HPE: Smaller Is Better
Nov09

HPE: Smaller Is Better

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been pushing a smaller-is-better strategy for the last few years, spinning off PCs and printers, services and software, and now it looks like it’s applied that strategy to its mission-critical server line. Superdome Flex, the follow-up to Superdome X, the server family that started the company’s RISC-averse transition from Itanium to Xeon, opens up a $6-8 billion market that HPE wasn’t able to...

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Lenovo and SAP Expand/Extend Partnership

Every partnership carries some history, and the one between Lenovo and SAP is both rich and complex. The relationship actually began some years before Lenovo acquired IBM’s System x Intel-based server group in October 2014. Prior to that, IBM System x solutions had played a significant role in the evolution of SAP HANA. That was, in part, because of the company’s industry-leading eX memory technologies/capabilities, a factor that led...

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SpaceCurve – New Dimensions for Big Data

In December 2014, SpaceCurve will announce a spatial data platform that is designed for big data systems and spatial data, enabling real-time ingest, index, query and correlation of spatial, sensor, “Internet of things”, mobile device, social media and other streaming and historical data sources for real-time analytics and business insights. SpaceCurve has completed beta testing, the solution is generally available and they have five...

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Unisys: Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Part 1 of 2
Oct15

Unisys: Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Part 1 of 2

DALLAS: It’s one of the IT industry’s best-kept secrets, but Unisys is hosting its second annual (although the company, in one form or another, is more than a century old) user — and partner — event, Universe 2014.  With less than 400 customers, partners and staff, it’s also one of the most intimate industry events I’ve ever attended. It was also strange that two of the other companies hosting events in this hotel were...

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Amidst Trials And Tribulations: HP’s Road To Re-Discover-y
Jun08

Amidst Trials And Tribulations: HP’s Road To Re-Discover-y

LAS VEGAS: Along with 12,000 or so of its customers, partners and staff – with or without the 11,000-16,000 employees who were added to the soon-to-be-ex-HPer list two weeks ago – I’m back in Sin City for HP Discover 2014. With most of the action taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday, I thought I’d take a look at some of the recent developments at the world’s largest IT vendor, including its latest financial results,...

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