Cisco: Just Because You’re Paranoid…
Apr19

Cisco: Just Because You’re Paranoid…

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” Joseph Heller, Catch-22   With most of the cybersecurity world gathered in San Francisco for this week’s RSA Conference 2018, the timing was impeccable: on Monday Cisco made significant endpoint and email protection announcements; that was also the day the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued a warning that ‘Russian hackers are...

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Can IBM redefine the future of email?

I was in the middle of the great email battle between Microsoft and IBM [Disclosure: Microsoft and IBM are clients of the author] in the 1990s and there really wasn’t much competition. Microsoft had Exchange, which had its greatest power in its focus on users. IBM bought Lotus to get Notes, which had stronger administration tools and a far better focus on collaboration, but sucked at email. In the end, Microsoft dominated, massively,...

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Is Mobility (and IoT) The Start Of A New Beginning For CA?
Feb25

Is Mobility (and IoT) The Start Of A New Beginning For CA?

BARCELONA: It’s a cliche, but still true, that only time will tell how the launch of the CA Management Cloud for Mobility modular, cloud and on-premise offering at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2014 will play out. However, when you do the checklist, this announcement appears to reinvent the company still best-known for its mainframe management software roots and Fortune 1000 customer base. The highlights can be found in any...

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CA Claims Bragging Rights For Cloud-Based Mobile Management
Feb25

CA Claims Bragging Rights For Cloud-Based Mobile Management

BARCELONA: Hola from Mobile World Congress 2014, courtesy of CA Technologies*, where it is announcing CA Management Cloud for Mobility, a modular set of solutions available as a service or on-premise. The offering consists of a number of new and/or existing capabilities that can be purchased as standalone services/solutions or as an integrated solution that addresses the enterprise needs around mobility today, and the Internet of...

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Cloud 2014: A Hundred Billion Here, A Hundred Billion There
Dec18

Cloud 2014: A Hundred Billion Here, A Hundred Billion There

“A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you’re talking real money.”  (Everett Dirksen) However, when it comes to cloud you can add a bunch of zeroes. While IT spending will grow 5% year over year to $2.1 trillion in 2014, cloud spending, including cloud services and the technology to enable these services, will surge by 25% to over $100B, according to IDC. This will be accompanied by a similar expansion in the...

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