Buffer Overflow: At Least It’s Not Oracle
Red Hat and IBM, Microsoft’s Project Natick, and Folding Tablets without a Cause
Ned Bellavance, Director of Cloud Solutions
Chris Hayner, Delivery Manager
Brenda Heisler, Resource Coordinator
Jennifer Dandy, Analytics Manager
IBM To Acquire Red Hat
- The Red Hat Deal is the largest acquisition in IBM history
- At their Q2 financial Red Hat reported substantial wins in terms of Earnings Per Share, subscription and services revenues, and cash flow from operations
- Red Hat and IBM are already partnered up in significant ways that sound very hybrid cloudy.
- The acquisition is about “accelerating high value business models, revenue synergies, and validating the DevOps paradigm.”
- They have a pretty famous work culture
- IBM has been well known as a toxic work environment for years
- How was Rometty punished for IBMs 5 years of poor performance last year? With a 60% pay raise, of course.
- Introducing SMORES-EP – Like Legos, except they can think
- The Kepler Telescope is being retired after 9 years
- Folding Tablets…Why though?
- Here comes the sun…and it’s driving a Hyundai? Maybe a Kia?
- Fitbit is doing well. Really?
- Cloud spending slows, consolidation inevitable