Deep Dive into Splunk .conf20

Splunk started as a logfile analysis tool, a category that has now been gentrified into the SIEM category. That is how it works, but what it does is best captured by one of the company’s famous t-shirt slogans: looking for trouble. The latest evolution of the Splunk product offers timely and necessary tools that further that goal,…

Reporting from Slack Frontiers

This was my first time attending Slack’s annual event, and of course the 2020 edition was the first virtual version of the event. This was the best virtual event I have attended so far this year by a long way. It was both a superb experience and a great source of insight. Let us look…

Cloud Cost Management: How Much is That Puppy in the Window?

We were recently asked by the press to address the question: What’s the most effective method that can be used to gain control over cloud spend? Our take: Assessing Cloud Costs Requires Context and Perspective. Cloud spend must be managed within the context of the entire IT cost ecosystem. And the costs need to be…

Analyst Methodology

First note that the below is not meant to be anything that is sanctioned or even practiced by the other members of The Analyst Syndicate. This is how I conduct research. Consider it a continuation of the guidance provided in Curmudgeon. When I first joined Gartner in 2000 my only experience with its research was…

Expect more-powerful AI applications

Machine Learning, AI’s most successful enabling technology, has not unfolded its full potential yet. The 2020s will show us more of what it can do for business and society.

Managing Management Panic in the Pandemic

The global pandemic stresses workers and managers alike. Workers may struggle to find a suitable place to work free of distractions. Managers might grapple with the fear of managing employees they cannot see. Many managers never before managed people working in multiple disparate locations. The feeling of loss of control leads to some overly-invasive management…

Top 5 Problems With the Business of AI: Vendor Call To Action

What are the top 5 problems of the business of AI? What should AI vendors do? AI market research is overestimating AI growth. Executive surveys show slow uptake. Why is AI not gaining traction like the pundits predict?

Ask The Analyst Syndicate: What Are Some Key COVID-19 Tech Trends?

Ask The Analyst Syndicate: Our respected service offers answers to your questions about technology and related trends: When you need answers, Ask The Analyst Syndicate (ATAS), provides accurate answers to your questions. Our community is comprised of world-renown independent analysts who are now working in industry and are subject-matter experts from technology firms and service providers;…

12 Changes Prompting Global ERP Consideration – and Reconsideration

ERP use and spending is going to accelerate and expand well beyond most current estimates. One big factor driving this is the simultaneous occurrence of multiple business change events – any one of which traditionally pushes a firm to consider investing in ERP, or reconsider the ERP software it already uses.

Informatica Adds GreenBay for AI-driven Analytics Boost

Less than 12 months after Informatica announced that it was the sole investor in GreenBay Technologies Inc., Informatica has announced its acquisition of GreenBay, effective 17 August 2020. GreenBay’s tech will become embedded into Informatica’s CLAIRE engine, beginning with the Intelligent Data Platform Fall 2020 release. GreenBay develops and owns some cool data management IP,…