Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his analysis of IBM Storage announcements today, which reflect the company’s addition of enhanced data protection to Flash System, showing a focus on security, ransomware, and storage. While the company has some catching up to do, this focus on data protection and a Storage-as-a-Service offering is clearly important to clients and prospects
IBM Systems Has A Tough Quarter, But That Is Not The Whole Story
Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the Q2 2021 results for IBM Systems. The headline results on the surface look troubling for Systems, however given the product life cycles of IBM Z and Power, and tough comparisons against Q2 2020, the business did surprisingly well and shows areas of growth and penetration in the marketplace.
IBM Posts Strong Quarter With Best Data Found In Between the Lines
IBM posted its best quarter in three years, but its data required a deeper look in between the lines to see where double-digit growth lies.
IBM’s Bluetab Acquisition: Tripling Down on Building Cloud Services Business
With yet another acquisition, this time Bluetab, IBM is clearly tripling down on building its cloud services business. Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his analysis on the spending spree IBM is on to build a post Kyndryl services business that can support the company’s ambitions in hybrid cloud. A pattern is emerging in the acquisition strategy of IBM in the services business to focus on the deployment of hybrid cloud solutions.
Red Hat Announces Latest Version of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes
As organizations increasingly move to multi cloud models, leveraging Kubernetes, automation is becoming critical as operations teams look to keep pace with their agile enabled developer brethren. Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his analysis of the latest release of Red Hat’s Ansible Advanced Cluster Management offering.
IBM to Acquire BoxBoat, Doubles Down on Hybrid Cloud Services
Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his insight on news coming out of IBM yesterday on the acquisition of Kubernetes and container focused services business BoxBoat. This acquisition, although not significant in revenue terms, clearly shows IBM’s strategic intent to build a hybrid cloud focused services business post spinoff of Kyndryl.
IBM Shuffles the Executive Deck
Futurum Research Principal Analyst Daniel Newman and Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provide their take on the recent announcements coming out of IBM on the reshuffle of its executive leadership ranks. The announcements need to be seen in the wider context of the holistic transformation IBM is undertaking in all parts of its business as it plans to return to growth and market leadership status.
Red Hat Launches Latest Version of Flagship Kubernetes Product OpenShift 4.8
Futurum Research senior analyst, Steven Dickens provides his analysis of the recent Red Hat OpenShift 4.8 announcement and what it means for the competitive landscape for Kubernetes management and more widely the hybrid cloud landscape.
IBM Launches Enhanced Fan Experience for Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his take on IBM’s continued support of the Wimbledon tennis championships. IBM is delivering AI-driven enriched fan experiences delivered through IBM Watson and hybrid cloud services to engage new and existing tennis fans globally.
Exploring The Role Of Supply Chain In Recovery And Digital Transformation Investments
The global semiconductor shortage has help to raise awareness of the importance of the supply chain. With much to learn from the shortage, we explore what happened, and what companies should be thinking about to get out in front of future supply chain challenges and execute on growth opportunities.