NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world’s largest exchange company, has selected BMC Software’s (NASDAQ: BMC) Business Service Management (BSM) platform to drive a major global “Lean IT” initiative aimed at increasing system agility while reducing costs and maintaining availability.

NASDAQ OMX is implementing BMC’s industry leading platform to enable full lifecycle management of the NASDAQ OMX IT environment across multiple platforms – physical, virtual and cloud – using layered full-stack provisioning, self-service request management and accurate discovery for optimal service retirement.

“At NASDAQ OMX, IT is a significant revenue driver,” said Carl-Magnus Hallberg, senior vice president of global IT services for NASDAQ OMX. “BMC Software’s Business Service Management platform strengthens the IT department’s ability to support our business services, while automating manual tasks and improving service delivery. Our implementation of BMC’s platform will allow the NASDAQ OMX IT department to more quickly deliver the right business services to our colleagues and our customers.”

“NASDAQ OMX has been a pioneer in the use of applied technology to deliver faster, better and more profitable trades,” said Kia Behnia, BMC senior vice president and chief technology officer. “The fact that BMC was selected by NASDAQ OMX for such an important, all-encompassing ‘Lean IT’ initiative demonstrates the powerful differentiation and value that BMC delivers to our customers.”

Business runs on IT. IT runs on BMC Software.

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