It’s clear that IBM with Krishna and Whitehurst at the helm have their work cut out for them, and if they can deliver results short-term, that will be a big win for the company. The battle will be fought for relevance on key fronts including Cloud and AI. Later it will be about market leadership, and where IBM can stake its claim. That is the blueprint for Big Blue. Meanwhile, we will be watching this develop with interest.
Amazon had a huge earnings beat and its cloud business AWS did better than expected nearing $10 Billion this quarter. A dive into AWS for the 4th quarter.
IBM and Cisco are capitalizing on organizations identifying security as their top priority and concern in adopting and scaling their hybrid, multi-cloud implementations. This trend aligns with growing interest in using managed private cloud services to assure greater levels of control and security while controlling costs, fulfilling compliance mandates, and supporting applications that require high performance. Now, IBM Services must prove the price is right for organizations to embrace its Managed Private Cloud-as-a-service proposition.
Microsoft’s second quarter for FY 2020 saw the company’s momentum continue as Cloud, Productivity and personal computing all show growth.
Major medical records vendor Epic Systems moves away from Google Cloud, citing security concerns, and indicating plans to rely Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft Azure. This is big news in the healthcare market, and likely something that hospitals and healthcare providers can’t help but take note of—especially if they are current customers of Google Cloud for medical research, data storage, or other IT operations.
Salesforce, this past Thursday launched its Trailhead Playground designed to help developers and admins to build on Salesforce 360 environment.
Google has acquired small low/code no/code platform AppSheet to expand its platform and appeal to developers looking to build simple apps for cloud tools.
Cloudera has appointed former Hortonworks CEO and current board member Rob Bearden to the role of CEO. What does this appointment mean for Cloudera?
At CES 2020 Samsung rolled out its new Galaxy Chromebook. Traditionally big for education and light consumer use, does this have commercial potential?
In December HPE announced its Hybrid IT as a Service play, GreenLake Central while also bringing new top brass to Pointnext by announcing Keith White.