Dana Gardner

The next BriefingsDirect thought-leader interview focuses on the fascinating subject of preparing for the workforce of the future. It's now clear that we are entering into a very diverse and even unprecedented work environment -- something the world perhaps has never known. But ... (more)
Auto racing powerhouse NASCAR has engineered a way to learn more about its many fans -- and their likes and dislikes -- using big-data analysis. The result is they can rapidly adjust services and responses to keep connected best to those fans across all media and social networks.... (more)
As developers are pressured to produce mobile and distributed cloud apps ever faster and with more network unknowns, the older methods of software quality control can lack sufficient predictability. And as Agile development means faster iterations and a constant stream of update... (more)
LAS VEGAS -- Ariba wrapped up its annual Ariba LIVE user conference today with a series of announcements, chief among them news that its AribaPay automated B2B payments settlements service is now operational, and a demo of pending mobile applications for its flagship procurement,... (more)
Educating technology markets and communities is now, more than ever, a function of influence, social media, digital word of mouth -- and of cultivating an ecosystem of trusted collaboration. The role of social media and the power of personal connections have really become dominan... (more)
Big data capabilities and advanced business analytics have now become essential to nearly any business development activity. The benefits that enterprises can get if they can get their hands around big data analytics and apply it to business challenges are quickly being document... (more)
Once the province of IT facilities planners, the management and automation of data centers has rapidly grown in scope and importance. As software-driven data centers have matured and advanced to support unpredictable workloads like hybrid cloud, big data, and mobile applications, ... (more)
The tangled web of applications within international organizations is getting more and more complex, putting strain on the IT department and stunting digital transformation. This comes from a study of over 1,000 CIOs and senior IT decision makers by Capgemini, a provider of consu... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect business innovation case study examines how Dell has recognized the value of social media for more than improved interactions and brand awareness. Dell has successfully learned from social media how to meaningfully increase business sales and revenue. Th... (more)
Governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) form a top-tier of requirements for banks anywhere in the world as they create and deploy applications. A close second nowadays is speed to market, and rapid responsiveness to changing customer expectations and demands. So when Fi... (more)
HP today announced HP Access Catalog, a SaaS-delivered mobile app and content store that allows corporations to quickly and securely deliver resources across mobile and desktop devices to their employees anywhere. IT organizations are facing pressure to deliver a marketplace exper... (more)
HP today launched the HP Vertica Marketplace, a hub for developers, partners and customers to create and share extensions, enhancements, and solutions that integrate with the HP Vertica Analytics Platform. These add-ons and solutions include connectors and third-party extensions, ... (more)
Healthcare, like no other sector of the economy, exemplifies the challenges and the opportunity for improving how the various participants in a complex ecosystem interact. The Open Group, at its next North American conference on Feb. 3, has made improved information flow across ... (more)
As enterprise IT departments scramble to meet demand for more mobile applications, many are charting entirely new terrain. Lessons from applications development and support from PCs and notebooks don't necessarily provide a guide for the mobile tier. Indeed, mobile apps are very... (more)
The high cost of unwanted intrusion and malware across corporate networks is well known. Less talked-about are the successful ways that organizations are thwarting ongoing, adaptive and often-insider-driven security breaches. Companies are understandably reluctant to readily discu... (more)
If, as the adage goes, you should fight fire with fire then perhaps its equally justified to fight Big Data optimization requirements with -- Big Data. It turns out that high-performing, cost-effective Big-Data processing helps to make the best use of dynamic storage resources b... (more)
BARCELONA — HP, taking a new leap in its marathon to remake itself, has further assembled, refined and delivered the IT infrastructure, big data and cloud means by which other large enterprises can effectively remake themselves. This week here at the HP Discover 2013 conference ... (more)
Analytics platforms and new healthcare-specific solutions together are offering far greater insight and intelligence into how healthcare providers are managing patient care, cost, and outcomes. Based on a number of offerings announced this week at the HP Discover Conference in B... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect innovator interview targets how the recent and rapid evolution of mobile and client management requirements have caused considerable complexity and confusion. We’ll examine how incomplete solutions and a lack of a clear pan-client strategy have hampered ... (more)
Creating big-data capabilities and becoming a data-driven organization are near the tops of surveys for the most pressing business imperatives as we approach 2014. These improved business-intelligence (BI) trends are requiring better access and automation across data flows from ... (more)
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