Category: Tech Titans

VMware: A Tech Titan And Leader In Cloud Infrastructure and Digital Transformation

Everyone has heard of VMware. But the firm has become so very capable it is easy to misunderstand the firm. Their roots are in virtualizing operating systems on servers. But through innovation and acquisition and a focused strategic of improvement they have gone far beyond that. VMware provides enterprises with a way to better manage internal IT resources, better manage internal clouds, better manage public clouds, and orchestrate workloads over all those systems. They provide ways to more smartly store and secure data.

All indications are that their investment in R&D for enterprise solutions will continue which means innovation will continue.

From their website:

This year, VMware celebrates 20 years as an industry pioneer. When the company launched in February 1998, we transformed the data center forever by mainstreaming virtualization, the core principle of cloud computing. Twenty years later, we remain just as focused on innovating in everything we do, and committed to solving the most difficult technology problems for our customers. We apply the same principles of virtualization and software innovation to securely connect, manage and automate the world's complex digital infrastructure. And there's so much more to come.

We see opportunity to apply those principles to growing technology areas like IoT, edge computing, and AI, amongst others. We are optimistic about the power of technology to be a force for good, with the potential to solve the big societal problems of today and tomorrow. Software, as we see it, has the power to transform business and humanity. 

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Dell: Privately owned PC and server maker and software giant

Dell Inc is privately owned. So it is hard to say what their exact size is, but before being delisted they were number 51 on the Fortune 500 list, so they have mass. That is about to change with the move to leverage VMware to go public again.

We still see Dell frequently in the enterprise IT space and know all technologists have familiarity with what they can do in servers and the data center. We expect to see more innovation from Dell now that they are able to invest more freely in R&D.

Dell closed on a long and complicated acquisition of EMC,  building a greater enterprise powerhouse.

One area of particular note is how they are innovating in micro-data centers, including servers in storage containers. Their continued pursuit of this old idea has resulted in significant improvements in this capability.

Here is how they are treated in Wikipedia:

Dell sells personal computers (PCs), servers, data storage devices, network switches, software, computer peripherals,HDTVs, cameras, printers, MP3 players, and electronics built by other manufacturers. The company is well known for its innovations in supply chain management and electronic commerce, particularly its direct-sales model and its "build-to-order" or "configure to order" approach to manufacturing—delivering individual PCs configured to customer specifications.[6][7] Dell was a pure hardware vendor for much of its existence, but with the acquisition in 2009 of Perot Systems, Dell entered the market for IT services. The company has since made additional acquisitions in storage and networking systems, with the aim of expanding their portfolio from offering computers only to delivering complete solutions for enterprise customers.[8][9]

Dell was listed at number 51 in the Fortune 500 list, until 2014.[10] After going private in 2013, the newly confidential nature of its financial information prevents the company from being ranked by Fortune. In 2015, it was the third largest PC vendor in the world after Lenovo and HP.[11] Dell is currently the #1 shipper of PC monitors in the world.[12] Dell is the sixth largest company in Texas by total revenue, according to Fortune magazine.[13] It is the second largest non-oil company in Texas – behind AT&T – and the largest company in the Greater Austin area.[14] It was a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: DELL), as well as a component of the NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500, until it was taken private in a leveraged buyout which closed on October 30, 2013.

Intel Corporation: Designing and manufacturing digital technology platforms

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is best known for chips, but is involved in many other aspects of the delivery of compute platforms. At a current market cap of $164B they have the resources to continue to innovate and we expect to see Intel as a Tech Titan for years to come.

April 2015 marked the 50th Anniversary of Moore's Law. Gordon Moore made this observation three years before co-founding Intel. His law states that the number of transistors incorporated on a computer chip will double every two years, resulting in increased computing power and devices that are faster, smaller and lower cost.

To hear context on this law from Gordon Moore himself see the video at this link and embedded below:

Intel's pursuit of continuous innovation has kept Moore's law alive. More importantly it has kept Intel delivering solutions that help both enterprises and consumers get more things done.

From Reuters:

Intel Corporation is engaged in the design and manufacture of digital technology platforms. The Company's segments include Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center Group (DCG), Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Software and Services (SSG) and All Other. CCG segment includes platforms designed for notebooks (including Ultrabook devices), 2 in 1 systems, desktops (including all-in-ones and personal computers (PCs)), tablets, phones, wireless and wired connectivity products, and mobile communication components. DCG segment includes server, network and storage platforms designed for the enterprise, cloud, communications infrastructure and technical computing segments. IOTG segment includes platforms designed for Internet of Things market segments, including retail, transportation, industrial, and buildings and home use. SSG segment includes Intel Security Group, and Software and Services group. All Other segment includes Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group and the New Devices Group.

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Oracle Corporation: Addressing enterprise IT infrastructure

Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) is one of the most widely known Tech Titans, and at a $169B market cap has plenty on hand to continue innovating and acquiring new capabilities. They will be around.

Here is how they describe themselves:

Oracle Corporation (Oracle) provides products and services that address all aspects of corporate information technology (IT) environments, including application, platform and infrastructure. The Company's businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services. Its cloud and on-premise software business consists of three segments, including cloud software and on-premise software, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software license updates and product support. Its hardware business consists of two segments, including hardware products and hardware support. The Company's services business includes the remainder of the Company's segments. Its services business includes activities, such as consulting services, enhanced support services and education services, among others.


Google: Innovating in AI but can they catch up with cloud leaders?

We track Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) as a Tech Titan, of course. They have a market cap of over $544B and deserve the honor of being in this category. From an enterprise IT standpoint, their championing of the Android operating system has earned them a place in the mobility domain, and their Google Apps offering helped show many businesses that the cloud can work for office automation. But the majority of their business is still today selling advertisements. Don't expect pure play enterprise IT offerings from this powerhouse. And we should all be watching to see if they can make enough progress in their cloud offerings to compete with Amazon in this space.

Here is how Google describes themselves:

Alphabet Inc. is a holding company. The Company holds interests in Google Inc. (Google). The Company's segments include Google and Other Bets. Google segment includes Internet products, such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome, Google Play, and hardware products, including Chromecast, Chromebooks and Nexus, which are sold by the Company. Its technical infrastructure and Virtual Reality are also included in Google segment. Google segment is engaged in advertising, sales of digital content, applications and cloud services, as well as sale of Google branded hardware. The Other Bets segment consists of various operating segments and includes businesses, such as Access/Google Fiber, Calico, Nest, Verily, GV, Google Capital, X and other initiatives. Other Bets segment is engaged in the sale of Nest hardware products, Internet and television services through Google Fiber, and licensing and research and development (R&D) services through Verily.

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