Hannover Messe is blossoming into a performance show for innovation in the manufacturing segment. The overall signs point towards a holistic Industrial Internet approach which goes beyond a mere focus on manufacturing as re...
IBM has announced to expand its partnership with Hortonworks, a move reflecting IBM’s overall strategy. Hortonworks main focus has always been on data collection and data storage. However, what used to be an open question is how actual value can be generated from this data.
Oracle has denied that there will be such a deal. In any case, one thing is clear: if such a merger took place, it would create massive waves in the IT industry. So far, we have only seen few comparable mergers, one of them being the takeover of PwC by IBM. Which was far from an easy undertaking. For a potential deal between Oracle and ...
The Internet of Things (IoT) – aka Industry 4.0 – brings concepts which have been known for quite some time in the high-tech investment goods sector (e.g., aeronautics, process manufacturing) to a more diverse marketplace. The digitization of production processes and the Internet of Things, and the possibility to incorporate a multitude of ...
IBM’s recent IoT (Internet of Things) Summit at the now officially opened ‘Watson IoT Center’ global headquarters in the heart of Munich gave a lot of insight into how far the industry has come with its industrial IoT efforts. The industry seems to have found a new IoT crystallization point.
AWS is known as a low-cost, easy to use and consume storage and computing power provider – a typical PaaS company, if not THE PaaS company. However, AWS moves into a direction leaving this exchangeable ground by offering service as a service (SaaS= or process as a service (PaaS) to make the acronym confusion complete.
Hybrid approaches are much discussed. However, most discussions center around on-premise cloud, public cloud or a hybrid approach. Here is some food for thought regarding the application of this approach to many more alternatives in IT.
The overall storage growth rate is still positive, but no longer double-digit. Big-data management requests more storage, there is no question about that; but price points are decreasing. Additionally, more and more enterprises are moving parts of their data – in particular their backup and archiving data – to the cloud. This opens new ...
The announced acquisition of EMC by Dell is for sure a major event for the IT ecosystem and means a noticeable change in the supplier landscape.
During the last couple of days, IBM made some significant announcements that demonstrate its willingness and ability to change fundamental parts of its business strategy. The facts are convincing.
There is no doubt about IBM's strong ambitions to move the business towards the cloud. Now the vendor is forming a unique vision to align its offerings to better differentiate from competitors.
On February 17, 2015, IBM took the next major step in helping customers to achieve data agility and improved data economics with new offerings in the area of software-defined storage.
SAP’s HANA engagement is paying off. Once the platform has been ready, SAP moved it to HANA and added new functionality to the business suite. However, customers may get lost.
When there is a discussion about cloud computing, the short answer is: for most enterprises, cloud computing will be done in a hybrid fashion – a mix of private cloud and public cloud computing. However, this is only part of the equation.
On June 15, 2015 IBM made a major announcement to support Apache Spark with massive resources. This will help the already biggest Apache project achieve the final breakthrough.