All posts by: Judith Hurwitz

About Judith Hurwitz

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

May 23, 2011

Can Hewlett Packard Make its Own Luck?

The following is a guest blog that I wrote for the Harvard Business Review. HP finds itself in a complicated position. While the technology giant’s second-quarter revenue increased by 3%, its relatively new CEO, Leo Apotheker, was forced to lower the forecast for revenue for the fiscal year. He blamed the Japan earthquake, the anemic […]

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May 16, 2011

Can the Power of Open Source Change Industry Dynamics?

After spending two days at the Red Hat Summit last week, I started thinking about the power of open source software and how it has transformed the software industry. When I was writing my new book, Smart or Lucky, How Technology Leaders Turn Change into Success, I analyzed the success and failures of companies that […]

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May 4, 2011

Can IBM Build a Strong Cloud Partner Ecosystem?

Despite all of the hand wringing surrounding Amazon.com’s service outages last week, it is clear to me that cloud computing is dramatically changing the delivery models of computing forever. We simply will not return to a model where organizations assume that they will consume primarily their own data center resources.  The traditional data center certainly […]

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April 11, 2011

Yes, you can have an elastic private cloud

I was having a discussion with a skeptical CIO the other day. His issue was that a private cloud isn’t real.  Why? In contrast to the public cloud, which has unlimited capability on demand, a private cloud is limited by the size and capacity of the internal data center.  While I understand this point I […]

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February 15, 2011

HP’s Ambitious Cloud Computing Strategy: Can HP Emerge as a Power?

To comprehend HP’s cloud computing strategy you have to first understand HP’s Matrix Blade System.  HP announced the Matrix system in April of 2009 as a prepackaged fabric-based system.  Because Matrix was designed as a packaged environment, it has become the lynch pin of HP’s cloud strategy. So, what is Matrix?  Within this environment, HP […]

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February 4, 2011

What’s a private cloud anyway?

So in a perfect world all data centers be magically become clouds and the world is a better place. All kidding aside..I am tired of all of the hype. Let me put it this way.  All data centers cannot and will not become private clouds– at least not for most typical companies. Let me tell […]

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February 3, 2011

Lotus redux: a transformation in process

I have attended Lotusphere for many years so it is very interesting to watch the transition. When Lotus Notes was first introduced in the late 1980s, it was a seminal moment in the evolution of collaborative computing. During those first few years, Lotus was able to establish a rich ecosystem of partners and really define […]

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December 15, 2010

Why is IBM in the horizontal solutions business?

Every year I attend IBM software analyst meeting. It is an opportunity to gain a snap shot of what the leadership team is thinking and saying.  Since I have had the opportunity to attend many of these events over the year, it is always instructive to watch the evolution of IBM’s software business over the […]

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November 10, 2010

Who is using advanced analytics?

I have invited Fern Halper,  Partner at Hurwitz & Associates and an authority on analytics add her knowledge to my blog. The following is her request to fill out a short questionnaire about advanced analytics. We will post a summary of her findings. Fern Halper Advanced analytics is currently a hot topic among businesses, but […]

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