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Precise positioning in a store or resort – anywhere with WiFi – leads to fascinating new mobile business apps development and interactive user experience benefits. To learn how precise positioning in a store or resort – anywhere with WiFi – leads to fascinating new mobile business app...
The 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...
The founders of RedMonk unpack the often tricky path to DevOps and to explore how enterprises can find ways to make pan-IT collaboration a rule, not an exception. Gentleman, let’s look at DevOps through a little bit of a different lens. Often, it’s thought of as a philosophy. It’s tal...
Intelligent accounts payable is rapidly transforming by better managing exceptions, adopting fuller automation, and implementing end-to-end processes that leverage connected business networks. We’ll explore how intelligent AP is rapidly transforming by better managing exceptions, adop...
As competitive organizations move away from quarterly software releases to faster releases, they are being forced to face the inevitable adoption of DevOps processes and efficiencies. Businesses today want to deliver software improvements at weekly and even daily intervals, especially...
Put the word continuous in front of many things and we help define DevOps: continuous delivery, continuous testing, continuous assessment, and there is more. The next BriefingsDirect DevOps thought leadership discussion explores the concept of continuous processes around the developme...
Intuit uses deep-data analytics to gain a 360-degree view of its TurboTax application's users’ behavior and preferences for rapid applications improvements. The next BriefingsDirect big-data innovation case study highlights how Intuit uses deep-data analytics to gain a 360-degree view...
Continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things trend. To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consult...
Just as companies now communicate with their consumers and prospects in much different ways -- with higher emphasis on social interactions -- so too the IT industry has abruptly changed.
Full 360 uses big data and analytics to improve their applications support services for the financial industry -- and beyond.
National Savings Bank in Malaysia has implemented a sweeping enterprise content management system project and slashed paper use, increased productivity, rationalized storage and documents, and cut security risks, while adhering to compliance requirements.
User expectations and rethinking of business productivity are having a profound impact on how business applications are used, designed, and leveraged to help buyers, sellers, and employees do their jobs better.
Ariba’s product and services roadmap is rapidly evolving, including improved business cloud services, refined user experience features, and the use of increasingly intelligent networks. Ariba’s product and services roadmap is rapidly evolving, including improved business cloud servic...
InfoScout in San Francisco gleans new levels of accurate insights into retail buyer behavior by collecting data directly from consumers’ sales receipts. In order to better analyze actual retail behaviors and patterns, InfoScout provides incentives for buyers to share their receipts, ...
Exelon Corporation employs technology and process improvements to optimize their IT operations, manage a merger and acquisition transition, and to bring outsourced IT operations back in-house. To learn more about how this leading energy provider in the US, with a family of companies h...
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. This next edition of the HP Discover Discussion Series highlights how Pomeroy, a G...
RealTime Medicare Data analyzes huge volumes of Medicare data and provides analysis to their many customers on the caregiver side of the healthcare sector using HP Vertica. Here to explain how they manage such large data requirements for quality, speed, and volume, we're joined by Sco...
Tunisie Electronique, a Tunisian IT services provider, improved their IT service management offerings and capabilities leveraging cloud-based services. To learn more about better IT control and efficiency using the latest ITSM tools and services, we are joined by Fadoua Ouerdiane, IT ...
A discussion with Kony, Inc. on the latest in enterprise mobility exploring advancements in applications design and deployment technologies across the full spectrum of edge devices and operating environments. This five-part series of penetrating discussions on the latest in enterprise...
A new wave of ITSM technologies and methods allow for a more rapid ITSM adoption -- and that means better rapid support of agile business processes. Businesses of all stripes rate the need to move faster as a top priority, and many times, that translates into the need for better and f...
Desjardins Group in Montréal is improving their IT operations through an advanced IT services management (ITSM) approach. Tell us why ITSM has become important to you. What were some of the challenges, some of the requirements? What was the environment you were in that required you to...
MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass., is exploring the use of cloud and hybrid cloud to enjoy such use benefits as IT speed, agility and robust, three-tier disaster recovery.
An intermediary brokerage can help companies and government agencies make the best use of commodity and targeted IaaS clouds, and not fall prey to replacing an on-premises integration problem with a cloud complexity problem. To learn more about the role and value of the specialist c...
The Open Group and BriefingsDirect recently assembled a distinguished panel at The Open Group Boston Conference 2014 to explore the practical implications and limits of the Internet of Things. This so-called Internet of Things means more data, more cloud connectivity and management, a...
GSN Games exploits big data to effectively uncover game-changing entertainment trends for their audience. Oh, and it changes corporate cultures, too. It's a shame when the data analysis providers inside a company get the cold shoulder from the business leaders because the data keeps p...
Waste Management's IT organization began rebuilding their quality assurance processes from the ground up by making the appropriate choices and investments in technology, such as in people and processes -- and their scorecard is very good. It's only been a few years since Waste Managem...
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. The old model of just being an outsourcer or on-pr...
The telecommunication service-provider industry is gaining new business analytic value and strategic return through the better use and refinement of their big data assets. It’s no secret that communication service providers (CSPs) are under a lot of pressure as they make massive inves...
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 scalabil...
NNIT uses HP Cloud Service Automation to improve their deployment of IT applications and data, and to provide higher overall service delivery speed and efficiency. As a provider of both application development management and infrastructure outsourcing, Denmark-based NNIT needed a bett...
It's become clear that the impacts and implications of cloud commerce are much broader and much more of a benefit to the business as a whole as an innovation engine, even across whole industries. Over the past five years, the impetus for cloud adoption has been primarily about advanci...
By adopting HP Vertica, Systems Mechanics improved how their products best deliver business intelligence, analytics streaming, and data analysis. Three years ago, Systems Mechanics Limited used relational databases to assemble and analyze some 20 different data sources in near real-ti...
An expected deluge of data and information about patients, providers, outcomes, and needed efficiencies is pushing the healthcare industry to re-evaluate interoperability, security and the ability to adapt rapidly to the lessons in the data. The means of enabling Boundaryless Informat...
When Swedish communications services provider TDC needed network infrastructure improvements from their disparate networks across several Nordic countries, they needed both simplicity in execution and agility in performance. Our next innovation case study interview therefore highlight...
How do we blaze a better path to a secure mobile future? How do we make today’s ubiquitous mobile devices as low risk as they are indispensable?
How do we blaze a better path to a secure mobile future? How do we make today’s ubiquitous mobile devices as low risk as they are indispensable? As smartphones have become de rigueur in the global digital economy, users want them to do more work, and businesses want them to be more pr...
As we become more connected online, the old system of site-specific passwords and user identity are no longer equal to the task. We need to find new ways of providing identities and authorization.
The advent of the application programming interface (API) economy has forced a huge, pressing need for organizations to both seek openness and improve security for accessing mobile applications, data, and services anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Awash in inadequate passwords a...
The supply chain is evolving, and buyers need to analyze and predict, but also to manage risk. When Capgemini's business information management (BIM) practices unit needed to provide big data capabilities to its insurance company customers, it needed to deliver the right information t...
Our discussion comes to you from The Open Group Conference held on May 13, 2014 in Amsterdam, where the focus was on enabling boundaryless information flow. To learn more about making Open Platform 3.0 a business benefit in an architected fashion, please join moderator Stuart Boardm...