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IBM introduces a new mainframe computer targeted to some markets better served by clusters of smaller servers

IBM debuted its z Systems line of mainframe computers in January, 2015. The product line is targeted to a hot segment of enterprise computing consumers, organizations with a burning need to manage mobile devices, users availing of cloud computing offers Read more ›

Does Google face a difficult internal challenge as it addresses the enterprise computing market with products?

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to Google for work improving its success in the enterprise computing market is Google’s approach to marketing communications. Where are the blogs? Is there an easy-to-find repository full of the kind of promotional information enterprise tech Read more ›

Reading between the lines of Black Friday, 2014, data points, have consumers satisfied a lot of their appetite for new Apple iOS devices?

On Friday, November 28, 2014, Barrons reported on some numbers coming out of IBM on Black Friday online shopping. In an article titled Apple Makes Up Third of Black Friday Online Buying, as Wiis, Xboxes, and iPads Fly, Tiernan Ray Read more ›

Is Salesforce.com in the cross hairs as mature ISVs jump into the customer data and analytics markets?

Salesforce.com acquired ExactTarget in 2013. Arguably, ExactTarget can produce a comparable quality of customer data to Facebook, or the just announced IBM Twitter partnership. But as Marc Benioff, CEO remarked during Salesforce.com’s Q2 2015 Earnings Conference call, Salesforce.com is an Read more ›

ISVs debut cloud, SaaS solutions to satisfy consumer appetite for Analytics and Data

On Monday, October 13, 2014, Salesforce.com announced the debut of a new cloud, SaaS solution named “Wave”. Back on September 16, 2014, IBM announced “Watson Analytics”, once again, a cloud SaaS, but, this time, a freemium offer. So it’s safe Read more ›