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Dana Gardner

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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...
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...
Why did Citrix at its Citrix Synergy event move the needle forward on cloud maturity? They showed how an end-to-end, hybrid cloud model can readily work, one that addresses the network, user, enterprise, SaaS applications, and public cloud providers. A slew of announcements from Citri...
To manage your network today, you really need to understand how your network is constructed from the bottom up, how it ties together, how it changes over time, and how it self-organizes. You need to build that kind of intelligence into your root-cause analysis. The IT news headlines a...
More than half -- 56 percent -- of respondents believe that more than half of software purchases made in the next five years will be open source. Once viewed in some quarters as a fringe movement and unreliable, open-source software is now a dominant force in the IT industry. It has b...
The Community Edition lowers the cost barrier to entry for big data power tools for more developers, data scientists, and other data professionals. EMC recently introduced a free Community Edition of the EMC Greenplum Database, its massively parallel processing (MPP) database, along w...
Everyone in the IT industry knows by now that cloud computing is exploding. Gartner said cloud computing was its number-one area of inquiry in 2010, and hype for the popular computing movement peaked last summer according to its 2010 Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing. Regardless of what ...
It's hard to plan any strategy for business and the IT forces that drive it, if the continuity of those services is suspect. Social media and the accelerating uses of mobile devices and networks are only adding more questions to the daunting issues around privacy and access. And, the W...
While the iPhone and iPad are still the leaders of the pack, Android smartphones and tablets are gaining large amounts of developer interest. It's a post-PC world, and mobile development is the name of the game. According to a report from Appcelerator and IDC, businesses and developer...
Now, we see a lot of internal process issues that are much, much better. We have a lot more electronic invoicing. We had virtually no electronic invoicing before. Even in cases when a supplier could give us an electronic invoice, we didn’t have any sort of pre-approval going on.
ECS-Compute is an HP-hosted compute fabric that's governed via policies for service, performance, security, and privacy requirements. The fabric is available next month via bursting with elasticity provisioning that rapidly adjusts infrastructure capacity, as enterprise demands shift a...
IT organizations should look for tools that can address the various cloud usage scenarios without demanding excessive investments in management infrastructure or staff support. Platform Computing on Tuesday released Platform ISF 2.1, which improves ease of use and automation for build...
You want your PaaS to be a one-stop-shop for business service production and that means from the very beginning to the very end. You have to tenant and support your customers all along the way. So it really takes the vertical stack, which is the way we currently think about cloud in te...
With the various workflows in the past, there used to be a real disparate way of looking at how software is being developed. But with ALM 11, they're starting to bring that together. Now, this customer case-study from the conference focuses on McKesson and how their business has benef...
We're probably past early adopter and more into mainstream. I anticipate it will continue to grow and gain momentum. We are seeing a lot of interest in the market today for SaaS and cloud. I think it’s an extension of what we've seen over the last decade, of companies looking at ways ...
Vodafone decided in 2006 to go for a global IT project and centralization in terms of PC client automation. It came down to us to evaluate the current solutions in all these countries and then come up with the best solution for the new global environment. This customer case-study focu...
We look at WAN governance as really a piece of ISO standard for IT governance, which is an official ISO standard. Ipanema strongly believes the WAN governance is really a standard too that should be put on the books.
SOA Ontology will serve as a foundation for further work in domain specific areas by supplying a consistent framework that can be reused as SOA projects evolve. In an effort to bridge the communication gap between business and IT over service oriented architecture (SOA), The Open Grou...
Many companies today are caught between competing pressures brought by data and power. Faced with moving ever-increasing data faster and faster, they find the power to do that, as well as deal with the associated cooling, expensive and increasingly unavailable. The modules, which fit ...
Salesforce.com is upping the ante on cloud storage services by going far beyond the plain vanilla elastic, pay-as-you-go variety of database and storage services that have come to the market in the past few years. Salesforce.com is upping the ante on cloud storage services by going fa...
One key thing is we changed our mindset from a performance testing practice to a performance engineering practice, and we've evolved now to performance architecture. This customer case-study from the conference focuses on AIG-Chartis insurance and how their business has benefited from...
The business strategy is to manage centrally and operate locally. IT had to follow the strategy. Our main IT platforms are developed with the objective to be global. Global doesn’t mean managing everything centralized, but to manage the IT platform as centralized, because it's better f...
It’s not really the case that the people building, provisioning, testing, and defining the applications are lacking or don’t know what they're doing. It’s mostly that the practices and processes they're engaged in are antiquated.
We’ve been very focused on creating a single, unified system that scales to tens of thousands of users. And it’s a web-based system, so that wherever the team members are located, they can become a harmonious part of the overall team, 24-hour cycles around the globe. Welcome to a spec...
These tools work to help enterprises gain control over aging applications and inflexible processes that challenge innovation and agility -- by governing their responsiveness and pace of change. It’s all part of the Instant-On Enterprise that embeds technology into everything it does. A...
With companies putting more applications and data into Internet clouds, cloud printing is gaining momentum in the enterprise. Vendors large and small are getting into the game. HP has made major announcements while Google has hinted at the future. Apple has begun services for iOS devi...
It all comes back to the results. If you look at the maturity model in the book, it’s pretty easy to peg yourself as to where you are and the kinds of benefits you'd see from moving up that maturity curve.
Applications success comes down to innovation and speed, because you can innovate forever and never actually release the product. For us, getting it out the door is very, very important. The topic of ALM will be a big one at next week's HP Software Universe conference in Barcelona. In...
In the forthcoming book, called The Applications Handbook: A Guide to Mastering the Modern Application Lifecycle, the authors evaluate the role and impact of automation and management over an application's lifecycle, as well as delve into the need to gain better control over applicatio...
What we’ve launched with this vision is to put the foundations in place to make that possible and take a journey with our clients both from the business side and government side and help them move down that particular path, find ways to navigate these challenges and these trends, and t...
Kapow’s “browser-based data integration” approach eliminates the need for IT to use APIs for data integration, saving time and money by avoiding manual coding costs. Kapow Katalyst automatically extracts, transforms, integrates and migrates data to and from any application and device. ...
The emphasis on capabilities is moving from hardcore coders -- with mastery of embedded platforms and tools -- to more mainstream graphical and scripting-skilled workers. The rapidly changing and fast-growing opportunity for more businesses to reach their customers and deliver their s...
For most IT organizations, deploying Windows apps into production is complex, cumbersome, and time-consuming. That complexity can lead to long delays in full deployments that leave a dark cloud hanging over service levels and business agility. The lives of IT admins in Windows environ...
The way things evolved, you started with an application, and integrations were an afterthought; they got bolted on. ... They kept on adding more and more and more layers of vendors, and the more the poor enterprise IT customers are trying to peel it, the more they start crying -- cryin...
Now, with the cloud solutions, there is very little IT on either end. I'd imagine that it's even easier now than it was with the paper system before, because we can communicate to their end-users that we’re out here, and we’re ready to be bought from. Businesses are increasingly using...
Charitable donations declined 11 percent in 2009, according to Corporate Philanthropy. That’s the largest dip in 20 years. As charities continue to struggle in a down economy, HP recently introduced a new program that shows the tech giant also has a giant heart. HP has begun offering ...
The Instant-On Enterprise, as HP defines it, is a data-driven organization that leverages technology for everything — but specifically to better address the ever-evolving needs of end-users. customers in innovative ways -- has to mean more than business as usual from technology suppl...