BMC acquires Partnerpedia, launches app store

Summary:With the acquisition and AppZone launch, BMC is looking to move beyond IT management and get more into distribution of software.

BMC Software on Tuesday launched AppZone, a cloud enterprise app store for mobile, proprietary and desktop applications. AppZone was launched via BMC's acquisition of Partnerpedia.

The company said that it closed the acquisition of Partnerpedia July 10. On Monday, BMC reported fiscal first quarter earnings of $53 million, or 36 cents a share, on revenue $484 million, down 4 percent from a year ago.

With the acquisition and AppZone launch, BMC is looking to move beyond IT management and get more into distribution of software. BMC said in a statement that it is hoping to cut the friction involved when employees spend time trying to get approval to download and install applications on corporate devices.

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Meanwhile, BMC's AppZone is aiming to alleviate a few pain points with the bring your own device movement. There are a bevy of enterprise app stores from the likes of Salesforce.com, Google and a B2B version of iTunes, but most are tied to a specific platform. 

BMC is planning to go private in a deal with Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Apps

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