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.

IT and HR: Not such an odd couple

How businesses perform has always depended on how well their employees perform. Yet never before has the relationship between how well employees work and the digital technology that they use been so complex. At the same time, companies are grappling … Continue reading

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How rapid machine learning at the racing edge accelerates Venturi Formula E Team to top-efficiency wins

A discussion on how data-driven technology and innovation are making electric racing cars an example for all endeavors where limits are tested and bested Continue reading

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The budding storage relationship between HPE and Cohesity brings the best of startup innovation to global enterprise reach

The next BriefingsDirect enterprise storage partnership innovation discussion explores how the best of startup culture and innovation can be married to the global reach, maturity, and solutions breadth of a major IT provider. Stay with us to unpack the budding relationship … Continue reading

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HPE’s Erik Vogel on what’s driving success in hybrid cloud adoption and optimization

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Innovator discussion explores the latest insights into hybrid cloud success strategies. As with the often ad hoc adoption of public cloud services by various groups across an enterprise, getting the right mix and operational coordination … Continue reading

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How total deployment intelligence overcomes the growing complexity of multicloud management

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Innovator discussion focuses on the growing complexity around multicloud management and how greater accountability is needed to improve business impacts from all-too-common haphazard cloud adoption. Stay with us to learn how new tools, processes, and methods are … Continue reading

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How an agile focus for Enterprise Architects builds competitive advantage for digital transformation

The next BriefingsDirect business trends discussion explores the reinforcing nature of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and agile methods. We’ll now learn how Enterprise Architects can embrace agile approaches to build competitive advantages for their companies. Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full … Continue reading

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For a UK borough, solving security issues leads to operational improvements and cost-savings across its IT infrastructure

The next BriefingsDirect enterprise IT productivity discussion focuses on solving tactical challenges around security to unlock strategic operational benefits in the public sector. For a large metropolitan borough council in South Yorkshire, England, an initial move to thwarting recurring ransomware attacks ended … Continue reading

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