Category Archives: [ Analyst Opinion ]

The IT Sustainability Paradox

IT leaders today often find themselves grappling with a perplexing situation. On one hand, they[...]

Mainframes and workload placement: Time for a dose of objectivity?

When Tony Lock and I interviewed Reg Harbeck, Chief Strategist at Mainframe Analytics Ltd, it[...]

From clipboards to smart data capture; how software-defined scanning is changing the game

When I first heard about ‘smart data capture’, I couldn’t help thinking back to a[...]

The Untapped Potential of Liquid Cooling in Modern Data Centres

Ever since IBM sold off its x86 business to Lenovo back in 2014, I’ve been[...]

What are you doing to ensure your IT suppliers work for you?

Navigating the Complex IT Supplier Landscape in 2024 It is a truism that IT evolves[...]

Taking the next step in mainframe observability

Despite their frequently less visible role, mainframes remain indispensable in supporting the critical operations of[...]

The mainframe skills crunch; an outsider vs insider perspective

During my career, I’ve worked hands-on with a great many operating systems, programming languages, mainstream[...]

Taking IT Cost Tracking and FinOps to the next level

A CIO I interviewed recently told me candidly: “It’s always a bit nerve wracking when[...]

Mainframe Skills: Challenge or Opportunity?

People in mainframe circles have been talking about skills development and succession planning ever since[...]

Challenging the traditional boundaries between IAM and UEM

It’s always refreshing to engage with vendors who aren’t bound by the rigid category definitions[...]

IT Governance for Today and Tomorrow: Minimum Viable Principles

Introduction The traditional one-size-fits-all approach to IT governance, particularly in relation to data, is becoming[...]

Making IT sustainability more objective and actionable

I’ve heard a lot of pitches from technology companies on how they can help customers[...]

Goodbye Bryan – Rest in Peace

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague,[...]

It’s Time to Raise the Bar on Observability

Observability has come a long way in the last 30 years

Can contributing to open source get you a job?

Could voluntary work on open source projects be a stepping stone to employment?

Tape is back on the main menu

The news that another of the big players in global file systems, Hammerspace, has integrated[...]

What does “Investment in Generative AI” actually mean?

I’ve found myself in a number of conversations recently where the discussion has turned to[...]

Why laptops and other edge devices are being AI-enabled

Why do we need dedicated AI engines in laptops, and especially in the ultrathin laptops[...]

Why Intel has joined the race for the AI-enabled laptop

A new AI battlefield is opening up, not among all the GPU ‘farms’ in data[...]

Broadcom swings its axe at VMware

What a difference a week can make. The dust had barely settled on Broadcom’s $69bn acquisition of[...]

Broadcom finally swallows VMware: what now?

The news that Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware has finally gone through, after more than a[...]

Custom chatbots and model gardens: putting Private AI to work

Part 2: More to think about It’s essential to decide where to run your Private[...]

Understanding the rise and role of Private AI

Part 1: AI hype vs fear and doubt The leakage of proprietary IP and other[...]

Can steel fences halt the march of cyber?

Cyber: for some, it’s a prefix that conjures up images of Dr Who’s silvery cyborg[...]