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About 30 percent of enterprises -- that’s medium, large, as well as small enterprises -- are using app stores to deploy some of their applications at some level. As enterprises and most business users rapidly adopt smartphones and make them mission-critical to their work and lives, ta...
As HP unveils it's new FlexNetwork Architecture, they seem to be making a bold statement about the future of corporate networks. And that is that changing requirements are inevitable, so why not build out a network that can support all the new cloud and mobile tricks you know about ......
While more than 90 percent of companies are using -- or plan to use -- cloud computing, the cloud model is raising some concerns, as well as some paradoxes. Unsurprisingly, security is the leading concern, while integration and governance issues are close behind. The paradox arises be...
Seeking to make it easier to synchronize data between applications and across enterprise boundaries, Talend on Monday delivered a unified platform for both data services and applications integration requirements. The Talend ESB Standard Edition, built on an open source enterprise serv...
Application-to-application integration inside an enterprise's four walls is well understood, but very quickly the demands placed on integration are spanning multiple enterprises, multiple types of applications, and varieties of service providers. Enterprise integration requirements ar...
We'll examine how Fairchild Semiconductor has been an early adopter of integration platform as a service (iPaaS). The venerable Silicon Valley company has been using graphical tools to build integrations among and between far-flung applications and services but with those integration p...
Part of the new support philosophy comes from providing a more centralized, efficient, and powerful means of getting all the systems involved working, and all the knowledge necessary together quickly to get applications back in action and keep them there. As recent outages at Amazon ...
The pace of change, degrees of complexity, and explosion around the uses of new devices and increased data sources are placing new requirements and new strain on older data centers. Research shows that a majority of enterprises are either planning for or are in the midst of data center...
Fast-moving trends across the enterprise are pointing to a deeper payoff from the well-managed embrace of hybrid computing models coupled with the secure delivery of applications. The new research describes how top level enterprise executives are reacting to these fast-moving trends...
The first annual Application Landscape report found that millions of applications are obsolete and no longer deliver full business value, driving a need to rationalize and retire applications, freeing up valuable resources. A proliferation of on-premises applications, many of them out...
HP's Information Management Portfolio update aims to reduce risk, increase efficiency, and simplify business information management. “Three trends are driving how information is managed,” says June Manley, worldwide product marketing director for HP Information Management. She noted t...
Solving bottlenecks is no small feat, but it may be one of the greatest long-term benefits of the cloud computing model, both in terms of cost and agility. It's the processes, after all, that count most and should be easy to safely make, remake and iterate on. Recognizing broad integr...
Enterprise architecture ought to be about the entire enterprise, because that’s what the name implies. If it’s really about IT, it ought to be called enterprise IT architecture. It is my impression, from what I read and hear in many enterprise and business architecture blogs and forum...
We're merging what was customer support, which is a call center, with the Professional Services organization. By merging those two, you get the best of both worlds and provide the service depth where we take accountability for the whole solution. Nowadays, the focal point for IT opera...
Perhaps the transition to cloud and the need for ISVs to be seduced with openness, what GigaSpaces calls "silo free", will allow for new round of choice and productivity. GigaSpaces Technologies has announced the upcoming release of its second-generation cloud-enablement platform, whi...
The OTTF’s purpose is to shape global procurement strategies and best practices to help reduce threats and vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. The framework outlines industry best practices that contribute to the secure and trusted development, manufacture, delivery and ong...
As we move forward, cloud computing is going to give us an opportunity to reinvent how we do security. Looking back over the past few years, it seems like cyber security and warfare threats are only getting worse. We've had the Stuxnet Worm, the WikiLeaks affair, China-originating att...
This is really not about adding some security band-aid onto a technology or a product. It's really about the fundamental attributes or assurance of the product or technology that’s being produced. The OTTF is a group that came together under the umbrella of The Open Group to identify ...
As more companies look toward building or expanding data centers, HP has announced a comprehensive service that simplifies the process of designing and building data centers by offering design, construction and project management from a single vendor. The new HP Critical Facilities Im...
Adaptive Computing's Moab Adaptive Computing Suite 6.0 provides increased agility and automation to decrease the time to value for new cloud services, reduce IT cost and complexity and optimize overall cloud resource utilization. New capabilities in Moab enhance its ability to automat...
The business is taking hold of the value that enterprise architects bring to the table, enterprise architects have been able to survive the economic troubled times, and some companies have even increased their investment in EA. There were some things that were different about this ye...
Given what they are and where they have been, there's little logical reason for Microsoft not dominating the mobile smartphone computing landscape. And it should have been a done-deal in many global major markets at least four years ago. The only reason that Microsoft is now partnerin...
Everyone seems to want to be an enterprise architect or an IT architect right now. It's that label to have on your business card. What we're trying to do is separate the true architects from one of these, and certification is a key part of that. Learn how EA is becoming more business-...
Bitzer Mobile is banking on the urgency that enterprise IT departments are feeling to deliver apps and data to mobile devices -- from Blackberries to iOS, Android, and WebOS. So Bitzer Mobile places a container on the user's personal mobile device and allows the IT department to cont...
I call Harvard Medical School the land of a thousand CIOs, because, in essence, we cannot mandate that anyone use central IT services, cloud services, or other things. So that sets a higher standard for us, because people have to want to use it. We've assembled a panel to examine the ...
What we are trying to do with FACE now is to develop a computer environment that’s on the aircraft already. As we define new capabilities and new things that we want to put out into the fleet, we can host software in the computer environment that’s already there, rather than building a...
BriefingsDirect assembled a group of IT industry analysts and executives at the recent Ariba LIVE 2010 conference to explore the business implications for ecommerce in the cloud-computing era. As more services, applications, and data are developed for -- and delivered via -- cloud mod...
The learning that has occurred in the Western markets have produced a body of knowledge in TOGAF that can accelerate for other companies the way they adopt and improve their ability to deliver on strategy, planning, and execution. We've assembled a panel to examine the key market tren...
The economy’s grip on IT budgets, and the fast changing sourcing models like cloud computing, are pointing to a reckoning for EA -- of now defining a vast new promise for IT business alignment improvement or, conversely, a potentially costly lost opportunity. The need for EA seems t...
HP’s Converged Infrastructure provides a blueprint for clients that want to eliminate sprawl, complexity and excess maintenance costs. The introductions at HP Tech Forum in Las Vegas include advancements in HP BladeSystem, including several new servers, as well as innovations in HP Vir...
Cloud is the single most disruptive influence that we've seen in not just IT, but in how IT is bought, used, paid for, and how that affects how everybody does business.
In some ways, the industry plays a little bit of ping-pong with the customer, which is a really bad place to be. We want to make it simple. We want to make it transparent to them. When a customer is thinking about a solution, they make a buying decision. The next step for them is to d...
"We're going through the biggest change in IT delivery since client-server. That, in turn, is going to generate a very significant refresh in applications and services." The first is in terms of how businesses are delivering IT, and that's on three dimensions. The first is virtualizat...
In order to really be part of the business imperatives to move forward in next-generation business processes, it was too complex to make changes. So, we focused on reducing those systems and doing it in a way that was directly aligned to business change and the directions they would li...
Our next customer case study focuses on Delta Air Lines and the use of quality assurance tools for requirements management as well as mapping the test cases and moving into full production quickly. Generally, the airline industry, along with the lot of other industries I'm sure, is ...