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Gateways will accelerate data migration to the cloud

Easing the path to true hybrid cloud for the enterprise

The last few days have been eventful in the cloud gateway space and should provide I&O organizations more incentive to start evaluating gateways. EMC announced its acquisition of cloud gateway startup TwinStrata which will allow EMC customers to move on-premise...

Tags: cloud computing, cloud storage, emc, emerging technologies, forrester, hybrid cloud, infrastructure, infrastructure & operations, nas

Holography spells the next phase of innovation in projection technology

From medical training to political campaigning to virtual assistants

No longer just a science fiction fantasy, holography technology is set to fuel major innovation in both business and consumer applications. Offering superior visual experience and support for interactive and intuitive applications, holography is already being leveraged in various scenarios,...

Tags: forrester, holography, infrastructure & operations

Don't bet on social media, mobile, analytics, and the cloud alone

Core systems need to work for you to win, serve, and retain customers

No matter which vendor’s event you attend these days, the host will inevitably try to impress upon you how important it is to use social media, mobile, analytics, and the cloud (SMAC) to engage with your customers. In many cases,...

Tags: bt resiliency, business continuity, data centre, disaster recovery, forrester, hybrid cloud, infrastructure, security

Beware network vendor buzzwords

Run, don’t walk, if the first thing you hear from your network vendor is BYOD, TCO, Or SDN

If a network vendor representative starts off with any of these three phrases — software-defined networking (SDN),bring-your-own-device (BYOD), or lower total cost of ownership (TCO) — I would ask them to leave and come back when they have done their...

Tags: applications, byod, forrester, healthcare, infrastructure & operations, manufacturing, networking, networks, retail, software defined networks, tco. sdn

Where does Windows 8.1 stand with enterprises and users?

This could be the breakthrough upgrade

Since the original release of Windows 8 on October 26, 2012, the operating system has benefitted from two major updates — Windows 8.1 (in October, 2013) and the Update to Windows 8.1 (in April, 2014). With these updates, Microsoft sought...

Tags: client operating systems & software, client systems, forrester, infrastructure, it infrastructure & operations, operating systems, os, pcs, perceptive pixel, tablets, windows 8.1, windows client os

What's your cloud future?

Understanding how to prepare your organisation is key

We know that cloud services and cloud platforms are here to stay and should be considered part of your overall IT portfolio but how much of that portfolio will these services occupy in your future? For most companies - and...

Tags: cloud computing, forrester, paas. iaas, saas

Salesforce Wear aims to turbo-charge both enterprise and B2B2C wearables markets

Wearables are not just a consumer play

Salesforce.com announced Salesforce Wear on 10 June, a bundle of free tools and reference applications aimed at evangelising the power of enterprise wearables. The offering supports six different wearable devices, each with its own open-source reference application to help developers...

Tags: applications, devices, enterprise mobility, enterprise wearables, forrester, gownder, mobile & wireless, mobile platforms, salesforce.com, wearables

Red Hat RHEL 7 - Linux continues its march to the top

UNIX will not die, but its share of net new workloads will shrink dramatically

When the first Linux distributions based on the 3.0 kernel were released almost a year ago, I was struck by how far Linux had advanced. The latest turn of the crank for Linux, in the form of Red Hat Enterprise...

Tags: aix, forrester, ibm, infrastructure, infrastructure & operations, intel, linux, open source, oracle, rhel 7, risc/unix, solaris, sun, unix, xeon

Understanding cloud costs gets easier

Amazon Web Services rolls out new TCO calculator

I published one of my most popular reports two years ago, Understand The True Cost Of Cloud Services. In it I laid out a model to help compare current infrastructure costs against the costs of running equivalent workloads at a...

Tags: amazon web services, cloud, cloud computing, cloud economics, forrester, it management, tco, virtualisation

Google Glass helps enterprise workers help themselves

Enterprises will lead consumers in wearable technology

Google recently announced an expansion of its Explorer Edition program to anyone in the U.S. — still at $1,500. This doesn't constitute the mass market release of the product; it's an incremental move to extend its beta program. I believe...

Tags: clicksoftware, fieldbit, forrester, google, google glass, mobile, mobile & wireless, wearables