Tag Archives: IBM

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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August 30, 2017

Are you Barrelling into Your Cloud Strategy Without a Plan?

Your cloud strategy is more complicated than you thought Sometimes you have several conversations in a single day that stops you in your tracks and brings clarity. The two conversations I had the other day were with a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and a CTO of two large companies. While we discussed many of […]

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March 6, 2017

IBM Quantum Computing Jumps to Commercial Use Via Cloud

IBM’s quantum computing technology, developed over decades, is ready for commercialization. It is a fundamentally different approach to computing than is used in today’s systems – and, as such, represents a watershed in computing history. By allowing scientists and researchers to model the complexities inherent in natural phenomena and financial markets, quantum computing is a […]

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February 27, 2017

Can IBM Take Machine Learning Mainstream?

It is clear that Watson, IBM’s cognitive engine, is becoming embedded in just about every tool and application that IBM is selling these days. In its most recent announcement, IBM is now making the Watson Machine Learning (ML) engine available on the mainframe in order to bring machine learning to transactional databases. This ML engine […]

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