Dell EMC World 2016 – a study in integration  

One strain of management theory holds that the success of an acquisition depends on the speed and efficiency with which the new business is integrated into the old. This prospect was put to the test at the combined Dell and EMC end user conference held in Austin, Texas, last week as the new merged company […]

Michael Dell, CEO, Dell EMC

cloud & ladder

DCD 2016 dives deeper into cloud  

Conversations at this year’s Datacenter Dynamics Converged/Cloud Symposium shifted from discussion of general trends in cloud deployment to more laser focus on factors that are hindering or accelerating successful adoption. Organized by InsightaaS and the TCBC, the Cloud Symposium was one of three tracks covering diverse topics in cloud, servers and storage, power and cooling […]

Boots on to drive IoT adoption  

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot, hot topic today, not only because it’s something new and interesting, but because it has the potential to change how businesses are run. And businesses are starting to figure that out. The trouble is, new fields lack standards and best practices, and, for that matter, knowledge coming […]


Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS

What exactly is AI?  

We used to think of artificial intelligence (AI) as the stuff of science fiction. And it was often evil, especially in the movies. Remember HAL, the mad sentient computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey? Or Proteus IV from Demon Seed, whose goal was to create a flesh body for itself by forcibly impregnating the wife […]

Reducing Risk in IIoT  

What is a “Security Framework” and how can it help protect against the unique threat landscape that is evolving with the Industrial Internet of Things? For the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), it is a broad-based set of responses to common security challenges in Industrial Internet systems, which speak to stakeholders with business, functional and implementation […]

From the IISF report.