- The SiliconANGLE Network
- CEOs: Five Reasons Your CIO Quits
- Three Important Lessons in Leadership
- Visualizing the Universe of Big Data
- Inside the Federation at EMC World 2013
- With Pivotal Investment, GE Takes on IBM to Win the Industrial Internet
- IBM’s FlashSystem Isn’t For Mainstream CIOs…yet
- Flash Storage will Radically Change Systems and Application Design
- HP’s Big Data Plans for Moonshot
- Facebook Home: The Facebook Phone That Wasn’t
- The cloud, hosted, or on-premises: The many options for the SMB CIO
About the SiliconANGLE Network
I normally write articles targeted at CIOs, but this time, my audience is comprised of the CEOs out there to whom many fine CIOs report. Regardless of industry and regardless of vertical, IT can be a really tough gig. IT departments are constantly torn between meeting all of the requirements expected of them as “service providers” to the organization while also making a valiant attempt to demonstrate business credibility by providing solutions that can have significant business impact.
Unfortunately, there are CEOs out there – and, by CEOs, I’m including anyone that sits ...
Leadership can be a tough gig. During my twenty years in IT, I’ve seen many, many examples of really good leadership and a few examples of poor. In this article, I will share with you three leadership lessons that I’ve learned from various people over the years.
Not everything is a crisis
One of the best lessons that was bestowed on me came somewhat early in my IT career — 1998. In that job, the second of my then four-year career, was an associate director of IT responsible for managing the organization’s network, servers, and data center. The email syste ...
Our friends at Forbes.com have put together a fantastic new infographic leveraging data from Wikibon’s Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast, 2012 – 2017 report. It provides a compelling view of the Big Data universe and illustrates the real revenue vendors are deriving from Big Data. They range from the mega-planets (if you’ll go with me on this analogy) IBM, HP and EMC to the smaller but powerful e ...
EMC World 2010 was the first enterprise show of SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE. Over the last 3 years, theCUBE has interviewed more than 1,000 guests at dozens of shows; EMC World is one of the most popular programs every year. EMC has expanded far beyond storage to become a “federation” of companies in the EMC family: EMC, VMware and the newly launched Pivotal. The live broadcast schedule for theCUBE at EMC World will be a full 3 days, Monday May 6 – Wednesday May 8, 10am – 5pm P ...
Then-CEO Sam Palmisano launched IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative five years ago during a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. IBM would focus its energies, Palmisano said, on helping governments and companies understand and analyze the voluminous data streaming off connected devices and industrial equipment to improve operational efficiencies and deliver better services to citizens and customers. READ MORE Tweet
Recently, IBM announced a $1 billion initiative intended to improve the overall flash storage market and integrate flash storage in the company’s line of enterprise technology equipment, including servers, storage, and other products. The company feels that flash-based storage is an a tipping point in the ...
I’d like to explore the topic of how system and storage architectures are changing and the impact this will have on application delivery and organizational productivity.
Allow me to put forth the following premise:
Today’s enterprise IT in ...
The first iteration of HP’s new line of low-power servers, known as Moonshot, begins shipping this week. HP plans to release numerous cartridges for the chassis over the next several quarters, each optimized for specific workloads. The first cartridge for the HP Moonshot 1500 chassis utilizes Intel’s Atom chip and is aimed at web hosting; HP promises future versions of the server optimized for Big Data.
By more efficiently processing Big Data workloads, this fut ...
Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s new way to bring Facebook to mobile. Entitled Facebook Home, this project involves bringing to the Android operating system a user-centric experience as opposed to the current app-based experience. Facebook chose Android for this project due to the platform’s openness. I will admit that it’s a bit ironic that the three companies actually either making money from or poised to make money from Android are Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook.
Facebook’s Zuckerberg described Home as a family of apps that keep Facebook c ...
Whether it’s considered a blessing or a curse, CIOs today have a multitude of options at their disposal when it comes to running workloads. In general, there are four options:
- On-premises – physical server.
- On-premises – virtual machine.
- Off-premises – hosted.
- Off-premises – cloud.
Over the past decade, the issue of whether to run on-premises workloads on physical hardware vs. virtual infrastructure has become pretty easy for organizations to assess, with the majority of new workloads being run inside virtual machines. That ...