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Dana Gardner

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Major trends around cloud, mobile, and software as a service (SaaS) are dramatically changing the requirements and benefits of application integration. In many respects, the emphasis now on building hybrid business processes from a variety of far-flung sources forces a rethinking of i...
Deloitte-Australia's business has benefited from leveraging the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for project and portfolio management (PPM) activities. The SaaS model made sense to us, because we had a strategic direction in our firm that any non-core application’s strategic intent ...
We explore how the full embrace of TOGAF, its principles, and methodologies are benefiting companies in their pursuit of improved innovation, responsiveness to markets, and operational governance. Is enterprise architecture (EA) joining other business transformation agents as a part o...
This enterprise case study discussion focuses on an award-winning applications migration and transformation -- and a grand-scale data center transition, too -- for T-Mobile. I was really impressed with the scope and size -- and the amount of time, in terms of being short -- for this aw...
This enterprise case study discussion focuses on how software as a service (SaaS) is impacting the application lifecycle through the experience of Cardinal Health. SaaS is a service offering, not just for testing and for development, but as a simple service offering, that allows us t...
The role and impact of integration has shifted, and a more comprehensive and managed approach to integration is required, thanks to such major trends as cloud, hybrid computing, and managing massive datasets.
This enterprise case study focuses on McKesson Corp., and how they're improving their operations and reducing their mean time to resolution. We'll also explore applications quality assurance, test, and development, and how they're progressing toward a modernization front on those effor...
Where is the golden mean, a proper context for real-world and likely cloud value? And, what are the roadblocks that enterprises may encounter that would prevent them from appreciating the true potential for cloud, while also avoiding the risks?
A case study on how Genworth Financial uses HP tools to improve application delivery, performance testing, and operational integrity. We're going to focus on Genworth Financial, and talk about a number of different products used to improve application delivery, performance testing, an...
Kapow has entered the mobile migration opportunity with a platform and tools that wrap underlying logic and transaction services from existing applications into a series of REST and SOAP services. Kapow Software has released Kapow Mobile Katalyst as a platform for rapid mobile-enablem...
Sprint is doing applications and IT in a better way using Business Service Management. It's an on-going journey to simply and automate, reduce redundancy, and develop more agility. This enterprise case study discussion from the show floor focuses on Sprint. We'll learn how Sprint is d...
So how do IT organizations become more open while being more protective? Are these goals mutually exclusive, or can security enhancements and governance models make risks understood and acceptable for more kinds of social, collaboration, mobile and cloud computing activities?
This enterprise case study discussion focuses on Seagate Technology, where the application development teams are spanning the dev-ops divide and exploiting agile development methodologies. Seagate is one of the largest manufacturers of rotating media hard disks and we also are into th...
This enterprise case study focuses on Paychex, a large provider of services to small and medium-sized businesses, and growing rapidly around services for HR, payroll, benefits, tax payments, and quite a few other features. Please join Joel Karczewski, the Director of IT at Paychex, to...
HP has updated and expanded its portfolio of infrastructure products and services, debuted a mini, mobile data center called the EcoPOD, unveiled a unique dual cloud bursting capability, and rolled out a family of AppSystems, appliances focused on specific IT solutions like big data an...
HP today at HP Discover announced several Converged Infrastructure solutions that improve enterprise agility by simplifying deployment and speeding IT delivery. Yet IT sprawl and outdated IT models and processes are causing enterprise complexity and crippling organizations’ abilities ...
As part of its new Converged Infrastructure offerings, HP has rolled out AppSystems Portfolio, which offers a fully integrated appliance-like technology stack that includes hardware, management software, applications, tailored consulting and HP Solution Support services. The new HP Ap...
Talend, an open-source middleware provider, has announced Talend Cloud, a unified integration platform for the cloud and hybrid IT environments. An extension of the recently announced Unified Integration Platform, Talend Cloud is designed for organizations looking to manage their data...
HP has unveiled what it says is the world’s most efficient modular data center, a compact and self-contained Performance Optimized Data Center (POD) that supports more than 4,000 servers in 10 percent of the space and with 95 percent less energy than conventional data centers. The HP ...
The CloudSystem targets service providers by giving them the ability to allow their enterprise customers to extend their private cloud-based applications bursting capabilities to third-party public clouds too. HP CloudSystem, announced in January and expanded in the spring with a par...
About 30 percent of enterprises -- that’s medium, large, as well as small enterprises -- are using app stores to deploy some of their applications at some level. As enterprises and most business users rapidly adopt smartphones and make them mission-critical to their work and lives, ta...
As HP unveils it's new FlexNetwork Architecture, they seem to be making a bold statement about the future of corporate networks. And that is that changing requirements are inevitable, so why not build out a network that can support all the new cloud and mobile tricks you know about ......
While more than 90 percent of companies are using -- or plan to use -- cloud computing, the cloud model is raising some concerns, as well as some paradoxes. Unsurprisingly, security is the leading concern, while integration and governance issues are close behind. The paradox arises be...
Seeking to make it easier to synchronize data between applications and across enterprise boundaries, Talend on Monday delivered a unified platform for both data services and applications integration requirements. The Talend ESB Standard Edition, built on an open source enterprise serv...
Application-to-application integration inside an enterprise's four walls is well understood, but very quickly the demands placed on integration are spanning multiple enterprises, multiple types of applications, and varieties of service providers. Enterprise integration requirements ar...
We'll examine how Fairchild Semiconductor has been an early adopter of integration platform as a service (iPaaS). The venerable Silicon Valley company has been using graphical tools to build integrations among and between far-flung applications and services but with those integration p...
Part of the new support philosophy comes from providing a more centralized, efficient, and powerful means of getting all the systems involved working, and all the knowledge necessary together quickly to get applications back in action and keep them there. As recent outages at Amazon ...
The pace of change, degrees of complexity, and explosion around the uses of new devices and increased data sources are placing new requirements and new strain on older data centers. Research shows that a majority of enterprises are either planning for or are in the midst of data center...
Fast-moving trends across the enterprise are pointing to a deeper payoff from the well-managed embrace of hybrid computing models coupled with the secure delivery of applications. The new research describes how top level enterprise executives are reacting to these fast-moving trends...
The first annual Application Landscape report found that millions of applications are obsolete and no longer deliver full business value, driving a need to rationalize and retire applications, freeing up valuable resources. A proliferation of on-premises applications, many of them out...
HP's Information Management Portfolio update aims to reduce risk, increase efficiency, and simplify business information management. “Three trends are driving how information is managed,” says June Manley, worldwide product marketing director for HP Information Management. She noted t...
Solving bottlenecks is no small feat, but it may be one of the greatest long-term benefits of the cloud computing model, both in terms of cost and agility. It's the processes, after all, that count most and should be easy to safely make, remake and iterate on. Recognizing broad integr...
Enterprise architecture ought to be about the entire enterprise, because that’s what the name implies. If it’s really about IT, it ought to be called enterprise IT architecture. It is my impression, from what I read and hear in many enterprise and business architecture blogs and forum...
We're merging what was customer support, which is a call center, with the Professional Services organization. By merging those two, you get the best of both worlds and provide the service depth where we take accountability for the whole solution. Nowadays, the focal point for IT opera...
Perhaps the transition to cloud and the need for ISVs to be seduced with openness, what GigaSpaces calls "silo free", will allow for new round of choice and productivity. GigaSpaces Technologies has announced the upcoming release of its second-generation cloud-enablement platform, whi...
The OTTF’s purpose is to shape global procurement strategies and best practices to help reduce threats and vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. The framework outlines industry best practices that contribute to the secure and trusted development, manufacture, delivery and ong...
As we move forward, cloud computing is going to give us an opportunity to reinvent how we do security. Looking back over the past few years, it seems like cyber security and warfare threats are only getting worse. We've had the Stuxnet Worm, the WikiLeaks affair, China-originating att...
This is really not about adding some security band-aid onto a technology or a product. It's really about the fundamental attributes or assurance of the product or technology that’s being produced. The OTTF is a group that came together under the umbrella of The Open Group to identify ...
As more companies look toward building or expanding data centers, HP has announced a comprehensive service that simplifies the process of designing and building data centers by offering design, construction and project management from a single vendor. The new HP Critical Facilities Im...
Adaptive Computing's Moab Adaptive Computing Suite 6.0 provides increased agility and automation to decrease the time to value for new cloud services, reduce IT cost and complexity and optimize overall cloud resource utilization. New capabilities in Moab enhance its ability to automat...