0 comments on “Market Insight – IBM+Red Hat, The Great Cloud Brokerage Play”

Market Insight – IBM+Red Hat, The Great Cloud Brokerage Play

It's official, IBM will now become the biggest Cloud broker play in the ICT universe with its acquisition of Red Hat for a whopping $34 billion in cash. It seems only yesterday that neXt Curve sat down with IBM to discuss the future of cloud and the future is the hybrid cloud. The cloud landscape is poised to change as cloud brokerage models are poised inject transparency (economic and service quality) and portability of workloads into enterprise cloud strategies. Are the walled public cloud gardens about to come down? 

2 comments on “Market Insight: Holistic Security is Key to Meet the Digital Security Threats of Today & Tomorrow”

Market Insight: Holistic Security is Key to Meet the Digital Security Threats of Today & Tomorrow

On October 4th, 2018, Bloomberg's Businessweek released a report alleging that Chinese spies implanted a "malicious chip" into server motherboards assembled by Super Micro Computer Inc. (Supermicro), a U.S.-based Original Device Manufacturer (ODM) that manufactures servers used in hyperscale data…

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The Digital Gap: Boardroom Leadership & Governance

Corporate boards of today are challenged with understanding the opportunities and the risks and threats presented by "Digital".  As cybersecurity incidents and privacy issues from the Sony hack to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica debacle increase in number and severity, board rooms…

0 comments on “Market Insights: iOS 12 Gave Apple a Massive Ecosystem Advantage”

Market Insights: iOS 12 Gave Apple a Massive Ecosystem Advantage

When the latest series of iPhones are released, we love to see how they measure up to the competition.  The comparative evaluations are typically based on specs - number of cores, processor clock speed, RAM, removable storage - and increasingly on performance benchmark scores.  But what about the value that customers receive over the life of the device.  iOS 12 is enabling Apple to do something no other mobile device manufacturer is remotely able to do - keep your six-year old iPhone up to date and relevant.

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Market Insights: Apple Ushers in The Next Big Thing in Device Security & Privacy – eSIM

While eSIM's have been used in the Samsung Gear 2 3G, Google Pixel 2, iPad Pro (Apple SIM) and the Series 3 Apple Watch, the iPhone has the potential to accelerate the broader eSIM adoption among carriers across the globe laying the foundation for the next big thing in Internet of Things (IoT) endpoint privacy and security.

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The Future-Proof Organization

As businesses face increasingly rapid and volatile dynamics of change, business leaders are challenged to continuously shift and (re)position their organizations for survival. With change coming from a multitude of different vectors, what can leaders do to “future-proof” their organizations…

0 comments on “Market Insights: What Facebook Got Wrong About Privacy And What You Should Learn From Their Mistake”

Market Insights: What Facebook Got Wrong About Privacy And What You Should Learn From Their Mistake

While GDPR raises global concerns about enterprise use of consumer personal data, the media and consumers continue to confuse privacy with security and vice versa.  Can consumers effectively advocate for and protect their digital privacy when privacy and security are so…

2 comments on “Market Insights: What Wall Street Does Not Understand About Apple”

Market Insights: What Wall Street Does Not Understand About Apple

Yesterday, Apple hit a major valuation milestone becoming the first $1 trillion public company. Many Wall Street analysts and market pundits are calling it an important milestone.  Well, apparently Tim Cook doesn’t think so.  But it is a time to reflect on how the investor community and Wall Street have gotten Apple wrong consistently for quite some time.  And they continue to get Apple wrong as they continue to characterize Apple as an iPhone company or a consumer product company, or a hardware company.

1 comment on “The Alpha Organization: Preparing to Succeed in a Digital Future”

The Alpha Organization: Preparing to Succeed in a Digital Future

Agile, Adaptable, Innovative, and Efficient – these are key attributes of organizations that will thrive in the rapidly changing, highly competitive environment that is the digital economy. Sustaining this kind of continuous reinvention requires a well-conditioned organization that is comfortable…

0 comments on “Market Insights: Time Warner – AT&T’s Killer App”

Market Insights: Time Warner – AT&T’s Killer App

AT&T may have just been approved to acquire their “killer app”.  Of course, it’s still early days but the AT&T merger with Time Warner could usher in a new era of carrier-driven digital innovation and competitiveness that has eluded the…