Dave Vellante

David Vellante is co-CEO of SiliconANGLE Media, as well as co-founder and Chief Analyst of The Wikibon Project, the world’s leading open source IT research community. Dave is a long-time tech industry analyst, entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He is co-host of theCUBE – “The ESPN of Tech.” He is also a co-founder of Crowdspots, an angel funded startup based in Palo Alto using big data techniques to extract business value from social data. Prior to these exploits Dave ran a CIO consultancy and spent a decade growing and managing IDC’s largest business unit. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and four children where he serves as the President of his town’s local “Kiddie Sports” association. Dave holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Union College.

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How the race among the Big Three public clouds is shaping up in the COVID-19 era

Analysis from company earnings reports and customer surveys continues to show that Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform are closing the gap on Amazon Web Services’ cloud dominance. Although reporting definitions of cloud remain fuzzy, it’s clear that the Big three U.S. cloud players are leading the steady march into the stronghold of on-premises workloads. ...
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To have and have not: Pandemic spurs a split in tech spending

As COVID-19 has disrupted so many aspects of everyday life, the spreading pandemic has also created a bifurcated information technology spending climate. Several vendors taking advantage of cloud and work from home tailwinds are thriving, while others relying on legacy stacks and maintenance streams are struggling to show momentum. This story of the haves and ...
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Big Blue in the cloud? IBM’s future rests on its innovation agenda

IBM Corp.’s new chief executive has an opportunity to reset the direction of the company. Outgoing CEO Ginni Rommety inherited a strategy put in place over two decades, which fossilized into a lower-margin services-led model that she helped architect. Rometty spent a large portion of her tenure shrinking the company so it could grow. Unfortunately, she ran out ...
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As COVID-19 drags on, 2020 tech spending now projected to fall 5%

As the coronavirus pandemic grinds on, information technology spending is now projected to decline by 5% in 2020. That’s according to the latest survey data and analysis by Enterprise Technology Research. Although the drop represents a 900-basis-point swing from 4% consensus growth entering 2020, tech spending remains bifurcated, with some suppliers and sectors showing significantly stronger ...
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How CIOs and CISOs are dealing with the pandemic budget hit

Chief information officers and chief information security officers in some of the hardest-hit industries now see significant near-term and many permanent shifts to their information technology and security strategies. That’s the consensus of four technology executives at leading companies that are feeling the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. In this week’s CUBE Insights, powered by Enterprise Technology ...
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Analysis: Tech execs optimistic but COVID-19 wreaks havoc on small businesses

Despite COVID-19 forcing cuts in information technology spending, many venture-funded technology companies are relatively optimistic about their future, at least once the pandemic eases. But for the small businesses that employ half of U.S. workers, the picture is decidedly more grim. That’s the upshot of this week’s CUBE Insights, which are powered by Enterprise Technology ...
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The coronavirus fallout: CIOs now expect IT budgets to fall 4% in 2020

The impact on technology spending from the coronavirus pandemic continue to turn for the worse, according to new spending data from Enterprise Technology Research. Last week, we reported ETR’s results from more than 1,100 chief information officers and information technology practitioners and took the forecast to a slight negative based on CIO expectations at that time. As ...
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Analysis: Pandemic’s effects will now take IT spending negative for the year

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the outlook for spending on information technology is getting worse and likely will fall into negative territory this year despite a boost from work-at-home technologies. That’s the upshot from the latest survey results from Enterprise Technology Research. Last week, we reported ETR results from over 1,000 chief information officers and IT practitioners, ...
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New normal: Coronavirus shifts IT spending to work-from-home infrastructure

Information technology budgets will be flat this year and potentially worse as the coronavirus pandemic takes full hold — and changes in how technology is deployed and how we work are bound to become permanent fixtures of the IT landscape. That’s the upshot of fresh data from the latest Enterprise Technology Research spending survey. In particular, ETR ...
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How digital events should work in the age of coronavirus

We’re going to take a break from our traditional spending assessments and share with you our advice on how to deal with the coronavirus crisis — specifically best practices in shifting your physical event to digital. The team at theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s video studio, is in active discussions with more than 20 companies that have ...