IT operations and system management

Clash of the heavyweights: battle lines drawn between IBM and Intel processors

By |2017-08-29T08:21:07+01:0029 August 2017|Analysis, IT operations and system management, POWER|

Building high performance computer systems is all about finding and removing bottlenecks. Unfortunately, this is a never ending game. As fast as you identify and deal with one bottleneck, another appears. For a while, the problem was the raw performance of the four key elements in a computer system; processor, memory, network and storage. Over [...]

Why HPE can be an Infrastructure Advocate

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

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

By |2016-11-29T08:47:24+01:0022 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 [...]

IBM QRadar targets bad user behaviour

By |2016-10-17T10:52:10+01:0027 July 2016|Analytics, IT operations and system management, Security|

In December 2015 IBM opened up its security analytics platform IBM Security QRadar. The goal was to encourage customers, developers and third-parties to build custom applications to take advantage of the platform. It also announced the IBM Security App Exchange where companies could create, share and get new applications based on IBM's security technologies. The [...]

CIC Insights: How BMC is igniting IT’s transition to the Digital Enterprise

By |2016-10-17T10:52:10+01:0020 June 2016|Analysis, IT operations and system management|

In an age when young start-up tech companies are aspiring to IPO, 30-year-old BMC, a steadfast provider of systems management solutions, has gone the other way. Three years ago it went from being publicly traded to becoming privately owned by a collection of private equity companies. In freeing itself from the responsibilities of the public [...]