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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...
This BriefingsDirect innovator case study interview explores how a Texas healthcare provider has adopted cloud computing, and in doing so has both saved money and improved the quality of its many services. Creative Solutions in HealthCare is the largest independent owner and operator ...
A panel of users and experts unpacks the details from Barcelona, and explores the implications of the delivery of cloud-based HP Vertica OnDemand and HP IDOL OnDemand components within the HP Haven OnDemand suite.
HP and Hortonworks are integrating Hadoop into more of the HP Haven family to make it easier for developers and data scientists to access business intelligence and analytics as a service.
A BriefingsDirect discussion centers on learning new best practices for managing the rapidly changing needs around identity and access management. Any modern business has been dealing with identity and access management (IAM) from day one. But now, with more critical elements of busin...
Moscow-based OpenBank, one of the largest private financial services groups in Russia, has built out a business intelligence capability for wholly new business activity monitoring benefits. The next BriefingsDirect deep-dive big data benefits case study interview explores how Moscow-b...
Vichara Technologies in Hoboken, New Jersey is expanding its capabilities in big data from origins on Wall Street into other areas, and thereby demonstrating the growing marketplace for advanced big-data analytics services. The next BriefingsDirect deep-dive big data benefits case stu...
HP analyzes its own vast data warehouses to derive new insights for its global operations, extensive supply chain, sales organization, global marketing groups, and customers.
BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to uncover more about about such new, agile business services at the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas when we spoke to Erik Gershwind, President and CEO of MSC Industrial Supply in Melville, New York. MSC has been using the Ariba Networ...
It turns out that a real-time business-process approach to billing, ordering and settlement terms between buyers and sellers benefits both American Electric Power, one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the U.S., and its many vendors. BriefingsDirect had an opportunit...
On Wednesday, September 25, The Open Group will host a tweet jam looking at a multitude of emerging/converging technology trends and the risks they present to organizations who have already adopted or are looking to adopt them. Most of the technology concepts we’re talking about – Clou...
The open group has reached a significant milestone in its certification program for enterprise architects. Last Wednesday represented a significant milestone for The Open Group’s TOGAF 9 certification program. In case you hadn’t already seen it on our homepage, Twitter, or LinkedIn, t...
AT&T has developed the ability to provide virtual private clouds and other computing capabilities as integrated services at scale. To learn more about implementing cloud technology to deliver and commercialize an adaptive and reliable cloud services ecosystem, we sat down with Chris Co...
Rapid trends in collaboration and business networking are driving innovation and new social interactions, so BriefingsDirect invited a Harvard Kennedy School researcher and a chief strategist at business network provider Ariba to explore the ramifications. The opportunities for collab...
See how a common data architecture and fast SaaS delivery benefits combine to improve the efficiency, cost, and result of IT support of end users. Our examples are intelligent energy-management solutions provider Comverge and how it’s extended its use of Salesforce.com into a self-ser...
Using a range of performance, operations orchestration and Business Service Automation solutions from HP, services provider Savvis has improved its incident resolution and sped the delivery of new cloud services to its enterprise clients. Savvis is recognized as a global IT leader in ...
Virtualizing mission-critical applications formed a foundation for improved disaster recovery (DR) best practices. Pre-2009, we'd experimented with virtualization. It'd be one of those things that I had my teams working on, mostly so we could tell my boss that we were doing it, but th...
Virtualization provides an excellent on-ramp to improved data lifecycle benefits and efficiencies, and also forces a rethinking of the culture of data as a lifecycle. The benefits of server virtualization are clear for many more companies now as they reach higher percentages of worklo...
A fascinating global ocean studies initiative helps best define some of the IT superlatives around big data, cloud computing, and middleware integration capabilities.
The conversation examines how AccelOps has developed technology that correlates events with relevant data across IT systems, so that operators can gain much better insights faster, and then learn as they go to better predict future problems before they emerge. That's because advances i...
The information architect’s role is essentially is to harmonize all manner of information and make sure it's properly managed and accessible to the people who are authorized to see it. Why is it still difficult for businesses to get the information they want in the way they can use? W...
We now know that HP is basing its future of the business of supporting businesses, and in working to dominate the next growth areas: Information use and management. We knew that HP was in acquisition mode for enterprise software, and it seems the $10 billion apple in HP's eye is UK-ba...
Rather than focusing on the internal process efficiency and effectiveness within the four walls of a company, CIOs are starting to realize that the next wave of productivity will be outside their four walls, what some refer to as inter-enterprise collaboration. A number of major trend...
Stratos provides the same capabilities to organizations that want the benefits of a PaaS running on their own premises. It builds on and extends WSO2's Carbon enterprise middleware platform by taking the Carbon code and adding cloud functionality for self-service provisioning, multi-te...
MuleSoft proposes nothing short of an iPaaS service that spans software as a service (SaaS) to legacy, SaaS to SaaS, and cloud to cloud integration. In other words, all of the above, when it comes to integrations outside of the enterprise. Enterprise application integration (EAI) as a...
Applying BI best practices, using pre-built data models, and developing ongoing reference metrics on business processes to the IT systems that increasingly reflect the business operations themselves portends great productivity and agility benefits. Some 20 years into enterprise resour...