New Dell hybrid cloud pricing offers VxRail by subscription

“Last summer, Dell rival HPE laid out a bold plan to transition its business into a software- and services-only operation by 2022 and it would do so, in part, by making its entire portfolio available through a number of different subscription-based, pay-per-use and as-a-service offerings. HPE also, however, said it planned to make its hardware […]

5G will require new business models to make money

“According to a study conducted by Nokia and Technology Business Research (TBR), different markets will demand different types of services and operators will need to come up with a variety of cost structures if they want 5G to be profitable. ‘There are many big overarching variables that need to be factored into the ROI [return […]

Get ready for a major culture shift at IBM

“In a blog post, Merrill claimed that while CEOs typically come from a finance or sales and marketing background, the current market climate is one where expertise can help business leaders thrive. In IBM’s case, Krishna was previously the senior vice president of cloud and cognitive software at IBM and Whitehurst was senior vice president […]

IBM’s executive shakeup gets analysts’ stamp of approval

“Analysts have also chimed in with cautious optimism, including Geoff Woollacott, principal analyst and senior strategy consultant with TBR Cloud and Software. ‘The current climate is a different kind of IT landscape. The requirements and demands from enterprises are vastly different, which necessitates a different kind of leader. Arvind Krishna is, therefore, well suited to articulate and […]

Quantum computing talent war: JPMorgan Chase poaches a top IBM exec

“JPMorgan Chase announced on Jan. 22 the hiring of Marco Pistoia from IBM. A 24-year IBM employee with numerous patents to his credit, Pistoia most recently led an IBM team responsible for quantum computing algorithms. Algorithm development will be key to developing soundly engineered quantum computing systems that can deliver the business outcomes enterprises seek […]

5G Strategies of T-Mobile US, Sprint Hinge on Merger

“‘I’m leaning more toward yes than no. I think the federal backing is going to help with this decision,’ Vachon said, noting that the DoJ and Federal Communications Commission already reached agreements with the companies and signed off on the transaction. Vachon is convinced that the merger is beneficial for competition. T-Mobile US will remain […]

Inside Xerox bid for HP: What would a merger mean?

“The not-so-hidden gem in the HP Inc. portfolio is additive manufacturing, more commonly called 3D printing. HP Inc. has more than a decade of research in this field, growing out of the inkjet business. It has products and customers and regularly announces partnerships, small acquisitions and improvements in speed, size and materials. TBR believes 3D […]

Inroads opened for HP’s PC rivals amid Xerox uncertainty

“However, a higher offer by Xerox would be difficult to achieve due to the increasing debt burden and the decline of its share price since making the move. Meanwhile, HP itself could pose a counteroffer that would see a merger that gives itself better terms. ‘Both companies are executing restructuring plans that involve headcount reduction […]