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HPE Re-Discovers itself, but is it on the right track?

By | 2017-12-05T15:00:23+00:00 5 December 2017|Analysis, Cloud, Vendor Analysis|

A little over two years ago HP was a $120 billion IT giant that could rival the likes of IBM. Its business included consumer and enterprise hardware, software and professional services. At HPE Discover in Madrid (28-30 November 2017) we saw a very different business. A brief history of not much time On 1 November [...]

What is the best line of defence against Ransomware?

By | 2017-10-11T15:40:17+00:00 11 October 2017|Analysis, Software Security|

Of the various recent high-profile IT security breaches, perhaps the one to have the biggest impact on the public consciousness was that which affected the U.K.'s National Health Service. While other incidents may have had a greater financial cost or lead to greater loss of data, it was the inability for a hospital to treat [...]

The end is nigh for Flash but what can we learn from its life and death?

By | 2017-07-29T16:37:49+00:00 29 July 2017|Analysis, Software Development|

Adobe has announced that it will end support for Flash on 31 December 2020. While this announcement may have been inevitable, it is worth taking a moment to mourn the passing of a technology that was integral to the growth of the World Wide Web. However Flash may have come to be viewed, there was [...]

Why HPE can be an Infrastructure Advocate

By | 2017-03-01T13:23:25+00:00 1 March 2017|Analysis, Cloud, IT operations and system management|

IT is under pressure to move out of the company data centre and into the cloud. The business sees it as the answer to many of today’s challenges and it often forms the platform on which Digital Transformation is built. The goal for the business is to become faster, more agile and innovative in order to [...]

Is there a new VMware in the making? Four strategic moves that point to a yes

By | 2016-11-29T08:47:24+00:00 22 November 2016|Analysis, Cloud, IT operations and system management|

VMware’s success has resulted in a dominant market position leaving it both searching for new growth opportunities and facing pernicious threats to the market it controls. At VMworld Europe 2015, the company was facing uncertainty from the announcement that its parent company EMC was to be acquired by Dell. Its own long-term strategic vision also [...]

Rethink your User Experiences (UX) for 2017 with CIC’s UX for Businesses Workshop

By | 2016-10-17T11:09:50+00:00 2 October 2016|Analysis, Consulting|

Organisations that create software have become increasingly aware of the importance of the experience that software provides to users. There are many reasons why user experience (UX) is important, including increased application adoption or sales, brand perception or creating a more appealing workplace. We have seen the power of experience through the success of organisations [...]

Adobe XD: A new link in the UX toolchain

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:10+00:00 25 July 2016|Analysis|

To say that User Experience (UX) is a critical success factor in the creation of modern applications is easy. Plenty have. Vendors preach this constantly and an increasing number of end user organisations are beginning to see the light when it comes to the importance of UX. What's hard is to actually implement it. Implementing [...]

AWS flexes its muscles as an IT vendor

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:10+00:00 25 July 2016|Analysis, Cloud|

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been a leader in cloud since it launched Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3) the first widely accessible cloud computing infrastructure service a decade ago in 2006. What was given little respect in 2006 has evolved into game changing technology that impacts everyone from start-ups to multinational [...]

IBM and Wimbledon. Human and Machine.

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:10+00:00 8 July 2016|Analysis|

In recent years I have become very familiar with IBM's partnership with the Wimbledon tennis championships. Only this February I saw Wimbledon present at the IBM MobileFirst event at Mobile World Congress. Having heard so much it was great to actually see the IBM operation up close at this year's championships. It was also rather [...]