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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Hitachi Vantara Talks What’s Next at NEXT

Last week saw the 2018 Hitachi Vantara NEXT conference. For those of you not following along closely, Hitachi Vantara is the artist previously known as, well, many other things…! One of the ongoing challenges the company faces (both for itself, and indeed to a greater extent when we consider it in association with its Hitachi parent) is how to describe its panoply of abilities, both IT and otherwise, in a cohesive manner. Well,...

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Datacenter Demise? It’s Just A Flesh Wound!
Sep27

Datacenter Demise? It’s Just A Flesh Wound!

Earlier this year research giant Gartner made the somewhat controversial claim that the data center is dead. ‘By 2025, 80% of enterprises will have shut down their traditional data center, versus 10% today,’ noted Dave Cappuccio, managing vice president and chief of research for the Infrastructure teams with Gartner. The logic behind this statement is based on the emergence of what has been called digital transformation or Industry...

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IBM Z: Making Dev Work with Ops

Recently, Clabby Analytics attended an IBM analyst briefing on the role of Z Middleware in digital transformation. We went to learn about IBM’s DevOps environment for the IBM Z (mainframe) – its development tools, operations management environment and overall digital transformation strategies. After a full day briefing we walked away with these key findings: IBM is strongly focused on helping its customers transform their information...

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DTW18 & Connecting The DoTs (Part 1 of 3)
May10

DTW18 & Connecting The DoTs (Part 1 of 3)

LAS VEGAS: During one of my Dell Technologies World 2018 briefings last week I had to stop part way through and explain that I meant digital transformation, not Dell Technologies, when I used the DT acronym. The business phenomenon digital transformation (AKA digitization or Industry 4.0) and its related technologies — cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics (BDA), mobility, social media and security...

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