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30 Apr Migrating Applications to the Cloud: Security, Scalability, and Sensibility Rule The Day

There are many good reasons to move from legacy infrastructure on servers to cloud-enabled solutions.  Most revolve around reducing operating costs and making your business more nimble.  However, moving to the cloud will not solve all your application ills. The benefits, in most cases, outweigh the downs. Depending on the application, vendors need to make [...]

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28 Apr RESEARCH PAPER: HP’s Vision for Tomorrow’s IT


The forces of mobility, cloud, security, and big data are driving a sea change in the role of IT. Their combined impact is creating new business opportunities while simultaneously transforming the customer engagement model. Faced with this environment, today’s traditional hardware-centric view of IT and slow pace of innovation cannot meet future business requirements in a [...]

27 Apr RESEARCH BRIEF: Fifty Shades of Open Networking


Most networking vendors are getting on the “open networking” bandwagon, but unfortunately many appear to be approaching it defensively with a foot in both the proprietary and open camps. They see open networking as a hedge against a market that is pushing towards more openness, while they hope to keep selling proprietary products. The continuum of offerings [...]

22 Apr HP Cloud is Dead: Long Live HP Cloud

Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” In that vein, maybe Meg Whitman would say, “The rumors of our HP’s Public Cloud’s death have been greatly exaggerated”. There is no doubt that HP’s future in the Public Cloud market is going to be challenged, especially in light of the [...]

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20 Apr Surprise, Samsung Also Has Cost Disadvantage With Exynos And Its Modems


Samsung Electronics has had a tough going lately. They’ve been losing smartphone market share to Apple at the high end and to local heroes at the lower end. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as their chip business, which had been losing lots of money, has been doing well recently. A lot of that had to [...]

10 Apr VR is About to Take Off- Musings After Attending VR LA

HTC Re Vive

There’s no denying that VR has been a hot topic on the tongues of many out there, some with serious ambitions, others mostly with empty ones. I recently was able to attend an event in Los Angeles by the name of VR LA, which was started by a small team of people passionate about VR, [...]

09 Apr Apple MacBook Review: Redefining The Ultrathin Notebook Experience


As I have explained before, I’m an industry analyst, not a reviewer, but I do review important, new category products to better understand new usage models and the potential for category and/or vendor share shift. I had the chance to use the new Apple MacBook for the last week as my primary notebook and I want to [...]

08 Apr RESEARCH PAPER: Datacenter Memory and Storage: Past, Present, Future

Updated Data Pyramid

The server industry is in the middle of a once-every-20-years shift. What has happened in the past is a good indicator of what is about to happen. Given radical past transitions, it is very likely that many of today’s key technologies probably will fade out of the market by the year 2020. This paper focuses on server [...]

07 Apr Vendors Need to Plan Ahead When Enabling Applications for the Cloud: Part 1

A wise man once said, “Buy what you can…Build what you need…Integrate for competitive advantage.”  With the evolving cloud market, this motto is even more relevant today than the early days of client/server enterprise applications. Both end-user DevOps and technology vendors are moving at a hyper-rate to migrate their applications to the cloud and out [...]

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30 Mar Like a Dog Chasing its Tail: Everything Comes Full-Circle

Over the past 15 years, I have had the opportunity to work in, around, and on the idiosyncratic world of the industry analysts. The experience, witnessed both as a practitioner and as a consultant, in helping over two dozen organizations and our firm training over 3,500 marketing and analyst relations professionals, has taught me a [...]