Dell 3.0 Takes Center Stage at DEW

Austin, Texas:  The critical question arising from the inaugural Dell EMC World event — at least for me, an IBM, HP/E and Dell/EMC/VMware investor — is what makes Dell’s prospects any brighter than those of its two main competitors, IBM and HPE, and the trio of enterprise vendors offering more limited portfolios — Cisco, Oracle and Lenovo? IBM has seen its sales shrink for the last 17 quarters, HPE is just shrinking,...

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Keeping Up with Incident Response

A fire department in a large city certainly has a difficult job but its mission is fairly straightforward. When a fire is detected, the fire department dispatches an appropriately sized staff to assess, contain, and put out the fire, clean up, investigate what happened, and prepare themselves for the next blaze. Yup, a pretty simple process when a manageable number of fires are burning but what would happen if there were hundreds or...

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SIEM Market Dynamics in Play

When I started focusing on the security market 14 years ago, the SIEM market was a burgeoning market populated by vendors such as CA, e-Security, Intellitactics, and NetForensics. In the intervening timeframe, the SIEM market has grown, thrived, and changed every few years. SIEM started as a central repository for event correlation for perimeter security devices. It then morphed into a reporting engine for governance and compliance....

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OpenText to Buy Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division

The plan by OpenText, an Ontario-based player in the Enterprise Information Management (EIM) space, to purchase Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division, including Documentum, is an interesting deal for both firms though for substantially different reasons. In the case of OpenText, the deal represents a step forward in strengthening a leadership position in a range of EIM solutions and services. The sale also demonstrates how Dell...

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…Why Enterprises Are Choosing Dell… Over HPE

Pushing hard for competitive advantage is hardly unusual in business. In fact, it’s commonplace for many companies to attempt to advance their own interests by spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about their competitors’ strategies and efforts. Common or not, some of these exercises go to extremes. A case in point: Ever since Dell announced its plan to buy EMC last October, HPE’s CEO Meg Whitman has tried to dump FUD onto the...

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