Tag Archives: IBM

November 6, 2018

Why Is IBM Acquiring Red Hat?

By Jean S. Bozman IBM sees Red Hat as a catalyst, a company that will fuel faster IBM revenue growth in hybrid cloud – and contribute to IBM’s overall top-line revenue. As a Red Hat business partner, IBM already had access to Red Hat technologies; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), OpenShift containers, JBoss middleware and […]

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 19, 2018

HPE Looks to Edge-to-Cloud Strategy for Growth in 2018/2019

By Jean S. Bozman Edge-to-cloud is the central focus of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) marketing and go-to-market efforts in 2018/2019. This central strategy, an evolution of the company’s plan for the Intelligent Edge and edge gateway systems, expands on the company’s broad portfolio of software, services, systems, storage and networking products. A close listening to […]

June 28, 2018

IBM CDO Conference: The Chief Data Officer Role Is Evolving

By Jean S. Bozman Chief Data Officers (CDOs) have a weighty responsibility: they are “on point” to find the actionable insights and data trends from analysis of data lakes, data repositories and virtual “seas” of data flowing across their large organizations. Data silos, different data formats – and organizational changes combining disparate data systems – […]

May 30, 2018

Red Hat Summit: A Bright Spotlight on OpenShift Containers

By Jean S. Bozman Red Hat’s OpenShift containers have been in the marketplace since 2011– but recent years have added momentum to container adoption, as hybrid cloud computing has become mainstream and multi-clouds are gaining wider use. It’s clear that Red Hat turned a bright spotlight on OpenShift containers at this year’s Red Hat Summit […]

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 […]

April 20, 2018

IBM’s POWER9 Targets AI, ML and Cognitive Workloads

By Jean S. Bozman IBM’s POWER9 processor has emerged as an engine for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Cognitive Computing. Long anticipated on the IBM processor roadmap, POWER9 was announced in Q417, and is already moving into production at IBM Power Systems customer sites. Through the OpenPOWER consortium, partners will leverage IBM’s POWER9 […]

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 […]

February 5, 2018

IBM Shows Its Approach to Transforming Retail Business at NRF2018

By Jean S. Bozman Differentiation is the name of the game in today’s retail marketplace. Amazon.com’s direct business model has become a market disruptor, forcing retailers to re-evaluate their in-store and online sales strategies. At the same time, their traditional competitors are also discovering that they must transform their business processes in big ways, and […]

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December 7, 2017

IBM Shapes a New POWER System Focused on AI and Cognitive Workloads

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive capabilities are likely to lead IBM’s marketing for product differentiation for years to come. As a result of this corporate direction, IBM Systems is moving away from a technical roadmap approach for its POWER-based servers – and toward an approach to marketing that is centered on analytics capabilities and […]

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