Martin Banks

Martin Banks

Martin Banks is a long-standing journalist, commentator and analyst covering IT and its impact on business since the very beginning of the PC revolution. Before that, he was covering the development of the semiconductor technologies and microprocessors that have made it all possible.

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Eating the dog food - collaboration from an inside Oracle PoV

One of the important side benefits of increasing digitalisation is the ability create new models of collaboration both within a company and between a company and its customers, partners and suppliers. Some of Oracle’s senior UK managers took time out at the recent Modern Business Experience event to offer some 'how to’ tips.

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Nutanix AOS 5 – greasing up the legacy apps

A major revamp of its hyper-converged environment has come out of Nutanix, with one eye on AWS and the other on helping users of legacy business critical applications make the most of them in the new hardware world.

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SAP’s Leonardo points towards Applied Data Science as a Service

By pulling together the relevant IoT and data analytics technologies and coupling them with relevant business-related data as a packaged, marketable entity, SAP is looking to short-circuit the process of companies innovating their own new ways of doing business.

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5G and the digital economy - the technology PoV (1/2)

In four years, 5G WiFi offering multiple G/bit bandwidths will be upon us, so it is time for businesses to start thinking of what they’d like to achieve, what applications and tools they might need in that post-BT landline world

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A Dropbox IPO? Not yet 'yes', but probably 'probably'

It may have 500 million registered users, but really, Dropbox is now far more interested in adding to its 200,000 corporate user base and sees collaboration tools, together with a rich array of technology partners adding a wide range of specialised tools, as the way to get both there, and possibly onto the public stock market.