Posts Tagged ‘IBM’

Amazon Reacts to Google, Slashes Cloud Prices

Amazon Web Services, the market leader for hosted infrastructure, didn’t waste time responding to Google’s price drop, by slashing the base price for its cloud services by 51 percent. The price war is heating up and sending the wrong message to the market.

Google Cuts Cloud Fees, Escalates Pricing War

Google announced a 30 percent price-cut for infrastructure and platform services, presenting a challenge to rivals Amazon and Microsoft. This is another escalation in the cloud pricing war as big providers race to capture market share. If it keeps going, it will present challenges to cloud companies and their reseller partners.

Getting Into the ‘Spirit’ of Leadership in Channel Business

Why are more channel firms seemingly scrapping traditional management structures in favor of pursuing ‘spiritual leadership’?

Cisco Reverses Strategy to Enter Cloud Fray

Cisco Systems announced it’s investing $1 billion to develop cloud hosting capabilities to compete with Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and others in the increasingly competitive infrastructure-as-a-service market.

Press Play: A Week of Weak Leaked Lenovo E-mails

For the second time in less than a week, Lenovo’s executive vice president for its Enterprise Business and Americas units is being featured prominently in the press based on an internal memo that managed to escape the vendor’s campus.

Partners Poised to Fill Big Data Skills Gap

Few things spell opportunity for the channel like the gap between what businesses want and what they feel they’re capable of doing.

IBM: Cloud Leaves Some Partners Exposed

IBM is fearful its channel partners’ are not moving to the cloud fast enough, as the pace of change and demands of customers speed up and multiply.

Server Shipments Up, Revenues Down in 2013

Analyst firm Gartner is reporting worldwide server shipments increased a scant 2.1 percent, but revenues declined 4.5 percent. Demand is strong, but value is evaporating for the basic building blocks of data centers.

IBM Continues SoftLayer Drumbeat With Cloudant Buy

Big Blue is clearly going all in on its SoftLayer-driven cloud services gambit, this week snagging DBaaS provider Cloudant to improve back-end support for developers.

On Point: Forensics, Firewalls and Fitness Chips

This week in On Point, our weekly digest of product and services news, IBM goes cyber-sleuthing, Cisco trots out ESP and Palo Alto revs next-gen firewalls.