Mainframe Mayhem? It Really Was Just A Flesh Wound!
Jul01

Mainframe Mayhem? It Really Was Just A Flesh Wound!

Continuing my homage to Monty Python, I’m confirming that despite the many claims of the mainframe’s demise – which don’t quite predate tape’s obituary, but coexist with the much more recent disk and PC eulogies – it really was just a flesh wound, states a survey from Compuware Corporation. Or as Gartner put it, if the growth in the number of inquiries by Gartner clients regarding IBM mainframe migrations is an...

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Cisco Announces New IoT System and Solutions

Cisco announced a new IoT (Internet of Things) System which it said is designed to address the complexity of digitization with an infrastructure that is designed to manage large scale systems of diverse endpoints and platforms and the data deluge they create. Cisco noted that to capitalize on the opportunities presented by this wave of digitization, companies and cities are increasingly deploying IoT solutions. However, that process...

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Dell, IoT… And The Spanish Inquisition
Jun29

Dell, IoT… And The Spanish Inquisition

IoT Vendor: “Our chief solution is networking… networking and analytics…analytics and networking… Our two chief solutions are networking and analytics…and business value… Our three solutions are networking, analytics and business value… and time to value…. Our four…no… Amongst our solutions…. Amongst our offerings…are such elements as networking, analytics…....

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Can Cisco’s Intercloud… Deliver On Fast IT?

Aesop, an ancient Greek storyteller, is credited with coining the expression, “slow but steady wins the race”. That ancient wisdom rings hollow in the present-day digital age, where the need for speed is essential to business survival. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

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Endpoint Security Technology Nirvana

For years, endpoint security was defined by antivirus software and a few leading vendors like Kaspersky Lab, McAfee (Intel Security), Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro. This perception has changed over the past few years. CISOs are now demanding endpoint profiling, advanced threat detection, and forensic capabilities, opening the door for other vendors like Bit9/Carbon Black, Cisco, Confer, FireEye, ForeScout, Great Bay Software,...

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Oracle Cloud Backstory: Is Ellison An Asset Or A Liability?

I attended the Oracle Cloud event at their headquarters in Redwood City this week and I found it rather fascinating. This was the first time I’d seen Larry Ellison present in person but I had watched streamed events in the past. Watching him brought to mind three things: One; that the power a company founder wields with a firm of Oracle’s scale is incredible. Two; that top executives can retire in place and become impediments rather...

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