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SAP Ariba offers new ways for small businesses to make and manage the connections that matter to them most using cloud-based networks to bring intelligent buying and digital business benefits to any type of company. The next BriefingsDirect technology innovation thought leadership dis...
Regulations around data sovereignty are forcing enterprises to consider new approaches to data location, intellectual property, and cloud collaboration services. As organizations move beyond their on-premises data centers, regulation and data sovereignty issues have become as importan...
Automation and ITSM-driven insights endow help desk personnel with more knowledge and provide a single point of support for end users, regardless of their needs while still catering to their preferred method of help. We'll learn how automation and ITSM-driven insights endow help desk ...
A BriefingsDirect expert panel discussion examines the value and direction of The Open Group IT4IT initiative, a new reference architecture for managing IT as a business. IT4IT was a hot topic at The Open Group San Francisco 2016 conference in January, and the enterprise architect and...
Etsy, a global e-commerce site focused on handmade and vintage items, uses data science to improve buyers and sellers’ discovery and shopping experiences. We'll learn how mining big data at speed and volume helps Etsy define and distribute top trends, and allows those with specific in...
A BriefingsDirect expert panel discussion examines the illustrious 20-year history of the UNIX operating system environment as an industry-wide and global standard success story. It's not often that you reach a multi-decade anniversary in information technology, especially where the t...
Digital payments are catching on for many more companies in the business world following the popularity of services like Apple Pay in the consumer world. The next BriefingsDirect business innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on how digital payments are catching on for man...
Major new trends in technology are translating into disruption, and for the innovative business -- opportunity. The next BriefingsDirect technology innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on how major new trends in technology are translating into disruption, and for the innov...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE's) internal engineering and IT organizations are exploiting the values and benefits of DevOps methods and practices. The next BriefingsDirect DevOps innovator case study discussion explores how Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE's) internal engineering...
Using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies together with big data analysis helps better control and manage a burgeoning transportation agency in New Zealand. The next BriefingsDirect business transformation innovator case study discussion explores the impact and experience of using I...
Savvy businesses are embracing social media and business networks both to increase their brand awareness and to drive sales. The next BriefingsDirect business innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on building a modern marketing organization. Marketing today is a different g...
A thought leadership discussion on the rise of business networks and how that requires new models of busing and selling as well as new ways of discovering and relating to customers and partners. The next BriefingsDirect innovation thought leadership discussion focuses on the rise of b...
The Extreme Apps for Retail initiative places new knowledge in the hands of on-site sellers -- to the customized benefit of shoppers at the very point of sales and in real time. The next BriefingsDirect big-data use case discussion explores how technology providers have teamed as an e...
A thought leadership discussion that focuses on advancements in business applications and the modern infrastructure that supports them, and what that combination portends for the future. As we enter 2016, the power of business networks is combining with advanced platforms and mobile s...
Non-profit New York Genome Center manages and analyzes up to 12 terabytes of data each day with a swift, cost efficient, and accessible big-data analytics platform. To hear how genome analysis pioneers exploit vast data outputs to speedily correlate for time-sensitive research, please...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...