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The next BriefingsDirect DevOps thought leadership discussion explores how continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things (IoT) trend. To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consultant, author and a former IT executive who has led many large-scale IT transformation projects, and John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), on Twitter at @j_jeremiah. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Let’s talk about how the DevOps trend extends not to just traditional enterprise IT and software applications, but to a much larger set of applications -- those in the embedded space, mo... (more)

Sprint Is Moving Toward DevOps | @CloudExpo #DevOps #IoT #BigData

The next Briefings Direct DevOps innovation case study explores how telecommunications giant Sprint places an emphasis on orchestration and automation to bring IT culture and infrastructure into readiness for cloud, software-defined data center (SDDC) and DevOps. Learn how Sprint has made IT infrastructure orchestration and automation a pillar of its strategic IT architecture future from Chris Saunderson, Program Manager and Lead Architect for Data Center Automation at Sprint in Kansas City, Missouri. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarb... (more)

Big Data Enables Top User Experiences | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

Big Data Enables Top User Experiences and Extreme Personalization for Intuit TurboTax The next BriefingsDirect big-data innovation case study highlights how Intuit uses deep-data analytics to gain a 360-degree view of its TurboTax application's users’ behavior and preferences. Such visibility allows for rapid applications improvements and enables the TurboTax user experience to be tailored to a highly detailed degree. Here to share how analytics paves the way to better understanding of end-user needs and wants, we're joined by Joel Minton, Director of Data Science and Engineeri... (more)

Leveraging the Power of Big Data Analytics in the Cloud By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData

The next BriefingsDirect Big-Data thought leadership discussion highlights how fast analytics -- or getting to a big data analysis value in far less time than before -- expands the market for advanced data infrastructure to gain business insights. We'll learn how bringing analytics to a cloud services model also allows smaller and less data-architecture-experienced firms to benefit from the latest in big-data capabilities. And we'll explore how Dasher Technologies is helping to usher in this democratization of big data value to more players in less time. To share how a fast ram... (more)

The Role of Content Marketing By @Dana_Gardner | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Exploring the Role of Content Marketing The next BriefingsDirect discussion explores the changing role and impact of content marketing, using the IT industry as a prime example. Just as companies now communicate with their consumers and prospects in much different ways -- with higher emphasis on social interactions, user feedback, big data analysis, and even more content to drive conversations -- so too the IT industry has abruptly changed. There's more movement to cloud models, to mobile applications, to leveraging data at every chance -- and they are also facing lower-margin su... (more)