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The arrival of the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview marks a turning point in the cloud-computing market and forms a leading indicator of how dramatically Microsoft has changed in the past two years. The cloud turning point comes because the path to hybrid-cloud capabilities and...
A BriefingsDirect business innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on the heightened role and impact of procurement as a strategic business force. We'll explore how intelligent procurement is rapidly transforming from an emphasis on cost savings to creating new business value...
Learn how a new user group being formed around TOGAF, The Open Group standard, and how this group will further foster the practical use of TOGAF for effective and practical business transformation. The next BriefingsDirect thought leadership interview explores a new user group being f...
Retail luxury goods market analysis provider Sky I.T. Group has upped its game to provide more buyer behavior analysis faster - and with more user depth. The next BriefingsDirect big-data use case leadership discussion explores how retail luxury goods market analysis provider Sky I.T....
INOVVO delivers impactful network analytical services for mobile operators to help them engender improved end-user loyalty. The next BriefingsDirect big-data case study discussion examines how INOVVO delivers impactful network analytical services for mobile operators to help them enge...
Cognizant Infrastructure Services has worked with a large telecommunications and Internet services company to make DevOps benefits a practical reality. We'll learn important ways to successfully usher DevOps into any large, complex enterprise IT environment, and we'll hear best pract...
Nottingham Trent University in England has devised and implemented an information-driven way to encourage higher student retention. The next BriefingsDirect big-data case-study interview examines how Nottingham Trent University in England has devised and implemented an information-dri...
A triumvirate of big-data players are delivering a rapid and efficient analysis capability across disparate data types for the healthcare industry. The next BriefingsDirect big-data solution discussion explores how a triumvirate of big-data players are delivering a rapid and efficient...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) last week positioned itself as a new kind of market maker in enterprise infrastructure, cloud, and business transformation technology. Making a global splash at its first major event since becoming its own company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) last...
Telecommunications giant Sprint places an emphasis on orchestration and automation to bring IT culture and infrastructure into readiness for cloud, software-defined data center and DevOps. Learn how Sprint has made IT infrastructure orchestration and automation a pillar of its strateg...
Spirent Communications advances the use of big data to provide improved user experiences for telecommunications operators. Our next big-data case study discussion explores the ways that Spirent Communications advances the use of big data to provide improved user experiences for telec...
Large-scale monitoring of rainforest biodiversity and climate has been enabled and accelerated by cutting-edge big-data capture, retrieval, and analysis. The next BriefingsDirect big-data innovation case study interview explores how large-scale monitoring of rainforest biodiversity an...
Yellow Pages (YP) has developed a massive enterprise data warehouse with near real-time reporting capabilities that pulls oceans of data and information from across new and legacy sources. The next BriefingsDirect big-data innovation case study highlights how Yellow Pages (YP) has dev...
Those investing in DevOps models specifically can expect to improve their security, compliance, and risk-mitigation outcomes. This next BriefingsDirect DevOps thought leadership discussion explores the impact of improved development on security and how those investing in DevOps model...
Dasher Technologies is helping to usher in the democratization of big data value to more players in less time with analytics in a cloud services model
Communications cooperative HTC centralizes storage management to gain powerful visibility, reduce costs, and implement IT disaster avoidance capabilities. We’ll learn more about how HTC lowers total storage utilization cost while bringing in a common management view to improve proble...
Advanced software asset management methods can efficiently enforce compliance, reduce audit risk, cut costs, and enhance end-user productivity -- even as the complexity of IT itself increases. As IT systems, resources, assets, and information are more scattered across more enterprise ...
Converged infrastructure solutions are hastening the path to big-data business value and cloud deployment options. We'll also delve into how the right balance between open-source and commercial IT products helps in creating a big-data capability, and we'll further explore how converge...
GoodData is exploring new technologies to make BI as a service more seamless across more data types for more types of users -- all in the cloud. To learn the ups and downs of BIaaS, we welcome Jeff Morris, Vice President of Marketing at GoodData in San Francisco, and Chris Selland, Vi...
HP today unveiled a series of new products, services, and programs designed to help organizations better leverage data and analytics. The company announced a new release of HP Vertica, called Excavator, that feature data streaming and advanced log file text search to power high-speed ...
HP today announced the new HP ConvergedSystem 250-HC StoreVirtual, a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. Designed to attract customers on a tight budget, the HP CS 250 includes a new three-node configuration that is up to 49 percent more cost effective than comparable configurat...
Localytics uses data and associated analytics to help providers of mobile applications improve their applications - and also allow them to better understand the uses for their apps and dynamic customer demands. To learn more about how big data helps mobile application developers bette...
A BigData consultant is helping large ecommerce organizations better manage their big data and provide the insights that they need to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Our Big Data user interview highlights how a consultant is helping large ecommerce organizations better manage the...
Snagajob – one of the largest hourly employment networks for job seekers and employers – uses big data to finally understand their systems' performance in action. The next BriefingsDirect analytics innovation case study interview explores how Snagajob in Richmond, Virginia – one of t...
Conservation International (CI) in Arlington, Virginia uses new technology to pursue more data about what's going on in tropical forests and other ecosystems around the world. As a non-profit, they have a goal of a sustainable planet, but we're going to learn how they've learned to m...
Tableau Software and big data analytics platforms come together to provide visualization benefits for those seeking more than just crunched numbers. The next BriefingsDirect big data innovation discussion highlights how Tableau Software and big data analytics platforms come together t...
GameStop, based in Grapevine, Texas, uses big data to improve how it conducts its business and better serve its customers. The next BriefingsDirect analytics innovation case study interview highlights how GameStop, based in Grapevine, Texas, uses big data to improve how it conducts it...
A panel of experts examines how cloud governance and enterprise architecture can prove essential in the Bimodal IT era, a period of increasingly fragmented IT. Not only are IT organizations dealing with so-called shadow IT and myriad proof-of-concept affairs, there is now a strong rat...
The best of virtualization and the best of hardware integration are creating the preferred on-ramps to the cloud. IT organizations are well enamored of virtualization. They are so into the trend that many have more than 80 percent of their server workloads virtualized. They like hybri...
Business service management and data access improvements at a Swiss insurance company and a Turkish mobile phone carrier lead to new business and IT benefits. The next BriefingsDirect applications performance management case study panel discussion explores how improved business servi...
A panel of experts examines how The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum standards and accreditation activities enhance the security of global supply chains and improve the integrity of openly available IT products and components.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. is transforming supplier discovery and improving supplier diversity through collaboration across cloud-based services and open business networks. The next BriefingsDirect business trends interview focuses on Caesars Entertainment Corp. and how they're tran...
Redcentric PLC used an advanced configuration database approach to scale management of some 10,000 devices across two disparate companies and made them accessible as a single system. The next BriefingsDirect performance management discussion uncovers how Redcentric PLC in the UK tackl...
The Open Group panel discusses what constitutes a good standard, or set of standards, and how organizations can work to better detect misdeeds. How can global enterprise cybersecurity be improved for better enterprise integrity and risk mitigation? What constitutes a good standard, or...
What winning sales organizations do to separate themselves from the competition by creating market advantage through improved user experiences and better information services. The next BriefingsDirect thought-leader interview focuses on what winning sales organizations do to separate...
Avito, a Russian eCommerce site and portal, uses big data technology to improve fraud detection, as well as better understand how their users adapt to new advertising approaches. This BriefingsDirect big data innovation discussion examines how Avito, a Russian eCommerce site and porta...
John Zachman, Chairman and CEO of Zachman International, and originator of the Zachman Framework, examines the role and benefits of how EA frameworks can co-exist well. What is the relationship between the major Enterprise Architecture (EA) frameworks? Do they overlap, compete, suppo...
Globe Testing, based in Madrid, helps startups make the leap to cloud-first and mobile-first software development. Scalability is a big issue. These days, most of the cloud providers would say that they can easily scale your instances, but for startups there are some hidden costs. If ...
GoodData created a business intelligence-as-a-service capability across multiple industries that enables users to take advantage of both big-data performance as well as cloud delivery efficiencies. This BriefingsDirect big data innovation discussion examines how GoodData created a bu...
Business networks and big data are joining to give companies new means to identify and eliminate slavery and other labor risks from across their complex global supply chains. The next BriefingsDirect best business practices panel discussion focuses on how Made in a Free World, a nonpr...