Foundations fit for the digital economy

By |2018-03-08T14:42:26+00:008 March 2018|Analysis, Digital Transformation|

“What’s at stake in the digital economy?” Tough question, right? Tough enough to keep you up at night? Maybe not. One thing is for certain, the answer will be different, depending on who you are asking. In truth, there is collective fear across industries of being outsmarted and outplayed by a more nimble, innovative bright [...]

How to App Dev in the age of Digital Transformation: New challenges, new thinking

By |2017-04-21T13:22:44+00:0011 April 2017|Analysis, Software Development|

Look around you and ask yourself this: How far away am I from a software application? Software is everywhere and we live in an age that is increasingly enabled by software. Some might even go as far to say driven by software. Whether at work or play, we’re actively or passively using software. According to [...]

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 [...]

IBM InterConnect 2015: Big Blue’s big new conference

By |2016-10-17T10:52:18+00:002 April 2015|Analysis|

February 2015 saw the first IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas. InterConnect is the new mega-event that brings together 3 traditional IBM conferences: Pulse, Innovate and Impact. To handle the resulting 20,000+ attendees the event was spread across two hotels. Not the most convenient arrangement as they were not adjacent hotels and required IBM to [...]

IBM MobileFirst 2014 Update: Apple joins the party

By |2016-10-17T10:52:23+00:006 October 2014|Analysis, Mobile|

We have been following IBM MobileFirst since its inception in 2013 and conducted an evaluation of the IBM Worklight platform in the latter half of 2013 (get access to the report here). Over that short time the collection of products and services that make up MobileFirst has grown substantially through internal development and acquisition. The [...]

Linux vendors trying to stay relevant in a mobile world

By |2016-10-17T10:52:23+00:005 October 2014|Analysis|

It was recently announced that Red Hat is to acquire Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) FeedHenry. FeedHenry is a small company founded in 2010 that took Series A funding of $9m just last year (2013). Despite being small it has attracted some big name customers such as Diageo, Network Rail and VMWare (who are also [...]

Why developers should embrace the cloud, a discussion with Darren Smith from

By |2015-03-02T20:37:21+00:0015 July 2014|Analysis, Software Development|

In the latest of our series of podcasts with developer evangelists from leading vendors I spoke with Darren Smith from In these podcasts we look at 3 trends that each vendor is seeing within the developer community. In his roles as Director of platform sales engineering Darren regularly interacts with developers around the Salesforce [...]

‘Intrapreneurship’ at Barclays: a blueprint for mobile innovation

By |2016-10-17T10:52:24+00:007 July 2014|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Mobile, Software Development|

The mobile revolution is well and truly underway and many enterprises are facing the challenge of how to adapt to avoid losing out to competitors – both large and small – that are quicker off the mark. Recently, CIC analysts Bola Rotibi and Clive Howard gained privileged access to senior staff and technical leads within [...]