Manek Dubash

Editor, journalist, analyst, presenter and blogger. As well as blogging and writing news & features here on ZDNet, I work as a cloud analyst with STL Partners, and write for a number of other news and feature sites. I also provide research and analysis services, video and audio production, white papers, event photography, voiceovers, event moderation, you name it... Back story An IT journalist for 25+ years, I worked for Ziff-Davis UK for almost 10 years on PC Magazine, reaching editor-in-chief. Before that, I worked for a number of other business & technology publications and was published in national and international titles.

Latest Posts

Gorilla stomps into enterprise apps

You're thinking about the cloud and you're thinking about applications: which ones and how? Think of Google's online applications and you think about documents and spreadsheets, not enterprise line-of-business applications.

March 10, 2010 by Manek Dubash

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IBM's new eX5 server design: can you cope?

So IBM, inventor of the PC, with Tuesday's launch of the eX5 range, has finally decided that it's moving its nominally PC-based servers one more step away from the standard x86 PC architecture. In doing so, it has put clear blue water between it and the rest of the x86 server market, a gap that was narrowing as other players gained share through economies of scale.

March 4, 2010 by Manek Dubash

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Who knew that clouds needed networks?

It's hard to be a cloud sceptic as it all makes so much sense.For a small to medium-sized business, outsourcing (as we used to call it, back in the day) your IT can save you time and money.

February 25, 2010 by Manek Dubash


Linux desktops: you say no

With the failure of Microsoft Vista and the launch of Windows 7 creating a disruptive moment in the desktop market and opening up opportunities for Linux and Apple, the two main suitors for the desktop, some interesting new research is just out about Linux on the enterprise desktop.The bottom line?

February 16, 2010 by Manek Dubash


IBM stirs the pot with new Power7 systems

With the recent launch of its new range of Unix-based enterprise-level servers, IBM appears to have broadsided Sun -- oops, sorry: Oracle. IBM's new big iron brings new Power 7 chips which, we're told, are the outcome of $3.

February 9, 2010 by Manek Dubash


Will Sun continue to shine?

If you're a Sun customer, you've probably never been so nervous. Your datacentre is racked up with those nice blue-grey boxes, chewing electricity but cracking through the work at the same time.

January 21, 2010 by Manek Dubash


All you need is a browser...

Spurred on by recent discussions about whether civil servants should be used IE6 when the world+dog has moved on to newer, more secure platforms, I wondered if there wasn't another way around the problem of getting applications to the end user, a costly process that involves time-consuming and thorough testing in order (as one commentator has already pointed out) to reduce the load on the support desk.

January 20, 2010 by Manek Dubash

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