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Survey of Global 1000 CIOs on ITOA and IT Automation Produces Surprising Results

Survey of Global 1000 CIOs on ITOA and IT Automation Produces Surprising Results

| February 3, 2015

In our continuing efforts to cover the IT Automation and IT Operations Analytics  (ITOA) markets, eDSG has completed, compiled and will be publishing the results of a survey of the CIOs from the Global 1000 regarding their concerns and opinions of this market. Please note that eDSG conducted this survey from October 1, 2014 to January […]

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Closing the IT Security and IT Operations (SecOps) Gap

Closing the IT Security and IT Operations (SecOps) Gap

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

IT security and compliance are at the top of everyone’s agenda right now, and for good reason. The news over the past year seemed to be all about companies being breached in every industry. These are hardly new problems, and any responsible company has been investing in IT security and compliance for a long time. The problem […]

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GrayLog Demo Overview

GrayLog Demo Overview

| February 26, 2015

One of my favorite new tools in the IT Operations Analytics space is GrayLog.  In the process of gearing up to perform my initial full blown product review I ran across a well done initial overview by Jonah Kowall, Research VP for Gartner.   The overview, published on January 27, 2015 and titled, “Cool Vendor Pick: […]

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Austin Ventures Changes Tack, Shows Growth of City’s Startup Scene

Austin Ventures Changes Tack, Shows Growth of City’s Startup Scene

| February 26, 2015

Austin Ventures funded many of the first generation of technology companies that put the Texas capitol on the innovation map. But after three decades and 10 funds, the venture capital firm has decided not to raise an 11th for early stage investing. The announcement set off speculation in a recent article in Fortune that the venerable fund had […]

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A startup led by Microsoft’s chairman is on track to earn $100 million

A startup led by Microsoft’s chairman is on track to earn $100 million

| February 26, 2015

If you work for a huge corporation, chances are it has a bunch of huge applications that run the business and if they crash, or even if they burp, your company is in deep trouble. For decades big companies have been using expensive network management tools like HP OpenView or IBM Tivoli, or CA Spectrum […]

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Gartner and Software Advice examine Agile Lifecycle Management Tools

Gartner and Software Advice examine Agile Lifecycle Management Tools

| February 24, 2015

I was an early adopter, long time user and have been a leading advocate of Agile Software Development since before it’s wide-scale acceptance. As such, I like to stay up-to-date on current trends in the industry. In February 2015 both Gartner and Software Advice released research and analysis into agile lifecycle management/project management tools.  The Gartner Magic Quadrant identifies […]

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Enterprise Wide IT Analysis and Automation Should be a Reality

Enterprise Wide IT Analysis and Automation Should be a Reality

| February 24, 2015

In late 2014, I made the decision to expand the markets that I cover to include IT Automation.  Since making that decision and spending lots of late nights studying and ranking the technology from the various IT Automation vendors, talking to the CEOs that support and understand this market and traveling to the site of […]

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Chef And Microsoft Partner For Enterprise IT Automation

Chef And Microsoft Partner For Enterprise IT Automation

| February 24, 2015

A new partnership being announced today points to the massive changes that are occurring within enterprises as they move from a monolithic, single-vendor approach towards IT to a far more heterogeneous one. Chef is partnering with Microsoft Azure to integrate Chef’s IT automation platform directly within the Microsoftstack. What this means is that enterprises will be able to […]

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Application Downtime Costs  the Global 1000 $Billions per Year

Application Downtime Costs the Global 1000 $Billions per Year

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

My first summer internship during graduate school was with a very large IT company in Austin, Texas. My job, besides playing on the intramural golf team,  was to interview users and figure out what I now would characterize as “pain” as it related to Information Technology (IT) shortcomings.   I have never forgotten what one of […]

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Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Machine Learning Platform

Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Machine Learning Platform

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

You know all that big data that’s streaming into your company from sensors, customers, social media, Excel spreadsheets, and data sources all over the internet? Microsoft wants to help you process all of it, build APIs and make use of that data in the cloud with machine learning technology. And to that end, Microsoft officially announced at the Strata […]

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Big Blue Drops a Billion Dollars to Put Lip Stick on It’s Storage Pig

Big Blue Drops a Billion Dollars to Put Lip Stick on It’s Storage Pig

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Confirming earlier leaks, IBM has decided storage needs to be sold under the software-defined rubric and has given various existing products a Spectrum wash and brush-up; like green-wash but think software-defined. It also plans to invest more than $1bn in its storage software portfolio over the next five years. IBM Systems SVP Tom Rosamilia claims: “IBM […]

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