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October 23, 2014  9:31 AM

BMC – turnaround or more of the same?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
BMC, Cloud Computing, Dell, Distributed computing, IBM, information technology, ServiceNow, Software as a Service

A little over a year ago, BMC was not looking good.  It had a portfolio of good, but tired technology and was failing to move with the times.  Internal problems at various levels in the company were leading to high levels of employee churn.  Things did not look...

September 20, 2014  11:20 AM

IBM – A new behemoth, or a wounded beast?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Cloud Computing, IBM, lenovo, Linux, OpenStack, SoftLayer, Watson

IBM recently held its first major event for industry analysts since its announcement of the divestment of its x86 server and product line to Lenovo.  At the event, 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


June 26, 2014  10:05 AM

What is happening to the boring world of storage?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Dell, EMC, IBM, PCI Express, SanDisk, ScaleIO, VeloBit

Storage suddenly seems to have got interesting again.  As the interest moves from increasing spin speeds and applying ever more intelligent means to get a disk head over the right part of a disk in the fastest possible time to flash-based systems where completely...


June 17, 2014  9:58 AM

Cloud orchestration – will a solution come from SCM?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Business, Cloud Computing, Configuration management, DevOps, Git, IBM, Programming, Serena

Serena Software is a software change and configuration management vendor, right?  It has recently released its Dimensions CM 14 product, with additional functionality driving Serena more into the DevOps space, as well as making life easier for distributed development...


May 12, 2014  9:31 AM

The continuing evolution of EMC

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
EMC, Federation, IBM, VMware, XtremIO

The recent EMCWorld event in Las Vegas was arguably less newsworthy for its product announcements than for the way that the underlying theme and message continues to move EMC away from the company that it was just a couple of years...


November 6, 2013  2:10 PM

ECM – or Emergency! Can’t Manage?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Content Management, Dropbox, ECM, Enterprise content management, IBM, Information management

Let's start with a trite comment - information is the life blood of an organisation.

If that information is not under control, then your organisation is probably suffering from poor circulation.  Its 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 30, 2013  4:51 PM

Flash, saviour of the universe?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Flash memory, IBM, MLC, NetApp, SLC, Violin Memory

The undeniable move in storage is through to the use of flash-based systems.  Some companies, such as Pure Storage and Violin Memory are pushing complete flash-based arrays, whilst others, including the big guys of EMC, NetApp and IBM are currently working with tiered...


July 29, 2013  1:39 PM

Violin Memory – playing your tune?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Flash memory, IBM, MLC, solid-state drive, toshiba, Violin Memory

Quocirca has been talking with a number of storage vendors over the past few months.  All of them are talking about the part flash memory will...


July 19, 2013  3:12 PM

A flash in the SAN?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
DRAM, IBM, IOPS, solid-state drive, Violin Memory, XtremIO

Persistent storage has changed little over the years.  Sure, there has been a move away from tape to disk, and direct attached storage (DAS) has moved to storage area networks (SANs) and 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


January 30, 2013  4:45 PM

Measuring the social perceptions of big data

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Autonomy, Big Data, DataSift, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, MongoDB, twitter

Toward the end of 2012, Quocirca met with an interesting company called DataSift.  DataSift is a social data platform company - it takes feeds of data from the majority of social media sites and can then mine through social conversations for content, trends and...


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