Quantum.Tech: Brilliant minds collaborate on current tech challenges while also separating hype from reality

The variety of organizations involved in quantum computing demonstrates the vast reach this technology will have once commercialized at scale At Quantum.Tech, attendees heard from a diverse group of speakers from established companies directly involved in the quantum computing space, such as IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), as well as startups, such as […]

Canonical doubles down on multicloud in defense of its strategic position against Red Hat and VMware

TBR perspective At Canonical’s 2019 Analyst Day, the company displayed a compelling business model and a clear road map toward achieving its desired business outcomes. However, TBR believes the long strategic strides Canonical has taken over the past year have only propelled the company so far due to the increasingly competitive field that Red Hat […]

Comcast Business targets strategic acquisitions and international expansion to fuel long-term growth

TBR perspective   Comcast Business remains in an enviable position and is an outlier in the telecom industry. The cable operator’s business unit continues to post double-digit revenue growth and is taking market share from a range of competitors in the U.S. The company’s core value proposition is its powerful DOCSIS 3.1-based, hybrid-fiber-coax (HFC) fixed […]

IBM z15 brings enterprise-grade, automated and compliant data management to systems of engagement

IBM expects prominent mention in Chapter 2 of the cloud IBM asserts with some legitimacy that incumbents have an advantage when it comes to disrupting markets. They possess the account knowledge, have working capital, and, more importantly, have data in their core systems and databases. To build an ecosystem, these enterprises have to unlock the […]

Voice, business and device design: For business, smart speakers need a button

The expanding scope of conversational user interfaces There are many applications for conversational interfaces in business, for both customer and employee users. Input devices include not only smart speakers but also phones, PCs and vehicles. The conversational interface also works without voice; for someone at a keyboard, typing the command is easier, faster and less […]

Streamline and extend: IBM’s play for what it calls ‘hybrid multicloud’ or ‘Chapter 2 of the Cloud’

IBM will use OpenShift to bring a consistent cloud value proposition, remaining agnostic toward delivery method, location or cloud provider In 2015 Red Hat’s CEO made a statement at an analyst day presentation that Red Hat aimed to do to the PaaS layer with OpenShift what it had done to the enterprise operating system layer […]

India-centric professional services rivals compete to prove themselves as front-runner in European market

Vendors look to Europe for new revenue pipelines, but some are falling short India-centric IT services vendors are looking to do more in Europe, utilizing a few different strategies to get there, including pursuing acquisitions, developing new offerings and building on-the-ground workforces. This allows them to diversify revenue streams geographically. TBR feels this push into […]

Low cost, but little long-term value: Insight Enterprises’ plan to acquire PCM Inc.

Insight’s acquisition strategy has led to strong services growth and a successful shift from the legacy VAR model Insight’s last three acquisitions, of Cardinal Solutions, Ignia and BlueMetal, were all services companies that provided significant differentiation and skilled talent that legacy Insight lacked. The acquisitions were part of the firm’s 2015 digital innovation strategy, an […]