April 21, 2010

The Value of Asset Management for the CIO

Authors Judith Hurwitz, President Marcia Kaufman, COO Sponsored by IBM CIO’s want to ensure that all IT assets across the organization are well-managed in order to operate efficiently, control costs and comply with contract requirements and regulations. However, as IT software contracts have become more complex and varied, many organizations recognize that they need a […]

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January 27, 2010

Oracle + Sun: Five questions to ponder

I spent a couple of hours today listening to Oracle talk about the long-awaited integration with Sun Microsystems. A real end of an era and beginning of a new one. What does this mean for Oracle? Whatever you might think about Oracle, you have to give the company credit for successfully integrating the 60 companies […]

December 16, 2009

Why did IBM buy Lombardi?

Just as I was about to start figuring out my next six predictions for 2010 I had to stop the presses and focus on IBM’s latest acquisition. IBM just announced this morning that it has purchased Lombardi which focuses on Business Process Management software. Lombardi is one of the independent leaders in the market as […]

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December 1, 2009

Predicting the future of computing by understanding the past

Now that Thanksgiving is over I am ready to prepare to come up with predictions for 2010. This year, I decided to start by looking backwards. I first entered the computer industry in the late 1970s when mainframes roamed the earth and timesharing was king. Clearly, a lot has changed. But what I was thinking […]

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November 18, 2009

Tectonic shifts: HP Plus 3Com versus Cisco Plus EMC

Just when it looked clear where the markets were lining up around data center automation and cloud computing, things change. I guess that is what makes this industry so very interesting.  The proposed acquisition by HP of 3Com is a direct challenge to Cisco’s network management franchise. However, the implications of this move go further […]

November 17, 2009

Hurwitz & Associates Author New Book on Cloud Computing

Hurwitz & Associates announces the release of “Cloud Computing for Dummies,” written by the firm’s senior team of Judith Hurwitz, Robin Bloor, Marcia Kaufman and Fern Halper and published by Wiley Publishing. Cloud Computing has become the most important business trend of the decade. It has the potential to be as important to the way […]

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November 5, 2009

Map to Hurwitz & Associates

View Map Directions Route 128/95 Exit 19 A – toward Newton HighlandsYou will be on Highland Ave.  Our office is in the brick building located on your left directly before Staples.

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November 4, 2009

Is there a Twitter sneak attack in our future?

Last year I wrote a post about what I called the Google Sneak attack. If you don’t feel like reading that post, I’ll make it simple for you. Google comes to market as a benign helpful little search engine that threatened no one. Fast forward a decade and Google now pulls in more ad revenue […]

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