IT Cultural Transformation and The Elimination of Technology Silos—An Exercise in Efficiency or a Dream Turned Nightmare?

IT Cultural Transformation and The Elimination of Technology Silos—An Exercise in Efficiency or a Dream Turned Nightmare?

Cultural transformation and eliminating IT silos may sound like an impossible dream—and indeed, perhaps “eliminating” is too strong a word. But the reality is that IT organizations must change toward a more responsive, business-aligned culture, as well as toward a more service-aware (versus siloed) way of working. So how do you begin? A lot depends, [...]

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Developing an Information Management Strategy Within the EMA Hybrid Data Ecosystem

Developing an Information Management Strategy Within the EMA Hybrid Data Ecosystem

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has recognized that big data implementers and consumers rely on a variety of platforms to meet their big data requirements. These platforms include new data management technologies such as Hadoop, MongoDB, and Cassandra, but the collection also includes traditional SQL-based data management technologies supporting data warehouses and data marts; operational support systems such as customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP); and cloud-based platforms. EMA refers to this collection of platforms as the Hybrid Data Ecosystem (HDE):     Each of the platforms within the HDE supports a particular combination of business requirements and processing challenges. Rather ...

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SolidFire Analyst Day Observations

SolidFire Analyst Day Observations

I had the opportunity to attend the SolidFire analyst day in my hometown of Boulder, Colorado on February 25. It was a well-attended event, with the day split into SolidFire and customer presentations in the morning, and small, intimate conversational sessions with SolidFire executives and customers in the afternoon. SolidFire is one of a growing number of all-flash vendors, and they have added enterprise customers to their historical target market of service providers. The move to add enterprise customers was a good one, with 50% of Q4 bookings coming from enterprise customers. The initial focus on service providers was likely driven ...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Syncsort has made its first acquisition since its founding in the late 60′s. With CEO, Lonne Jaffe at the helm the company looks poised to make additional investments focused on adding new capabilities to its DMExpress platform and centered around Big Data. Mr. Jaffe made it clear in this mornings press release that they intend...

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At the VMware user conference VMworld this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, VMware officially rolled out the early release (for testing not production) network virtualization platform VMware NSX. The product is based on the Nicira acquisition and will replace VMware’s vSwitch and the vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS). Previously, VMware took a minimalist...

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Every year after VMworld EMA receives countless inquiries regarding the most notable vendors on the show floor. This time around, we have compiled a list consisting of startups taking a new look at traditional IT challenges, as well as larger and more mature companies that have launched industry transforming initiatives. Ultimately, this list of eight...

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It’s always like that in enterprise IT. There’s this incredible new technology that lets you do things you could never even fathom possible. But then, once the honeymoon is over, the old problems come back to bite you with a vengeance. Data Protection Reloaded – This Time it’s Non-Trivial Now let’s translate this scenario to...

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Now that I have spent a month with my latest gadget, a Microsoft Surface RT, I want to share some thoughts on the device, as well as on Windows 8. I have been a happy iPad user for the previous 2 years, but have sorely missed MS Office on this excellent device. As much as...

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posted by Tracy Corbo   | July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Fresh off a week at the C-scape, the Cisco analyst event that takes place alongside their user conference Cisco Live! in Orlando, I thought I would attempt to summarize my takeaways regarding Cisco and SDN. To be honest there was not a lot new, but at the same time I feel I have a better...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

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At EMA, we constantly receive inquiries regarding what OpenStack means to the VMware portfolio. Is it a competing technology? Are OpenStack and vCloud complementary? Why did VMware join OpenStack? What are the typical use cases for OpenStack as opposed to vCloud? To address these questions, let’s take a step back and take a look at what...

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posted by Julie Craig   | June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Who can watch the PRISM fiasco and NOT wonder about its impact on public Cloud computing? If the government can monitor your phone calls, it can certainly force SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS vendors to provide access to your financials, your sales records, your data, and anything else you do or store “in the Cloud”.  And...

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posted by Steve Brasen   | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

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IT marketing hype has generated quite a few ridiculous and sometimes outright bizarre phrases to describe trends in technology adoption, but few on the list of the absurd top the insistence that we live in a “post-PC” era.  The concept of “post-PC” derives from the (correct) fact that mobile device adoption has broadly accelerated, but...

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posted by Jim Frey   | May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

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During the week of May 5th, EMC held its fast-growing user conference in Las Vegas, while just down the strip the Interop 2013 event was also underway.  Lacking an ability to clone myself, I did my best to attend both, in the process actively supporting the local contingent of taxi drivers and putting in more...

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