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Industry First - BMC Software Transforms The Service Desk Into A "Genius Bar" Experience

Jarod Greene, senior research analyst at Gartner, said: "The megatrends around mobility, 'bring your own device' (BYOD), social interaction, information and the cloud are driving the consumerization and democratization of IT, which will provide flexibility and functionality – shifting command and control from IT to the business user. IT organizations that are prepared to embrace these trends have an opportunity to significantly impact their businesses through promoting productivity by enabling user self-sufficiency, and by leveraging existing IT capabilities to improve business efficiencies and capabilities."

As "IT Friction" Hammers Productivity, People Want a Solution Now

As these megatrends took hold, a new concept emerged – the idea of "IT friction," which accounted for the productivity they had lost due to the failure of enterprise IT to deliver flexible, powerful services when, where and how they were needed.

At the same time, CIOs began to see employees' new expectations exacerbate "IT friction," causing costs to spiral dramatically upwards, particularly in terms of the volume of service desk calls and cost in time and money to resolve them. Both employees and IT organizations were increasingly dissatisfied with the status quo. The stage was set for a new social contract around IT service delivery that would free them both from old ways and old frustrations.

"In a nutshell, what happened is this: consumer IT went mainstream and now it has transitioned to mobile," said Joe Pucciarelli, vice president and IT executive advisor at leading analyst firm IDC.  "Many people began to have a whole new set of expectations concerning what IT was and what it can do for them.  In their private lives, they experienced almost unlimited access to personalized information, technology and tools that made them more social, more productive, and more innovative than ever before.  But as soon as they went to work, their experience with IT took on a decidedly different complexion – with many more obstacles.  We're at the tipping point now where frustration with traditional 'corporate' IT is becoming a mainstream idea – a phenomenon IDC calls 'IT friction'. To meet these rising expectations, IDC believes IT suppliers will need a broad new approach to support these operational changes."

What Customers are Saying
  • "BMC Remedy IT Service Management Suite 8.0 continues to be a central component of the unified business service management strategy for enterprise customers, with a wealth of integration opportunities which increase the value of existing investments in the BMC Software suite," said Steve Upton, CEO for Alderstone Consulting. "This latest release demonstrates BMC's ongoing engagement with, and understanding of, the needs of the Remedy community."
  • "The flexibility and choice that the BMC Remedy IT Service Management Suite provides enabled ConAgra to move from an on-premise environment to a Software-as-a-Service environment," Michael Tomasiewicz, senior system and network administrator for ConAgra Foods. "Our migration to BMC Remedy OnDemand aligns with our IT objectives, and provides us a powerful, cost-effective and easy-to-use service management solution."
  • "Previously, any help desk issue that needed resolution was sent to the IT department from the support technicians' desks, resulting in lengthy delays and an overall loss in productivity," said Mike Campbell, BMC Remedy implementation manager at Dev Technology Group. "By upgrading to BMC's secure, mobile ITSM solution, we've seen Federal customers increase their IT efficiency and process agility. This enables them to achieve their mission, which is to serve and protect the nation."
  • "By implementing BMC FootPrints, we help drive technology adoption and raised the bar for companies within our industry," said Dean Barry, CIO at Cast & Crew. "With a better handle on administrative processes, the IT organization makes more proactive decisions, automates many functions and ensures the business runs smoother overall. Efficiencies allow Cast & Crew to focus more time on innovation initiatives to gain ground on our competitors."
  • "Because the BMC Remedyforce Service Desk is web-based, everybody can access it. It's great," said Danielle Bailey IT manager at Comverge. "The end-users say that Remedyforce is a lot easier for them to use and to share with others. We have been able to show where IT is actually starting to save money by increasing efficiency and productivity."
  • "Our experience deploying BMC Track-It! was seamless," said Monique Sendze, associate director of information technology at Douglas County Libraries. "We consistently receive stellar support from BMC, and this, along with price point, ease of use and administration, as well as the software's unique features, makes the solution stand apart from all competitive offerings."

For more information about BMC, visit the following resources:

Business Runs on IT. IT Runs on BMC Software.

Business runs better when IT runs at its best. That's why more than 50,000 IT organizations – from the Global 100 to the smallest businesses – in over 120 countries rely on BMC Software (Nasdaq:BMC) to manage their business services and applications across distributed, mainframe, virtual and cloud environments. With the leading Business Service Management platform, Cloud Management, and the industry's broadest choice of IT management solutions, BMC helps customers cut costs, reduce risk and achieve business objectives. For the four fiscal quarters ended June 30, 2012, BMC revenue was approximately $2.2 billion.

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BMC, BMC Software, and the BMC Software logo are the exclusive properties of BMC Software, Inc., are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other BMC trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Genius Bar is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.  © Copyright 2012 BMC Software, Inc. 
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