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Ex-Tivoli tech exec joins BMC Software

Tom Bishop will oversee BMC's open-architecture platform for business-service management.

Tom Bishop, a former IBM Tivoli executive, has joined enterprise solutions firm BMC Software as its new chief technology officer, the firm said on Wednesday.

Until recently, Bishop was CTO of the Austin, Texas-based VIEO, which makes tools for systems management. At Tivoli, Bishop played a key role in creating the IBM company?s distributed-systems management technology and products, the company said. At BMC he'll be responsible for overseeing the company's open-architecture platform for business service management, named Atrium. BMC released the first Atrium-based product, dubbed BMC Atrium CMDB, in January this year.