All posts by: Judith Hurwitz

About Judith Hurwitz

Judith Hurwitz is an author, speaker and business technology consultant with decades of experience.

May 16, 2018

Navigating Red Hat’s Open Commercial Enterprise Strategy

I have been a Red Hat observer for many years. It has always been clear that Red Hat has been largely successful in being able to provide commercial support for enterprises that made the strategic decision to place their bets on the Linux operation system. Unlike many open source focused companies, Red Hat has been […]

May 15, 2018

Cloudera’s Transition: Migrating to the Next Stage

Judith Hurwitz and Jean Bozman Cloudera was a company at the right place and at the right time when it became a leader in Hadoop analytics in the past decade. Today, it is a leader with strong brand recognition. But it is clear to anyone who has participated or observed the data management market, that […]

April 19, 2018

Atos’s Journey: Can a Corporate Roll Up Maintain its Impressive Growth?

Atos is a rapidly growing company that has inherited complexity and some great IP through its many acquisitions over the years. In fact, since 2002 the company has acquired 17 companies – many within the last four years. The company focuses on telecommunications, IT consulting services and solutions, data management, customer relationship management and service […]

February 20, 2018

AWS: Moving Beyond Infrastructure to Monetize its Ecosystem

I few months have past since I attended my first Amazon re:Invent conference. I have had some time to reflect on my observations about the meeting. It was indeed an impressive event with a massive number of sessions and an electricity that was palpable. What stood out was the homogeneity of the attendees who were […]

February 14, 2018

IBM Revamps its Cloud Strategy

  While IBM has been in the cloud market for a number of years, the evolution of its technology and strategy has hit rough spots in the past. But things have changed over the past year with a combination of new technology and new positioning. IBM has renamed its cloud from SoftLayer and BlueMix to […]

January 29, 2018

Can we predict the success of emerging technologies?

It is ironic that with so many emerging companies and emerging technology trends there is really nothing new under the sun. While new products and new companies are everywhere, many of the emerging technologies are built on technology frameworks that were initially developed decades ago. In fact, the most interesting emerging products that I evaluated […]

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August 30, 2017

Are you Barrelling into Your Cloud Strategy Without a Plan?

Your cloud strategy is more complicated than you thought Sometimes you have several conversations in a single day that stops you in your tracks and brings clarity. The two conversations I had the other day were with a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and a CTO of two large companies. While we discussed many of […]

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March 26, 2017

A tribute to Marcia Kaufman: A Woman of Valor

Marcia and I would always tell people that we met in high school when we were both 15 years old. But that doesn’t tell the story of a friendship and a business partnership that began in 2003. I was an entrepreneur at a crossroads of my career. I had lost the company I had started […]

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February 27, 2017

Can IBM Take Machine Learning Mainstream?

It is clear that Watson, IBM’s cognitive engine, is becoming embedded in just about every tool and application that IBM is selling these days. In its most recent announcement, IBM is now making the Watson Machine Learning (ML) engine available on the mainframe in order to bring machine learning to transactional databases. This ML engine […]

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