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 […]

IBM reports spike in revenue thanks to boost from Red Hat

“Catie Merrill, research analyst at TBR Cloud and Software, said IBM is actively placing OpenShift at the core of its innovations. ‘This growth is reason to be optimistic about the IBM Red Hat relationship going forward and how the two plan to surmount the hybrid cloud opportunity from multiple angles,’ she told WRAL TechWire in […]

Humio highlighted as standout hybrid enabler

“Catie Merrill, a Research Analyst at Technology Business Research, includes Humio in her new special report. The report, Amid rise of Kubernetes as standard in cloud-native deployment, vendors vie to be leading hybrid enablers describes how Humio stands out among startups that seek differentiation with niche, data-friendly tools.” — Humio

CIO role: 9 ways it will evolve in 2020

“After several years of IT vendors and consultants targeting other C-suite leaders and line-of-business heads to engage in digital transformation work, they’re looking back to CIOs again. ‘We’ve seen a swing back towards IT as decision-makers as digital transformation starts to mature,’ says Patrick Heffernan, senior analyst at Technology Business Research. ‘As it becomes increasingly clear […]

8 digital transformation trends for 2020

“Those service providers that don’t acquire their way to digital prominence will partner to do so. ‘No vendor can do it all, despite many positioning themselves as end-to-end service providers,’ TBR analysts wrote in their September 2019 Digital Transformation Insights report. ‘Technology partners are and will remain an integral part of India-centric and consulting vendors’ go-to-market […]

Verizon, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Boast DSS Advancements

“The technology is still, at least partially, theoretical because it remains under development and hasn’t been commercially deployed at large. Nonetheless, ‘DSS is a big deal and I think it’s underrated,’ said Chris Antlitz, telecom principal analyst at Technology Business Research. DSS is a software feature that can be baked into the radio access network […]

SAP’s McDermott joins ServiceNow to push enterprise growth

“In an unexpected move, ServiceNow announced that John Donahoe will step down as CEO of the company to accept the top job at Nike Inc. Bill McDermott, who recently resigned as CEO of SAP, will take over as ServiceNow CEO in January. While the move took many analysts by surprise, some thought it made sense […]

AT&T Trumpets SDN Milestone, Reiterates Virtualization Goal

“In the realm of NFV and SDN, AT&T is among the leaders in transitioning its network to this new architecture, said Chris Antlitz, telecom principal analyst at Technology Business Research. Significant Achievement in SDN “‘The 75% is a significant number. They’ve built an underlay I believe for their SD-WAN … versus a lot of other […]