05 Jun RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Locks Down Server Security

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Security is a looming issue for businesses. The threat landscape is increasing, and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Emerging technologies like IoT, mobility, and hybrid IT environments now open new business opportunity, but they also introduce new risk. Protecting servers at the software level is no longer enough. Businesses need to reach down into the […]

05 Jun Red Hat Summit And OpenStack Summit: Two Weeks Of Open Source Software In Boston

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(Photo credit: John Fruehe, Moor Insights & Strategy) Enterprise software comes in two primary varieties: proprietary and open source. Proprietary solutions include things like Oracle databases, Microsoft operating systems and SAP applications. These vendors develop the code and do not allow it to be dissected by a customer; all innovation comes from the vendor. In […]

05 Jun HPE Raises The Infrastructure Security Bar With New Gen 10 Platform

Over the the past few months, I’ve written several different columns focused on the changing landscape of datacenter cybersecurity. First, I wrote about the changing nature of these threats—what new trends have been emerging, and what we as an industry need to be focusing on. The next topic I tackled was a deeper dive into […]

01 Jun VDI deserves another look based on Dell EMC VDI Complete

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is well known to be a vastly underutilized technology in enterprise. A large majority of the market has long been aware of the potential benefits but has been waiting on the technology to mature. The new Dell EMC VDI Complete offering announced recently at Dell EMC World 2017 was a big […]

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 […]

30 May ARM Introduces New Processor Designs For Datacenter, Mobility And AI At Computex 2017

This week at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan, ARM Holdings announced their latest series of processor designs spanning mobility, datacenter and AI. While ARM Holdings doesn’t make chips themselves, they do design processor cores and other IP for most chip companies to utilize with their own designs. Just last month, ARM introduces their first ISP (image […]

30 May Dell EMC Rolled Out Unique Improvements To Its Channel Program At Dell EMC World

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Dell EMC World Two weeks ago, I attended Dell EMC’s annual premier conference, Dell EMC World, held in Las Vegas. I did a detailed write-up on many of the bigger technology and product topics coming out of the event, which you can read here. I also attended many of Dell’s channel events and got a […]

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 […]

22 May SD-WAN Gets Real As Cisco Systems Makes A Big Investment

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WAN connections are complicated, expensive to maintain and difficult to change, inhibiting rapid innovation and growth. Last year I proclaimed the SD-WAN market would face consolidation as software-defined WANs (SD-WANs) gained momentum. Since then many have confirmed this view, adding that market consolidation would accelerate once networking giant Cisco Systems  made an acquisition. The wait […]

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 […]