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SMB Group Top 10 SMB Technology Trends For 2014
Here are SMB Group’s Top 10 SMB Technology Trends for 2014! A more detailed description of each follows below. Progressive SMBs Use Technology as a Game Changer Cloud Adoption Accelerates, But SMBs Steer Clear of Dark Clouds Mobile Management...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 11th December '13
In-memory? That's so yesterday!
Not for the first time, IBM has been underselling itself. I refer specifically to DB2 with BLU Acceleration. Given this second sentence you might be surprise at the first: IBM has been heavily marketing BLU. However, it's true. Let me go back. One...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 9th December '13
Thinking the unthinkable
IBM's Innovate conference in London was a real success. It was well-oversubscribed and conveyed some really positive messages - including that some IBM customers are more mature and forward looking than many people thought. For instance, even...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 9th December '13
Heads-up on an application performance management tool
I've always been a believer in the importance of end-user experience monitoring but, in a practical sense, the devil is often in the detail. Modern tools generally don't have unacceptable overheads but they are sometimes vendor-specific and much...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 6th December '13
BCS CMSG AGM and Xmas Quiz
It's the time of the year again for the BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group (BCS CMSG) to hold its Xmas gathering, with food, wine, good cheer, and an Xmas quiz. It is also our AGM and we will discuss the use of Social Media by the...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 5th December '13
TIBCO and Huddle come together to bring customers a single platform for social collaboration
In our August 2013 analysis of TIBCO’s social collaboration capabilities, one of the areas we highlighted was the weak support in its enterprise social networking platform, tibbr, for more structured document- centric and task-based scenarios. An...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 4th December '13
Carving A Green IT Pathway for SMBs
In today’s always-on world, we are all using more technology. Chances are, you rely on several devices—smartphones, notebooks, tablets, and PCs. You’re also probably connecting to more servers to access more apps, and using more storage to...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 4th December '13
Design: IBM's secret weapon in the coming SMACdown?
I’ve talked before about how Phil Gilbert—the former President and CTO of Lombardi Software who joined IBM when it bought his company—now has a role to develop a cross-company design practice in IBM. IBM Design is centred around a lab in...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 29th November '13
Could do better - IT security training
It is an old mantra when it comes to IT security that the user is the weakest link, but it is one that must be addressed. Technology helps: for example, through the use of single sign on (SSO) systems with strong authentication to get around the...
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 29th November '13
ADCs - the keystone to advanced application delivery platforms?
A new Quocirca research report underlines the importance of application delivery controllers (ADCs) and the skills needed to deploy and manage them. So, what exactly is an ADC and where can you get one? ADCs are basically next generation load...
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 27th November '13
Making data integration easier
Those of you with memory of an elephant may remember an article I wrote shortly after IBM acquired Netezza. I had been attending the Netezza user conference and was at a presentation from IBM about Information Server and data integration. This got...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 26th November '13
I wish the mainframe would hurry up and die! So we can get on with using System z.
We are coming up for another big mainframe anniversary (the IBM System/360 was announced on April 7, 1964; although, as usual, the next release, the 370, actually got it right). But I do wish the mainframe would finally go away - the Death of the...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 25th November '13
Checkpoint Launches Enhanced RFID-Based Electronic Article Surveillance Overhead Solution
Checkpoints Systems Inc has announced the release of Overhead 2.0. It is a key component of an integrated solution delivering real-time inventory and demand-driven replenishment. It serves as an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system that...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 23rd November '13
Actuate sets out its stall with new messaging strategy
At its recent customer event held in London, Actuate CEO Pete Cittadini outlined a major overhaul of its market messaging. It’s an effort designed to give more clarity to Actuate’s position and focus and includes, amongst other things, a new...
MWD Advisors | By: Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 21st November '13
Big Data for the Little Guy
Big data is a big buzzword—and for a good reason. We’ve already created 2.5 quintillion bytes of data—90% in the last two years. 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. 160 million emails are sent every 60 seconds and 58...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 19th November '13
IBM Smarter Development
We had an interesting roundtable with IBM today, starting with the news that systems engineering is now Smarter Development, as far as IBM is concerned. What's in a name? Well, quite a lot actually and systems engineering as a term has baggage -...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 18th November '13
For Software AG, there's a gap to fill; a Nordic event starts to show what's possible
November is a busy month for events and for travel, and this week I’ve been in Stockholm for Software AG’s Nordic Process Forum. I was invited to give a presentation, as well as to help facilitate a lunchtime roundtable discussion. [For anyone...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 15th November '13
QPR Software announce new release of QPR suite
QPR Software announced on November 14th 2013 that it will start distributing the new 2014 version of QPR Suite on January 8th 2014. QPR Suite 2014 includes QPR EnterpriseArchitect, QPR ProcessDesigner, QPR Metrics and QPR ProcessAnalyzer. Jaakko...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 15th November '13
IBM's project Neo takes aim at the data discovery and visualisation market
I didn’t make it to IBM’s Information-On-Demand (IOD) event in Las Vegas this year, but that’s not to say I didn’t keep up with the proceedings. Thanks to an active social media sphere and some interesting press releases, blogs and tweets...
MWD Advisors | By: Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 14th November '13
Tasks and collaboration: let's get to the point
As we enter a phase where social collaboration is beginning to mature as a concept, and is being increasingly accepted by businesses as a way to help make positive changes to the way they work and the culture they aspire to develop, one of the most...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 14th November '13
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