Battle For Cloud Dominance – Who Comes After Jassy At AWS? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, March 5th 2021

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Andy Jassy is Amazon’s new CEO. Now for the real question no one is yet asking: Who will succeed Jassy? Jassy built Amazon Web Services from the ground up to become what it is today – the number 1 leader...

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A CIO’s Top Five For 2021 – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, January 26th 2021

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A tumultuous 2020 is now behind us. I offer five enterprise IT perspectives on the upcoming year as an aid to planning and decision-making. Anticipating the New Normal As we begin 2021, the outlook remains uncertain. The Pandemic will be...

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Gelsinger Waves Farewell – Can VMware Navigate The Course Ahead? – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, January 19th 2021

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Pat Gelsinger stunned the enterprise computing world recently with the announcement of his jump from VMware to Intel. Pat will no longer be the man leading VMware – a technology leader and innovator that has, during his tenure as CEO...

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Enterprise IT Priorities Have Shifted – Permanently – Forbes Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, November 9th 2020

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Download our free research study, "Enterprise IT Responds to COVID-19 Round II"!  The COVID-19 pandemic is once again setting off alarm bells in hospitals, schools, and other industry segments. This time around however, we seem as a society to be...

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Data Growth IS NOT the Problem – Managing Data Diversity IS the Problem

By John Webster, Tuesday, October 6th 2020

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As analysts, we are constantly reminded of the continued growth in the volume of stored data, now measured in the zillions of petabytes – typically used as a lead-in to pitch a vendor’s storage or data management software suite. Yes,...

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Hubs And Outposts – Tales Of Two Trojan Horses – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, August 10th 2020

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Microsoft introduced Azure Stack in early 2016 as an extension of the Azure public cloud into the enterprise data center. Amazon Web Services followed two years later with an announcement of AWS Outposts. Both aim to attract enterprise application workloads...

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COVID-19 Stimulates Creative IT Financing – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, May 5th 2020

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A recent survey by Evaluator Group investigated how enterprise IT administrators were coping with the impact of stay-at-home orders showed that they were often scrambling for new infrastructure. The two most needed requirements were additional networking gear and other types of infrastructure...

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Cloud Services Providers: Please Make Healthcare A Priority – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, April 6th 2020

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In my last blog post I mentioned that hospital information systems now face multiple challenges. Their systems are now being called upon to support medical staff dealing with an unplanned-for influx of new COVID-19 patients needing critical care. On top of that,...

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COVID 19 – The New IT Reality – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, March 31st 2020

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I and one of my co-workers are now engaged in a research project to determine how the impact COVID 19 and the resulting social distancing measures are impacting enterprise IT.  The impact is significant and cause for a pause to...

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Can IBM’s New Duopoly Produce A Unifying Vision? – Forbes blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Sunday, February 16th 2020

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IBM has announced the replacement of current CEO Ginni Rometty with a duopoly – Arvind Krishna as CEO with Jim Whitehurst as President. Why? And, why? Reading the published reports on the reasons for succession, it becomes clear that Ginni Rometty’s tenure...

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