Monthly Archive:: June 2013

Empire Building: The Impact of IBM’s Acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies

The cloud services space just got a lot more interesting. Announced earlier this month, IBM paid a hefty price — $2 billion — to buy Dallas, Texas-based SoftLayer Technologies, the world’s largest privately held cloud computing infrastructure provider. IBM is now well on the way to delivering on the goal stated in its 2012

The Blind Side Blitz: How Business Users Impact Next-Generation IT Spend

Seemingly out of nowhere, users hit enterprise IT spend on its blind side. Like a blitzing 265-pound football linebacker that the quarterback doesn’t see running up behind him to tackle him, business units and end users blitzed past the IT group and rapidly adopted cloud, mobile and other next-generation IT solutions wherever and whenever