Welcome!

Analysis and Insights for Software and Cloud Computing Strategists

Dana Gardner

Subscribe to Dana Gardner: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get Dana Gardner via: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories by Dana Gardner

Advanced Configuration Database Helps Smooth Merger The next BriefingsDirect performance management discussion uncovers how Redcentric PLC in the UK tackled a major network management project due to a business merger. We'll hear how Redcentric used an advanced configuration database approach to scale management of some 10,000 devices across two disparate companies and made them accessible as a single system. To learn more about how two major networks became merged successfully using automation based on systems data, we're joined by Edward Jackson, Operational System Support Manager at Redcentric in Harrogate, UK. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: Gardner: Tell us a little bit about your company and this merger. What two companies came together, and how did that prove to be a complicated ... (more)

HP Tools Help MSP Improve Quality By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

This next edition of the HP Discover Discussion Series highlights how Pomeroy, a Global IT managed services provider, improves quality for their applications testing, development and packaged applications customization. By working with a partner, TurnKey Solutions, and HP, Pomeroy improves their overall process for development and thereby achieves far better IT and business outcomes. To learn more about how they're improving app testing proficiency, BriefingsDirect sat down with Mary Cathell, Quality Assurance Analyst at Pomeroy in Hebron, Kentucky, and Daniel Gannon, President a... (more)

Supplier Diversity in the Networked Economy By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The next BriefingsDirect business trends interview focuses on Caesars Entertainment Corp. and how they're transforming supplier discovery and improving their supplier diversity through collaboration across cloud-based services and open business networks. Learn from Caesars' best practices on how they expand diversity across their supply chain and how that’s been accomplished using Ariba Discovery. We’ll hear first-hand how one supplier, M and R Distribution Services, has benefited from such supplier visibility on the business network. For the inside story on improved supply chain... (more)

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks Can Coexist By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

What is the relationship between the major Enterprise Architecture (EA) frameworks? Do they overlap, compete, support each other? How? And what should organizations do as they seek a best approach to operating with multiple EA frameworks? These questions were addressed during a February panel discussion at The Open Group San Diego 2015 conference. Led by moderator Allen Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Open Group, the main speaker John Zachman, Chairman and CEO of Zachman International, and originator of the Zachman Framework, examined the role and benefits of h... (more)

Innovations Drive Business Networking By @Dana_Gardner | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Innovations Drive Business Networking Forward LAS VEGAS -- Ariba today announced innovations to its cloud-based applications and global business network designed to deliver a personal, contextual and increasingly mobile-first user experience for business applications consumers. Among the announcements are a newly designed user interface (UI) and a mobile app based on the SAP Fiori approach, both due to be available this summer, for Ariba's core procurement, spend management, and other line of business apps. Ariba, an SAP company, made the announcements here at the Ariba LIVE co... (more)