IBM Power Systems…

Longevity is a trait seldom celebrated and less often achieved in IT. The former point is hardly surprising given the tech industry’s obsession with shiny new things. But the latter highlights how seldom even good solutions keep step with evolving technical trends and requirements, then lose the confidence of enterprise customers. So how do long-lived technologies get and stay that way? By being innovative, dependable and adaptable,...

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How Much Time Do You Spend on Licensing Issues…

IT organizations need to be responsive to the business. Digital transformation, IoT, and cloud computing initiatives require the underlying IT environment (HW and SW) to be able to react quickly and scale seamlessly, but it can’t do that if your technical resources are spending more time getting the proper licenses correct. This is especially impactful in fast growing companies. Organizations want dynamic environments that are secure...

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VirtualWisdom 6.0 – AIOps and Predictive Capacity…VirtualWisdom 6.0 – AIOps and Predictive Capacity…

Clabby Analytics last reviewed Virtual Instruments (VI) VirtualWisdom (5.4) in March 2018. At that time, we applauded the company’s focus on “application-centric” management – the blending of infrastructure and application performance monitoring and management to tune and optimize workflows. VirtualWisdom’s visualization dashboard and analytics provides comprehensive infrastructure management in the context of the application, helping...

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…Impressions on Cloud-native Security

In a recent research survey, ESG asked a panel of 232 security and IT professionals a series of questions about cloud-native security (i.e., security controls, management, and monitoring options built into cloud infrastructure and offered by cloud service providers (CSPs)). Here are a few of the data points we uncovered: Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents believe that the native security controls provided by CSPs are sufficient...

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Lenovo DCG: New Solutions for …ROBOs

An interesting if little discussed sidelight on technology is how a rapidly maturing industry successfully serves increasingly sophisticated customers. This issue is present in numerous sectors and product classes, from automobiles to zippers. However, while the dynamic is clearly apparent in business-to-consumer (B2C) markets, it’s also a significant factor in business-to-business scenarios. Why is that the case? Because like...

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..IBM’s Acquisition of Red Hat – Is it a Game Changer?

IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat has been termed a “game changer” by many, but what is the real impact of this deal? Where will the acquisition have a significant impact and where will the combination be less effective? I’ve written up a new brief for our ESG subscribers about the IBM/Red Hat deal. In summary, while the deal is significant in scope, the near-term impacts will be limited by the lack of existing synergies in the...

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