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)
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referring to the outdated use of passwords and limited identity-management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 case study interview explores how improved
visibility analytics and predictive responses are improving supply-chain
management. We’ll now learn how SAP’s Supplier InfoNet, coupled with
the Ariba Network, allows for new levels of transparency in predictive
analytics that reduce risk in supplier relationships.
Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript
or download a copy. Sponsor: Ariba, an SAP company.
BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to uncover more about about how the
intelligent supply chain is evolving at the recent 2014 Ariba L... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect thought-leader interview focuses on the Ariba
product roadmap for 2014 -- and beyond.
Ariba’s product and services roadmap is rapidly evolving, including gaining
more analytics capabilities. BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn
first-hand how at the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas.
To learn more about the recent news at Ariba LIVE -- and also what to expect
from both Ariba and SAP Cloud in the coming months -- we sat down with Chris
Haydon, Senior Vice President of Solutions Management for Procurement,
Finance and Network at Ariba, a... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect deep-dive discussion explores how one of the most
costly and complex parts of any enterprises IT infrastructure -- storage --
is being dramatically improved by the accelerating adoption of
software-defined storage (SDS).
The ability to choose low-cost hardware, to manage across different types of
storage, and radically simplify data storage via intelligent automation means
a virtual rewriting of the economics of data.
But just as IT leaders seek to simultaneously tackle storage pain points of
scalability, availability, agility, and cost -- software-define... (more)