Cloud

IBM pays $34 billion for Red Hat

By |2018-10-29T22:07:07+00:0029 October 2018|Acquisition, Analysis, Cloud, Vendor Analysis|

IBM has agreed to pay $34 billion for leading Linux vendor Red Hat. The sum is 70% above the current market cap for Red Hat which, as of Sunday, was just $20.53bn. This is also the biggest acquisition in the history of IBM by a significant margin. The previous record was $5bn for Cognos in 2008. Last [...]

Storage revamp: IBM responds to multi-cloud users

By |2018-09-25T00:03:44+00:0025 September 2018|Analysis, Cloud, Storage, Vendor Analysis|

Organisations are increasingly moving their computing and storage needs to the cloud. The latter is a challenge. Regulators are adding new controls around privacy and data sovereignty. This is one of the reasons why some companies have kept their storage onsite rather than take advantage of the lower prices and greater availability that cloud offers. [...]

What is Cloud in 2018?

By |2018-05-21T11:57:22+00:0021 May 2018|Analysis, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Uncategorized|

Why are we even asking this question now?  Hasn’t cloud been well and truly defined in the scope of transformation? So what more is there to say? Plenty, if you only think of cloud as the destination and not part of the modernisation and transformation journey. A recent article spoke of an organisation that moved [...]

Why cores, memory and GPUs matter in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) world

By |2017-12-14T13:12:18+00:008 December 2017|Analysis, Cloud, POWER, Vendor Analysis|

IBM delivered the first of its POWER9 units to the Oak Ridge National Laboratories back in July 2017. This is a deployment that will take several months to complete. It also began deploying units to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the end of October 2017. These two announcements mean that customers and that includes [...]

How Easterseals Bay Area is trailblazing using Salesforce Health Cloud

By |2017-12-07T22:12:05+00:007 December 2017|Analysis, Cloud, Healthcare|

The industry is moving towards an inclusive coordination of all involved in a patient’s health from doctors, nurses, payers, but, also increasingly so, family members. The transition to customer management is needed as it also marks patients coming of age in a digital era. We have seen this transition happening in other industry sectors. Easterseals [...]

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

By |2017-12-05T15:00:23+00:005 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 [...]

Healthcare: How cloud could really take off in Germany

By |2017-09-04T12:08:45+00:004 September 2017|Analysis, Cloud, Country, Healthcare|

The digital transformation of healthcare is a global phenomenon. It is vastly seen as a means to making healthcare delivery more efficient, safer and more encompassing of patient needs as well as their involvement. Nevertheless, some countries are faster at embracing the changes and setting up a more favourable regulatory framework – often linking IT [...]

CIC Insights: Will IBM reinvent software licensing through Containers?

By |2017-07-17T10:46:19+00:0017 July 2017|Analysis, Cloud, Licensing, Mainframe, Vendor Analysis|

Two months ago at DockerCon 17, IBM announced it was to make Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) available for Linux on IBM z Systems. This was an announcement that IBM had widely trailed having talking about multiple container technologies and the mainframe for some time. What was different this time was the detail around the announcement. [...]

The real winners as VMware sells its vCloud AIR business

By |2017-04-21T16:53:11+00:006 April 2017|Analysis, Cloud|

When VMware launched its vCloud Initiative at the 2008 VMworld conference it looked like it was going to move into and dominate the nascent cloud market as it had done the virtualisation space. It took five years, however for VMware to move from announcement to production. In that time, VMware had missed the boat and [...]

Why HPE can be an Infrastructure Advocate

By |2017-03-01T13:23:25+00:001 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 [...]