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Dana Gardner

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Idera sets its sights on addressing server sprawl by allowing enterprises to back up all their servers, easily and economically. Idera wants to make it practical to back up every server on the planet. With the release of its Server Backup 5.0 and new pricing structure, the company bel...
A cloud-of-clouds approach is providing new types of IT services to Thomas Duryea’s many Asia-Pacific region customers. Why cloud services for your consulting and business customers now? Have they been asking for it Certainly, the customers are the big driver while we are moving into...
Quest Software has begun supporting BYOD -- even with the full blessing of IT, and this has had benefits far beyond just the users’ sense of empowerment. The growing acceptance of bring your own device (BYOD) at enterprises comes with promise and perils. We'll see how this has had be...
Liberty Mutual Insurance is building security deeply into its overall business practices, not just viewing it as an IT add-on. This has led to higher enterprise resiliency and responsiveness to risk. We'll see how the requirements of compliance and regulatory governance are aligning w...
Businesses must exploit open collaboration advances in procurement and finance to produce new types of productivity benefits, say an industry analyst and Ariba executive. And the benefits of improved data integration and the process efficiencies of cloud computing are additionally hel...
Heartland Payment Systems moved rapidly from a security breach to an overall improved security stance largely thanks to embedding a security-as-culture position across their operations and into their business strategy. Right now, we’re number six in the US, and with consolidation and ...
There's been a resurgent role for service-oriented architecture as a practical and relevant ingredient for effective design and use of cloud, mobile, and big-data technologies. What I see driving it is three things. One is the advent of the cloud and mobile, which requires a lot of cr...
Revlon's comprehensive cloud has matured, and the benefits from aggressively embracing the cloud have evolved into positive consequences for their data architecture. When you think of Revlon, we're global and we have a huge application portfolio. As we put everything on our cloud and...
BancVue creates the services that empower its customers to beat the giants in their field by better leveraging agile IT. The first thing we wanted to do was to abstract the applications and the operating system from the hardware so that a hardware failure wouldn’t bring down our syste...
A one-size-fits-all approach to network optimization and applications performance is no longer adequate. New realities of delivering applications and content in the cloud and mobile era demand a more situational capability among and between enterprises, clouds, and the many popular en...
Rapid and proactive containment of problems and breaches -- in addition to just trying to keep the bad guys out of your systems -- makes sense in today's environment. A lot has changed in the past five years. Two key economic trends have really accelerated our security changes. First...
Healthcare services provider McKesson has transformed the notion of IT by recasting the role of IT. How pharmaceuticals distributor and healthcare information technology services provider McKesson has transformed the very notion of IT. We will see how a shift in culture and an emphasis...
Heroku has announced Heroku Enterprise for Java, a new service for companies and IT organizations to build and run Java applications in the cloud. Enterprise for Java is designed to enable quick creation and deployment of enterprise Java applications. It also greases the skids to move...
Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings, based in Tel Aviv, both satisfied current requirements and built a better long-term enterprise architecture, illustrating the multiplier effect of value and capabilities from IT transformation efforts. One of the things that’s interesting to me is...
NYSE Euronext's innovative cloud and groundbreaking business model targets the needs of Wall Street IT leaders. We'll learn about how this innovative cloud and groundbreaking business model targets the needs of Wall Street IT leaders, how the business of the financial services industr...
Global legal services leader Foley & Lardner LLP has adopted virtual desktops and bring-your-own-device to enhance end-user productivity across their far-flung operations.
HP has announced that it's expanding its HP Converged Cloud portfolio with new solutions for VMware vCloud Suite 5.1, enabling clients to transform traditional virtualization deployments into private and hybrid cloud environments with less risk and complexity. Combined with VMware vCl...
Security, over the years, has evolved from an absolute concept of a binary decision: is it secure or is it not? As we move forward, I believe very strongly that what we’re evolving into is, as we’ve heard people talk about, risk management. Risk management starts to include things tha...
VMware CEO Steve Herrod has championed this vision of the software-defined datacenter and how the next generation of foundational IT innovation is largely being implemented above the hardware.
Hybrid computing typically is combining private and public clouds. We feel that many of our customers still have a traditional environment, and that traditional environment will not go away anytime soon. However, they're actually looking at combining that traditional environment, the d...
Embarcadero Technologies has announced the availability of a new version of the AppWave business platform and PC app store designed to help ISVs improve their customer experience. AppWave for ISVs expands on the Embarcadero experience with AppWave for enterprise customers and their e...
New solution helps businesses accelerate time to market of cloud services by 40 percent. Infosys has launched the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub so enterprises can better create, adopt and govern cloud services across a business ecosystem. The move shows the demand for managing "cloud o...
We have a fascinating show today, because we are going to learn about how a prominent European IT-enabled business services provider, Steria, is leveraging cloud services to manage complexity and deliver better services to customers. Paul, is that what you are finding -- that the clou...
The Open Group's Jim Hietala recaps presentations at the recent Open Group Conference on cybersecurity and protecting global supply chains. Cybersecurity is at a critical juncture, and conference speakers highlighted the threat and attack reality and described industry efforts to move...
HP has introduced HP Configuration Management System 10, a broad update designed to give more types of IT leaders better insight and control over everything from discrete IT devices to complete services-enabled business processes. Especially important for the operational control of hy...
Exploring the uncharted territory of user behavior data in web "walled-gardens." The uncharted territory of user behavior data based on what users do in such web walled gardens as Facebook was the focus of a "tweet jam" last week organized by The Open Group. Some of the many notable ...
Companies and government agencies are in even greater need to understand how to balance priorities, leverage existing investments and align their critical resources. In today’s environment of competing priorities and constrained resources, companies and government agencies are in even...
This thought leadership interview examines the latest efforts to make global supply chains for technology providers more secure, verified, and therefore trusted. The Open Group has a vision of boundaryless information flow, and that necessarily involves interoperability. But interoper...
An Open Group panel explores how the technical and legal support of ID management best practices have been advancing rapidly. ID management is really the process of identifying folks who are logging onto computing services, assessing their identity, looking at authenticating them, and...
The discussion examines the full implications of IT virtualization, and how accretive benefits are being realized -- from bringing speed to business requests, to enhancing security, to strategic disaster recovery (DR), and to unprecedented agility in creating and exploiting application...
Modern support services then need to be able to empower the workers and IT personnel alike to maintain peak control of systems, and to keep the applications, data and processes performing reliably at lowest cost.
Chris Armstrong, President of Armstrong Process Group, examines how governments in particular are using various frameworks to improve their architectural planning and IT implementations. TOGAF [forms] a set of essential components for establishing and operating an EA capability within...
Microsoft is showing a way to enterprise mobility, albeit via a perilous path for its historic partners and channels. Where goes Apple, there follows Microsoft. Where goes Microsoft, there follows the enterprise. And so, the inevitability of mobile work and resulting higher productiv...
Le Moyne College in upstate New York successfully embraced several levels of virtualization as a springboard to broad client-tier virtualization benefits. Le Moyne worked with technology solutions provider Systems Management Planning Inc. to make the journey in a structured, predictiv...
HP has announced technology solutions and services, as well as financing and training programs that enable resource-challenged small and medium businesses to simplify IT. According to Gartner research, by 2016, at least 50 percent of business email users will rely primarily on a table...
Virtustream's private cloud solution is designed to provide secure, high-performance, enterprise-class cloud infrastructure services across private, virtual private, public, and hybrid implementations. Virtustream this week announced xStream 2.0, a private cloud solution designed to p...
Travel insurance provider Seven Corners went beyond the typical efficiency and cost conservation benefits of cloud to build innovative business services that generate whole new revenue streams. I often hear that culture will trump strategy. It sounds as if in your organization -- mayb...
The current landscape for data management, backup, and disaster recovery, too often ignores the transition from physical to virtualized environments, and sidesteps the heightened real-time role that data now plays in enterprise. Businesses clearly need a better approach to their data ...
Cloud Cruiser's new software products provide cost transparency, chargeback, and business intelligence analytics. Cloud Cruiser announced at HP Discover in Las Vegas this week the general release of two new cloud cost intelligence solutions for HP CloudSystem. The new software produc...
The cloud discussions have been changing rapidly over the last months, focusing away from infrastructure to applications, services and industry requirements. I’ve spent the last several weeks addressing some of the business aspects of cloud and why/how companies move to the cloud. It’...