Cloud Services and Enterprise Software

Cloud services and enterprise software

The Finnish Post Reinvents Itself With New Technologies Including Robotic Process Automation And Gamification

The Finnish Postal Service, known locally as the Posti Group, is one of the oldest companies in Finland. A few years ago, Posti realized the traditional postal and letter business was declining rapidly while parcel volumes were increasing. To remain competitive, Posti Group needed to fundamentally change the way it operated, replacing legacy systems and …

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Microsoft Build And Power Platform – Navigating Change, And The Role Power Technology Can Play

From May 25th to 27th, Microsoft will welcome developers worldwide to hear about innovations, learn new skills and connect as a community. In a recent blog, Amanda Silver (VP of Product, Developer Division at Microsoft) reflected on how developers have been using technology as a force for good in the face of daunting constraints brought …

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Google’s Data Cloud Summit Serves Up A Breadth Of New Capabilities

I mentioned in my preview of the Google Data Cloud Summit this week that I was expecting some exciting technology announcements for AI, machine learning, data management, and analytics. Google did not disappoint in that department.  The Google Cloud stated mission is to accelerate every organization’s ability to transform through data-powered innovation. A theme that should come as …

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Microsoft Build- New Windows, Enhanced Arm Support, And Adds Azure Features

Microsoft’s annual Build conference for software developers (Microsoft now calls “Creators”) wraps up this week. In my previous article on Microsoft Build, I focused on three enhancements: Process Advisor and GPT3 for the Microsoft Power Platform and Azure Synapse link for Microsoft Dataverse. In this article, I will highlight more of the new products and enhancements. Satya Nadella Keynote The most intriguing …

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IBM Think 2021- All In On Hybrid Cloud And AI

IBM is in the middle of a company transformation. With CEO Arvind Krishna and President Jim Whitehurst at the helm for a year, the company is going all-in on the cloud with its Red Hat and other investments and getting in a better posture for growth and focus with its recent Kyndryl spin-out. At the …

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Cloudera’s Data Platform Private And Public Cloud Both GA And It’s Time To Migrate

Five years ago, the industry was debating the notion of a hybrid cloud and many boards and investors only saw the value in the public cloud. In 2018, AWS announced Outposts and the debate stopped. With 94% of IT spend and 80% of the data on-prem, the world is very much hybrid. The only thing …

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How A Consumption-Based IBM Z Could Be A Mainstay Of Your Hybrid Cloud

Workload patterns are constantly changing in the age of hybrid and multi-cloud. To survive, every vendor on the planet must listen to customer needs and respond. One thing that clients and the industry all agree on is the future is very much hybrid cloud spanning on-prem to the public cloud. That is the new normal. …

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IBM Cloud Leader Howard Boville Is Writing Cloud Computing Chapter Two: Enterprises Should Take Note

I like to think that I have a knack for identifying companies making waves in specific technology areas. One such company is IBM with cloud technology. Yes, IBM making waves with cloud technologies. I have written several articles tracking the progress and evolution of the IBM Cloud offering. When I attach the Red Hat acquisition …

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HP Launches New Cloud Printing System Called ‘HP+’

The pandemic has rewritten the rules to the game, in some form, for most industries, but it hit the tech industry in a particularly interesting way. Companies had to pivot virtually overnight to keep the lights on for the most significant influx of remote workers and students the world has ever seen. One of the …

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Tanium Selects Oracle Cloud As A Partner For Its As-A-Service Offering

Today, Oracle announced with Tanium that it had selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) as part of its multi-cloud approach to delivering its SaaS platform, Tanium-as-a-Service (TaaS).  Tanium is in the business of providing endpoint management and security, trusted by many large enterprises worldwide. Moor Insights & Strategy recently published a research paper discussing the importance of endpoint management and security when work …

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The Latest Chapter In IBM’s Quest To Build A Cloud For Banks

In November of 2019, in a pre-pandemic world that seems an age ago, I wrote the first article about the collaboration between IBM and Bank of America to develop a financial services-ready public cloud. In May of 2020, I previewed an update announcing the first round of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) partners who announced intent to …

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The Decoder Ring For VMware’s Multi-Cloud Offerings And Offers ‘As A Service’

I have written on many occasions that hybrid cloud, the combination of private (either on-premises or hosted in a colocation facility) and public cloud infrastructure, is here to stay.  VMware wants to be the vendor that supplies you with the software that enables developers to build and deploy applications to any cloud and I believe will be one of the …

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Oracle Updates Fusion Supply Chain And Discloses 750 New Customer Rollouts In Six Months

For most people, upgrading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems that support the core business and data is a daunting prospect. Upgrades typically occur when the current applications limit business processing efficiencies, decision-making abilities, and overall competitiveness.  In a past article, I described how Oracle has quietly become anessential cloud applications company. Oracle’s success is due in large part …

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Learnings From Siemens Gamesa’s Global Digital Transformation Journey

Digital transformation is probably the most overused phrase across industries, particularly a favorite amongst analysts such as me. No one denies the need for it. Market forces drive demand for digital transformation owing to changing customer attitudes. Governments mandate it, based on regulation. Mergers and acquisitions often stipulate it. It’s an opportunity no one wants to …

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The “Edge-To- Cloud” Race Heats Up With IBM Cloud Satellite

Five years ago, the industry was debating whether the hybrid cloud was real or not. I was an early hybrid cloud supporter the past decade, but I rode the wrong platform horse, OpenStack. For mass deployment across different verticals and sophistication levels, OpenStack was not robust enough, and required a lot of work to stand …

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HPE GreenLake Cloud Services—Coming To 100,000 Technology Providers Near You

Earlier this week, HPE announced a series of updates to its HPE GreenLake cloud services portfolio, including new capabilities and partnerships.  HPE GreenLake cloud service is HPE’s hybrid cloud X-as-a-Service offering, delivered via a more flexible consumption model. HPE GreenLake is designed to combine the cloud’s simplicity and agility with the governance, compliance, and visibility of …

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IBM Smoothing The Road To Hybrid Cloud With Expanded Red Hat Capabilities On IBM Power Systems

Today, IBM announced a new array of products and services to help enterprises manage the hybrid cloud, modernize existing applications and build new cloud-native applications.  This article will highlight what I think are the most exciting elements of this announcement enterprises can use whether the company is already on the hybrid journey with IBM or …

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Oracle Is Now Bringing The Cloud To The Enterprise Edge

Today, Oracle announced Oracle Roving Edge Infrastructure to deliver core infrastructure services to remote locations. The initial release will be available to government customers with general availability to all verticals around the middle of the year.  In this article, I will describe the infrastructure and use cases, the consumption model, and finally, explain why I …

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Box Gets Into The Digital Signature Game With SignRequest Acquisition

With the major acceleration of the work from home trend currently underway, never before has it been so crucial for businesses to conduct their operations securely, through the cloud. One of the more exciting players in this realm is Box, Inc. (not to be confused with competitor DropBox). I attended the company’s BoxWorks conference last …

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