HOUSTON, March 9, 2007 – BMC Software today announced that noted open source industry luminary William Hurley, also known as “whurley,” joined the company as the organization’s chief architect of Open Source Strategy.
Hurley is responsible for creating BMC’s open source agenda and overseeing the company’s participation in various free and open source software communities to advance the adoption and integration of BSM solutions.
“BMC really understands the value and benefits of open source,” said Hurley. “The company is defining the future of systems management with BSM, eliminating complexity in the IT infrastructure, and aligning IT with business. BMC’s leadership and clear BSM vision, combined with the company’s interest in doing open source correctly, is absolutely something I wanted to be a part of.”
Tom Bishop, BMC’s chief technology officer, added: “whurley brings a great deal of open source knowledge and credibility to BMC that we can incorporate into the creation of high-value offerings for our customers. We are fortunate to have ‘whurley’ join our team and look forward to his contributions.”
A technology visionary and holder of 11 important patents, Hurley brings 16 years of experience in developing groundbreaking technology. He is the Chairman of the Open Management Consortium, a non-profit organization advancing the adoption, development, and integration of open source systems management. Named an IBM Master Inventor, Hurley has received numerous awards including an IBM Pervasive Computing Award and Apple Computer Design Award.
To learn more about whurley and open source at BMC, please listen to his podcast at: http://talk.bmc.com.
About BMC Software
BMC Software is a leading global provider of enterprise management solutions that empower companies to manage their IT infrastructure from a business perspective. Delivering Business Service Management, BMC solutions span enterprise systems, applications, databases and service management. For the four fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2006, BMC revenue was approximately $1.57 billion. For more information, visit www.bmc.com.
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