Entries by Allan Krans, Practice Manager and Principal Analyst

2022 Predictions: Cloud

Join Practice Manager and Principal Analyst Allan Krans, Senior Analyst Catie Merrill and Senior Analyst Evan Woollacott Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST for an in-depth, exclusive review of TBR’s three 2022 Predictions special reports on the cloud market — Cloud Partnerships, Cloud Applications and Cloud Infrastructure & Platforms — each […]

With Nuance, Microsoft buys into healthcare and more

Microsoft announced its second largest acquisition in company history on April 12 with its intent to purchase Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion. Nuance’s presence in the healthcare vertical was touted as driving the move, but TBR believes much deeper and broader strategies were behind Microsoft’s decision. Buying Nuance gives Microsoft an opportunity, but not a […]

Aiven’s managed services capabilities bring the best of open-source data technologies to multicloud enterprises

With a core portfolio of platform services, Aiven meets the needs of developers, partners and the cloud-native enterprise   Aiven was founded in 2016 by a team of open-source and cloud experts based in Helsinki who sought to develop a data management platform that capitalizes on the needs of more mature customers who are increasingly […]

mimik pioneers a unique hybrid edge cloud solution that empowers the localized autonomy of devices

The journey to capitalize on the edge is rooted in deep telco experience, coupled with a passion for breaking boundaries A brief history lesson is important to understand how mimik came to be. It was during her tenure as CEO of Vodafone xone that mimik CEO and founder Fay Arjomandi realized the growing importance of […]

Partnership with Palantir further unlocks IBM’s AI value

Since Arvind Krishna took the helm as CEO in April, IBM has engaged in a series of acquisitions and partnerships to support its transformative shift to fully embrace an open hybrid cloud strategy. The company is further solidifying the strategy with the announcement that IBM and Palantir are coming together in a partnership that combines […]

2021 will bring more demand, more partnerships, more industry innovation to cloud

Certain uncertainty will accelerate cloud adoption in 2021 Despite living with the COVID-19 pandemic for most of 2020, so much remains uncertain. The timing and impact of a vaccine, whether or not there is additional government stimulus, and the changing economic environment will all have a profound impact on what occurs in 2021, and those […]

HPE continues to evolve technical solutions for a dispersed workforce

HPE’s VDI portfolio is not new but is increasingly valuable to its customers as remote work looks like a more permanent situation than initially anticipated As of April HPE had rolled out a series of VDI solutions that enable customers to adapt to the growing workforce and garnered a significant number of new customers. This […]

Cloud professional services revenue grows by double digits as pandemic increases demand for cloud migration

Cloud professional services market summary Market overview In the most recent iteration of TBR’s Cloud Professional Services Market Forecast, we projected the market would grow at an 11.7% CAGR between 2019 and 2024 as vendors balance the effects of COVID-19 with rapid growth in digital transformation. Opportunity for benchmarked vendors comes from the large number […]