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.
A few of my thoughts on the Lenovo acquisition of IBM’s servers in ITWorld http://t.co/x5BLCdzCAR
— Wayne Pauley (@wpauley) January 23, 2014
- 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
Lenovo to acquire more than $160 million annual revenue in Canada from IBM. Moves from sub-$2000 servers to ASVs of approx $8000, IDC
— David Senf (@Senformation) January 23, 2014
- 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.
— James Alexander (@JamesFAlexander) January 14, 2014