CIC Mid-term Roundup 2015

By |2016-10-17T10:52:17+00:0025 June 2015|Analytics, Cloud, Internet of Things, Mainframe, Mobile, Platforms and Operating Systems, Storage|

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 [...]

Using HP lifecycle virtualizations to reduce test costs and production risks

By |2016-10-17T10:52:20+00:0026 January 2015|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

No matter how big a customer you are, when a vendor wants to sell you a product at $239,000 a pop, you have to ask yourself serious questions whether it can save you money or give you some competitive edge. Reading Ian Murphy’s Spotlight Review of HP's Service and Network Virtualization instantly set me off [...]

Orchestrated IT – a symphony or white noise?

By |2015-03-02T22:34:32+00:007 May 2013|Analysis, Delivery and Lifecycle Management|

Orchestration from an IT perspective is not a new topic but with the drive towards a DevOps focused world, it has become a hot topic. Wikipedia describes orchestration (computing) as "the automated arrangement, coordination, and management of complex computer systems, middleware, and services." In the last three years, we have seen an increasing amount of attention [...]

Hat check: Green Hat and IBM 15 months on

By |2016-10-17T10:52:35+00:004 April 2013|Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

IBM’s play in Service Virtualization (SV) for testing In January 2012, I mused over the implications of IBM’s acquisition of Green Hat, vendor of a product that simulated external interfaces for software testing. Fifteen months later, I’ve had another look to see whether things have panned out as I imagined. It seemed to me that [...]

Can Analytics unlock the SME for IBM

By |2016-10-17T10:52:38+00:0029 December 2012|Analysis, Consulting|

Analytics is a theme that cannot have escaped anyone in IT over the last few years. As a mainframe and enterprise vendor, it would be easy to think that IBM already had all the tools it needed in this space but apparently not. IBM's Analytic Investment At Analyst Insights 2012 in Madrid, IBM told the [...]

Converged Cloud and HP Service Virtualization 2.0

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+00:0012 April 2012|Software Testing|

Mid way through HP’s announcement on the 10th of April of its Converged Cloud portfolio we find the announcement of version 2.0 of HP’s Service Virtualization software for testing applications using simulated services in a virtualized environment. Although HP places this in the context of cloud and mobile applications, in fact, it solves a long [...]

Application transformation the HP way

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+00:0027 March 2012|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Security, Software Development, Software Quality, Software Testing|

HP software and service announcements of March 20th Application transformation sets out HP’s portfolio of products and services for helping organizations transition their application portfolios to the next generation of Cloud-enabled, mobile client-served application solutions. It is a strategy well aimed at the thinking about modernization and rationalization that is current in many enterprises.  Of [...]