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INTELLIGENCE REPORT SUMMARIES
Application Platforms
Date  Report
Apr 26
GlobalData takes a closer look at Huawei’s new market messaging around the creation of an intelligent world and assess its impact on big data and IoT, artificial intelligence, edge computing, cloud computing, and data center technologies.

Apr 25
How will Huawei make good on its new goal of creating an intelligent world? We think the key lies in the company’s efforts at seamlessly combining a wide array of fit-for-purpose AI-savvy chips within a single composable environment.

Apr 23
The Cloud Foundry Foundation, overseer of the industry’s prominent PaaS open software standard, showcased innovative app development projects during its annual conference as the highly competitive platform services space heats up.

Apr 9
Rather than run the current race to build the first general purpose quantum computer, IT services powerhouse Atos is instead courting the attention of what might just matter the most, namely the hearts and minds of future quantum developers.

Apr 9
Edge computing will transform the deployment and consumption of data center resources as well as the type of workloads data centers support, but in order to succeed, IT equipment vendors need to develop transparent strategies and solution sets.

Apr 6
VMware is focused on optimizing cloud resource usage and empowering developers with its latest additions to vRealize Suite, but to unlock the release’s full benefits VMware must clarify its developer message and portfolio.

Apr 6
Amazon executives used this week’s AWS Summit to make its case to enterprise developers for why its cloud strength provides the perfect backdrop to sophisticated app development, including ML, microservices/containers, and serverless computing.

Mar 30
If Salesforce can act on the behemoth integration tasks ahead, including its MuleSoft integration platform and Lightning low-code platform throughout its portfolio, it will raise its level of competitive threat.

Mar 30
Edge computing promises to transform data centers and support diverse use cases. However, despite a growing range of solutions that include edge servers and HCI for edge locations, IT vendor success depends on making important strategic choices.

Mar 30
The Q1 2018 IoT Watch from GlobalData’s IT Technology and Software team analyzes some of the latest IoT technology initiatives from across the industry, with a focus on global technology solutions providers and IoT-focused industry associations.

Mar 29
The Q1 2018 IoT Watch from GlobalData’s IT Technology and Software practice analyzes IoT innovations from across the industry, including the launch of new IoT business divisions and moves to establish IoT security standards.

Mar 29
IBM’s private cloud story is presented as enabling modern application development, based on microservices inside the enterprise’s firewall, and enabled through IBM’s broad and mature portfolio of middleware and software.

Mar 16
The next wave of low-code platforms is receiving unprecedented attention for its ability to address DevOps digital transformation objectives, including speeding the process of app development, integrations, and automating workflow controls.

Mar 14
Progress entered a saturated market for chatbots with the release of NativeChat. Though not a game changer, with NativeChat Progress offers businesses a compelling entry to AI, and a springboard to adoption of additional cognitive solutions.

Mar 14
Low-Code Is the New Programming - Market Advisory Report
Cloud providers are offering low-code platforms to help enterprises quickly build applications which engage customers through access to high-value services including analytics, IoT, and big data.

Mar 6
Salesforce has made Einstein Analytics more accessible by enabling users to work with data using natural language queries and chart type recommendations. Though not a game changer, the new capabilities improve ease of use for non-IT professionals.

Mar 5
Software reliability engineers (SREs) are playing an increasingly important role in DevOps initiatives where the success of the application lifecycle hinges on close collaborations between ops and developers.

Feb 14
Oracle is addressing enterprises’ labor-intensive processes in customer support, chatbots, and integration via cognitive optimization enabled through cloud services.

Feb 2
The new Cisco Container Platform enforces Cisco’s multi-cloud strategy by offering customers a consistent way of running containers across both on-premises environments and public clouds, although initial use will be limited to Google’s Cloud.

Feb 1
By acquiring CoreOS, Red Hat deepened its role as a leading player in the growing container services market, helping to automate DevOps’ task in packaging, managing, and deploying modern enterprise applications.

Jan 29
Demand for agile web, mobile, and IoT app development platforms prompted IBM to expand its Mendix partnership, ultimately enabling enterprises to access IBM Cloud’s advanced platform services including Watson IoT and AI more easily.

Jan 18
The cloud era’s evolving app development technologies have presented new competitive opportunities for IT market leaders to help enterprises orchestrate the entire application and platform ecosystem of technologies across the entire lifecycle.

Jan 5
Following a year of significant progress in innovations supporting microservices and serverless architectures, attention to operational deployment needs will be the dominant theme among application platforms vendors in 2018.

Jan 3
Amidst its 50 qubit quantum leap, IBM makes a call to action among the best and brightest of computational minds to design intelligent apps running atop the IBM Cloud.

Dec 22 2017
New app development technologies in a cloud era have created a significant competitive opportunity for IT market leaders to help enterprises orchestrate the whole application and platform ecosystem of technologies across the entire lifecycle.

Dec 22 2017
Our top predictions for 2018 tackle enterprise challenges including the ever-growing use of public cloud computing, the need to manage disparate cloud platforms, and a desire to reinvent DevOps for continuous integration and delivery.

Dec 20 2017
The IoT market is presenting broader opportunities among IT leaders in the form of innovative development, security, streaming analytics and open source IoT operating system, all dispensed via cloud offerings.

Dec 19 2017
In 2018, data center technology vendors will, through partnerships and new solutions, target the need for hybrid, and increasingly distributed and intelligent IT environments, along with simpler ways of procuring, deploying and consuming IT.

Dec 8 2017
While the application platforms vendor community made significant progress in innovations supporting microservices and serverless architectures in 2017, attention to operational deployment needs will result in significant advancements in 2018.

Dec 8 2017
HPE has done much to strengthen the narratives about its recent acquisitions and their relationship with its wider strategy, but it now needs to build awareness of new brands such as OneSphere and GreenLake, and to address apparent overlaps.

Dec 6 2017
In 2017, the enterprise data and analytics vendor community emphasized opportunity, but the coming year will reveal a shift in focus towards quality, solving problems such as data governance, and putting AI to work within business workflows.

Dec 6 2017
To ensure the continued success of the OpenStack platform, the OpenStack community needs to demonstrate momentum around several new initiatives announced in Sydney, including a focus on improved support for containers and edge environments.

Dec 6 2017
Mobile app platforms are beginning to serve broader, modern app development agendas. We name IBM and Kony as leaders in executing innovative strategies in response to this trend.

Dec 5 2017
Outgoing HPE CEO, Meg Whitman, has encouraged new CEO, Antonio Negi, to be bold and take risks. Under his leadership HPE will strengthen its focus on IoT, the edge and intelligent IT and even plans to extend edge connectivity to outer space.

Nov 29 2017
Microsoft is creating a new API that will make location services a native component of the Azure platform, which will bolster the company’s IoT efforts, but a slow rollout and incomplete partner gallery indicates intent rather than execution.

Nov 17 2017
Red Hat’s newest cloud services supports operational requirements necessary for different types of apps now able to run on the platform, from net new mobile, big data, and analytics to lift and shift of traditional apps.

Nov 15 2017
Salesforce and its rivals including IBM and Red Hat are rolling out similar cloud services in the form of DevOps automation, management, and configuration, recognizing the industry is moving into the next phase of cloud development.

Nov 14 2017
IBM will focus key 2018 cloud initiatives on new services, tools, and architectures which support cloud-native paradigms that meet DevOps’ requirements for automation and infrastructure abstraction in their quest for CICD.

Nov 10 2017
Salesforce’s power-to-the-people moto is backed by portfolio-wide rebranding with its most cherished brand, Force, renamed Lightning – illustrating UX and its ability to meet coders and non-coders alike while addressing modern app development needs.

Nov 7 2017
SUSE’s new application platform builds on its DevOps technology acquisition from HPE last year, aimed at helping SUSE leverage its OpenStack relationships and move up the cloud stack.

Nov 3 2017
IBM Cloud Private is a hybrid cloud play with an emphasis on equipping developers with tools and capabilities for managing applications in multi-cloud contexts, but IBM needs a bolder and more joined-up approach to marketing its cloud solutions.

Nov 3 2017
IBM Cloud Private is a hybrid cloud play with an emphasis on equipping developers with tools and capabilities for deploying and managing applications in multi-cloud contexts, but IBM will face strong competition in this segment from a host rivals.

Oct 31 2017
Key themes of the 2017 Open Source Summit Europe included the continued ascendency of Kubernetes, which has fast become the most popular container management platform, and the support Kubernetes is receiving from vendors like Microsoft and Docker.


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