BMC Builds Out New App Store With Partnerpedia Acquisition
BMC AppZone offers line-of-business people a similar experience to what they get at home from consumer marketplaces such as Apple iTunes, Amazon App Store and Google Play.BMC Software, which has been morphing into a new-generation version of itself since it went private last May, acquired a key piece of its new personality Aug. 6 when it bought app distributor Partnerpedia. Terms of the deal were not revealed. Houston, Texas-based BMC already has rebranded Partnerpedia's application store and named it BMC AppZone. The refaced cloud-based enterprise app store gives enterprise employees access to a list of cloud, mobile, custom and desktop applications—all of which can be used on any device from any location.
BMC AppZone offers line-of-business people at work a similar experience to what they get at home from consumer marketplaces such as Apple iTunes, Amazon App Store and Google Play, BMC Chief Information Officer Mark Settle told eWEEK. Like BMC's first consumer app, MyIT, BMC AppZone is designed to reduce IT friction for both workers and IT organizations, Settle said. BMC is most well-known for software that runs IT service management, data center automation, performance management, virtualization life cycle management and cloud computing management. The company is melding the self-service MyIT portal into the AppZone, Settle said.
MyIT takes the help desk to a new level of usefulness and user-friendliness within an enterprise, BMC said. The social media-like software gives employees the power to get the IT services and other information they need at any time of day and from any device, whether or not a service desk is open.