The Hot Aisle Logo
Fresh Thinking on IT Operations for 100,000 Industry Executives

All Posts Tagged With: "IBM"

I received a very interesting press release from IBM about a new PureSystems installation in South America that is worthy of comment because it emphasises one of the key value propositions of converged platforms, agility. Converged, integrated systems can be configured and delivered extremely quickly and in point of fact the IBM platform is particularly […]

Continue Reading

Around this time, I usually pull together a ten point list of predictions for the coming year. I am interested in the Data Center (around power, cooling, reliability and economics), IT Security (particularly Database and Mobile), Big Data and Storage (Particularly Solid State). So what’s different this year from prior years? Strengthening fundamental drivers are likely to […]

Continue Reading

Globally the annual mid-market (companies with fewer than 1000 staff) spend for IT hardware, software and services exceeds $250B acording to Andy Monshaw, IBM’s General Manager for Mid-Market.  Andy lives and breathes mid-market, he personally leads as many as 15 end user and IBM partner round tables a month, spending his time listening to customer problems and getting intimately […]

Continue Reading

My friend and colleague Steve Duplessie over at Steve’s IT Rants just recently wrote about Enterprise customers consolidating vendors.  At ESG we have been conducting a Spending Intentions Survey for years and one of the recent outputs is that 34% of enterprise IT operations have a stated corporate objective to “reduce the number of vendors we […]

Continue Reading

After my recent articles on XIV, I got invited out to lunch to meet with some of the UK XIV Sales team this afternoon. Lots of interesting stuff came out but I stumbled into a really strange story. One of my contacts claims that IBM have recruited an extra 400 salespeople (so far) to promote […]

Continue Reading
«