Demand Soaring for BMC MyIT
Global leaders in energy, packaged goods, financial services among earliest
New analyst survey identifies major productivity losses from routine IT
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- April 24, 2013
Demand is soaring for BMC MyIT. The revolutionary new mobile application
recently launched by BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) enables corporate IT
departments to give employees personalized control over the delivery of the IT
services and information they need – anytime, anywhere, from any device. (view
the digital content capsule)
Since MyIT became available for sale earlier this spring, an array of major
global companies – including leaders in energy, packaged goods and financial
services – have lined up to be among the first to adopt and implement it.
"BMC MyIT is going to be the cornerstone for the future, giving business
workers the ability to configure the exact tools they want and need," said
Mike Tomasiewicz, the senior systems and network administrator at ConAgra. "It
enables IT departments to provide the functionality and core IT processes that
employees need to do their jobs -- no matter where they are, what tool they
have in front of them, whether traveling or at home. With MyIT, BMC Software
has answered the question that business users have been asking for years – how
can IT balance employees’ need for IT freedom with the company’s need for IT
Top systems integrators and channel partners also have signed on for robust
co-innovation and go-to-market programs, including Column Technologies and
RightStar Systems in the Americas, and NTT Data and Materna in EMEA.
"BMC MyIT is a huge step forward in giving our employees what they want: a
simple, flexible interface to IT-related information," said Mark Settle, chief
information officer at BMC. "Easy to deploy, MyIT puts an end to mass
distributions of IT status emails to company employees, multiple calls to the
service desk to check on ticket status and endless floundering when employees
try to access Wi-Fi, VPN, video conferencing or print services – in other
words, an end to all of the daily irritations that drive employees crazy. MyIT
reduces the bureaucracy and latency that employees encounter in dealing with
their IT organizations – two important goals that are on every CIO’s agenda."
Coinciding with the MyIT roll-out in many markets around the world, top
analyst firm Forrester Research released a first-of-its-kind global study of
"IT friction" in the workplace entitled "Exploring Business and IT Friction:
Myths and Realities." The study reveals that the cost of routine IT issues
experienced by workers and businesses has reached crisis proportions,
impacting employee and company productivity – and by extension shareholder
value and national economic performance -- to an extent not previously
understood. (see separate release)
The massive hit to productivity averages 10 percent globally for the vast
majority of employees, but can be as much as 52 percent among the most
severely impacted. In 2011, the Fortune 100 accounted for approximately 26-27
million employees around the world, plus a very large but unpublished number
of full-time contract workers. Using the conclusions in the Forrester report
as a basis of calculation, the cost in lost productivity to this "universe of
companies" could exceed $100 billion annually.
Access to IT Services Anytime, Anywhere from Any Device
As striking as the estimates of lost time and negative ROI are on the cost
side of the equation, the lost "upside" associated with the failure to
repurpose those employee hours towards productive work and revenue makes the
extent of the crisis even more significant.
MyIT directly addresses this issue, providing end users easy access to IT
services – reducing IT friction and making the user and the IT team more
productive. Users can have important information and updates pushed to them
from IT. They can schedule an appointment with an expert, and raise new
service requests with just a couple of taps. And because MyIT employs accurate
geo-location functionality, employees can benefit from instantly tailored
services and personalized assistance that are relevant to where they are and
what they’re doing.
As a result, BMC MyIT resolves many expensive, interlocking problems while
delivering a wide array of significant operational benefits:
*Reduced IT Service Costs. The MyIT combination of self-service, process
automation and the right employee-facing UI slash both the IT costs and
the lost employee productivity cost associated with resolving IT service
issues – by as much as 25 percent in large companies.
*Improved Productivity. BMC MyIT dramatically reduces IT friction,
liberating employees to specify and manage their own personalized IT
service and information delivery – anywhere, anytime, using any device.
Services and information required by individual employees are immediately
updated as new information comes online or an employee’s location changes.
*Happier Employees. BMC MyIT allows an enterprise IT department to mirror
the positive IT experience that people enjoy in their private lives and
extend it into their work life. This sort of immediate, unhampered access
to the right services and context-aware information delivers enhanced job
satisfaction and productivity.
*Stronger IT Organizations. A big consumerization wave continues to swamp
enterprise IT departments, with employees demanding a much better, more
transparent "front end" experience. The explosion of new devices to be
supported – as exemplified by the well-documented BYO trend -- represent a
huge challenge for IT organizations, most of which are struggling to
deliver services via traditional, under-resourced service models. Research
shows that IT professionals want to work in a modern, accessible IT
organization that really powers the business. MyIT helps IT organizations
build a bridge to the future – delivering what employees demand while
guaranteeing the controls and security needed to safeguard company
BMC MyIT integrates with the BMC Remedy IT Service Management Suite and will
bring the power of enterprise IT transformation to employees in companies
around the world.
Learn more about BMC and MyIT: www.bmc.com/products/myit.
See the latest in MyIT shareable content:
Read what people are saying about MyIT: Are you being served? and My Top IT
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*Based on average global cost – $306 monthly or $3,677 annually – per
moderately impacted employee. Calculated from data located in Figure 9 of the
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