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Short Take: BMC completes Boole buy

BMC Software completed its purchase of mainframe software maker Boole & Babbage this week and released its first systems management product since joining together. BMC has combined BMC's Patrol with Boole & Babbage's Command/Post, allowing users to manage applications, databases, messaging software, and servers from a single console. The combined product is free for current users. Prices begin at $75,000 for new users.

BMC Software completed its purchase of mainframe software maker Boole & Babbage this week and released its first systems management product since joining together. BMC has combined BMC's Patrol with Boole & Babbage's Command/Post, allowing users to manage applications, databases, messaging software, and servers from a single console. The combined product is free for current users. Prices begin at $75,000 for new users.