It’s the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly look at the IT news of the week. This week, Tom Hollingsworth and Ken Nalbone discuss Microsoft’s new enterprise AR hardware, the Spectre of Spectre, US-Huawei tensions at MWC, and the security implications of BMCs on bare metal.
The Gestalt IT Rundown is your weekly look at the IT news of the week. We had a technical issue with the video this week, but we’ve got the latest headlines and takes for you right here anyway. This week saw a ton of AI news, a key new API for G Suite, Android Things changes, and yet another massive data breach.
Struggling to see what IBM is going to do after acquiring Red Hat? Ben Thompson wrote up a great piece putting it into context of IBM’s strategy in the 90s with the emergence of the internet. It’s a really interesting perspective, positioning the acquisition as a return to the mentality of CEO Lou Gerstner.
In “huh, that’s still a thing” news, IBM announced plans to sell Lotus Notes, Domino and Portal to HCL, an Indian IT services company. This marks the biggest IT acquisition in India’s history.
The US now holds the top two spots on the Top 500 Supercomputer list. The new Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory now boast an incredible peak performance of 200,794 TFlops per second. How long can the US sit atop the list?
Like a lot of people in IT, Chin-Fah Heoh is coming to terms with what the OBM acquisition of Red Hat will mean. For him, it takes the open-source darling and pairs it with a “nonplussed tech giant” in IBM.
Big news broke over the weekend: IBM is buying Red Hat for $34 billion. What will this mean for the open-source stalwart and the larger hybrid cloud market? Stephen Foskett, Tom Hollingsworth, Ken Nalbone, and Richard Stroffolino discuss.
A recent survey polled people to find the most recognizable company logos. We look at what IT companies resonate across the world.
I’ve written recently about how the data protection industry has become one of the hot parts of the tech market, with a mix of innovation from established providers like Veeam, Commvault and Veritas, as well as exciting new players like Rubrik and Cohesity. Many of these companies are bringing interesting innovation and an overdue change […]
Rich Stroffolino is riding solo on this episode of the Gestalt IT Rundown. He runs down the IT news of the week, including a Qualcomm – NXP acquisition reset, another good quarter for IBM, Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0, and Azure Sphere.