On the first day of CeBIT (June 11-15, 2018), IBM announced new offerings for cloud computing trying to catch up and eventually lead.
The blockchain technology is making a huge media impact. Enterprise leaders are pushing their IT departments to set up blockchain projects just to be part of the trend. For some established enterprise software vendors - like SAP - blockchain can be a threat or a big chance. For those not in the enterprise application software business - like ...
Google is expanding its presence in enterprises beyond the classic advertising business. Cloud offerings are being pushed and new partnerships (e.g. with Walmart) are moving into focus.
On September 12, 2017, Google opened its first data center in Frankfurt, Germany. This is Google's third data center in Europe, which clearly acknowledges again the fact that a globally active cloud computing company cannot survive with US data centers only. Local requirements with respect to data security and data privacy need to be met.
In March of this year, SAP and Google announced a business partnership. Initially, some observers thought that this partnership might mainly focus on SAP's usage of Google's artificial intelligence engine, Tensorflow. However, this was a misinterpretation.
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.