Author Archives : Mary Allen


Vitamin Y: a Dell cloud – IoT update

Context:  Dell’s acquisition of EMC has cast a long shadow. Since announcement last October of this major milestone in the company’s decade long quest to build an end-to-end solution business, Dell ‘news’ has been consumed by speculation over what a newly merged Dell/EMC business might look like in terms of product, operation and cultural integration, […]

Kirk Schell, VP product marketing, Dell Client Solutions

Christian Renaud, research director, Internet of Things, 451 Research

451 Research: IoT security M&A, Part 2  

IoT presents a compelling demonstration of fragmentation in emerging markets. While IoT solutions combine a mix of components from multiple vendors across the ICT stack, they frequently attempt to merge technologies from different sides of the IT/OT platform divide – in vertically oriented solutions that seek to solve business problems, rather than upgrade technology capabilities […]


Vitamin Y: VMware’s “transition year”

Context: Pat Gelsinger was in town this month on what is emerging as a regular bi-annual tour to talk with major Canadian customers. While in Toronto, the CEO of VMware also took some time to speak with local media about the company’s positioning, products and opportunity at a time of significant transition for the company […]

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware

Michael Corcoran, SVP and CMO, Information Builders

IB Summit 2016 – hot trends and Big BI  

“Data is the hot market to be in for users and for vendors,” declared Jeremy Ballanco, Information Builders VP of iWay sales, at IB Summit 2016 in Reno, Nevada last week. How hot? According to a recent Techaisle report, Analytics & Big Data in the US SMB Market (June, 2016), more than 50% of US-based […]


451 Research: ERM Advanced Telematics betting on IoT opportunity beyond traditional telematics

InsightaaS perspective: One of the more intriguing aspects of IoT is the concept’s service as a springboard for conjuring new technology use cases. In a recent report, 451 Researchers Brian Partridge, David Immerman and Christian Renaud have considered the opportunities this kind of visioning offers to existing tech firms – in this case, to ERM […]

Christian Renaud, research director, Internet of Things, 451 Research