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Microsoft
SecurityBrief Asia revisits 2016's year on the wild, wild web
December 2016
New threats, new malware, new attacks, new chaos and new ways to fight back: A look back at Asia cybersecurity in 2016.
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AWS
AWS reinvents its portfolio to capture greater IoT business
December 2016
AWS is reinventing its Internet of Things (IoT) suite and addressing numerous shortcomings, with a one-year anniversary build-out of a suite of IoT.
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Hybrid Cloud
Dell Technologies bets on growing demand for hybrid and multicloud solutions
December 2016
Reporting financial results for the first time since merging Dell and EMC assets, Dell Technologies highlights its infrastructure-centric goals.
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Deloitte
Three factors to drive management consulting revenue, according to TBR
December 2016
"Vendors will brand their capabilities and/or consulting approaches to distinguish their offerings with differing emerging technologies."
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Microsoft
Partners pick up the slack, propelling Workday to large enterprise success
December 2016
Workday continues prioritising top-line growth over profitability, which is paying off as the vendor had major 3Q16 signings in the U.S. and Europe.
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HPE
HPE’s first anniversary brings declining revenues amid heavy market disruption
December 2016
"TBR believes HPE will remain the globe’s largest server vendor for the foreseeable future."
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Red Hat
Red Hat picks prime time to strengthen its telco value proposition
November 2016
As more CSPs embrace open source solutions in their network and IT environments, Red Hat is poised to make further inroads.
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Cloud
TBR: Pure play acquisitions plentiful for quick picking
November 2016
The cloud brokerage market is reaching an inflection point, with pure plays being acquired and multilines building out their brokerage platforms.
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Elections
President Trump and Technology: Good or Bad? Here's what the experts say
November 2016
"It has very farreaching ramifications for the industry that has been the catalyst for the economic change this electoral mandate seeks to remediate."
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DDoS
Massive DDoS attacks will shift spending to emerging mitigation service providers
November 2016
"Customers will diversify their service provider partners as a short-term solution," says TBR.
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Fujitsu
While cloud competitors narrow their focus, Fujitsu continues a multiline approach
November 2016
Through partnerships, Fujitsu extends its ability to host third-party applications, helping it capitalise on core data center presence.
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Cloud
CenturyLink & Level 3: Is it a good deal for CenturyLink?
November 2016
"It allows CenturyLink to safeguard its cloud investments and drive international expansion more aggressively than the company was able to before."
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VMware
Portfolio evolution and strategic shifts toward hybrid position VMware for long-term success
November 2016
VMware faces a critical period as it aims to ramp up revenue streams in its software-defined data center, EUC and hybrid cloud segments.
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Hybrid Cloud
Acquisitions, portfolio expansion and data center investments drive Cloud-as-a-Service revenue
November 2016
"Cloud providers were able to increase private cloud revenue, driven by enterprises shifting mission-critical applications to private clouds."
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Digital Transformation
Vendors upping their recruitment game to stay ahead in the DX arms race
November 2016
“The hype, the hope and the fear surrounding automation continue to raise questions about the future of IT service delivery."
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Data Centre Operators
Transformations hurting data center profits
October 2016
Server, storage and networking hardware profits are slipping, in the wake of a ‘steady creep’ of virtualisation across data centers.
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Nokia
Nokia’s Global Services business makes progress in reinventing itself
October 2016
"Vendors like Nokia find themselves challenged to grow their top line and increasingly tested to drive margin increases."
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IOT
IBM, HPE, Cisco and Microsoft drive huge chunk of $6 billion IoT ecosystem
September 2016
The commercial Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is exploding and so are the cloud services that go with it, according to new research from TBR.
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PaaS
Huawei enables Cloud 2.0 to drive growth
September 2016
Huawei sees the cloud as the key enabler of digital transformation and is positioning to offer supporting software, hardware and services solutions.
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Oracle NetSuite
Industry acquisitions improve Oracle cloud execution ahead of database and NetSuite influence
September 2016
Oracle’s industry expertise will remain valuable on premises, but it has the opportunity to support differentiation of cloud applications.
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IOT
Business-oriented use cases help vendors and customers realize IoT’s potential
September 2016
TBR developed a taxonomy for Internet of Things (IoT) use cases that can help vendors and potential IoT customers structure their IoT initiatives.
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Digital Transformation
Hybrid environments, the true game changer
September 2016
This almost creates a hybrid type of engagement for vendors, a cross between a true cloud engagement and a typical long-term outsourcing engagement.
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Cloud
2015 ‘not a good year’ for services revenue, says TBR
September 2016
It was a sad state of affairs for professional services in 2015, with vendors facing numerous challenges that led to revenue declines.
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Hybrid Cloud
Cloud components market set to soar as vendors bolster portfolios
August 2016
Vendors are looking at new technologies to drive long-term growth, including hyperconverged platforms, SDN and hybrid cloud solutions.