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About Dana Gardner

Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. Gardner, a leading identifier of software and cloud productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities, honed his skills and refined his insights as an industry analyst, pundit, and news editor covering the emerging software development and enterprise infrastructure arenas for the last 18 years. Gardner tracks and analyzes a critical set of enterprise software technologies and business development issues: Cloud computing, hybrid IT, software-defined data center, IT productivity, multicloud, AI, ML, and intelligent enterprise. His specific interests include social media, cloud standards and security, as well as integrated marketing technologies and techniques. Gardner is a former senior analyst at Yankee Group and Aberdeen Group, and a former editor-at-large and founding online news editor at InfoWorld. He is a former news editor at IDG News Service, Digital News & Review, and Design News.

How REI used automation to cloudify infrastructure and rapidly adjust its digital pandemic response

Learn what works for making IT agile and responsive enough to re-factor a private cloud at breakneck speed. Continue reading

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How the right data and AI deliver insights and reassurance on the path to a new normal

Learn how architects and analysts are effectively managing the pandemic response using the latest AI tools and gaining data-driven inferences. Continue reading

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Data science helps hospitals improve patient payments and experiences while boosting revenue

Learn about new approaches to healthcare revenue cycle management and outcomes that give patients more options and providers more revenue clarity. Continue reading

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How IT modern operational services enables self-managing, self-healing, and self-optimizing

Learn about the Pointnext vision for the future of IT operational services amid general digital business transformation and managing the new normal around the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading

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Work in a COVID-19 world: Back to the office won’t mean back to normal

Learn about new ways to think about navigating a global pandemic to attain flexible longterm worker productivity. Continue reading

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How HPE Pointnext Services ushers businesses to the new normal via an inclusive nine-step plan

The next edition of the BriefingsDirect Voice of Innovation podcast series explores a new model of nine steps that IT organizations can take amid the COVID-19 pandemic to attain a new business normal. As enterprises develop an IT response to the novel corona virus challenge, … Continue reading

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International Data Center Day highlights how sustainability and diversity will shape the evolving modern IT landscape

Learn through the observance of International Data Center Day how how data centers of the future will be the best-operated and most green ever. Continue reading

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Business readiness provides an agile key to surviving and thriving in these uncertain times

Just as the nature of risk has been a whirling dervish of late, the counter-forces of business continuity measures have had to turn on a dime as well. What used to mean better batteries for servers and mirrored, distributed datacenters has recently evolved into … Continue reading

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As containers go mainstream, IT culture should pivot to end-to-end DevSecOps

Container-based deployment models have rapidly gained popularity from cloud models to corporate data centers. IT operators are now looking to extend the benefits of containers to more use cases, including the computing edge. Yet in order to push containers further into the mainstream, security … Continue reading

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AI-first approach to infrastructure design extends analytics to more high-value use cases

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of artificial intelligence (AI) Innovation discussion explores the latest strategies and use cases that simplify the use of analytics to solve more tough problems. Access to advanced algorithms, more cloud options, high-performance compute (HPC) resources, and an unprecedented data asset collection have all come together … Continue reading

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Automation and connectivity will enable the modern data center to extend to many more remote locations

Learn how more self-healing and automation will be increasingly required to manage dispersed IT infrastructure and hybrid deployment scenarios. Continue reading

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How Intility uses HPE Primera intelligent storage to move to 100 percent data uptime

Learn how a leading managed services provider used the latest in intelligent storage strategies to improve uptime and reduce complexity for its end users. Continue reading

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A new status quo for data centers–seamless communication from core to cloud to edge

Learn how the latest data center iterations demand better speed, agility, and efficiency from critical IT resources Continue reading

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Intelligent spend management supports better decision-making across modern business functions

Learn about the future of intelligent spend management and how the payoffs include gaining a full and data-rich view of spend patterns across services, hiring, and goods. Continue reading

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