Microsoft says Windows 8.1 is Enterprise ready but does the Enterprise get it?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:34+01:002 July 2013|Platforms and Operating Systems|

Barely six months since the release of Windows 8 and Microsoft has announced an update with Windows 8.1. Currently in preview it is scheduled to be ready for release later this year. With Windows 8 Microsoft had to address a massive market shift towards touch whilst continuing to support the enormous Windows ecosystem of applications [...]

Adobe finds cloud has a gold plated lining

By |2016-10-17T10:52:35+01:007 May 2013|Analysis, Licensing|

There has been quite a reaction to the announcement from Adobe that Creative Suite, as a boxed product, is effectively dead. There are many good reasons for Adobe to take this step although there are also some issues that it still needs to address. We take a first look at the benefits Creative Cloud delivers for [...]

Orchestrated IT – a symphony or white noise?

By |2015-03-02T22:34:32+01:007 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 [...]

Can Analytics unlock the SME for IBM

By |2016-10-17T10:52:38+01:0029 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 [...]

A safe leap into the unknown

By |2016-10-17T10:52:41+01:0018 April 2012|Software Development|

Micro Focus should be delighted with the first day of their 2012 Developer’s Conference. The management message was, “we’re back focusing on COBOL – Visual COBOL above all, but also we’re not going to abandon our ACU and RM users”, and there was a palpable sense of relief on the part of the delegates. Attendees [...]