HP – Parsed and Future

In ESG’s last storage trends research, one of the questions posed was this: “In general, what would you consider to be the most important criteria to your organization when it comes to selecting a storage vendor/solution?” The number one response (each respondent could check five criteria) was “Total cost of ownership” for 65% of respondents, followed by “Service and support” at 53%. You have...

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Dell Goes Full Steam Ahead on Software-Defined Storage

The relationship of software and hardware is intricate and complex. Software creates the intelligence that enables hardware to deliver to its full potential. Both are critical, but the focus in systems today tends to be on the software. Hence software-defined solutions are receiving a lot of attention and software-defined storage is part of that broader movement. Dell is not only abstracting the traditional storage management software...

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ITSM Vendor Cherwell Adds Android To Its SaaS Portfolio
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ITSM Vendor Cherwell Adds Android To Its SaaS Portfolio

Most of the commodity IT market – PCs, tablets, servers and storage – have taken a beating, if not in unit shipments, then in revenues and/or margins. While not immune to either the market variations or increasing competition, the smartphone numbers continue to surge, and IT Service Management software vendor Cherwell Software is extending its reach into this segment with Cherwell Mobile for Android. Cherwell has been in this market...

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Video Blog: What Does HP Stand For These Days?

Analyst events (i.e. HP’s event earlier this month) are about many things – strategy, product details, tactics, competitive actions, user stories, and corporate measurement statistics, just to give a few examples. Those are some of the factual aspects….but there’s also another side to things which is very important. Big events such as this are also about setting a tone, and communicating an attitude. Looked at...

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Microsoft Continues to Take Great Strides Forward

Microsoft continues to take great strides forward with its cloud strategy, to the point where success has it charging forth at almost record pace. One thing I have learned, in my years working in IT, is that when Microsoft sets its mind on doing something, it is a pretty safe bet that it will succeed in pretty much whatever it puts its collective minds and resources behind. The cloud is just another example of that success. After...

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