buy lipitor online
Hurwitz & Associates - Insight is Action

Judith's Balancing Act

A frank dialog about the impact of emerging technologies such as big data, cloud, and security on customer success

Judith Hurwitz

judith hurwitz headshotJudith Hurwitz is an author, speaker and business technology consultant with decades of experience.  Judith's full bio

2017 Predictions from the Hurwitz Team

Posted by on in Uncategorized
Last year we predicted that it would be a year of consolidation and a time for businesses to absorb emerging technologies. We think that this trend wil continue. This year we are digging in around seven different areas. Each area will have three predictions from our impressive analyst team. It is a lot to look at but we are hopeful that you will find these predictions interesting and insightful. We want your feedback. Engage in a dialog with us in the new year. Getting the job done in 2017 The focus for 2017 is on getting the job done. Therefore,...
Last modified on
Hits: 667
0
Continue reading 0 Comments

The Lie of Digital Transformation

Posted by on in Vendor Strategy
I’m not going to mess around. If I hear one more person talk about a digital transformation strategy I think I might scream. But I digress. What do company executives really mean when they say that they want to move to a digital transformation strategy? I think that if you talk to 10 executives you will probably get 10 different answers. The answer to the question is a lot more complex than simply expecting your company to be the “uber” in your market. So, let me get to my point. Digital transformation really means a forward-looking strategy. Many well-established companies...
Last modified on
Hits: 602
0
Continue reading 0 Comments

Can Open Source Companies Be Successful?

Posted by on in Vendor Strategy
Open source is dramatically changing the IT landscape on many levels. For example, open source helps existing software companies jump-start their entry into new markets. Rather than trying to convince customers and partners to adopt a proprietary platform, creating an offering on open source platforms allows users to leverage tools they are familiar with. In addition, open source platforms often have the support of active user communities and are continually evolving to support new technical and business capabilities. While there are clearly benefits in the use of open source, there are issues that you need to keep in mind. Companies...
Last modified on
Hits: 646
0
Continue reading 0 Comments
  Over the past several weeks I have had some conversations with a new division of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) that is offering digital software and solutions with a strong focus on data integration. While TCS itself provides solutions to customers through its consulting services, this new business unit is creating a self-sustaining organization based on analytics of customer and urban data. Where does Digital Software and Solutions fit? But first a little context. Tata Consultancy Services is a major business unit within the larger Tata Corporation. Like many multi-national companies, Tata offers a wide variety of products and services...
Last modified on
Hits: 1397
0
Continue reading 0 Comments
IBM’s journey to the cloud has been a complicated process. As an analyst, I have had a bird’s eye view of the evolution of IBM’s cloud strategy. Like many other enterprise technology companies, IBM has had to balance its need to preserve on- premises revenue with its desire to satisfy customers’ demands for cloud services. I recently attended IBM’s cloud analyst summit, where key executives put the evolving IBM cloud strategy into perspective. In the midst of massive changes in technology and customer requirements, Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President and leader of the cloud strategy, succinctly stated the overarching strategy:...
Last modified on
Hits: 3860
0
Continue reading 0 Comments
You know when you get that feeling that you have experienced the same situation in the past. You can’t put your finger on it but you know you have been here before. Well that is how I feel when I think about the emerging world of containers and microservices. I actually think this feeling of déjà vu is a good thing -- containers and microservices are beginning to see the glimmers of the commercialization of a service oriented approach to computing. In 2007, I co-authored my first book called Service Oriented Architectures for Dummies. For the next few years, I...
Last modified on
Hits: 1426
0
Continue reading 0 Comments

Does Cloud Revenue Matter?

Posted by on in Cloud Computing
The transition from on premises software services to cloud services is complicated in terms of revenue models. It is especially difficult for technology vendors with on premises legacy software. It is not surprising that public companies have difficulty shifting from an on premises to cloud strategy. In addition, there is no SEC requirement to break down revenue between cloud and on premises software revenue. When you think about the fact that customers want hybrid environments -- a combination of on premises and cloud, it makes it complicated to analyze revenue. Is a hybrid cloud all cloud revenue. I had an...
Last modified on
Hits: 2181
0
Continue reading 0 Comments
In 1995 Sam Palmisano unified all of IBM's software offerings into a single organization called the IBM Software Group. Sam selected a long time executive, Steve Mills to run this large and fragmented organization. It was not an easy job to put it mildly. Each software product organization had its own infrastructure, its own database services, and middleware. These product organizations often competed internally and externally. Steve changed that by forcing these independent organizations to begin using common services. I remember a conversation I had during those early years with Steve where he told me of how difficult it was...
Last modified on
Hits: 3012
0
Continue reading 1 Comment