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CompuCom Taps BMC Software to Help Clients Ease the Journey to Cloud Computing

<p> <i><b>Clients Want to Simplify Cloud-Enabled Environments</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CompuCom Taps BMC Software to Help Clients Ease the Journey to Cloud Computing07:45 EDT Wednesday, August 22, 2012 DALLAS (Business Wire) -- CompuCom Systems, Inc., the leading IT outsourcing specialist, has formed a strategic relationship with BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) to deliver the business benefits of cloud computing and accelerate the speed with which a client can realize its value. The cloud is not just an IT strategy; it is a business strategy. Organizations have many things to consider as they contemplate migrating applications and services from traditional data center environments to a cloud delivery model. CompuCom's 25-year history of building intimacy with clients while maintaining technical excellence was the catalyst to incorporate BMC's industry-leading orchestration and automation platform into the company's innovative IT Service Management model. As cloud adoption grows from initial implementations to broad business use, BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) can shoulder the burden of legacy and virtual production workloads. To facilitate a complete cloud service lifecycle, BMC presents end-users with a straightforward “shopping cart” portal and provisions complete, configurable applications. The result is a cloud where everything is intelligently placed and governed according to policies within the environment. Integrated seamlessly with BMC Cloud Operations Management, BMC CLM ensures the cloud is both built for strength and operated for efficiency and service quality. “CompuCom's commitment to integrate across the enterprise combined with BMC's Cloud Lifecycle Management allows us to deliver a complete, mature solution resulting in accurate chargeback, self-service provisioning, dynamic workload reallocation, and bursting to public cloud environments,” stated John Conner, senior vice president, ITO service and cloud sales for CompuCom. “We believe the strong credentials and cultural fit of our two organizations will bring significant benefits to clients who want to change the way they do the business of IT,” said Ed Anderson, CompuCom's chief strategy officer. Kia Behnia, BMC's chief technology officer, said: “As customers move to migrate business applications and services to a cloud delivery model, it is critically important to stay focused on the business imperatives and not ‘get lost' in the IT. Working together, BMC and CompuCom will increase the strategic business value of cloud computing and the speed with which customers can achieve it.” About CompuCom Systems, Inc. CompuCom, the leading IT outsourcing specialist, delivers IT your way. Our clients like working with us because they know that, with CompuCom, it's all about them. Our unique ITSM strategy blends your data center, network, voice, and end user computing environments in an innovative fashion. This radically simplifies your IT, allowing you to focus on growing your business and serving your customers. We are highly regarded around the world for our balance of industry-leading tools, a pragmatic approach to best practices, and our highly skilled workforce. We are the perfect alternative to address the revolutionary IT transformations facing you today and in the future. More than a trusted advisor, CompuCom is your trusted doer. To learn more, visit www.CompuCom.com. Business Runs on IT. IT Runs on BMC Software. Business runs better when IT runs at its best. That's why more than 20,000 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. CompuCom Systems, Inc.Marilyn Nelson, +1 281-996-1551Marilyn.Nelson@CompuCom.comorBMC SoftwareTara Hanney, +1 713-918-2745tara_hanney@bmc.com