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  • Broadcom’s Software Strategy: Milk the Cash Cow, Exploit ‘Synergies’
    by Dan Kirsch on May 27, 2022

    The week began with rumors that Broadcom would acquire VMware and ended with the news that the deal is all but done. The VMware board, along with Michael Dell (who still owns about 41% of VMware’s stock), have a 40-day “go-shop” option; however, I don’t believe there will be other suitors. On Tuesday, I published [...] The post Broadcom’s Software Strategy: Milk the Cash Cow, Exploit ‘Synergies’ appeared first on Techstrong Research.

  • Could Buying VMware Bring Broadcom Hybrid Cloud Bona Fides?
    by Dan Kirsch on May 24, 2022

    Rumors are swirling that Broadcom wants to buy its way into the growing hybrid cloud market by acquiring VMware. The deal won’t come cheap—after news of the potential deal surfaced, VMware’s market cap soared to around $50 billion. Yes, billion with a 'B'. As interest rates increase and investors reevaluate many of the lofty software [...] The post Could Buying VMware Bring Broadcom Hybrid Cloud Bona Fides? appeared first on Techstrong Research.

  • Tableau Conference: From Dashboards to a Platform
    by Dan Kirsch on May 19, 2022

    Tableau's yearly conference is back after a two-year shift to a virtual-only format. The in-person audience was significantly smaller than in previous years; however, enthusiasm amongst attendees – mostly hands-on users including “Tableau Visionaries” and “Tableau Ambassadors,”—that together made up the “Tableau DataFam” was high. I’m not going to run through every announcement at the [...] The post Tableau Conference: From Dashboards to a Platform appeared first on Techstrong Research.

  • IBM z16 Delivers AI and Quantum-Safe Levels of Security
    by Dan Kirsch on April 5, 2022

    Business transformation and disruption is all about data. But it’s not just about collecting huge amounts of data, it’s what you do with that data and how it can enable you to create powerful insights. While many people focus on the cloud unicorns, the reality is that industry incumbents have a huge advantage. These businesses [...] The post IBM z16 Delivers AI and Quantum-Safe Levels of Security appeared first on Techstrong Research.

  • Fixing Spring4Shell Starts With Software Supply Chain Management
    by Mitch Ashley on April 1, 2022

    Spring4Shell is the latest call to action for radically improved software supply chain integrity. While Spring4Shell investigations continue, one conclusion is indisputable: We must holistically rethink the way we continuously inventory and manage the complex landscape of interrelated software and its sources. Whether or not Spring4Shell surpasses the breadth of impact of Log4j, there's still [...] The post Fixing Spring4Shell Starts With Software Supply Chain Management appeared first on Techstrong Research.

  • Google Focuses on Enterprise Cloud With Mandiant Acquisition
    by Dan Kirsch on March 9, 2022

    Thomas Kurian became the CEO of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with a modest mandate: Turn Google Cloud into an enterprise cloud platform behemoth. Easy, right? By 2019 “Google” was already a verb because of its search engine dominance and the company’s revenue was north of $136.8 billion. So, why have I been closely tracking Google [...] The post Google Focuses on Enterprise Cloud With Mandiant Acquisition appeared first on Techstrong Research.

  • Everyone Wants a Seat at the Table: CISO + CIO Roles Evolve
    by Mitch Ashley on February 23, 2022

    Mitch Ashley, co-founder and principal, Techstrong Research, explores the ongoing debate about the role of the CISO in today's organization: Does the CISO report to the CIO? Does the CIO report to the CISO? Should those roles be combined? Why or why not? What does the evolution of the CISO and the role's increasing visibility [...] The post Everyone Wants a Seat at the Table: CISO + CIO Roles Evolve appeared first on Techstrong Research.

  • Will Splunk be Gobbled up by Cisco?
    by Dan Kirsch on February 15, 2022

    Word on the street is that Cisco and Splunk are in discussions about a possible acquisition. Splunk, the technology monitoring, search and analytics company could be acquired by Cisco—originally a networking company but now a complex hardware and software conglomerate. Splunk has generated quite a reputation as a 'dealer' over the years. The company, much [...] The post Will Splunk be Gobbled up by Cisco? appeared first on Techstrong Research.

  • Mandiant is for Sale and Microsoft Should Get Serious with Enterprise Security
    by Dan Kirsch on February 11, 2022

    FireEye Failed, Mandiant is for Sale and it’s Time for Microsoft to Get Serious with Enterprise Security  An autopsy of FireEye’s missteps and why Microsoft should Acquire Mandiant and create a Security Division It’s widely rumored that Microsoft (MSFT) is in talks to acquire Mandiant (MNDT), the company once known as FireEye (FEYE). As an [...] The post Mandiant is for Sale and Microsoft Should Get Serious with Enterprise Security appeared first on Techstrong Research.

  • Techstrong Research DevOps Radar Report 2022
    by Dan Kirsch on February 9, 2022

    You can’t control the pace of change; instead, consider that we are in a process of reinvention—both with regard to the way organizations use technology and how vendors position their offerings. At the same time, it’s never been more important for IT organizations to have complete visibility into the way technology is used from both [...] The post Techstrong Research DevOps Radar Report 2022 appeared first on Techstrong Research.

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