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Red Hat’s Marketplace Seeks To Simplify Kubernetes (K8s) Management

Tracy Woo May 11, 2020
The biggest announcement from Red Hat’s Summit virtual event was Red Hat Marketplace, operated by IBM. Building on its existing container orchestration software, OpenShift, Red Hat has created a central software purchasing location for automated deployment to any cloud. Red Hat is positioning its Marketplace as the solution to critical pain points from development, security, […]
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Managing Costs In Azure

Tracy Woo May 8, 2020
Cost management is a topic that consistently comes up in inquiry, regardless of whether the original question was about cost management or about other aspects of cloud strategy. Up until recently, cost management was exclusively served by third-party software offerings. Over the past two years, however, native cloud providers have started to invest in native […]
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A New Era Of Operations

IT will drive innovation — and your business.

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Insurtech Funding Roundup, Q1 2020: Investors Reduce Risk As The COVID-19-Induced Downturn Settles In

Jeffery Williams April 29, 2020
Insurtech funding contracted last quarter amid economic uncertainty. As the pandemic and its aftereffects linger, the outlook remains unclear.
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Lenders: Speed Up Access To Small Business Loans

Zhi Ying Barry April 27, 2020
Whether small businesses survive in the next few months depends on what lenders do right now. But they're struggling to underwrite and disburse loans at speed that will give small businesses the access to the working capital that they desperately need. Learn what lenders can do.
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The Coronavirus Crisis Survival Kit For Startup Entrepreneurs

Dan Bieler April 21, 2020
Principal Analyst Dan Bieler prioritizes three things that startups should be doing to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic successfully.
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Google Helps Users Reduce Google Cloud Costs

Tracy Woo April 20, 2020
Over the past two years, the major native cloud players have launched cloud management product teams focused on improving the visibility, billing, and optimization capabilities available natively. Google has also joined this effort. The company provides customers with cost and billing support via onboarding checklists, how-to guides, billing support specialists, and providing billing account, catalog, […]
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Carmakers Vs. The Vacuum King: Product Innovation In The Time Of COVID-19

Nigel Fenwick April 16, 2020
As the world grapples with a shortage of ventilators, how we solve the the challenge highlights important lessons for business strategy in a digital world.
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The Future Of IT

Tech-driven innovation will revolutionize the business.

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Open Banking In Australia: Where Are We Now?

Zhi Ying Barry April 15, 2020
Quite a lot has happened since 2020 started. As Australian banking leaders roll out initiatives to help consumers and small business owners cope with the fallout from the coronavirus, they also face an impending deadline: to make consumer data available by July this year. Although open banking was announced two years ago, most Australian banks […]
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Cloud Players And Research Groups Join The Fight Against COVID-19 With High-Performance Computing

Tracy Woo April 2, 2020
A unique public/private consortium organized by IBM and the Department of Energy is bringing high-performance computing to the COVID-19 fight. Analyst Tracy Woo provides details.
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AWS Savings Plans: What They Are And Why You Should Care

Tracy Woo March 18, 2020
Last November, Amazon Web Services launched AWS Savings Plans for EC2, Fargate, and Lambda. Unlike what the name may imply, Savings Plans doesn’t mean dollar accrual; rather, it’s a discount plan, where purchasing in bulk leads to cost savings. To participate, the program requires customers to commit to spending a specific dollar amount per hour […]
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Combat In The Cloud: Securing The $10 Billion JEDI Contract

Tracy Woo March 12, 2020
Last October, Microsoft won the $10 billion U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. The 10-year agreement is part of a larger Pentagon initiative to modernize and unify its IT infrastructure, most of which still exists on technology from the 1980s and 1990s. The Microsoft decision came as a massive shock […]
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Software-Powered Consulting Services

Nigel Fenwick March 3, 2020
As firms mature their digital capabilities, digital executives move beyond simply adding digital bolt-ons to the existing business model. These leaders use new technology capabilities to change the business model and drive new revenue growth. This is where the real digital transformation begins. Advanced firms use software products and services as a driver of revenue […]
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Jack Welch’s Passing Leaves A Management Legacy That Still Resonates

Nigel Fenwick March 2, 2020
Many of the lessons the former GE CEO preached — such as hiring great talent and empowering them to lead — remain important.
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First Apple, Now Amazon: Goldman Sachs’ Move To Help Big Tech Into Banking

Alyson Clarke February 4, 2020
First it was Apple. Now it’s Amazon. One thing’s for sure: Goldman Sachs knows it needs to go big or go home with retail banking. Learn about the game-changing partnership on the horizon.
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Five Consumer Lessons From The 2010s: No. 1

Anjali Lai January 9, 2020
Part one of five customer insights lessons learned over the last decade. Up first: remember the netbook?
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What Makes A Payments App Successful?

Arnav Gupta January 2, 2020
Excellence in digital experience is fast becoming a nonnegotiable expectation that customers have of a brand. The thing about expectations is that once they rise, they become par for the course. Payments apps are no exception! We recently analyzed eight apps from Indian payments providers. We found that with the next-to-zero cost of switching in […]
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2020: The Year Of Digital Products

Nigel Fenwick December 31, 2019
In the next two years, digitally mature companies will shift focus from digital transformation to digital product development. What will it take for them to execute?
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Avoid Becoming Dumb Money

Nigel Fenwick December 9, 2019
A new breed of corporate venture capital is emerging, leveraging lessons learned from past VC experiments. VP and Principal Analyst Nigel Fenwick dissects this trend.
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Google Makes Moves Into Banking: Should Banks Be Worried?

Alyson Clarke November 14, 2019
Google may offer consumers checking accounts as soon as next year. Principal Analyst Alyson Clarke explains what the move means for banks.
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Predictions 2020: The Media Industry Braces For Long-Term Change

Collin Colburn October 29, 2019
The battle for customer loyalty and wallet share will intensify. What happens in 2020 will have implications that extend well into the new decade.
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