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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...
A data dichotomy has changed the face of information management, bringing with it huge new data challenges for businesses to solve. The dichotomy means that organizations, both large and small, not only need to manage all of their internal data to provide intelligence about their busi...
Boston-based startup nCrypted Cloud recently launched software of the same name designed to address the security and privacy concerns that have emerged with the use of popular cloud-based storage services. Available in consumer basic, consumer pro, and enterprise editions, nCrypted ...
The Open Group’s first conference in Australia will focus on enterprise transformation. Speakers and a variety of sessions will place the transformation in the context of such vertical industries as finance, defense, exploration, mining, and minerals. As a prelude to the event, Briefi...
Associated Surgeons and Physicians, LLC in Indiana went from zero to 100 percent virtualized infrastructure and as a result, met many compliance and efficiency goals. In part one of a two-part interview series, we discuss how a mid-market health services provider rapidly adopted serve...
ownCloud allows organizations to integrate existing security, storage, monitoring and reporting tools with simplicity and flexibility. OwnCloud, Inc. recently released the latest version of the ownCloud Community Edition with a number of usability, performance, and integration enhance...
Achmea Holding, one of the largest providers of financial services and insurance in the Netherlands, has made large strides in running their IT operations like an efficient business itself by rearchitecting its IT operations based on clear metrics. Gardner: Why is running IT more like...
Having delivered many talks on business architecture over the years, I’m often struck by the common vision driving many members in the audience – a vision of building cohesion in a business, achieving the right balance between competing forces and bringing the business strategy and ope...
New cloud-collaboration tools from Avaya ease the way for enterprises to deal with the growing trend toward Bring You Own Device. The adoption of UC and CC as a service (UCaaS and CCaaS) brings utility-based pricing to cloud-service providers (CSPs) so they can offer varied and flexib...
BMC Software this week launched MyIT, an enterprise IT help desk solution that empowers employees to take more personal control over their IT services and to get the right type of help they need -- anytime, anywhere, from any device. Frustration with company IT departments is a widely...
Agile software development is increasingly enabling developers to better create applications that meet user needs quickly, and the advent of increased mobile apps development is further accelerating its power. As IT aligns itself with business goals, Agile software development is incr...
Big players are now involved in open source and cloud services orchestration and they're placing increasingly large bets. Combine the supercharged cloud computing marketplace with the ubergeek cred of the open source movement, and you’re bound to have some Mentos-in-Diet-Coke moments....
Simultaneous and complex trends, such as big data, cloud computing, security, and overall IT transformation, can be helped by the combined strengths of The Open Group Architecture Framework and the ArchiMate modeling language. There is less of a focus on the traditional things we come...
Large enterprises should not just wade into big data as an isolated function, but should anticipate the strategic effects and impacts of big data -- as well the simultaneous complicating factors of cloud computing and mobile -- as soon as possible. When we collect data, we have some s...
NetIQ today announced new appliances that help enable businesses and other organizations to simply and securely access the power of two mega trends -- cloud and social media.
A panel of experts explores how large enterprises are delivering better risk assessments and risk analysis, and how big data can be both an area to protect, but also a tool for understanding and mitigating risks. The information security industry has struggled with getting the attenti...
The implementation of EA means that an organization adopts processes for the development and governance of EA artifacts and deliverables. The discipline of enterprise architecture (EA) was developed in the 1980s with a strong focus on the information systems landscape of organizations...
Ford Motor Company has scoured the metrics from the company’s best processes across myriad manufacturing efforts and through detailed outputs from in-use automobiles -- all to improve and help transform their business. What's different now in being able to get at this data and do this...
Startup Convercent builds tools to fill void in GRC market by implementing and measuring compliance to corporate values and culture. GRC has traditionally provided companies with tools to help customers meet government and industry regulations, enforce corporate policies and better de...
IT professional have a poor track record when it comes to defining and assessing risk. One of the most important responsibilities of the information security professional (or any IT professional, for that matter) is to help management make well-informed decisions. Unfortunately, this ...