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May 27, 2016  10:38 AM

The incredible shrinking Hewlett Packard – where does it go next?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, cloud, Dell, HP, HPE, IaaS, IBM, Mergers & Acquisitions, SaaS,, Server

In 2011, Hewlett Packard’s annual revenue was $127bn, making it the largest technology company in the world by sales at that time – yet its market worth was a comparatively meagre $42bn. It had just

March 27, 2014  4:45 PM

Cloud economics will challenge every IT supplier

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Google, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

The over-used phrase "price war" has rarely had a lot of relevance in the corporate IT market.

At best, we may have seen PC or server makers cutting prices by a few percentage points, or more typically bundling in new features to keep prices steady.

But now

October 11, 2012  11:03 AM

When will the traditional model of software licensing die?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Oracle, SaaS, SAP, Software licensing, Steve Ballmer

When will the traditional model of software licensing die? Surely it is only a matter of time.

This week alone, we've seen

September 21, 2012  1:05 PM

What the cloud means (and it isn’t cutting costs)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, cloud, Cloud Computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Software as a Service

What are the first words that come to mind when you think of the cloud? Low cost, perhaps. Pay as you go, maybe. Probably also: not secure, too complex, regulatory headaches,

February 24, 2011  3:21 PM

IT leaders are ready for the cloud – but are their suppliers?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, cloud, Cloud Computing, Risk management, SaaS, Software as a Service, Software licensing, Strategy

Now here's an irony. After two or three years of vendor cloudwash and relentless marketing to IT leaders about why they should move to the cloud, it seems those CIOs have accepted their suppliers' advice - but it's those very vendors that are about to realise the monster they have...

May 11, 2010  3:17 PM

Microsoft Office 2010: Will you bother to upgrade?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet, Microsoft, office 2010, SaaS, Software, Software licensing, Windows

To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question for most of Microsoft's customers.

There were times when the latest release of a new version of a major Microsoft product was a huge catalyst for IT spending. Many IT managers will remember planning their strategy around the anticipated...

December 12, 2008  12:11 PM

Top trends in IT for 2009

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Compliance, IPv6, IT security, SaaS, Software as a Service

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, turkeys are getting rather nervous and IT firms start making their predictions for the New Year.

First out the blocks has been Verizon Business (VzB) who has issued its predictions very much influenced by the current economic downturn...

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