IT Infrastructure & Operations

December 10, 2019 IaaS Will Suffer a Slow Death

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will suffer a slow death as applications evolve to run on cloud platforms. The IaaS/PaaS/SaaS model of cloud services will die with it.

December 02, 2019 HPE Announces AI for SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure

HPE has ported over InfoSight Predictive Analytics platform from its 2017 acquisition of Nimble to its SimpliVity line, adding AI to the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), as announced in an Oct. 28 press release.

November 27, 2019 Microsoft Teams on Its Way to Being the Center of Your Workday With Bevy of New Features

Microsoft Teams received a bevy of new capabilities that focus on new ways to customize the experience for users and manage the workflow for administrators, all announced at Microsoft’s annual infrastructure-focused Ignite conference in Orlando on Nov. 4.

November 26, 2019 How Apple’s New iPhone 11 and New iPad Will Impact Mobile Web Conferencing

Apple’s attention-getting new hardware announcements played up a lot of new camera features and screen quality upgrades. While web conferencing users who rely on their mobile device to join work meetings will enjoy some incremental improvements, not all of the features showcased in the reveal keynote will make a difference.

November 25, 2019 Google Meet Boosts Accessibility by Adding Live Captions to Android App

Google is extending the live captions feature on Hangouts Meet to mobile users with its addition to the Meet Android app, according to the G Suite Updates Blog on September 16.

November 19, 2019 AWS Revamps Pricing in Bid to Reduce Risk and Improve Flexibility

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added a new discount model to give customers a quicker on-ramp to savings while locking them into multiple-year term agreements. The latest discount plans are based on annual or multiple-year spend commitments on the AWS platform.

November 14, 2019 AWS Summit Toronto Opens With Jabs at Oracle and Microsoft

Joshua Burgin, the technical advisor to the senior vice-president at Amazon Web Services (AWS), opened AWS Summit Toronto with jabs at Oracle and Microsoft. AWS wants to position itself as customer-centric, but users of its platform might only end up locked-in to a more beneficent vendor.

November 11, 2019 Avaya Announces Partnership With RingCentral

Avaya announced a partnership with RingCentral, a move that jointly strengthens the two companies’ positions in the growing cloud-based unified communications market.

October 30, 2019 Technology’s New Morality Play – Time to Throw Out the Script and Start Improvising

VMware challenges IT to be more than it may be comfortable with: technologists as members of an elite caste charged with the moral use of technology and guarding the uninitiated against negative consequences.

October 30, 2019 VMware CEO Shows Why Citizen Developers Are the Inevitable Result of Cloud Growth

Analysts make their bones on prognostication and prediction, and the imminent demise of any given technology is a mainstay of their subject matter. San Francisco-based VMware has made its sacrificial offerings but for two different auguries. First the place and dominance of public cloud as the center of the enterprise IT activity and work. Secondly, and more importantly, the enduring importance of self-service, elasticity, measure service, broad network access, and pooled resources.

October 30, 2019 Oracle's OpenWorld Takeaways Are Impressive but Leave Us Wanting More

It is no surprise that this year’s OpenWorld conference continued to focus on Oracle’s cloud efforts. We dive in to discover if Oracle is doing enough to catch up to the competition of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure and Office clouds, and Google’s GCP.

October 30, 2019 IOTA – Opening the World of Opportunities for IoT

Imagine a distributed ledger technology with no miners or no transaction fees, high performance, and designed with IoT in mind. IOTA is similar to blockchain in terms of its functionality, but instead of using “blocks” it is based on “Tangle,” which is an implementation of directed acyclic graph (DAG).

October 29, 2019 Oracle Announces a New Hybrid Cloud Partnership With VMware

Oracle is aiming to make it extremely easy to shift your VMware workloads to the Oracle Cloud. In addition, it will provide you the capability to choose where your data will reside. This is an important feature for organizations concerned about data sovereignty.

October 24, 2019 Avaya in Talks With RingCentral to Form Joint Venture

Avaya moved away from the idea of being acquired following news that it is in talks to partner with RingCentral.

October 24, 2019 Ayehu Gives Helping Hand in Building Automation Workflows

Ayehu gives users a helping hand in building workflows. The firm’s strategy aligns with a trend in the automation market, in which vendors are competing over usability and ease of implementation.

October 22, 2019 Does a “Stevie” Guarantee Amazing Customer Service?

A vendor in the web conferencing space garnished award honors from the Stevie 16th Annual International Business Awards announced on Aug. 27. Mountain View, California-based Blue Jeans Network Inc. (BlueJeans) is a newly-minted award winner for its customer services team, but what does the award really mean for customers?

October 18, 2019 IBM’s Q3 2019 Revenues Decline for Twenty-Seventh Time Under Rommety’s Watch

IBM reported Q3 2019 revenue and earnings that failed to meet analyst revenue expectations. With a revenue of $18.03 billion, versus an expected $18.76 billion, it missed the target for the twenty-seventh time under CEO Ginny Rommety.

October 18, 2019 AWS to Partner With UBC for Cloud Innovation Center

The University of British Columbia is partnering with Amazon Web Services to build a cloud innovation center.

October 18, 2019 AWS Announces Third Availability Zone for Canada Central

At the AWS Summit in Toronto on October 3, 2019, Amazon Web Services announced a third availability zone (AZ) for Canada Central, to be launched in 2020. A third AZ will provide increased reliability and improved DR capabilities for AWS customers who wish to keep their data in Canada.

October 16, 2019 ServiceNow’s New York Release Brings a Price Increase in Disguise

ServiceNow has mastered the art of implementing subtle license changes and price adjustments with each major release of its software, resulting in regular price increases for its customers. This has occurred with the London, Madrid, and, most recently, New York releases.

October 15, 2019 Trefis Analysts Pondered the Benefits of Google Buying Nutanix – and It’s Not a Bad Idea

Should Google’s parent, Alphabet, buy Nutanix? If analysts at forecasting software vendor Trefis have their way, the search giant should be signing the check.