What IBM Can Learn from Its Own Cybersecurity Business

IBM’s fortunes in cybersecurity improved substantially when it abandoned its internally-focused strategy and built a business to meet customer requirements. IBM’s recent financial results sent Wall Street into a tizzy as the company missed its targets on multiple counts. Brooks Brothers-clad equity analysts quickly freaked out, declaring that IBM is too big, has lost its sense of innovation, and needs to be broken up a la HP. To read...

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EMC the Infrastructure and Cloud Company

ESG recently attended EMC’s annual global analyst summit in Boston, MA. The event landed right on the heels of VCE rolling into EMC and directly on its Hybrid Cloud announcement, and shared a wealth of insights into the company direction, soutions portfolio, product strategy, and go to market. David Goulden and Joe Tucci set the stage with a business update anchored in the federation of EMC, VMware, Pivotal, and RSA – a force to...

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DevOps and ITIL Revisited

DevOps and ITIL are like oil and water to many pundits. Some people hold that the two cannot coexist in today’s modern-day IT shops, advising companies to move away from ITIL as they start embracing the DevOps movement. I argued against this recommendation in a post called Unicorns, Horses, ITIL, and Enterprise DevOps. Before anyone recommends that a client throw out ITIL, we should understand what business benefits ITIL provides: To...

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Reducing Storage TCO with Private Cloud Storage

With the burgeoning growth of data, many legacy storage systems simply struggle to keep the total cost of ownership (TCO) in check. This article will look at the ways that Private Cloud Storage can address the TCO shortcomings of legacy storage. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE NOTE: This column was originally published in the Storage Switzerland Weekly Newsletter. Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

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EMC’s Data Protection… Now “Spans” Cloud-based Workloads

Adding Spanning’s Office365, GoogleApps, and SalesForce protection capabilities to the broad EMC data protection solution portfolio, including Mozy (cloud-based backup), Avamar, Networker, Data Domain, etc., ensures that EMC will be able to protect where file/collab/CRM data is moving, as well as where that data lives today. Congrats to EMC on a smart addition to their portfolio. Here’s the Spanning-EMC announcement. To read the...

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