Elliott Management has a plan for Citrix. Shake out sales and marketing, sell GoTo and NetScaler, dump the dead wood, and shut down all blue-sky research.
The rest is a quick tour or other ideas for what you’d do with Citrix, other than leaving it alone.
“It’s not a microservice-built application; it’s not moving to a true CI/CD model; but it gets them incrementally on that path, and they start to get some value more short-term from that.”
“That’s where we focus: hit ’em where their problems are today,” he says. “‘Skate to where the puck is going,’ to use the Gretzky saying, but at the same time don’t skate out of the rink. Don’t come at them and say, ‘Hey, we have the microservices platform for you.’ ‘Awesome. What am I going to do with my SAP system?’ Getting that balance right is what we’ve been focused on.”
Bill Hilf on HP’s cloud approach.
Currently, Dropbox has 300 million users (and just announced that its users have shared 2.1 billion files and folders), but the number of paying customers for Dropbox for Business is closer to 100,000.
From a piece covering recent “enterprise” functionality in Dropbox.
Round up of some recent private cloud surveys:
A comprehensive 451 Research report recently identified that hosted private clouds today accounted 25 per cent of budget for off-premises infrastructure spending and growing to 29 per cent in two years. Public cloud accounted for 17 per cent today and growing to 18 per cent in two years.
Private cloud has come to include “public private cloud,” hosted/dedicated gear.
From TPM’s coverage of 1Q2015 server revenue; for all types of servers, not just x86.
This week, without Coté as the voice of reason we dive into Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant 2015, acquisitions in public cloud and discuss the value of Certified Scrum Mastery.
See the video if you prefer eyeball magic.
(Coté and family are having a great vacation!)