IBM—Innovation, Investments Fuel a Transformational Journey

Ocean-going ships offer one of the most commonplace images for describing large enterprise behavior. You know the drill, including allusions to the difficulty of stopping or turning aircraft carriers or oil tankers “on a dime.” Plus, there are the difficulties businesses face from iceberg-like challenges whose dangers are mostly invisible or unknowable. Such time-worn analogies often collapse into cliché, but the underlying concept...

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CA Wants To Be The One (DevSecOps) Throat To Choke
Nov30

CA Wants To Be The One (DevSecOps) Throat To Choke

Whether it’s via a perfect storm, product onslaught or the ‘disrupt or be disrupted’ times, CA Technologies appears to be making steady, if slow, progress from its mainframe roots to the app-fueled digital transformation world where trust, AKA cybersecurity, is essential. Changing a $4-billion company is proving challenging, especially when you consider that the bulk of your business is tied up with a mainframe environment synonymous...

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CA: Connecting the DoTs

To help address the emerging multi-trillion-dollar app-driven digital transformation business phenomenon, CA Technologies made more than 20 new and enhanced product announcements at CA World ‘17. That might seem like a lot, but not when you consider that even after decades of consolidating and rationalizing its software portfolio, the ISV still lists 192 separate products on its website (courtesy of the approximately 70 companies...

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Dell’s Futuresville 2.0: Figuring Out What’s Next

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS: For a company that built its early success on best-of-breed business practices and good-enough technology, its decade-long transformation into an ‘innovation machine’ was further underscored last week at the second “Dell Enterprise Innovation Days”. In addition to new — and upcoming — advances in the high-performance computing (HPC) space, the company unveiled Triton, a ‘revolutionary’ water-cooling...

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Dell Talks Enterprise Innovation (Part 1 of 2)
Jun01

Dell Talks Enterprise Innovation (Part 1 of 2)

AUSTIN, TEXAS:  When the HP makeover is complete in November, Dell, the not-so-little company that Michael built (which he now calls the biggest startup ever since he took it private), will be the only company remaining that provides a complete(ish) portfolio of products and services for the entire IT market. Customers’ alternatives will be two HP entities, or either IBM or Cisco and their FILL-IN-THE-BLANK partners. The only...

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