Category Archives: Software

How containers are the new basic currency for pay as you go hybrid IT

Container-based deployment models have rapidly gained popularity across a full spectrum of hybrid IT architectures — from edge, to cloud, to data center. This next edition of the BriefingsDirect Voice of the Innovator podcast series examines how IT operators are now looking to increased automation, … 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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Qlik’s top researcher describes new ways for human cognition to join forces with augmented intelligence

The next BriefingsDirect business intelligence (BI) trends discussion explores the latest research and products that bring the power of people and machine intelligence closer together. As more data becomes available to support augmented intelligence — and the power of analytics platforms increasingly goes to … 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 global HCM provider ADP mines an ocean of employee data for improved talent management

It’s fascinating because Dr. Goh’s example pertains to talent management, too. Everyone that we work with in the HCM space is looking to gain an advantage when it comes to finding, keeping, and retaining their best talent. Continue reading

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How one MSP picked Bitdefender’s layered security approach for cloud-to-client protection

Solving security concerns has risen to the top of the requirements list for just about everyone, yet service providers in particular have had to step up their game. Just as cloud models and outsourcing of more data center functions have … Continue reading

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Bridging the educational divide–How business networks level the playing field for those most in need

The next BriefingsDirect panel discussion explores how Step Up For Students (SUFS), a non-profit organization in Florida, has collaborated with SAP Ariba to launch MyScholarShop, a digital marketplace for education that bridges the information gap and levels the playing field … Continue reading

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Infatuation leads to love—How container orchestration and federation enables multi-cloud competition

The use of containers by developers — and now increasingly IT operators — has grown from infatuation to deep and abiding love. But as with any long-term affair, the honeymoon soon leads to needing to live well together … and … Continue reading

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How UBC gained TCO advantage via flash for its EduCloud cloud storage service

The next BriefingsDirect cloud efficiency case study explores how a storage-as-a-service offering in a university setting gains performance and lower total cost benefits by a move to all-flash storage. We’ll now learn how the University of British Columbia (UBC) has … Continue reading

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Globalization risks and data complexity demand new breed of hybrid IT management, says Wikibon’s Burris

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Analyst interview explores how globalization and distributed business ecosystems factor into hybrid cloud challenges and solutions. Mounting complexity and a lack of multi-cloud services management maturity are forcing companies to seek new breeds of … Continue reading

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How mounting complexity, multi-cloud sprawl, and need for maturity hinder hybrid IT’s ability to grow and thrive

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Analyst interview examines how the economics and risk management elements of hybrid IT factor into effective cloud adoption and choice. We’ll now explore how mounting complexity and a lack of multi-cloud services management maturity … Continue reading

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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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