Cloud services and enterprise software

31 May Denial Of Service Is A Growing Threat: How Can You Better Protect Your Business?

Earlier this month, I wrote on the changing face of cybersecurity, and last week I wrote a blog on recent high-profile security attacks, and what lessons we can take away from them. Today, as part of our ongoing series on security, I wanted to take a deeper dive into the different kinds of Denial of […]

25 May RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Synergy Helps Simplify Hybrid IT

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IT is undergoing a significant transformation as businesses look to streamline costs and roll out a new class of cloud-based applications driven by a changing digital economy accelerated by mobility, IoT, and AI. The IT infrastructure as we know it today is not well equipped to improve on the cost structure for traditional workloads nor […]

24 May RESEARCH BRIEF: Cisco UCS: True System Innovation

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Businesses are finding that their IT organizations are struggling to address the new demands of digital transformation. Many of these organizations continue to use environments built from silos and discrete components rather than a well-thought-out systems architecture. If IT leaders are going to modernize their infrastructure, they need a solution that delivers flexibility and agility […]

19 May What You Need To Know About The Latest Security Hacks

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I wrote recently about the changing face of cybersecurity—the expanding threat surface of the Internet of Things, mobility, BYOD and the cloud, and the different kind of attacks we’ve been seeing over the last several years in response to these changes. I emphasized the need for a more holistic approach to cybersecurity—protecting enterprise all the […]

18 May Why Complete End-to-End Fingerprint Security Matters

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Threats against UNSECURE fingerprint readers I saw a security demo last week that literally blew my mind and I have to tell you about it. But before I do that though, I need to set some context. Passwords are increasingly recognized as unsecure. Biometric authentication is becoming a popular alternative for added security and ease […]

18 May Google I/O 2017: It’s Really About AI And Machine Learning, People

This week I’m attending Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, in Mountain View, CA. The conference comes on the heels of a number of other big tech events (Microsoft Build last week, and Facebook F8last month), and I went into I/O hoping to see a lot of innovation, and some real, standout differentiation from these […]

18 May Microsoft Build 2017: All About Embrace And Extend

Last week was a busy one for tech industry analysts—I started out at Dell EMC World in Las Vegas, attended Microsoft Build 2017 in Seattle and then went back to Dell EMC World. Build is Microsoft’s annual developer conference, targeted at the software, services and hardware developer community. I attend the event  every year as […]

17 May Why Frame Scored $16M Investment From Microsoft And Bain Capital Ventures

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Frame Frame, a cloud app streaming platform, announced today they secured a sizable, $16 million Series A funding round from a number of very credible players: Microsoft Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, and In-Q-Tel, with participation from a previous investor, CNTP. That number and those investors is enough to make anyone’s head turn and ask—wait, who? […]

16 May What Should Google Discuss At Tomorrow’s Google I/O Event?

Many people are writing about what Google *will* discuss at tomorrow’s Google I/O conference, but unless they have clairvoyance, leaking, or guessing based on the schedule, it’s difficult to be definitive. I will be attending tomorrow and wanted to discuss what I think Google *should*discuss during the event. Artificial intelligence.:  Last year, Google rolled out […]

15 May RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo’s Scalable Solutions For SAP Applications

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Digital transformation is driving business to embrace new IT architectures as they try to take advantage of new data sources and drive better decision making. SAP is a leader in providing the software to help automate, run, and bring insight to enterprises. But how SAP applications are deployed can have a huge impact on how […]

15 May Could Hewlett Packard Enterprise Be An IoT Sleeping Giant?

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What HPE does My firm and its analysts has been researching and advising on the Industrial IoT (IIoT) before it was cool to do so, and we have observed many twists and turns in this ever-expanding IIoT opportunity for enterprises, suppliers and society in general. We pay close attention to the use cases, business payoffs […]

13 May The Dell Technologies Vision Coming Together At Dell EMC World 2017

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Last week I attended Dell EMC World (DEW) in Las Vegas—Dell Technologies’ premier customer, press, analyst and partner conference. This year, it was designed to showcase the work the company has been doing since the acquisition of EMC last year. The theme of the conference this year is “REALIZE”—as in, realize your company’s digital future. […]

08 May RESEARCH PAPER: OpenStack Storage: Maturity & Choice

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With the growing popularity of cloud computing, there is still a need for alternatives to the major public offerings. OpenStack presents an option that enables organizations to build elastic and scalable cloud services that deliver more control and choice for their IT environments. The rapid growth of data consumption, combined with the elasticity that cloud […]

05 May Security Is A Constantly Moving Target, Isn’t It Time To Secure The Hardware?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that cybersecurity is a different beast than it was 10, or even 5 years ago. While traditional cyber threats such as adware and spam emails are certainly still alive and kicking, the threat surface has grown enormously with the advent of IoT, mobility, BYOD, and the cloud. It’s a […]

01 May RESEARCH PAPER: CIOs Are Driving Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation is today’s most visible IT trend, propelled by an almost limitless amount of information from vastly different sources that can help accelerate decision making. The need to become more agile by speeding up decisions is driving changes in business, led by the CIO. Motivated by the need to deepen customer engagement and increase […]

30 Apr Microsoft Showcases Digital Transformation Customer Wins In IoT, Machine Learning And Azure Cloud

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Microsoft held its Digital Difference event in NYC last week I have spent the last few months attending some key industry technology shows as do many industry analysts. I attended Google Next 17 Day 1 and Day 2 , IBM Interconnect and Facebook F8 Day 1 and Day 2.  Last week I attended another important event, Microsoft’s Digital Difference event in New York City. I got to hear from some of Microsoft’s […]

21 Apr Docker And Kubernetes Fostering New Hybrid Cloud Options For Enterprise

As strong enterprise cloud adoption continues, many enterprises are looking to achieve hybrid cloud capability to benefit from the flexibility of different cloud infrastructures for deploying their application portfolio. Survey data from IDC shows 73% of enterprise cloud adopters have a hybrid cloud strategy. The most commonly desired hybrid cloud approach in enterprise combines one […]

20 Apr Facebook F8 Day 2: 10 Year Roadmap For VR/AR, Wireless, Brain Interfaces And Open-Sourced AI

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SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 18: A view of the booth demonstrating Facebook Spaces at Facebook’s F8 Developer Yesterday marked the last day of F8 2017, Facebook’s annual developer conference, which I’ve been attending the last several days in San Jose (my rundown of Day 1 is here). Attendance for Day 2 was considerably down […]

19 Apr Facebook F8 Day 1: Crushing Snapchat, New VR Community, Maybe Serious About Collaboration

This week I’m attending Facebook F8, the social media giant’s annual global developer conference, in San Jose. Held (almost) every year since 2007, Facebook typically seizes the opportunity to unveil new products and features, and to provide insight as to what direction the company is heading in the future. As per usual, the conference kicked […]

07 Apr RESEARCH BRIEF: Time To Reassess VDI?

The world of VDI (Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure) has been quietly innovating without many IT staff being aware of how much has changed and the implications of the improved VDI experience. Compared to five years ago, today’s best VDI experience is very different, driven by improvements on the server, networking and thin client. On the server […]