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Cloud business provides a silver lining for IBM as revenue surges more than 30%

Cassandra Mooshian is a Senior Analyst for Technology Business Research...

Server vendors push flex pricing to challenge cloud providers

The success of public cloud services is forcing the hand of vendors to compete by addressing some of the shortcomings of cloud. “Our advice back to these vendors is the time is right because more and more companies are putting more workloads on public cloud that require more storage,” said Stanley Stevens, an analyst with Technology Business Research Companies. “They are getting sticker shock because when they replicated their environment in the public cloud, they realized a lot of that storage is inefficient and unused.”

Managing 5G in Multi-Cloud Environment a Big Challenge: TBR's Antlitz

A key question that telcos are struggling with at the dawn of the 5G era is how to manage the growing number of services and multi-cloud environments, according to Chris Antlitz, telecom senior analyst for Technology Business Research.

Why the mid-market should matter to the channel

Historically, big-name technology vendors have drawn heavily on the enterprise end of the market for much of their revenue, but this is changing as product and service delivery models transform, with the mid-market opening up as the next big buyer of top-tier tech.

This is according to Technology Business Research (TBR) senior strategy consultant and principal analyst, Geoff Woollacott, who has laid out the growing symbiotic relationship between big IT vendors and mid-market businesses in a special report released this month

TBR's Antlitz: Automation Fundamental to Navigating the 5G Era

5G and the cloud will have a profound impact on each other. Together, they will usher in an era of automation, reassignment -- and often retraining -- of personnel and a host of other changes, according to Chris Antlitz, telecom senior analyst for Technology Business Research.

Service delivery model evolution, metrics and survival tips

Technology Business Research (TBR) sees this chaos in the IT services cosmos compelling vendors to take a historical look at other industries that have gone through similar transformation changes.

Service delivery model evolution, metrics and survival tips

TBR sees these metrics as some of the fundamentals that can help IT services vendors ease their transition toward adopting automation-enabled cost structure and fine-tune their go-to-market messaging addressing key buyers’ core beliefs.

How Will AT&T Fulfill Its Year-End Mobile 5G Promise?

The device issue is key, according to Chris Antlitz, the telecom senior analyst for Technology Business Research.

"AT&T's 5G announcement indicates the operator is determined to be the first to market with standards-based 5G mobile services in the US," he told Telco Transformation. "However, though the infrastructure will be commercially deployed in late 2018, devices that are compatible with that infrastructure are not expected to debut until mid-2019."

The only known certainties: Death, taxes and changes in the cloud market

Technology Business Research (TBR) anticipates a combination of vendor consolidation and a flurry of activity as providers target geographic, functional and vertical-specific needs that are being driven by customers’ demand for closer alignment to business outcomes than horizontal technologies.

The only known certainties: Death, taxes and changes in the cloud market

Technology Business Research (TBR) anticipates a combination of vendor consolidation and a flurry of activity as providers target geographic, functional and vertical-specific needs that are being driven by customers’ demand for closer alignment to business outcomes than horizontal technologies.

Top Tech Contenders in 2018

"The initial use case for 5G will be providing high speed broadband access, also known as fixed-wireless, a technology both Verizon and AT&T have been coveting in order to more cost effectively and speedily deploy broadband services in the 1 gigabit range. Verizon late last year publicly stated that the first market to receive 5G fixed wireless will be Sacramento, Calif. Other markets will follow and will be announced during 2018." — Chris Antlitz, telecom senior analyst, Technology Business Research.

Oracle’s ‘Bring Your Own Licence’ play begins to pay off

According to Technology Business Research analyst, Meaghan McGrath, Oracle’s licence and maintenance ‘on premises’ revenues for the quarter saw accelerated growth as customers begin to view the 'Bring Your Own Licence' (BYOL) offering as a cost-effective means to leverage licence investments as they transition to cloud.

“Oracle expects this improvement in licence and maintenance on the platform and infrastructure side to improve notably as the autonomous database becomes available and customers purchase supporting technologies around database licenses and host them on Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure,” McGrath said.

What tax reform means for federal IT contractors

Joey Cresta, public sector IT market analyst at Technology Business Research, told me via email he expects that cash deployment approach to be the general point-of-view.

“It (the tax cut) certainly will provide more flexibility to invest in the business,” Cresta said. “But based on comments made during recent earnings calls it seems to not be a huge game changer from an investment perspective.”

Inside Oracle: Cloud offerings boost overall revenues as hardware sales decline 7%

by Meaghan McGrath, Technology Business Research

T-Mobile expands its ‘Un-carrier’ mission to disrupt pay-TV industry, too

by Steve Vachon, Technology Business Research

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