Author Archives: Dana Gardner

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.

Happy employees equal happy customers — and fans. Can IT deliver for them all?

A discussion on how new breeds of intelligent digital workspace technologies can deliver a superior employee — and ultimately customer — experience that boosts engagement, productivity, and business results. Continue reading

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How automation and intelligence blend with design innovation to enhance the experience of modern IT

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Innovator discussion focuses on how advances in design enhance the total experience for IT operators. Stay with us now as we hear about the general philosophy and modernization of design, and how new discrete best practices … Continue reading

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How enterprises like McKesson digitize procurement and automate spend management to slash waste

A discussion on how leading enterprises are digitizing procurement and automating spend management to reduce inefficiencies, cut manual tasks, and streamline the entire source-to-pay process. Continue reading

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CEO Henshall on Citrix’s 30-year journey to make workers productive, IT stronger, and partners more capable

Learn how Citrix is charting a new future of work that abstracts productivity above apps, platforms, data, and even clouds to empower, energize, and enlighten disaffected workers while simplifying and securing anywhere work across any deployment model. Continue reading

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How real-time data streaming and integration set the stage for AI-driven DataOps

The next BriefingsDirect business intelligence (BI) trends discussion explores the growing role of data integration in a multi-cloud world. Just as enterprises seek to gain more insights and value from their copious data, they’re also finding their applications, services, and raw data … Continue reading

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How HCI forms a simple foundation for hybrid cloud, edge, and composable infrastructure

A discussion on how IT operators are seeking increased automation, built-in intelligence, and robust security as they look for turnkey hyperconverged appliance approaches for both cloud and traditional workloads. Continue reading

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How Ferrara Candy depends on automated IT intelligence to support rapid business growth

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer IT modernization journey interview explores how a global candy maker depends on increased insight for deploying and optimizing servers and storage. We’ll now learn how Ferrara Candy Company boosts its agility as a manufacturer by expanding … Continue reading

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