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Paul Shread

Paul Shread has covered nearly every aspect of enterprise technology in his 20+ years in IT journalism, including an award-winning series on software-defined data centers. He wrote a column on small business technology for Time.com, and covered financial markets for 10 years, from the dot-com boom and bust to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. He holds a market analyst certification.

Big Data Storage ROI Calculator

Big Data is all the rage in corporate IT departments these days, but building IT systems with the ability...

Exclusive Data Center Research: The Vendors and Technologies That Are Winning

New research from QuinStreet Enterprise reveals some surprising winners in the market for next-generation data center technologies. Consider IT vendors,...

Hot in IT: Mobile, Big Data, Software-Defined Everything

Every few months, a few of us give a presentation to the sales folks here on what's hot in...

MicroStrategy Reaps Virtualization’s Benefits with Software-Defined Data Center

By one estimate, only about 5% of Fortune 500 companies are moving toward virtualizing their entire data centers, which...

Software-Defined Data Centers Could Change the IT Landscape

The idea of virtual data centers, where the vast infrastructure of storage, servers and networks can be...

Exclusive Cloud Research: The Biggest Names Don’t Always Get the RFPs

Brand awareness counts for only so much when it comes to cloud computing. That was one of the conclusions of a new survey of enterprise...

SAP Touts Two HANA In-Memory Analytics Apps

Enterprises generate a flood of data, yet effectively analyzing that data tends to be a daunting challenges. SAP offers...

IBM Boosts Analytics, Acquires Algorithmics and i2

Having made a strategic decision to focus heavily on business analytics, IBM invested still more in its BI portfolio...

Salesforce Unveils Social, Mobile Apps at Dreamforce

At the big Dreamforce confab, Salesforce's new products and features reflected emerging trends in tech. At its Dreamforce conference...

ERP Merger: Infor, Lawson Alliance Creates New ERP Titan

With the merger of these two companies, the ERP market suddenly looks quite a bit different. Paul Shread reports. Infor...