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Big Data facts, myths and eventualities: 8 insights and implications 2

Eleven years ago, Nicholas Carr published a Harvard Business Review article entitled “IT Doesn’t Matter” (followed quickly by a book with a slightly more ambiguous title, “Does IT Matter?”). While Carr’s thesis focused primarily on the notion that investment in standards-based technology consumed capital without delivering real competitive differentiation, it was used as shorthand to [...]

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451 Research: Desktop as a service now covers graphical apps as NVIDIA and VMware expand partnership

InsightaaS perspective: 451 Research is one of the world’s leading sources of insight into cutting edge technologies (including areas that are important to InsightaaS and our principals, such as cloud, collaboration, analytics, and sustainable IT). The company is also a leading supplier of information on mergers and acquisitions in the IT industry, which it publishes in its [...]


Ovum: Virtualization and Cloud Management: Providing unified management from a single control point

Ovum’s Virtualization and Cloud Management whitepaper starts with an assertion that InsightaaS has often made as well: that virtualization “has expanded well beyond its original value proposition” – described by Ovum as being “simply increasing the level of server utilization,” and by InsightaaS and others as being tied primarily to the consequent ability of delivering [...]

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Frost & Sullivan Stratecast: Six Barriers to Cloud – and How a Converged System Helps Overcome Them

This report takes a straightforward approach to discussion of converged architecture: it posts six cloud objections, supports them with data, and then discusses ways in which converged systems help address the issue. The first objection covered in the paper is “I don’t have cloud experts on staff to implement a private or hybrid cloud.” Frost [...]


Forrester Research: The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013 1

Forrester enjoys a reputation for delivering insightful views of emerging technologies to IT and business professionals. The company’s “Wave™” approach combines a perspective on the market with evaluation of leading suppliers, providing input to both strategic planning and vendor selection. Like all Forrester research, this report begins with a list of key takeaways, and those [...]

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