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BMC Day in South Africa in the news:


BMC Software drives SME cloud

By Alex Kayle, Senior portals journalist
Johannesburg, 23 May 2012


Business service management company, BMC Software, has realigned its business strategy as it sets sights on driving cloud computing in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) space.

This is according to Fabio Violante, CTO of EMEA at BMC Software, who said during yesterday's BMC Day conference that the company's new strategy aims to support the evolution of an IT organisation.

Fabio Violante

CIOs evolve into cloud service brokers

By Alex Kayle, Senior portals journalist
Johannesburg, 23 May 2012


The rising adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise means the role of CIOs will become more relevant to an organisation as they become cloud service brokers and deliverers of technology.

This is the view of Fabio Violante, CTO of EMEA for BMC Software, who spoke during yesterday's BMC Day conference, hosted in partnership with ITWeb, at The Forum, in Bryanston.

Violante said: “2012 is going to be a challenging year from an economic and technology perspective. Our role as IT leaders will change, yet these challenges bring huge opportunities in cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) as a new way of delivering IT and services.”


Practical guidelines for entering the cloud

By Nadine Arendse
Johannesburg, 23 May 2012

Organisations must build cloud solutions that are tailored to their needs. Keeping flexibility, sophistication, control and resource management in mind can facilitate this.

So says Angus Peacock, senior software consultant at BMC, speaking yesterday at BMC Day, in Bryanston.


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BMC Day in the news:
The transformative role of cloud computing
By Nadine Arendse, Johannesburg, 23 Apr 2012
Customers hold the power when it comes to cloud computing, according to BMC's VP EMEA software and consulting at BMC, Silvio Rugolo.
Base cloud on business, not technology
By Tracy Burrows, Johannesburg, 19 Apr 2012
Cloud computing has been in use in SA long enough for trends in success factors to emerge. And it has become apparent that a successful cloud deployment is one where the business case, not just the technology, is considered.

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