Category Archives: Software

Diversity spend: When doing good leads to doing well

The next BriefingsDirect digital business thought leadership panel discussion focuses on the latest path to gaining improved diversity across inclusive supply chains. The panel examines why companies are seeking to improve supplier diversity, the business and societal benefits, and the new tools and technologies that are making attaining inclusive suppliers easier than ever. Continue reading

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Columbia Sportswear sets torrid pace for reaping global business benefits from software-defined data center

The next BriefingsDirect innovator case study interview shines a light on how on Columbia Sportswear has made a successful journey to software-defined data center (SDDC). Through our panel discussion at the recent VMworld 2014 Conference in San Francisco, we explore … Continue reading

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A gift that keeps giving, software-defined storage now showing IT architecture-wide benefits

The next BriefingsDirect deep-dive discussion explores how one of the most costly and complex parts of any enterprises IT infrastructure — storage — is being dramatically improved by the accelerating adoption of software-defined storage (SDS). The ability to choose low-cost … Continue reading

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Latest ServiceNow update makes turning any awkward process into a managed service available to more workers

IT service management (ITSM) has long been a huge benefit to complex and exception-rich IT operations by helping to standardize, automate and apply a common system-of-record approach to tasks, incidents, assets, and workflows. ServiceNow has been growing rapidly as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of ITSM, but … Continue reading

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Dynamic discounting allows American Electric Power to bring new efficiency to procurement terms

The next BriefingsDirect case study interview explores how American Electric Power improves their financial processes and buying operations using Ariba Dynamic Discounting. It turns out that a real-time business-process approach to billing, ordering and settlement terms between buyers and sellers … Continue reading

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CIOs think proliferation of IT applications is overwhelming businesses and threatening competititve edge

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, … Continue reading

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Network virtualization eases developer and operations snafus in the mobile and cloud era

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. As developers are pressured to produce mobile and distributed cloud apps ever faster and with more network unknowns, the older methods of software quality … Continue reading

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