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 [...]
Late spring is always a busy time for conferences and events, and it sometimes feels that we are away more often than we are back in the office. Having said that, these events are the lifeblood of what we as analysts do, and it offers us an opportunity to identify the trend, issues and opportunities [...]
A few weeks ago, I was at the IBM Systems and Technology Group Analyst Insights conference in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. This is IBM's annual opportunity to lay out where it sees the future for STG. As part of the visit, analysts were given an opportunity to meet with a number of the Watson engineers at [...]
IBM Software Analysts Insight: Will a clear vision and strategy lead to a sure-footed, agile execution?
The abiding impression from the IBM Software Analysts Insight conference in Stamford, Connecticut was of a company absolutely clear on its strategy and sure-footed in its execution. For nearly a decade (since 2004), IBM has been attempting to reduce the market’s identification with its individual software brands (Tivoli, Rational, Websphere, Information Management), and in 2010 [...]