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Cloud Security: Separating Fact from Fiction

Cloud Security: Separating Fact from Fiction

Information security is a perennial concern for the enterprise. Long before cloud computing came on the scene, ...

Currency Shifts Erode IT Spending Forecast

Currency Shifts Erode IT Spending Forecast

The rapid and continuing rise of the U.S. dollar against most currencies will put a dent in ...

Commentary: Ultimately, It’s All Just DevOps

Commentary: Ultimately, It’s All Just DevOps

The recent EnterpriseTech article, DevOps Emerges in the Enterprise, examines industry analyst Gartner’s assertion that DevOps is ...

Leading Edge Versus Bleeding Edge

Leading Edge Versus Bleeding Edge

Enterprises are always looking for an edge to use against the competition, and information technology was created ...

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April 13, 2015(0)
The rapid and continuing rise of the U.S. dollar against most currencies will put a dent in global IT spending during 2015, a new forecast concludes. Market researcher Gartner called the rapid and largely unexpected rise of the dollar a “currency shock” that would reduce worldwide IT spending by 1.3 percent this year to $3.66 trillion. The forecast reflects ... Full article
March 16, 2015(0)
The recent EnterpriseTech article, DevOps Emerges in the Enterprise, examines industry analyst Gartner’s assertion that DevOps is not a market. Instead, the market researcher insists it is a loose collection of tools used in a specific philosophical way. Do I believe DevOps is a market? Absolutely. Is it a philosophy? Yes. Is it a set of tools? Perhaps. But ...
April 10, 2014(0)
Enterprises are always looking for an edge to use against the competition, and information technology was created initially and specifically to be that edge. Decades later, computing in its various forms is the foundation of the modern corporation, and companies are still looking for new ways of gaining an advantage. More times than not, that means being out there ...
April 9, 2014(0)
Global IT spending is projected to jump 3.2 percent this year, led by a big increase in enterprise software, while an expanding cloud infrastructure is helping to drive datacenter systems spending to $143 billion. Overall, Gartner estimates that global spending for devices, datacenters and enterprise software along with IT and telecommunications services will hit $3.8 trillion in 2014. Spending ...
March 18, 2014(0)
Four years ago, software giant Oracle bought Sun Microsystems and got into the systems business. Sun’s business was in decline, and kept falling at a steep and steady rate for many years. But after years of paring down the product line and focusing on so-called engineered systems – clusters built with very precise components and tuned for specific workloads ...
February 26, 2014(0)
Sales of servers have always been tied very tightly to the regional and global economies and the ups and downs of various industries. But with the relentless pace of Moore’s Law and the dominance of the X86 platform in the datacenters of the world, perhaps X86 servers are the bellwether of economic activity and the rest of the styles ...
February 21, 2014(0)
Sales of servers, storage, switching, software, and services at Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Group were up a smidgen in its most recent quarter, but like its peers in the IT space, HP is having trouble boosting its profits in this area because of intense competition. The decision by IBM to sell off its X86 server business to Lenovo gives HP an ...
February 21, 2014(0)
The world is increasingly being shaped by computers, and nowhere is that more evident than in the financial space. Although much of the advanced algorithm action has taken place in the equities world, foreign-exchange trading is now experiencing a similar disruptive wave, with the industry replacing many of its foreign-exchange traders with computer platforms. Allegations of collusion have kicked ...
February 13, 2014(0)
Every innovative product finds its natural place in the market, and that seems to have happened with the Unified Computing System, a converged server-network platform that Cisco Systems launched five years ago, reshaping the enterprise server and networking landscape. UCS sales ramped fast out of the gate, and Cisco quickly became a player in blade servers aimed at enterprise ...
February 5, 2014(0)
There is pent up demand for IT infrastructure upgrades as systems are aging in the datacenters of the world, and that is pushing up demand for hardware and software. However, all of the virtualization tools that are available for servers, storage, and increasingly networking, are at the same time driving up utilization and holding down revenue growth among IT ...
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