Author: Steven Dickens

The Futurum Group’s Steven Dickens shares his insights on the announcements from Broadcom and Google at FinOpsX 2024 along with the introduction of FOCUS to standardize interoperability and collaboration in multi-cloud environments.
Spurthi Kommajosula from IBM joins host Steven Dickens to share insights on modernizing data exchange to accelerate data and AI outcomes—illustrating the need for efficiency, governance, and the benefits of treating data as a valuable product.
The Futurum Group’s Research Brief, Unlocking AI Potential: How HPE Private Cloud AI Accelerates AI Deployment and Innovation, completed in partnership with HPE and NVIDIA, delves into the complexities of AI deployment and the solutions offered by HPE's Private Cloud AI.
Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader, discusses Broadcom's Q2 2024 performance, driven by strategic investments in AI and the successful integration of VMware.
Steven Dickens and Paul Nashawaty at The Futurum Group highlight the strategic significance of Cisco's acquisition of Splunk, emphasizing the seamless integration of AI-enhanced tools to bolster cybersecurity and observability. They note that this collaboration is set to revolutionize IT operations by providing comprehensive insights and improving digital resilience.
The Research Brief, Achieving Mainframe Resilience by Combining System Monitoring and Observability, highlights key findings surrounding the modernization efforts within the mainframe ecosystem.
The Futurum Group’s latest Research Brief, How System Monitoring and Observability Drive Mainframe Resilience, completed in partnership with BMC, provides valuable insights into the challenges and strategies surrounding modern mainframe management.
Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader, shares that PayPal's integration of PYUSD with the Solana blockchain is a significant advancement in digital commerce, leveraging Solana's superior speed and cost efficiency. He emphasized that this development underscores the growing importance of stablecoins in modern finance and the need for robust regulatory frameworks to ensure their safe and effective use.
Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader at The Futurum Group explores how Elon Musk’s recent $6 billion funding round for xAI marks a significant milestone in the rapidly evolving AI landscape. With xAI's ambitious plans and Tesla's vast data collection capabilities, this move positions Musk to potentially redefine the future of AI development.
The Futurum Group’s latest Market Insight Report, Navigating Trends and Challenges in Cloud Computing for Q1 2024, delves into the intricate dynamics of the cloud computing market.
Steven Dickens and Krista Macomber discuss Lenovo's latest announcement of TruScale Backup with Veeam, highlighting its scalable Backup as a Service solution designed for robust data protection and ransomware recovery. This new offering combines Lenovo's ThinkSystem servers and storage with Veeam's advanced backup technology, providing businesses with a cloud-like experience on-premises.
Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader, highlights the strategic importance of Oracle's move into Morocco, noting how this expansion will catalyze the digital transformation and AI deployment across North Africa. He emphasizes that this development positions Oracle as a key player in shaping the region's technological landscape.