Blogs

June 9, 2020

Can we really manage a hybrid multicloud environment?

I have been writing for many years about the requirement to manage a computing environment. During a recent conversation with an IT operations manager at a major corporation, the complexity of the problem was put into stark language for me. He pointed out users within his company demand that the applications and services they use […]

July 15, 2019

Will the Red Hat acquisition propel IBM to cloud leadership?

The dust is settling. IBM now owns Red Hat. What will this mean for IBM’s ability to become a leader in the cloud market? Will market dynamics change with this acquisition or will things remain the same? Of course, no one knows precisely what will happen. But one thing is for certain – a majority […]

February 26, 2019

Ten Takeaways from the IBM Think Conference

Will multicloud and software anywhere be the differentiator that IBM needs? After having been IBM watchers for many years, we are in a unique position to assess what is happening and what has changed. What made the IBM Think conference interesting was not a huge number of brand new products; rather it was the focus […]

February 26, 2019

Ten Takeaways from the IBM Think Conference

Will multicloud and software anywhere be the differentiator that IBM needs? After having been IBM watchers for many years, we are in a unique position to assess what is happening and what has changed. What made the IBM Think conference interesting was not a huge number of brand new products; rather it was the focus […]

October 29, 2018

What’s the significance of the IBM acquisition of Red Hat?

First, both IBM and Red Hat are clients of our company. Now that that is out of the way, what do we think about the acquisition of Red Hat? We predict that the acquisition will have a major impact on the cloud market and a positive impact on IBM as a player in this highly […]

July 10, 2018

Is Your Data Management Infrastructure Modern Enough for IoT?

Internet-of-Things (IoT) has entered the lexicon of IT-related buzz terms in a big way over the past few years, and there is good reason for this.  IoT at its foundation refers to what can literally be billions of devices spanning the globe (and beyond) that can be connected to the internet to serve a variety […]

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 […]