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The next BriefingsDirect discussion explores improving cyber security in applications across their entire lifecycles. Such trends as the Internet of Things (IoT), hybrid cloud services, mobile-first, and DevOps are increasing the demands and complexity of the overall development process. Key factors to improving both development speed and security despite these new challenges include new levels of collaboration and communication across formerly disparate teams -- from those who design, to coders, to testers, and on to continuous monitoring throughout operations. The result is security being integrated into software design, even as the pressure builds to bring more apps to market faster. We're here now with two experts from a Capgemini and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Alliance to learn how to create the culture, process, and technologies needed to make and keep t... (more)

Business Networks Level the Playing Field for Small Businesses | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The next BriefingsDirect technology innovation thought leadership discussion examines new ways for small businesses to make and manage the connections that matter to them most using cloud-based networks to bring intelligent buying and digital business benefits to any type of company. To learn more about the business of doing more commerce in the digital economy using cloud-based networks, please join me in welcoming Bob Rosenthal, Chairman and CEO of JP Promotional Products, Inc. in Ossining, New York, and Anne Kramer, CEO at Ergo Works, Inc. in Palo Alto, California. The discus... (more)

Dell-EMC Merger Spurs Enterprises to Re-Examine Storage Strategies | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The next BriefingsDirect IT market analysis discussion explores customer impacts to the global storage market now that the $67 billion Dell-EMC merger deal appears imminent. The proposed merger, which also includes EMC’s majority control of VMware, has been controversial from the start. A massive and complex financing apparatus, largely built on private equity debt, undergirds the deal, with privately held Dell taking over the publicly traded EMC and VMware federation. This largest IT vendor deal ever is expected to close sometime between now and October 2016. While EMC CEO and C... (more)

The Open Group IT4IT Architecture Offers a New Direction | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The next BriefingsDirect expert panel discussion examines the value and direction of The Open Group IT4IT initiative, a new reference architecture for managing IT as a business. IT4IT was a hot topic at The Open Group San Francisco 2016 conference in January, and the enterprise architect and IT leader attendees examined it from a variety of different angles. This panel, conducted live at the event, elevates the IT4IT discussion to the level of enabling digital business value. And so to learn more about how IT4IT aids businesses, we are joined by Chris Davis, Professor of Inform... (more)

Microsoft Takes Giant Leap | @CloudExpo @Azure #Cloud #IoT #BigData

Last week’s arrival of the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview marks a turning point in the cloud computing market and forms a leading indicator of how dramatically Microsoft has changed in the past two years. The cloud turning point comes because the path to hybrid-cloud capabilities and benefits has a powerful new usher, one with the enterprise, developer, and service-provider presence, R and D budget, and competitive imperative to succeed in a market still under served and nebulous. Over the past five years, public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) value and utility... (more)