Vendor Analysis

ServiceNow ‘Walks the Walk’ in healthcare, but can it ‘Talk the Talk’?

By |2018-11-19T13:39:48+00:0019 November 2018|Analysis, Digital Transformation, Healthcare, Vendor Analysis|

Frankfurt, October 2018, and more than 800 attendees are in the auditorium at the start of ServiceNow’s one day summit event. While the summit wasn’t specifically billed as a healthcare event, healthcare is a target market when one considers the customer user stories showcased. Is ServiceNow relevant in the healthcare industry? It is an important [...]

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 [...]

Can Adobe deliver a blockbuster in LA with Adobe XD?

By |2018-10-16T16:40:14+00:0016 October 2018|Analysis, User Experience, Vendor Analysis|

Adobe MAX – the creativity conference – left Las Vegas and is now back in LA after a two-year road trip. MAX covers the ever-increasing breadth of Adobe’s Creative Cloud portfolio that includes tools for graphic design, digital design, illustration, photography, film, and more. Aside from stalwarts such as Photoshop, Adobe’s focus is on Adobe [...]

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. [...]

New markets for two new IBM z14 and LinuxONE mainframes: What’s the appeal?

By |2018-04-16T22:36:21+00:0016 April 2018|Analysis, Mainframe, Vendor Analysis|

Not quite halfway through the two-year IBM z14 lifecycle, the company has announced two new models. These are designed to appeal not just to existing customers but also to new customers as the company targets its biggest year for mainframe sales in over a decade. Yes, that does say over a decade. In reality, CIC [...]

UX Insights: Vendors need ‘Why’ as well as ‘How’

By |2018-04-11T14:03:43+00:0011 April 2018|Analysis, User Experience, Vendor Analysis|

Vendors have embraced the importance of User Experience (UX). Just look at Windows 10, IBM Verse or Android Oreo. It would be unfair to suggest that many did not respect UX before, however in recent years it has come to the fore. More vendors are encouraging their customers to embrace UX and are providing assistance [...]

What’s it going to take to achieve UX maturity?

By |2018-03-22T13:58:19+00:0022 March 2018|Analysis, Vendor Analysis|

In a nutshell - education and evangelism. UserZoom recently held its annual “Better UX” event in London. UserZoom is a vendor that offers a platform for measuring and improving User Experiences through enabling organisations to engage real product users. Since the last event in 2017, UserZoom has acquired UK-based WhatUsersDo. This enhanced its own offering [...]

IBM announces its annual 5 in 5 predictions: But how viable are its bets?

By |2018-03-21T13:51:54+00:0021 March 2018|Analysis, Vendor Analysis|

At IBM THINK 2018 in Las Vegas on 19th March, IBM has highlighted five future technologies it is working on. All of these technologies started life in IBM research labs. It is likely that IBM will seek to commercialise some of these itself and with the help of specialist partners. What is interesting about this [...]

Why fast growing SoftServe is a good fit for the digital economy

By |2018-02-21T12:38:02+00:0021 February 2018|Analysis, Consulting, Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Partner Services, Vendor Analysis|

Is being a smart digital operator all just about building software effectively? SoftServe, a fast growing digital consulting company with a global operation and footprint, knows that there is more to it. The creation of software is part of a means to an end. But what is that end? Insights from the field In Creative [...]

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 [...]