Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”
Analysis: Watch out, Adobe Marketing Cloud. Oracle, which has a big presence in the Triangle following its acquisition of Tekelec, is growing even bigger following its decision to acquire Maxymiser. With the deal, Oracle is looking to maximize its content optimization and messaging capabilities, writes Stuart Williams, vice president of Technology Business Research.
Analysis: IBM creates international media attention and industry buzz with the unveiling of new mainframes targeting Linux. Mainframes are a rare bright spot for Big Blue in hardware, and the new LinuxONE program has a big upside, believes analyst Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.
Opinion: I don't know if I broke a law of computing or committed heresy. But I installed Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro. I had feared that this would condemn me to purgatory in the gates of computing hell. But it has been an incredibly positive experience: my favorite Microsoft Office applications -- Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint -- work faster than ever before, and I can still use Apple peripherals -- a Thunderbolt Display and Thunderbolt external hard drives. The best part is Windows 10 itself, writes Vivek Wadhwa.
Triangle tech calendar: Raleigh Startup Crawl, Innovate Raleigh, Jim Whitehurst, WTW's Internet of Things
August wraps with a bang - Jim Whitehurst of Red Hat's leadership talk - then September brings a host of events: Innovate Raleigh, the Startup Crawl, CED's Tech Venture, WRAL TechWire's Internet of Things event - and much more. Check out the highlights.
Analysis: HP's 2Q15 financial results reveal significant challenges within its businesses, and its ongoing realignment to adapt to changes in the global PC and data center markets is contributing to short-term execution challenges, writes Stehpen Belanger, an analyst at Technology Business Research.
Analysis: NetApp's latest earnings report Wednesday clearly shows the challenges facing the company remain despite the ouster of its previous CEO and job cuts, says Technology Business Research analyst Stephen Belanger. What's up with the firm which maintains a large presence in RTP?
Netflix recently announced an unlimited paid-leave policy that allows employees to take off as much time as they want during the first year after a child's birth or adoption. It is trying to one-up tech companies that offer unlimited vacation as a benefit. These are all public-relations ploys and recruiting gimmicks. No employee will spend a year as a full-time parent; hardly any will go on month-long treks to the Himalayas. Employees will surely take a couple of weeks off, but they will still be working--wherever they are. That is the new nature of work.
Analysis: Storage technology firm NetApp releases its latest earnings this week, and the news is expected to reveal continuing challenges for a new CEO of the company, which maintains a large presence in RTP. Stephen Belanger, an analyst at Technology Business Research, offers his insight.
If you are interested in learning more about just what the Internet of Things means to you and to your business, then WRAL TechWires' next Executive Exchange event is one you won't want to miss. Jim Davis, chief marketing offer at SAS, and Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T in North Carolina, headline the program. Plus, we have more Triangle tech calendar events.
Analysis: Under direction from a new CEO, Cisco focuses on business model simplicity and agility to increase its footprint in next-generation IT environments, says Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.
Analysis: Google reorganized its portfolio on Aug. 10, shifting high-risk and noncore elements into a new holding company called Alphabet while retaining its core ad and attention-generation machine under the Google brand. The move is a crafty way to continue innovating while not being hammered for decelerating revenue and profit growth rates, as CEO Larry Page said, "Google is not a conventional company."
Analysis: Today is earnings news day for Cisco, and its new CEO Chuck Robbins - a UNC graduate - will be on the firing line with the tech giant expected to report what Technology Business Research forecasts will be "tepid" growth. But don't look for Robbins to slow down any of the strategic changes he is making after replacing John Chambers.
Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergei Brin, understand advancing technologies better than almost anyone else does. And they seem to have realized that dramatic change was needed in order to get their company to continue to be a technology leader. So they are trying another grand experiment: breaking Google into competitive pieces-before they are forced to do so for survival, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic Vivek Wadhwa.
NCTA hosts its annual leadership forum on Friday, headlined by N.C, Treasurer Janet Cowell and Wells Fargo economist Mark Vitner. Plus. the countdown is nearing zero for the fourth annual Innovate Raleigh Summit. And we have more on other tech events, including Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst speaking on innovation.
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