With IBM’s announcement yesterday that it is selling its x86 server and networking division to the Lenovo Group for US$2.3 billion and a Q4 financial report showing a substantial slide in its hardware business, Big Blue’s transition to a cloud-focus company is now a foregone conclusion.

To catch the implications of developments such as these, ITWorld Canada regularly seeks out seasoned analysts who can provide insightful comments on what is happening in the technology industry.

In this installment of #FollowFriday we present three such experts worth checking out on Twitter. And in case you’re not on Twitter, #FollowFriday, or #FF, is a Friday standby where Twitter users recommend a list of accounts to others. For example, you might tweet, “#FF @itworldca @itbusinessca @compdealernews” to encourage your followers to follow these accounts, especially if you see value in their tweets.

        • Wayne Pauley, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group

Wayne specializes in privacy, cloud computing, IT-as-a-service and software-defined data centre.

  • David Senf, enterprise infrastructure analyst for IDC Canada

David is program vice-president of IDC Canada’s Information Solutions Group. His team tracks the market and players in the cloud, servers, networking, security, virtualization an software spaces

        • James Alexander, senior vice-president of Info-Tech Research Group

Based in Toronto, James has been an entrepreneur and an executive in the technology industry for the past 25 years. He advises IT and business leaders on strategies aimed to help them gain the full potential of technology in their organizations.

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