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Before I start with my predictions, let me explain what I mean by a prediction. I believe that predictions should not be about the end of a technology cycle but the timing for when a issue begins to gain traction that will result in industry shifts.  As I pointed out in my book, Smart or Lucky? How Technology Leaders Turn Change Into Success (Josey Bass, 2011), important industry initiatives and changes usually require decades of trial and error before they result in significant product and important trends.  So, in my predictions, I am pointing out changes that are starting. a know...
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The move to disaggregated components in servers is well received by cloud providers. However, ironically, the disaggregated servers (compute/storage/networking switches) doesn't work well in marketing/messaging to enterprise customers, who would like to buy servers as workload-based solutions.  What’s interesting here is that the same technology is appealing to both buying communities – enterprise IT and cloud providers. But they’re asking system vendors for different packaging and different messages about the products. Case in Point Last week, I chaired the Future of Open Servers panel discussion – the closing session at the Open Server Summit in Santa Clara, CA. One customer, two analysts, and...
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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...
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Google is taking a differentiated approach to providing cloud services to the enterprise. Mindful that its primary competitors in the enterprise cloud space have already built substantial installed bases, Google will leverage made-by-Google software to add value beyond re-hosting and lift-and-shift workloads. Its Google Cloud Platform NEXT 2016 (GCP NEXT) conference in San Francisco (March 23 – March 24, 2016) showcased these next-gen workloads, as early adopter customers described their use of Google-hosted applications. Deep investments have already been made – with $9.9 Billion invested to build out the GCP business – and customers will be able to deploy workloads...
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Why SDI Will Rock Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation enables organizations to leverage their structured and unstructured data with advanced analytics and machine learning, in the form of cognitive computing, to anticipate and respond to business shifts. This gives businesses the IT flexibility, and the business agility, to deal with changing business conditions. IBM’s InterConnect Conference in Las Vegas focused on digital transformation, which leverages hybrid cloud services to deliver advanced data services to business end-users. In an age when the focus is focused on software and cloud, it’s important to note that a new generation of software-enabled hardware infrastructure (SDI) is increasingly taking center stage. It will...
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Does Cloud Revenue Matter?

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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...
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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...
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Predicting 2016: What's Old is New Again

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Hurwitz & Associates expects 2016 to be an interesting year with a combination of innovative new offerings and a resurgence of existing technologies in the forefront. 2016 will be the year when the old is new again; customers will continue to absorb and deploy technologies such as cloud, microservices, IoT, and advanced analytics. Businesses will select technologies based on the offering’s ability to provide both efficiency and the ability to improve customer relationships. We also expect to see continued consolidation in the market. Large enterprise vendors will continue to purchase innovative companies as both “tuck-in” acquisitions and a fast way to...
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