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New Ariba spot-buying service allows companies to bring "emergency" or small purchases under control. It remains one of the last bastions of enterprise spend over which companies have little or no control. Yet companies have been loathe to tamper with how their employers and managers ...
Social media of all types allows customers to share their interests and sentiments. To be successful, companies have to find ways to capture and process the information. The power of Big Data technology is being successfully applied to understanding such complex unknowns as consumer s...
Enterprise collaboration and document management are being transformed by new cloud and mobile requirements, deeply impacting one of the most broadly deployed collaboration platforms, Microsoft SharePoint. Delivering information as an actionable asset in a widely collaborative and inc...
To help maintain control and remain ever-ready for improvements, healthcare SaaS application developer PointClickCare recently adopted a cloud-based IT service management solution. Whether it's monitoring medication management in a closed-loop integration with pharmacies, or managing ...
Heartland, based in Princeton, New Jersey, has improved governance results in innovative ways across the organization, thanks to both security best practices and HP Fortify tools. Heartland Payment Systems has successfully leveraged software-assurance tools and best practices to driv...
Ariba’s product and services roadmap is rapidly evolving, including gaining more analytics capabilities. BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn first-hand how at the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas. To learn more about the recent news at Ariba LIVE -- and also what...
Arlington Computer Products improved their financial processes and operations using the new AribaPay cloud-based B2B payment service. Agile business services are entering into a new era, an integrated and on-demand approach to ordering, billing, and settlement processes between buyers...
The power of data-driven business networks is increasing, but how do enterprises best leverage that intelligence as they seek new services, products and efficiency? The next BriefingsDirect thought-leader panel discussion focuses on the future of business and how companies can benefit...
With HP's Adoption Readiness Tool (ART), EVRY, based in Oslo, has gained new advantages in the adoption and understanding of both new and existing technology. Nordic IT solutions provider EVRY has taken automation and agility to new heights in its training and documentation of IT prod...
It's now clear that we are entering into a very diverse and even unprecedented work environment -- something the world perhaps has never known. Companies need to prepare for it now. But how do enterprises prepare, and how do they create the means to analyze and manage the transiti...
Auto racing powerhouse NASCAR has engineered a way to learn more about its many fans -- and their likes and dislikes -- using big-data analysis. The result is they can rapidly adjust services and responses to keep connected best to those fans across all media and social networks. It's...
A tag-team of service and network virtualization for testing has emerged just as the mobile and cloud era requires unprecedented focus on DevOps benefits and rapid quality assurance.
Ariba wrapped up its annual Ariba LIVE user conference today with a series of announcements, chief among them news that its AribaPay automated B2B payments settlements service is now operational. Most of the announcements this week by Ariba, an SAP company, involved enhancements to th...
The hottest new wave of marketing — digital social influence -- is intersecting with one the hottest areas of cloud computing — software-as-a-service (SaaS) collaboration and documents/objects sharing. Educating technology markets and communities is now, more than ever, a function of ...
Companies worldwide are using big data to gain ever deeper analysis and rapidly and securely making those insights available to more people on their own terms. Big data capabilities and advanced business analytics have now become essential to nearly any business development activity. ...
HP experts explain how enterprise IT operators and planners can keep their data centers from spinning out of control despite new requirements, leverage the best of converged systems, and improve efficiency. As software-driven data centers have matured and advanced to support unpredict...
Over the last three years, the number of IT decision makers who believe their business has more applications than it needs has increased from just over a third (34 percent) to nearly half (48 percent). Apps bloat is a huge problem. Especially when the apps are non-mission critical, or...
Dell has successfully learned from social media how to meaningfully increase business sales and revenue. The data, digital relationships, and resulting analysis inherent in social media and social networks interactions provide a lasting resource for businesses and their customers, sa...
Finansbank in Istanbul has developed an impressive record of managed risk and deployments, with an eye to greater automation over time. Governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) form a top-tier of requirements for banks anywhere in the world as they create and deploy applicatio...
HP today announced HP Access Catalog, a SaaS-delivered mobile app and content store that allows corporations to quickly and securely deliver resources across mobile and desktop devices to their employees anywhere. IT organizations are facing pressure to deliver a marketplace experienc...
HP today launched the HP Vertica Marketplace, a hub for developers, partners and customers to create and share extensions, enhancements, and solutions that integrate with the HP Vertica Analytics Platform. These add-ons and solutions include connectors and third-party extensions, bus...
The Open Group, at its conference in San Francisco, will announce a new initiative to help bridge gaps in healthcare industry data sharing to provide a boundaryless flow of information. And so the next BriefingsDirect discussion explores what it takes to bring rigorous interactions, p...
Siemens Brazil in São Paulo has learned several valuable lessons from its mobile app development experiments and subsequent full roll-out of high-demand work flow apps for business managers. As enterprise IT departments scramble to meet demand for more mobile applications, many are ch...
Savvy organizations, HP among them, are turning to preventing attacks, rather than just detecting them and remediating them. The high cost of unwanted intrusion and malware across corporate networks is well known. Less talked-about are the successful ways that organizations are thwart...
Big-data processing helps to make the best use of dynamic storage resources by taking in all the relevant storage activities data, analyzing it and then making the best choices for dynamic hybrid storage optimization. If, as the adage goes, you should fight fire with fire then perhap...
HP has quickly made itself a key supplier of some of the most important technologies of the present corporate era: cloud computing and big data processing. This week here at the HP Discover 2013 conference — despite the gulf of 70 years but originating in the same Silicon Valley byway...
Analytics platforms and new healthcare-specific solutions together are offering far greater insight and intelligence into how healthcare providers are managing patient care, cost, and outcomes. Based on a number of offerings announced this week at the HP Discover Conference in Barcel...
The recent and rapid evolution of mobile and client management requirements have caused considerable complexity and confusion. Incomplete solutions and a lack of a clear pan-client strategy have hampered the move to broader mobile support at enterprises and mid-market companies alike. ...
Enterprises are effectively harvesting data in all its forms, and creating integration that fosters better use of big data throughout the business process lifecycle. Creating big-data capabilities and becoming a data-driven organization are near the tops of surveys for the most press...
German telco EWE TEL has solved performance complexity across an extended enterprise billing process by using service virtualization, which improved applications performance and gained predictive insights into composite application services behavior. To learn more about how EWE is lev...
Growing trends such as BYOD will fuel the move to more pervasive use of identity and access management as a service, driven by the need for pervasive access and management and broader security concerns. Business trends like bring your own device (BYOD) are forcing organizations to saf...
An ebb and flow between IT centralization and decentralization that swings in the direction of business groups, and even shadow IT, now runs the risk of neglecting essential management security and scalability requirements. The relationship between enterprise IT and lines of business ...
Which tablet will work best for an enterprise BYOD strategy? It turns out that, if you've done your back-end homework, any of the top three or four will do just fine. Now that server hardware decisions are no-brainers (thanks to virtualization and the ubiquity of multi-core 64-bit x86...
Debit-card marketing services provider, Cardlytics,in adopting a new analytics platform, gained huge data analysis capacity, vastly reduced query times, and swiftly met customer demands at massive scale. The next edition of the HP Discover Podcast Series delivers an innovation case st...
Healthcare solutions provider Cerner has deployed the HP Vertica Analytics platform to help their customers better understand healthcare trends, as well as to help them better run their own systems. To learn more about how high-performing and cost-effective big data processing forms a...
Forward-looking companies are now exploiting cloud efficiencies and agility to deliver applications better to their end users. The next VMworld innovator panel discussion focuses on how two companies are using aggressive cloud-computing strategies to deliver applications better to the...
By creating very deep census data of everything that's happened in the video space, Visible Measures uses unique statistical processes to figure out exactly what patterns emerge within video usage at high speed and massive scale and granularity. Visible Measures measures via a massive...
Empirix uses an advanced analytics engine to continuously and proactively evaluate carrier network performance and customer experience metrics to automatically identify issues as they emerge. To learn more about how a combination of large-scale, real-time performance and pervasive dat...
The Open Group today announced the new Open FAIR Certification Program aimed at risk analysts, bringing a much-needed professional certification to the market that is focused on the practice of risk analysis. Both the Risk Taxonomy and Risk Analysis standards, standards of The Open Gro...
The Democratic National Committee leveraged big data analytics to better understand and predict voter behavior and alliances in the 2012 U.S. national elections. To learn more about how the DNC pulled vast amounts of data together to predict and understand voter preferences and positi...