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Healthcare provider Sentara Healthcare has improved its IT operations and services delivery at higher quality and higher speed, making IT an internal business-service provider, and deploying better monitoring of app services. To learn more about how Sentara Healthcare excelled at appl...
Organizations are developing the means to develop far better analytics about their customers, as high-performing and cost-effective big data processing enable a steep learning curve from customers on their wants and preferences. This case study panel discussion highlights how various ...
Healthcare technology provider TriZetto has been improving its development processes and modernizing its ability to speed the applications lifecycle process, using quality and Agile methods tools to better support a lifecycle approach to software. To learn more about how quality and A...
Fast-growing healthcare claims company Navicure is gaining better control and optimization across its IT infrastructure by deploying a comprehensive monitoring and operational management approach and taming IT complexity. The next VMworld innovator interview focuses on how a fast-grow...
MZI Healthcare shows how the HP Vertica Analytics Platform leads to high-performance and cost-effective big-data processing, which forms a foundational element to improving overall healthcare quality and efficiency. To discover more about how high-performance and cost-effective big-da...
Through the use of Synthetic APIs inventive companies are able to get the best information delivered to those who can act on it with speed and at massive scale. The next BriefingsDirect innovator interview examines the improved data use benefits at Thomson Reuters in London. Part of ...
Explore how the agility goal of real-time responses is no longer good enough. What’s apparent across more business ecosystems is that businesses must do even better, to become so data-driven that they extend their knowledge and ability to react well into the future. In other words, we'...
HP's CISO Brett Wahlin explains the increasing threats facing enterprises across the world and how companies are evaluating, and must evaluate, their options for not only dealing with them, but predicting them and preventing them. Join HP’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to...
Employee benefits provider Unum Group has been building a DevOps continuum, and is further exploring the benefits of a better process around cloud-assisted applications development and deployment. This interview highlights how employee benefits provider Unum Group has been building a ...
The increasing trend toward BYOD -- bring your own device -- is causing companies to explore new approaches for solving support, management, and security challenges. While so-called BYOD isn't necessarily new -- IT departments, after all, have been supporting mobile "road warriors" si...
Using HP Vertica, Guess, Inc. can increasingly predict how to satisfy its shopping customers. At the same time, Guess's IT organization came to grips with adopting and implementing a big-data platform to bring more of a democratization of data and better access to its employees. We'll...
Using Ariba, Koozoo was able to make sophisticated decisions on small-batch purchases of unfamiliar products. Here to explain the latest and greatest around agile procurement for businesses of any size, we're joined by Ian Thomson, Koozoo’s Head of Business Development, based in San F...
United Airlines used predictive diagnosis to better track thousands of systems and applications from its newly merged company. It also had to dig deeper and orchestrate an assortment of management elements to produce the right diagnostic focus.
Ohio-based LLT Barcode & Label, has found powerful new ways to develop sales and leads inexpensively using Ariba Discovery to better connect with qualified new customers. Social tools, big data and business networks are reshaping e-commerce in such a way that buyers and sellers are l...
When Melrose transitioned from nearly 100 percent server virtualization to a novel cloud capability built on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, they discovered that they could not only host their own applications, but also those of nearby communities for an ongoing fee.
MedAssets, in partnership with Ariba, an SAP company, has found ways to improve health provider and supplier compliance, reduce costs, and develop better accuracy. To help transition to new levels of productivity, we explore how the game is being changed by MedAssets, a healthcare ind...
Moving to a centralized service portal to manage and deploy infrastructure has allowed T-Mobile to improve their service offerings across multiple platforms and enabled a lifecycle approach to delivering advanced cloud services. The next edition of the HP Discover Performance Podcast ...
Vertica is poised to advance beyond its MPP column store database origins into a next generation anywhere analytics platform with ease in cloud deployments and appliance delivery, as well as new features coming later this year. It's been well over two years since HP acquired Vertica, ...
Infinity Insurance Companies in Birmingham, Alabama has been deploying a new data architecture - native column store databases - to improve productivity for their analysis and business intelligence queries. To learn more about how Infinity has improved their performance and their resu...
McKesson Corp. accomplished a multi-year, pan-IT management transformation that has enabled it to better leverage an agile, hybrid cloud model. Gardner: It's hard to believe it's been a full year since we last spoke. What's changed in the last year in how McKesson had been progressing...
Collaborative spot buying provides an ad-hoc and agile, yet managed, approach for companies to acquire goods and services at low volume. We'll examine new spot-buying research from The Hackett Group on the latest and greatest around agile procurement of low-volume purchases, and we'll...
Healthcare industry organizations are seeking large-scale transformation, and improved cross-organizational collaboration. Such trends as big data and cloud computing are helping to make healthcare more responsive and efficient. This latest BriefingsDirect discussion, leading into The...
CSC Global Cybersecurity, in a strategic partnership with HP, is helping companies and governments better understand and adapt to the tough cybersecurity landscape. We’re going to learn from a panel how professional services provider CSC, in a strategic partnership with HP, is helpi...
As the volume and purpose of data and business intelligence has dramatically shifted, older notions and misconceptions -- what amount to myths about data infrastructure -- need to updated and corrected, too. Debunking myths around big data should be a first step to making better busin...
The Open Group Conference in Philadelphia will focus on the current shift to so-called Platform 3.0, the new model through which big data, cloud, and mobile and social -- in combination -- allow for advanced intelligence and automation in business. Known as the new model through which...
By predicting risks and potential losses accurately, IT organizations can gain agility via thoughtful priorities and thereby repeatably reduce the odds of losses. We recently assembled a panel of experts to explore new trends and solutions in the area of anticipating business risk, to...
SHI International has teamed with Ariba to streamline IT product discovery and purchasing processes for large agricultural machinery builder AGCO. A global provider of IT products, procurement, and related services, with more than $4 billion in annual sales, SHI has tapped into the ne...
Blue Marble Media in Atlanta has been using so-called spot-buying capabilities on the Ariba Network and Ariba Discovery to find new sales channels and new clients in the cloud. Tell us a little bit about your company -- your size, what services and products you provide. And why is the...
HP has made a big announcement around a broader vision for businesses to help them gain actionable intelligence from literally a universe of potential sources and data types. Fairly recently, only critical data was given this high-falutin' treatment for analysis, warehousing, applying...
Three HP executives discuss the implications and business value from the Converged Cloud, the major focus of discussion at HP Discover 2013. What's happening in the market today, is that on one end, you have startups that are rushing to the cloud very quickly, that use cloud and don't...
Despite the great interest in SaaS and cloud, many large enterprises are still grappling with the right mixture of on-premises, hosted and various cloud deployment models for their applications, infrastructure and data. And the formula for picking which apps and assets should run where...
The Open Group is planning a tweet jam around what it calls Platform 3.0 issues -- big data, cloud computing, the consumerization of IT and other current trends. Over recent years a number of technologies -- cloud, mobile, big data, social -- have emerged and converged to disrupt the ...
While nearly 90 percent of business and IT leaders agree that big data can be useful in making intelligent business decisions, only one-third of companies have implemented big-data initiatives. Furthermore, more than 50 percent of survey respondents said that they had only lukewarm s...
Ariba Vice President Chris Haydon explains the company's latest news and offers insights into how Ariba will be broadening its services procurement management value, mobile push, and AribaPay rollout. We have some really exciting innovation coming in the near-term to Ariba in a couple...
HP Software today announced four products that aim to tackle the thorny reality that traditional apps deployment is broken, and that the new requirements make automation and comprehensive management an inescapable necessity. HP is also banking on the role it can play as a neutral part...
We'll learn why a cloud-of-clouds approach is providing new types of IT services to Thomas Duryea’s many Asia-Pacific region customers. We've been talking about cloud computing for years now, and I think it's pretty well established that we can do cloud computing quite well technicall...
New cloud-based service leverages applications and insights within Ariba Network to streamline and enhance settlement and reconciliation of business commerce. Ariba, an SAP Company, and Discover Financial Services has unveiled Ariba Pay. The new service, to be offered by Ariba, is exp...
Dell Software this week delivered Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition to extend the depth and breadth of managing and optimizing server virtualization as well as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Building on the formerly named Quest vFoglight Pro virtualization managem...
“Just as consumers tap into personal networks like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon.com to connect with friends and family, share and shop, companies are leveraging digital networks to more efficiently engage with their trading partners and collaborate across the entire commerce process,” ...
In mobile app development, we're seeing a major philosophical split between the "nativists" (running directly on the device hardware) and the "virtualizers" (with their scripting and interpretive layers and containers). Both enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) know the...