CA: Life After (And/Or With) The Mainframe
Nov21

CA: Life After (And/Or With) The Mainframe

CA Technologies continues to struggle to transition from its legacy mainframe past – and the business segment delivering most of its margins – to the emerging application economy powered by such new(ish) technologies as cloud, analytics, mobile and the not-so-new-but-becoming-more-significant security (CAMS). For its latest quarter, 2QFY15, revenues ($1.08 billion), non-GAAP EPS and cash flow were all down, although Enterprise...

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IBM… Enterprise Computing and the Enterprise of Computing

Like most major IT vendors, IBM invites industry analysts to annual summits that detail its current state and how it has progressed over the past calendar year. But while there were many similarities between the Analyst Insights event IBM’s Software Group (SWG) hosted last week and those from previous years, there were also profound differences, particularly in how financial and business strategy issues were addressed. That isn’t to...

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Securing Hybrid Cloud Environments: Manage Access…

Last month Clabby Analytics presented our analysis of the findings of an IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study entitled “The IT infrastructure conversation: new content, new participants, new tone”. In short, the survey indicated that most enterprise executives lack confidence that their existing information infrastructures (systems, storage, and networks) are prepared to handle new mobile, social, Big Data, analytics and cloud...

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Delivering Analytics To the Midmarket… (3of3)

A continuing challenge in business IT development is addressing the relative technological needs of different sized organizations. Why is that problematic? Because much of the success of the IT revolution has been due to technology being generally available and affordable to businesses of virtually every size. This isn’t to say that IT vendors offer anything like one-stop shopping. Like consumers, companies pay a premium for premium...

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IBM Insight and the Business of Making Businesses Smarter (1of3)

Nearly six years ago, IBM’s then-CEO Sam Palmisano addressed the Council on Foreign Relations and outlined a new company initiative he called “Smarter Planet” which aimed to help nations, organizations and individuals become “more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent.” Palmisano’s plan was decidedly bold – at the time, the U.S. and much of the rest of the world were struggling with the largest financial meltdown since the...

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