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Evolve Or Crumble: Prepare For The Fate Of The Hardware Incumbents

Traditional Infrastructure Players Evolve Their Strategies To Compete In A Cloud-First World

August 29, 2016


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The cloud is driving increasingly customer-centric and data-rich services, and this infrastructure shift continues to transform and cannibalize hardware markets. The major technology incumbents must evolve their business models to remain relevant. Enterprise infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders and CIOs with years of investment in incumbent technology partners must understand the dynamics of this changing vendor landscape. This report helps inform the difficult decisions that lie ahead about how to choose a partner for the next wave of business technology transformation.

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Table of Contents

  • Cloud Providers Pull Spending Away From Hardware Incumbents
  • But Other Cloud Players And Enterprises Are Still Buying Hardware
  • Patterns Of Change — Incumbent Leaders React To The Shifting Sands
  • Darwinian Principles Will Either Make Or Break Hardware Giants
  • Recommendations

  • Stop Clinging To "Strategic Vendors" — They Don't Exist
  • What It Means

  • Market Turbulence Is Now Relentless, So Get Used To It
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents