2019 Services Predictions: Fix my business problem with a solution, not a slide — IT services and consulting for human-centric digital transformation

Trust in turbulent times: data access and management as the key to IT services and consulting success in an uncertain 2019 From London to San Francisco, macroeconomic shifts and unsettled political environments in both the U.K. and the U.S. will make the start of 2019 turbulent and likely troubled for many companies, including the IT […]

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow: Amazon, RPA, AI and ethical IT in the federal sector

Notwithstanding the increased integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and process bots into government operations, the U.S. federal services sector decidedly remains a people business. At a recent Washington Technology Power Breakfast forum, industry leaders talked talent strategies and how they hope to succeed as digital transformation fundamentally changes the types of people sought for government […]

Dell Technologies’ IoT strategy evolves

IoT is strategic Internet of Things (IoT) is important to Dell Technologies because it generates data at the edge of the network. CEO Michael Dell reiterated that, “AI [artificial intelligence] is your rocket ship and data is the fuel,” but one might just as well say that data is Dell Technologies’ fuel. Dell Technologies’ business […]

2019 Public Sector Predictions: Ethics compound complexity as federal agencies rush to embrace commercial IT innovations

The march of technology challenges humans to keep up, leading to difficult conversations for the many technology firms clamoring for a slice of federal IT modernization spend In 2018 U.S. federal government policy and budget aligned to amplify excitement around the long-promised application of private sector IT innovations to public sector missions. We began to […]

IBM builds out concierge services so internal IT departments can satisfy the business

TBR perspective The recent IBM Cloud Analyst Day continued a theme introduced at IBM Think 2018, with numerous IBM executives reiterating “the axis has flipped” in the market for IT solutions. Nowhere has the axis flipped more than in the relationship between IT and lines of business (LOBs). Where IT hardware and software were once […]

IBM-Red Hat economic implications: Is disruptive state the new steady state?

IBM’s assets combined with Red Hat’s business monetization models are a good bet to provide a scaled, secure and trusted platform, if IBM can adjust internally and convince its clients to do the same. The market splash When a blue-chip bellwether company buys a firm that broke the lock on proprietary operating system dominance something […]

Dell EMC Services enables clients’ transformation to modern IT infrastructure environments

Dell Technologies’ core competencies remain rooted in products and infrastructure The keynote sessions began with a Dell Technologies Capital update by Scott Darling, president of the venture arm. This group manages investments for all of Dell Technologies’ strategic business units, including Boomi, VMware, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream, Dell EMC and Dell. Dell Technologies Capital has spent […]

2019 Data Center Predictions: The pendulum swings as customer demands reshape how infrastructure vendors do business

The cycle of complexity is back as infrastructure vendor portfolio transformations make digitization achievable Moore’s law economics has reached a point where compute no longer constrains IT automation. Due to the miniaturization of electronics, distributed computing is taking place at the microprocessor board level, as evidenced by the rise of graphics processing units (GPUs) and […]