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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...
Full 360 uses big data and analytics to improve their applications support services for the financial industry -- and beyond.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Source Refrigeration and HVAC has been extending the productivity of its workforce, much of it in the field, through the use of innovative mobile applications and services. This series of penetrating discussions on the latest in enterprise mobility explores advancements in application...
Ariba today announced innovations to its cloud-based applications and global business network designed to deliver a personal, contextual and increasingly mobile-first user experience for business applications consumers. Among the announcements are a newly designed user interface (UI) ...
INFOTEC in Mexico City improve its service desk and monitoring operations and enjoys impressive results - an incident reduction of more than 20 percent - from those efforts. INFOTEC needed to react better to systems failures, to significantly reduce the time to repair, and to learn fr...
Axeda, based in Foxboro, Mass., has created a machine-to-machine capability for analysis -- in other words, an Axeda Machine Cloud for the Internet of Things. We have the whole Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon. People are accepting more and more devices, end points, sensors, even t...
Health Shared Services BC in Vancouver implemented one of the healthcare industry’s first Service Asset and Configuration Management Systems to help them optimize performance of their IT systems and applications. We'll explore how HSSBC has successfully implemented one of the healthca...
We explore how retailer Columbia Sportswear has made great strides in improving their business results through modernized IT, and where they expect to go next with their software-defined strategy. To learn more about the new wave of IT, we sat down with Suzan Pickett, Manager of Globa...
Thomson Reuters in London sought to foster innovation and derive more value from its vast trove of business and market information by means of a hackathon. To learn more about getting developers on board the big-data analysis train, BriefingsDirect sat down with Chris Blatchford, Dire...
A discussion from The Open Group San Diego 2015 examining the both need and outlook for Cybersecurity standards among supply chains. The latest discussion, examining the both need and outlook for Cybersecurity standards among supply chains, is moderated by Dave Lounsbury, Chief Techno...
A discussion of the Kony Visualizer Product, including requirements prototyping, development oversight, release planning, and lifecycle management. This five-part series of penetrating discussions on the latest in enterprise mobility explores advancements in applications design and de...
A large US insurance carrier, based in the Midwest, has improved its applications’ lifecycle to make enterprise mobility a must-have business strength. This five-part series of penetrating discussions on the latest in enterprise mobility explores advancements in applications design an...
Telum in Northeast Mexico improved their ISP services delivery reliability through quality assurance and higher availability using advanced monitoring software. The next edition of the HP Discover Podcast Series delves into how Telum in Northeast Mexico improves their ISP services de...
This BriefingsDirect discussion explores the role and impact of business networks, the often virtual assemblages of interrelated business services, processes, and data that are transforming how companies and consumers conduct commerce. New business networks are unlocking the ability f...
California Natural Resources Agency gains agility from a software-defined data center strategyusing the best of centralized and de-centralized IT resources. The next BriefingsDirect innovator case study interview explores how the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) in Sacrament...
Kony, Inc. burnished its mobile development credentials this week, detailing new updates to its visual tools and platform, expanding its partner ecosystem, and launching a new enterprise mobile app marketplace. The combined efforts are designed to help businesses gain enterprise-grade...
New York-based adMarketplace, a search syndication advertising network, uses big data to improve its search advertising capabilities. The next BriefingsDirect big data innovation success story uncovers how New York-based adMarketplace, a search syndication advertising network, uses b...
adMarketplace captures and analyzes massive data to allow for efficient real-time bidding for traffic sources for online advertising and delivers rapid cost-per-click insights to advertisers. The next BriefingsDirect bid data trailblazer interview examines how New York-based adMarketp...