ESG’s In-Depth Mobility Perspective into a Workspace

IT vendors are fanning the fire when it comes to transforming the way desktops, applications and data are delivered and secured. The construct ESG has been speaking about for some time and continues to use is – workspaces. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE

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Mainframe: IBM’s Golden Oldie Still Got The Midas Touch
Nov11

Mainframe: IBM’s Golden Oldie Still Got The Midas Touch

Like the Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain misquote (mythquote?), reports of the death of the mainframe have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the mainframe is doing very well, according to the recent BMC 2015 Annual Mainframe Report and a host of other sources, and its prospects have never looked brighter. “Last year the mainframe celebrated 50 years… there are few things in the IT world that have that kind of longevity,” said John...

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SDN/NVF A Work In Progress… And What Progress!
Jul28

SDN/NVF A Work In Progress… And What Progress!

The math is simple: mobility plus Big Data plus the Internet of Things/Everything plus analytics mean networks – datacenter, cloud and at the edge – must handle bigger workloads faster, and IT budgets can’t even come close to addressing these requirements with current technologies. Which brings us to this week’s OpenDaylight Summit, where software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) will be...

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Cisco Extreme Makeover: Meraki, Cloud & Software Licensing
Jan28

Cisco Extreme Makeover: Meraki, Cloud & Software Licensing

Towards the end of 2012 Cisco anted up $1.2 billion for Meraki, a developer of wired/wireless LAN and security products managed via the cloud, and primarily targeted at SMBs. While SMBs are at best an adjacent-market opportunity, “Meraki filled a hole in the company’s portfolio”, it has been wildly successful, and has been one of the “consistently strong performers at the company over the past few years”, said analyst Zeus...

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They’re Baaaaaaaaack: IBM Announces z13 Mainframe
Jan14

They’re Baaaaaaaaack: IBM Announces z13 Mainframe

Due for general availability on March 9, IBM’s z13 mainframe is targeted at three of the hottest IT trends – mobility, cloud and Big Data/analytics – and Big Blue’s mantra that infrastructure (i.e. hardware) matters. “Every time a consumer makes a purchase or hits refresh on a smart phone, it can create a cascade of events on the back end of the computing environment,” said Tom Rosamilia, SVP, IBM Systems, in a...

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