Judith’s Balancing Act

Judith S. Hurwitz is President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, Inc., a strategy consulting and research firm focused on distributed computing technologies. A pioneer in anticipating technology innovation and adoption, Judith advocates for a pragmatic adoption of an architectural and business approach to the emerging market for cloud computing, service orientation, and service management. She has served as a trusted advisor to many industry leaders over the years. Judith has helped these companies make the transition to a new business model focused on the business value of emerging platforms.

April 29, 2015

Can we really predict the size of the Internet of Things Market?

I had a very interesting discussion the other day with an executive for a technology company. He had just come from a presentation about the Internet of Things (IoT) market. The presenter projected that the market would be valued at around $7 Trillion market within the next decade. What did I think about this projection? […]

Judith Hurwitz
April 24, 2015

Five Reasons that IBM Will Thrive in the Hybrid Cloud

 As more and more enterprises are moving to cloud services to support mission critical business services the stakes for vendors are growing higher. The conventional wisdom over the past several years is that Amazon Web Services (AWS)– the gorilla in the cloud services market is the most affordable and inevitable leader. Amazon initially built a […]

Judith Hurwitz
December 16, 2014

Are Technology Shakeups in Store for 2015?

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 […]

Judith Hurwitz
June 17, 2014

Is there value in enterprise software? Part I

Over the past couple of months I have been on the road quite a bit, primarily attending a variety of analyst meetings – in addition to project work and book writing. This has given me little time to keep up with my blog writing. I decided to begin by providing an overview of my composite […]

Judith Hurwitz
February 13, 2014

My top seven predictions for 2014

In December, like everyone else, I decided to present my predictions for 2014. I didn’t publish my predictions in an article or blog. Rather, I decided to experiment. Over a number of days I tweeted my predictions. It was an interesting process. I could avoid the problem of getting too busy and not getting around […]

Judith Hurwitz
October 22, 2013

Is an Open Computing Ecosystem an Engine for Innovation?

I have long been a proponent of open computing software. Great software can emerge when you can bring together a community of technologists with passion for accomplishing a common goal. I was asked to participate in an online debate on the topic of the pros and cons of open computing on October 29th, that is […]

Judith Hurwitz
September 17, 2013

Will VMware be Lucky Again?

VMware is at an interesting crossroads of its existence. The company has been around for 15 years and has evolved dramatically from the company that filled a niche in the market for non-mainframe server virtualization. In those early days, VMware was small and unintimidating and pretty much the only game in down. Over the next […]

Judith Hurwitz
August 29, 2013

How Powerful is the Software Developer in Your Organization?

I originally published this book in BusinessWeek’s Management Section of its online site.   Whenever there are major technology transitions, corporations go through a period in which software developers gain tremendous power. On one hand, it makes sense that those who understand new and complicated technologies need to be out in front. On the other, […]

Judith Hurwitz
April 29, 2013

IBM’s Big Data Strategy: the sum of the parts

In researching our new book, Big Data for Dummies, it became clear that Big Data is not simply about a specific tool or technique for Big Data analytics.  You would never know this by examining the hype around this emerging market.  Yes, Hadoop is important but it not the entire big data ecosystem.  Big Data […]

Judith Hurwitz
April 28, 2013

Dell’s Next Move: Turning Software into Gold

Dell is a company in transition. As we have seen with many companies that have a hardware legacy, Dell is transforming itself into what it calls “an end-to-end solutions and services company that services mid-sized enterprises”.  Software will clearly be the key to this executing on this strategy.    This is not a transition that can […]

Judith Hurwitz