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What If Performance and Availability Was Your Hub?
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published July 24, 2014
IT deployments are typically organized around a hub and spoke model. Which means the hub needs to be chosen with great care.
How to Choose Vendors for Massive IT Changes
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published July 9, 2014
Business is facing technological changes the likes of which it has never seen. The time to get ready is now.
McAfee's Quarterly Insecurity Report: We’re Still in Trouble
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published June 25, 2014
New research pinpoints the pain points -- and they're numerous.
6 Trends That Could Change IT Forever
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published June 11, 2014
Even in an industry known for massive disruption, these trends are having a huge impact.
Dell and the Corporate Fountain of Youth
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published June 2, 2014
It appears that going private has been an effective strategy for Dell.
7 HealthCare IT Startups Compete for Funding: Who Wins?
By Rob Enderle | Applications Article Published May 15, 2014
At a Dell event, healthcare IT startups pitched to score major funding. Can you pick the winner?
Meg Whitman: Making Progress at HP
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published May 5, 2014
An industry pundit opines that the HP CEO has succeeded in making meaningful changes in the company.
Microsoft's New CEO: Adding What Was Missing
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published April 16, 2014
Newly minted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella appears poised to make some much needed changes.
The Virtue of VCE
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published April 7, 2014
The VCE solution wins customers by selling the efficiency of a converged infrastructure.
Can Lenovo Become the Next Apple?
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published March 21, 2014
Ashton Kutcher is playing a role at Lenovo that is similar to Jobs' role at Apple.
In Praise of Deborah Conrad, Intel's Departing CMO
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published March 6, 2014
An industry observer highlights the achievements of Deborah Conrad, who is stepping down as Intel's CMO.
BMC, Driving IT Change, Must Drive by Example
By Rob Enderle | Cloud Article Published February 19, 2014
As it launches a new initiative, BMC is working to reinvent itself as a very different software and cloud services company.
Lessons From Ballmer's Microsoft
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published February 4, 2014
As a new CEO takes charge, a look back at Ballmer’s era provides key tech management lessons.
Watson Plus IBM Cloud Services: Siri or Cortana on Steroids
By Rob Enderle | Applications Article Published January 22, 2014
A cloud-based real time advanced decision engine could be a major game changer in the enterprise.
Intel Follows IBM/Dell/EMC Best Practice with McAfee Change
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published January 9, 2014
Intel’s highly publicized move with its McAfee brand reflects a winning strategy already adopted by other tech companies.
Does BYOD Keep IT Admins Awake at Night?
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published November 26, 2013
Unmanaged BYOD is a disaster waiting to happen. Make sure it’s not your disaster.
Ending Forced Ranking: Why Steve Ballmer is My Hero
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published November 14, 2013
Discontinuing its stacked ranking system should make Microsoft a significantly more competitive company.
EMC Ramps up for Private-Public Cloud
By Rob Enderle | Cloud Article Published October 31, 2013
At its analyst event, EMC pointed out that some large companies are opting to build their own public cloud.
Improving Virtual Events: the Value of Engagement
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published October 15, 2013
Virtual events over the Internet can succeed, but the focus needs to be on real dialogue between participants.
Replacing Bill Gates at Microsoft Would Define Stupid
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published October 3, 2013
Replacing Microsoft’s iconic founder would be far too much change during a turbulent period in the company’s history.
Meg Whitman's Fascinating HP Turn Around
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published September 20, 2013
Benefiting from Whitmans’ adroit management, HP is further along than many realize.
VCE's Strategic Advantage: Best of Breed Process
By Rob Enderle | Data Center Article Published September 4, 2013
One IT pundit sees advantages in VCE’s solutions, bundled from VMware, EMC, and Cisco.
The NSA and Automation as a Security Tool
By Rob Enderle | Security Article Published August 22, 2013
In the wake of the Snowden leaks, the NSA is taking steps that may in effect actually lower security.
The IT App Store: IT's Latest Weapon Against Amazon
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published August 9, 2013
BMC's AppZone can help IT stay relevant in a world defined by BYOD and cloud services.
Dell's Dilemma
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published July 29, 2013
If Michael Dell's plan to take his company private fails to get approval, he could find another creative way to accomplish his goals.
HP vs. BlackBerry and the Power of a Passionate Evangelist CEO in a Turnaround
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published July 10, 2013
Will the companies' CEOs succeed with their turnaround plans?
Windows 8.1: A New Age for Microsoft
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published July 1, 2013
With the latest release of its operating system, Steve Ballmer is remaking Microsoft to be his kind of company.
IBM vs. HP: The Dueling Shows in Vegas
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published June 11, 2013
Both companies held shows, but only one seemed to have the edge.
Dell's PC Future
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published June 4, 2013
Instead of giving up on the PC, Dell is focusing on this key product segment.
IBM’s PureSystems—an Impressive First Year
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published May 16, 2013
The one-year-old solution has already achieved quite a bit of success.
Provident Security Tosses iPhone for BlackBerry: The Critical Speed Advantage
By Rob Enderle | Mobile/Wireless Article Published April 30, 2013
In certain industries, BlackBerry's messaging speed make it the obvious choice for employee devices.
Intel Moves to Revolutionize Networking
By Rob Enderle | Data Center Article Published April 17, 2013
The trends toward SDN and NFV could have major implications for telecommunications, as well as other networks.
Thin Clients Are Back—It's About Time
By Rob Enderle | Data Center Article Published April 4, 2013
All the pieces are in place for thin clients to take off.
The Final Death of Paper: Why Has it Been So Hard to Create the Paperless Office?
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published March 29, 2013
The rise of mobile devices is finally leading to a reduction in the use of paper.
How to Present to Industry Analysts
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published March 6, 2013
There's an art to creating an event that is informative, convincing and entertaining.
NVIDIA’s New Headquarters: Picking a Great Place to Work
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published February 21, 2013
Where you work can have as large an impact on your quality of life as your salary and benefits do.
Private Dell + Microsoft: Now This Could Be Interesting
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published January 23, 2013
A Dell-Microsoft deal could result in better products from both firms. Should Apple be worried?
The Biggest Enterprise IT Announcements at CES
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published January 10, 2013
Smart IT managers will be paying attention to the heftier tablets, graphics servers, table PCs and in-car DVRs on display at CES.
Michael Dell at Dell World 2012: CEO Keynote 101
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published December 13, 2012
The Dell CEO showed other technology leaders how a keynote is done.
Fixing HP: The Back Story
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published November 29, 2012
Whitman can fix HP, but in order to do, so she'll have to undo the damage HP boards have done over a decade.
The Rebirth of Microsoft: Sinofsky’s Departure
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published November 14, 2012
The departure of its Windows chief could herald Microsoft's transformation into a far more powerful company.
AMD + ARM: Creating the Next Generation of Cloud Servers
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published November 1, 2012
AMD's decision to launch servers that utilize ARM technology could radically change the industry landscape.
Social Media vs. Big Data Analytics in US Presidential Election
By Rob Enderle | Networks Article Published October 15, 2012
Neither side has mastered the full potential of combining these two emerging technologies.
HP CEO Meg Whitman Makes Key Steps in Turn-Around Effort
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published October 3, 2012
HP has too many products, under-performing financials and inadequate metrics. But Whitman has outlined a plan that is under execution.
Death of the Big Three Server Market is Premature
By Rob Enderle | Data Center Article Published September 19, 2012
Young tech companies tend to have to relearn lessons that older hands learned long ago.
Getting Ready for Windows 8
By Rob Enderle | Applications Article Published August 24, 2012
The tablet-friendly Windows 8 has potential to significantly alter the tech industry.
The Future of Itanium
By Rob Enderle | Data Center Article Published August 8, 2012
The processor’s future will be influenced by vendor maneuvering.
EMC, Cisco, and SAP HANA -- And Oracle Collateral Damage
By Rob Enderle | Data Center Article Published July 30, 2012
Recent moves in the big data sector, and a potentially tough climate for Oracle.
Lenovo: The Surprising Advantage of Doing Your Own Manufacturing
By Rob Enderle | Data Center Article Published July 10, 2012
Tech titans be warned: Outsourcing tech manufacturing offers challenges as well as advantages.
HP's Project Moonshot: The Future of Small and Large Scale Servers
By Rob Enderle | Data Center Article Published June 28, 2012
Project Moonshoot could provide HP with a significant advantage in the computer server market.
TechEd and Windows Azure: Suddenly the Clouds Open....
By Rob Enderle | Cloud Article Published June 18, 2012
Microsoft’s Azure Hybrid Cloud offering appears promising, especially for businesses struggling with the complication of Cloud deployment. 
Windows 8 Will Drive Massive Hardware Shift. Who Wins?
By Rob Enderle | Features Article Published June 4, 2012
It’s not yet clear what hardware configuration, touch or otherwise, will benefit most from Windows 8 adoption.
Vindication for Intel's Future-Seeing Dr. Genevieve Bell
By Rob Enderle | Data Center Article Published May 15, 2012
The Intel technologist was honored by Women in Technology International for work in integrating the human element into technology.
Editorial: Google's 'Rogue Engineer' Policy and Why It Isn't Enterprise Class
By Rob Enderle | Security Article Published May 2, 2012
News accounts of an alleged privacy breach by Google suggest that the company's governance structure is not well defined.
VSPEX: EMC Uses VCE Creativity to Build Channel Focus
By Rob Enderle | Data Center Article Published April 19, 2012
EMC has created a custom solution package for its channel partners.