BMC Software as a leader in distributed systems management. Through an additional acquisition, we also acquired our MAINVIEW mainframe product line. Following this, we had an acquisition in the security space and another in the capacity management area. Most recently, our acquisitions have been complementing our business service management [BSM] message. We've made some very strategic acquisitions over the past three years that now enable us to be a full-service business service management provider. BMC introduced our BSM strategy almost three years ago, and today we have more than 100 customers working with us in various stages of implementing BSM in their shops," he added.
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