IBM

IBM Battles at the Edge of the Market

A centuries-old military aphorism claims that “all battles occur at the edges where two maps meet.” The implication is that the most critical aspect of combat takes place where details are lacking, and control is limited at best. IBM gets this, and it is the reason behind their critical edge computing announcements at last week’s…

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Zoom Risks

CIO Zoom 5.0 Video Conferencing Risks: Still not failsafe?

Zoom 5.0 video conference service (VS) is not safe for most businesses due to ongoing data security risks! During the COVID-19 tidal wave, many millions in the workforce had to work at home, if possible. Many organizations needed to stand up missing video conferencing services fast. Growing numbers of remote workers adopted Zoom’s no/low cost,…

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Advoco

Infor & Advoco Partner to Advance APM Footprint & Virtual User Group Meetings

Advoco, an Infor Alliance Partner, providing EAM services, has had, for several years, a user group meeting called Connect.  Connect 2020 was unique in two ways; first, due to COVID-19, it went virtual, and second, Infor became an official sponsor of the event and was a significant partner throughout.  This Infor investment reflects some of…

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DOD

DOD Cloud Strategy: CIO Multicloud Recommendations from JEDI and CIA

The Department of Defense (DOD) awarded underdog Microsoft a massive cloud computing contract on October 25, 2019. This announcement was an enormous surprise to IT analysts and the cloud industry. This award was stripped down from the original Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) $10B cloud plan to a $1million guarantee for Microsoft work. It leaves…

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Analyst

Ask The Analyst Syndicate: What Is A Chief Butterfly Officer?

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…

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Business.

Business Shock Recovery Requires Re-thinking

I’ve seen increasing discussion over the past week-plus about the effects of COVID-19 as a “shock” to business, rather than an interruption of the type around which most firms build disaster response and recovery (DRR) plans. I think that “shock” is a perfect term. And I think that business management software (e.g., ERP) and managed…

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Working

The New Normal For Supply Chains

COVID-19 pandemic reveals how globalization can both spread a virus and cripple supply chains People have been trading goods across vast distances for millennia. The Silk Road and Timbuktu’s trans-Saharan caravan are two examples. Now globalization describes capability, opportunity, scale and speed for production and distribution of goods. That are specialized, manufactured and delivered just-in-time.…

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