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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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.

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HPE's last hurrah or a new beginning?

New technologies and new architectures from HPE? A system designed for in-memory processing, using newly architected non-volatile memory chips, is certainly worth more than a second glance. And if it does achieve more than be a better home for SAP HANA, then the old stager may yet gain a whole new lease of life.

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Nutanix.Next - coping with shrinkage

Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey on why having a close understanding of hardware is still important to a software vendor’s understanding of hyper-convergence.