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SAP on Tuesday announced its intention to buy Ariba for $4.3 billion, a 19 percent premium on Ariba's market capitalization. The move comes soon after SAP's SuccessFactors February buy and shows that SAP is quickly and aggressively acquiring its way to a full cloud business services c...
New tools and services for swift software-as-a-service integration in the cloud lowers the barrier to SaaS adoption for SaaS providers and developers. MuleSoft this week launched Mule iON SaaS Edition, providing a broad set of new tools and services for swift software-as-a-Service (Sa...
Fascinating new findings from a recent survey uncovers what distinguishes leaders from laggards among businesses, and identify which IT approaches and solutions are driving the most powerful business results these days.
HP Discover 2012 conference promises insights, information and user networking as businesses face a crossroads in IT delivery
Modern support services need to be able to empower the workers and IT personnel alike to maintain peak control over data centers, and to keep the systems and processes performing reliably at lowest cost. In this discussion, hear recommendations from Esmanech on improving support, the ...
Mediafly, a startup company, delivers cloud-based applications for content management and distribution on mobile devices for Fortune 500 companies. Mediafly is the leader in the presentation platform market. What that means is that we’re the company that helps bridge the gap between l...
Cloud computing has clearly sparked the imagination of business leaders, who see it as a powerful new way to be innovative and gain first-mover advantages. It now falls to CIOs to not only rapidly adapt to cloud computing, but to find the ways to protect their employees and customers ...
Cox Enterprises, through the Ariba Network, manages multiple ERP systems for an improved eProcurement strategy. We'll learn how Cox, through the Ariba Network, manages multiple ERP systems for an improved eProcurement strategy, and has moved toward more efficient indirect spend effort...
Business standards and compliance services provider SAI Global is benefiting from a strategic view of IT enabled disaster recovery. When we started to get into DR, we handled it from an IT point of view and it was very much like an iceberg. We looked at the technology and said, "This...
Myron Steves, a small- to medium-sized business, developed and implemented a modern disaster recovery and business continuity strategy based on a high-degree of server and clients virtualization. When Hurricane Ike struck Texas in 2008, it became the second costliest hurricane ever to...
Ariba is now teaming with Microsoft in business streamlining to empower buyers and sellers to better connect and collaborate across Microsoft applications and Ariba's commerce cloud services. Microsoft Dynamics offers productivity tools and built-in contextual business intelligence th...
HP is poised to excel from its unique position to grow right along with the global cloud market for many years. Tuesday HP filled out its cloud computing strategy, a broad-based set of products and services, that set a date (finally!) for its public cloud debut (May 10). By waiting ...
HP's new Converged Cloud strategy targets enterprises, service providers and small- and medium-sized business with a comprehensive yet flexible approach designed to "confidently" grow the cloud computing market fast around the globe. HP has clearly exploited the opportunity to step b...
Cloud computing has sparked the imagination of business leaders, who see it as a powerful new way to be innovative and gain first-mover advantages -- with or without traditional IT's consent. This now means that the center of gravity for IT services is shifting toward the enterprise’s...
To gauge the potential business benefits -- and threats -- from cloud, we also need to examine the confluence of these developments and how together they change businesses and business ecosystems. It's impossible to factor the implications of cloud computing without examining the cont...
Now is a fascinating time for businesses the world over, and the role and impact of IT is a big part of what's causing the changes that all of us are feeling and adjusting to. Many of the changes involve the speed of change and rapid adaptation to dynamic markets. Clearly, the speed o...
Business units' demand for speed and agility is leading them to circumvent IT and acquire cloud services, more than half of them from unmanaged clouds. Cloud computing may be taking the business world by storm, but its success could mean a "perfect storm" that endangers the role of IT...
HP this week announced a suite of products and services aimed at overcoming the challenges presented by the convergence of some of today's hottest business trends, mobile computing and social media. The four software products and three services are designed to help enterprises leverag...
In a move to help enterprises address problems before they arise, HP this week rolled out IT support services architected for modern IT infrastructures.
Business leaders want to exploit cloud computing values fast, but they also fear the security risks in moving to cloud models too quickly. Just at the time that companies want to leverage cloud, they know that security threats are growing. Indeed, according to recent HP-sponsored rese...
HP's new generation of servers, part of a two-year, $300-million effort, benefit from ProActive Insight archtecture, including lifecycle automation, dynamic workload acceleration, automated energy optimization, and proactive service and support. Manual operations and facilities manage...
Why do business people think they have a revolution on their hands, while IT people look cloud computing as an evolution of infrastructure efficiency? We define the role of IT and give it the responsibility and the accountability in the business in a way that is quite strongly related...
The Open Group has announced the publication of the Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS) Snapshot, a preview of what is intended to become the first standard developed by The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF). The snapshot provides an early look at the standard ...
Open Group experts discuss relationship of enterprise architecture to enterprise transformation. Do you need EA to succeed in transforming your business or do you risk conflating two distinct concepts? For some, if you want enterprise transformation, you really need the organizing ben...
Enterprise app stores help companies manage the thousands of applications they have across numerous users and devices. There's a huge productivity gap between modern software and the aging manner in which most enterprises still distribute and manage applications on personal computers....
Cloud computing trends are now driving the need for a different approach to data center transformation. The disruptions caused by the slack economy, data explosion and Big Data analysis, mobile computing, and social interactions are having a profound effect. Enterprises sense a need t...
We have to be careful that we don’t make change an end in itself. We have to remember that change is a means to the end of getting something we want that is different from what we have. In the enterprise context, that something has been labeled in different ways. One is “alignment,” ...
HP on Monday took direct aim at the ever-increasing costs of data centers and managing an explosion of data by announcing a new generation of automated and efficient hardware. The new generation of ProLiant servers includes better internal management, powerful automation features, and ...
On Tuesday, Clustrix announced the availability of the free Clustrix Development Kit, allowing users to try out the NewSQL system that it's backers say scales to an "unlimited number of users, transactions or data." There's a lot to like about MySQL databases if you're a start-up, unt...
Designing an enterprise architecture is much like building a house. It's better not to leave things to chance. To build a house right, you need a blueprint that details what is to be built, where, why and how based on the home owner's requirements (including cost). As the story goes, ...
Is cloud a positive or negative when it comes to cyber security? And what of hybrid models that combine public and private cloud activities, how is security impacted in those cases? For some, any move to the cloud -- at least the public cloud -- means a higher risk for security. For ...
In two separate recent announcements, HP has affirmed its goal of being the neutral supplier of choice for all things cloud. Last week, HP delivered HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping Advanced (DDMA) Content Pack 10, bringing with the ability to better manage cloud instances across t...
Good data management, analytics, and helping to shape the goals of the business are keys to transforming the enterprise through impactful enterprise architecture (EA). Coming from the siloed past in IT, companies are now moving to business service-driven processes across various resou...
Scribe Software, a customer relationship management (CRM) data integration provider, will launch next week Scribe Online Synchronization Services (SYS). According to the Manchester, NH-based company, Scribe Online provides a cloud-based alternative to integration middleware, and simpl...
Advanced and pervasive virtualization and cloud computing trends are driving the need for a better, holistic approach to IT support and remediation. Virtualization isn’t just server-by-server, but really impacts the entire data center. You need to think about it more holistically, par...
The Open Group has announced this week the availability of two new industry standards to integrate fundamental elements of service oriented architecture (SOA) and cloud computing into a solution for enterprise architecture (EA).The new standards are: SOA Reference Architecture (SOA RA)...
Jeanne Ross, Director and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research says adoption of enterprise architecture (EA) leads to greater efficiencies and better business agility. Ross explains how enterprise architects have helped lead the way to success...
The latest BriefingsDirect case study podcast discussion centers on how Nottingham Trent University gained strategic operational efficiency and improved IT management. We were very, very good at moving forward and doing lots and lots of things, but delivering products at the end of th...
Genuitec, LLC has revamped its MobiOne development tool to allow Windows operating system users to design and build App Store-ready iOS apps without using a Mac. This means there is no longer an additional expense to buy a Mac machine or learn Objective-C to design apps that operate na...
Better managing virtualized IT workloads and private clouds is a top concern for IT leaders going into 2012. They may want to follow the lead of global travel and tourism giant TUI Group. The IT organization there, TUI InfoTec, has found ways to manage highly virtualized IT operations ...