Cloud Computing Drives Quality and Cost Saving
The next BriefingsDirect innovator case study interview explores how a Texas
healthcare provider has adopted cloud computing, and in doing so has both
saved money and improved the quality of its many services.
At the recent VMworld 2014 Conference in San Francisco, our moderator, Dana
Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, interviewed Shawn Wiora,
CIO at Creative Solutions in Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas to learn more
about the process of adopting cloud, and why cloud has benefited them as a
Here are some excerpts:
Wiora: Creative Solutions in HealthCare is the largest independent owner and
operator of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), which are nursing homes, in
the State of Texas. We also operate assisted-living facilities and we provide
long-term care solutions, primarily in Tex... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect deep-dive big data benefits case study interview
explores how Vichara Technologies in Hoboken, New Jersey is expanding its
capabilities in big data from origins on Wall Street into other areas, and
thereby demonstrating the growing marketplace for advanced big-data analytics
The use of HP Vertica as a big data core component to Vichara has allowed
them to extend their easier to use financial modeling and tools, and then
apply them to other industries such as insurance and healthcare.
To learn more about how advanced big data, cloud, and converge... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect case study interview explores the new face of
customer engagement and procurement modernization by examining how MSC
Industrial Supply is improving how they define and relate to their customers
in the manufacturing sector.
MSC has been using the Ariba Network to innovatively bolster customer
engagements, and to provide new solutions to their customers based on
increased collaboration, information flow and buying trends analysis.
BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to uncover more about about such new,
agile business services at the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE ... (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)
Getting a Grip on Identity Management in a Changing IT World
Any modern business has been dealing with identity and access management
(IAM) from day one. But now, with more critical elements of business
extending beyond the enterprise, access control complexity has been ramping
up due to cloud, mobile, bring your own device (BYOD), and hybrid computing.
And such greater complexity forms a major deterrent to secure, governed, and
managed control over who and what can access your data and services -- and
under what circumstances.The next BriefingsDirect thought leader discussion