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Flash Storage Approach Opens the Door to New Business Opportunities The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital business transformation case study examines how Canadian nonprofit SOCAN faced digital disruption and fought back with a successful storage modernizing journey. We'll learn how adopting storage innovation allows for faster responses to end-user needs and opens the door to new business opportunities. To describe how SOCAN gained a new competitive capability for its performance rights management business we're joined by Trevor Jackson, Director of IT Infrastructure for SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, based in Toronto. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: The music business has changed a lot in the past five y... (more)

Innovative Storage Approaches Protect Sensitive Data | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Storage #DataCenter

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital business transformation case study examines how the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha consolidated and unified its data-protection capacities. We'll explore how adopting storage innovation protects the state's largest hospital from data disruption and adds operational simplicity to complex data lifecycle management. To describe how more than 150 terabytes of data remain safe and sound, we're joined by Jeff Bergholz, Manager of Technical Systems at The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDi... (more)

Solving Data Security Challenges | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Security

The next BriefingsDirect security market transformation discussion explores how airline Allegiant Air solved its payment card industry (PCI) problem -- and got a whole lot better security culture to boot. When Allegiant needed to quickly manage its compliance around the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, it embraced many technologies, including tokenization, but the company also adopted an improved position toward privacy methods in general. Here to share how security technology can lead to posture maturity -- and then ultimately to cultural transformation with many bu... (more)

A Transformation Journey to Modernized IT | @BigDataExpo #Cloud #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Loyalty management innovator Aimia's transformation journey to modernized IT Improving end-user experiences and leveraging big data analytics helps Aimia head off digital disruption and improve core operations and processes. The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital business transformation case study examines how loyalty management innovator Aimia is modernizing, consolidating, and standardizing its global IT infrastructure. As a result of rapid growth and myriad acquisitions, Montreal-based Aimia is in a leapfrog mode -- modernizing applications, consolidating data cen... (more)

UPS Modernizes and Streamlines Procure-to-Pay Processes | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #BusinessIntelligence

The next BriefingsDirect business innovation for procurement case study examines how UPS modernizes and streamlinines its procure-to-pay processes. Learn how UPS -- across billions of dollars of supplier spend per year -- automates supply-chain management and leverages new technologies to provide greater insight into procurement networks. This business process innovation exchange comes to you in conjunction with the Tradeshift Innovation Day held in New York on June 22, 2016. To explore how procurement has become strategic for UPS, BriefingsDirect sat down with Jamie Dawson, Vice... (more)