Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the latest announcements coming out of Kyndryl on its multi-year relationship refresh with Viewpointe. The announcement from recently NYSE listed Kyndryl highlights the company’s ecosystem and strategic partnership focus evidenced by a shift to the Microsoft Azure stack.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the latest announcements coming out of IBM focused on the mainframe platform. With customers increasingly facing tough choices as they look to either modernize or re-platform mainframe applications, IBM is looking to better inform key decision makers with a curated portal to provide relevant information to the C-Suite, architects and developers.
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the latest announcements coming out of Red Hat around the availability of Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure. As the pressures grow on IT teams to manage more with less increasingly automation of repetitive tasks is a go to options. The Ansible platform is proving a vital tool in the ability for IT teams to keep up and the release of this functionality on Microsoft’s Azure platform increased deployment options for customers.
Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his take on the announcements from Square on its corporate rebranding — morphing from Square to Block — Dorsey stepping down as CEO of Twitter, and where he sees Block focused in the months ahead.
Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his take on the announcements coming out of AWS re:Invent related to the mainframe platform. AWS continues to sharpen its focus on the venerable mainframe platform with a more comprehensive partnership with Micro Focus.
Futurum senior analyst Steven Dickens provides his take on the latest release of the venerable OMEGAMON suite from IBM. As clients look increasingly to move to an AIOps driven mindset, IBM is riding this wave with the IBM Z OMEGAMON suite and connecting the data outputs to industry standard offerings such as Elastic and Grafana.
Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his take on the latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As clients look increasingly to deploy Linux based workloads in hybrid multi cloud deployment models, Red Hat is focused on improving manageability, security, and support for the shift to container.
SUSE NeuVector acquisition demonstrates a doubling down on Kubernetes security. The acquisition is reported to be part cash, part stock.
Futurum Research senior analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on Twitter’s Q3 earnings. Despite a one-off charge to settle a long-standing legal dispute, Twitter posted solid growth numbers and largely avoided the impact of iOS 14 security updates that have impacted other social media platforms.
Futurum Research senior analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the potential $45 billion acquisition by PayPal of social media platform Pinterest. With social media platforms under the microscope of U.S. and EU regulators and their traditional business models under threat from privacy concerns, they are increasingly turning to the world of finance. The tie up of PayPal and Pinterest would streamline the online shopping journey for 454 million global users and would set the combined company up to be a leader in the nascent world of the metaverse.