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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…Impressions on Cloud-native Security

In a recent research survey, ESG asked a panel of 232 security and IT professionals a series of questions about cloud-native security (i.e., security controls, management, and monitoring options built into cloud infrastructure and offered by cloud service providers (CSPs)). Here are a few of the data points we uncovered: Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents believe that the native security controls provided by CSPs are sufficient...

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..IBM’s Acquisition of Red Hat – Is it a Game Changer?

IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat has been termed a “game changer” by many, but what is the real impact of this deal? Where will the acquisition have a significant impact and where will the combination be less effective? I’ve written up a new brief for our ESG subscribers about the IBM/Red Hat deal. In summary, while the deal is significant in scope, the near-term impacts will be limited by the lack of existing synergies in the...

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McAfee’s Vision at MPower

I wrapped up my 3-week tour of the cybersecurity industry with a stop in Las Vegas for McAfee MPower. Here are a few of my takeaways from the event: McAfee now positions itself as, “the device to cloud security company.” What this really means is that McAfee will focus on the security of endpoints, cloud assets (i.e., IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), and the security services that connect the two together (i.e., DLP, CASB, proxy services,...

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NetApp Insight… Apropos Comment

NetApp’s 2018 Insight event was nothing if not engaging: not just for what this vendor is doing (in a traditional announcement and product sense), but for what it is rapidly becoming (in terms of its place in the burgeoning information-based-world). Of course, NetApp’s impressive – and continuing – recovery and re-formation is only possible because of its excellent execution over the last few years: Focus, finances, and futures have...

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