Vendor Analysis

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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CIC Insights: IBM z14 plays the trust card, but does it hold a winning hand?

By |2017-07-18T07:48:38+00:0018 July 2017|Analysis, Mainframe, Security, Vendor Analysis|

It's that time again, the time that most observers in the industry say will never happen. IBM is releasing the next generation of its z Systems mainframe products called the z14. IBM has seen an acceleration of sales across its z Systems business unit helped, in part, by the LinuxONE models. With z14, IBM will [...]

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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. [...]

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CIC Security Insights: What’s good about IBM and Cisco’s security hook up

By |2017-06-19T09:27:52+00:0019 June 2017|Analysis, Security, Software Security, Vendor Analysis|

IBM and Cisco have announced that they are to collaborate and better integrate their solutions to improve cybersecurity. In their press release announcement, the collaboration move will include: “IBM Security's QRadar, Watson for Cybersecurity, App Exchange, X-Force Threat Intelligence, Resilient IRP and managed security services, and Cisco's Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), Next-Generation Intrusion Protection System (NGIPS) [...]

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Homing in on Salesforce’s healthcare capabilities

By |2016-11-29T08:45:02+00:0029 November 2016|Analysis, Healthcare, Vendor Analysis|

When thinking about how to handle customers successfully, Salesforce’s capacities in the field of customer relationship management (CRM) come to mind quickly. CRM has the power to positively transform the customer-client relationship and is seen as a crucial element in establishing long-standing ties between companies and their customers. Although CRM has been applied across various [...]

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