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451 Market InsightM&A spending sprints to Q1 record, tracking to half-trillion-dollar run rate for 2014TDM Others – April 1, 2014 Big prints, an active midmarket and uninhibited dealmaking from young companies pushed Q1 M&A spending to a record level for the start of any year since 2000. That puts 2014 on track for an eye-popping half-trillion dollars worth of deals.
Brenon Daly     Dyn helps consolidate in DNS again with Nettica acquisitionT1R Insight – April 1, 2014 The company has made its first acquisition of 2014, marking a return of sorts to its ongoing role in the consolidation of DNS service providers, with a deal to buy Nettica.
Jim Davis     Google Chromebooks at work in the fragmented PC eraMIS Impact Report – April 1, 2014 Are buyers interested in a laptop that just runs a Web browser? Google’s Chromebook has been going after that idea for three years now, and we wanted to check in on its progress.
Michael Coté     VMware’s Cloud Hybrid Service exhibits rapid expansion and ambitious roadmapT1R Insight – April 1, 2014 VMware is mounting an offensive to be a significant infrastructure player by the end of the year and take its place in the ranks of vendor clouds; some of that activity will come at the expense of partners.
Carl Brooks     Reports of Windows XP’s death have been greatly exaggeratedMIS Spotlight – April 1, 2014 No more extensions; this is it for XP. Millions of systems still run it. One of the last rounds of security patches was just released for it. What happens now?
Adrian Sanabria     BeyondCore bags funding as it looks to automate advanced analysis for the massesMIS Impact Report – April 1, 2014 The company has landed its first round of institutional financing, having launched a cloud service designed to meet business users’ most common advanced analytic needs a year ago. The service is currently being enhanced for a 3.0 release.
Krishna Roy     Tesora seeks riches in OpenStack’s Trove, elastic scale-out databasesMIS Impact Report – April 1, 2014 Having changed its name from ParElastic and positioned itself around OpenStack’s Trove database-as-a-service framework, Tesora is also lining up an update to its Database Virtualization Engine.
Matt Aslett     Convergence comes to the Interop ConferenceMIS Spotlight – April 1, 2014 The IT landscape is being wracked by many forces of change, and one of the strongest is that of convergence, the integration of what had been the separate disciplines of computing, storage and networking.
Eric Hanselman     Vound looks to redefine DIY e-discovery once moreMIS Impact Report – April 1, 2014 The six-year-old digital forensics and legal e-discovery vendor tried to shake things up with DIY search and e-discovery starting at $895. Now the company is trying to be disruptive again by shifting the focus of its DIY strategy to larger businesses.
David Horrigan     Arista and Intel push for much-needed new 100Gbps datacenter optical standardMIS Analyst Note – April 1, 2014 Peter Christy     More 451 Market Insight Reports

 

 

 

Long Form ReportsThe State of the European Public Cloud MarketInternet Infrastructure Services:  March 21, 2014         Executive SummaryThe appetite for public cloud services in Europe is growing, but how quickly? What benefits are companies realizing, and which providers are they using? While international firms initially introduced the concept of shared, scalable, pay-as-you-go (PAYG) platforms, many regional providers have sprung up, taking advantage of local language requirements and data sovereignty concerns. In 2014, these firms will be keen to capture local market share while the global players increasingly leverage their brand.Rory Duncan     

Several Sectors Showing ImprovementChangeWave Corporate Buying Report:  March 20, 2014         Executive SummaryChangeWave’s latest corporate quarterly survey shows positive signs for the US economy, even in light of the harsh winter weather that’s been taking a toll on businesses in the first quarter.Andy Golub     Sayon Deb     

Another Uptick in Consumer SpendingChangeWave Consumer Spending Report:  March 20, 2014         Executive SummaryChangeWave’s March survey shows US consumer spending continuing to improve – with yet another uptick this month.Jean Crumrine     Lusy Lisyanova     

IT Services: Tooling up for ITaaSCloudScape Report:  March 14, 2014         Executive SummaryIT as a service (ITaaS) is an operational model where the enterprise IT department acts and operates as a distinct business entity, creating services for the other lines of business within the organization. This report is designed to give strategists within buy-side IT service-provider teams, as well as external supply-side IT service providers, insight into the requirements for supporting the ITaaS model.Katy Ring     

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