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 Hybrid Cloud Bridges Private and Public Clouds

Businesses of every size are evaluating or integrating with some kind of cloud computing model. But how they get there and who they turn to remains a challenge. At an IT industry level, it also is fascinating to observe which IT vendor’s cloud strategy will be successful and how IT professionals leverage trusted relationships they have built with IT vendors. Businesses also see the value in hybrid cloud and want IT to capture...

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Intel and Asus Make Another Run At the Modular PC

One of the most interesting products I was connected to in the 1990s was the IBM modular computer. It was a brilliant idea it just was badly timed. A few years back Motorola tried to create a similar product with a smartphone that was nested in a thin client laptop like device called the Atrix but the OS wasn’t ready, the product cost as much as a smartphone and a tablet and the performance wasn’t great. Intel and Asus have partnered...

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