The old model of just being an outsourcer or on-premises service provider is
dead for many IT solutions providers. Instead, we’re all now in a hybrid
world where will have some private-cloud solutions and multiple public
clouds. The challenge is to have the right level of governance, and to be in
a position to move the workloads, and adjust the workloads with the needs.
These words of wisdom come from European IT services provider Steria, which
along with hundreds of its customers are charting a journey to hybrid cloud
while maintaining control, automation, and reporting across all IT
To learn more about how services standardization leads to improved hybrid
cloud automation, BriefingsDirect spoke to Eric Fradet, Industrialization
Director at Steria in Paris. The discussion, at the recent HP Discover
conference in Barcelona, is moderated by me, Dana G... (more)
Over the past five years, the impetus for cloud adoption has been primarily
about advancing the IT infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) fabric or utility
model, and increasingly seeking both applications and discrete IT workload
support services from Internet-based providers.
But as adoption of these models has unfolded, it's become clear that the
impacts and implications of cloud commerce are much broader and much more of
a benefit to the business as a whole as an innovation engine, even across
Recent research shows us that business leaders are now eager to move ... (more)
A stubborn speed bump continues to hobble the digital economy. We're
referring to the outdated use of passwords and limited identity-management
solutions that hamper getting all of our devices, cloud services, enterprise
applications, and needed data to work together in anything approaching
The past three years have seen a huge uptick in the number and types of
mobile devices, online services, and media. Yet, we're seemingly stuck with
20-year-old authentication and identity-management mechanisms -- mostly based
The resulting chasm between what we have an... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect panel discussion defines new business values from
the massive Open Platform 3.0 shift that combines the impacts and benefits
of big data, cloud, Internet of things, mobile and social.
Our discussion comes to you from The Open Group Conference held on May 13,
2014 in Amsterdam, where the focus was on enabling boundaryless information
To learn more about making Open Platform 3.0 a business benefit in an
architected fashion, please join moderator Stuart Boardman, a Senior
Business Consultant at KPN and Open Platform 3.0 Forum co-chairman; Dr.
Chris H... (more)
An expected deluge of data and information about patients, providers,
outcomes, and needed efficiencies is pushing the healthcare industry to rapid
change. But more than dealing with just the volume of data is required.
Interoperability, security and the ability to adapt rapidly to the lessons in
the data are all essential.
The means of enabling Boundaryless Information Flow, Open Platform 3.0
adaptation, and security for the healthcare industry are then, not
surprisingly, headline topics for The Open Group’s upcoming event, Enabling
Boundaryless Information Flow on July 21 and ... (more)