The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer thought leadership discussion
focuses on the burgeoning trends around DevOps and how that’s translating
into new types of IT infrastructure that both developers and operators can
take advantage of.
To learn more about trends and developments in DevOps, micro services,
containers, and the new direction for composable infrastructure, we’re
joined by Donnie Berkholz, Research Director at 451 Research, and he’s
based in Minneapolis. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner,
Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
Here are some excerpts:
Gardner: Why are things changing so much for apps deployment infrastructure?
Why is DevOps newly key for software development? And why are we looking for
Berkholz: It’s a good question. There are a couple of big drivers behind
it. One of them is cloud... (more)
New Technologies and Services Move Procurement and Finance to Center Stage
The next BriefingsDirect business innovation thought leadership discussion
focuses on how companies are exploiting advances in procurement and finance
services to produce new types of productivity benefits.
We'll now hear from a leading industry analyst on how more data, process
integration, and analysis efficiencies of cloud computing are helping
companies to better manage their finances in tighter collaboration with
procurement and supply-chain networks. This business-process innovation
exchange comes in conjunction with the Tradeshift Innovation Day held in New
York on June 22, 2016.
To learn more about how new trends are driving innovation into invoicing and
spend management, we're joined by Bill McBeath, Chief Research Officer at
ChainLink Research in Newton, Mass. The discussion is moder... (more)
Untangling the Four Major Challenges of Enterprise Mobility
By Nirmit Glennon, ManageEngine
"Going mobile" seems to be the mantra of modern day enterprises, with 63
percent of them firmly believing that mobility leads to competitive
advantage. Their belief is not without cause, as a recent survey by Nielson
reports that 93 percent of consumers who research products via mobile go on
to make the purchase, while 55 percent of them make the purchase within an
hour. If this wasn't reason enough for businesses to jump on the mobility
bandwagon, high operational efficiency coupled with increased employee
productivity and customer loyalty paint a compelling picture.
With the enterprise mobility market size expected to breach the $140 billion
mark in 2020 at a CAGR of 15 percent, businesses all over the world are
sparing no costs as enterprise mobility spending is expected to ... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer big data case study discussion
examines how mobile app advertising platform Tapjoy handles fast and massive
data -- some two dozen terabytes per day -- with just two part-time database
Examine how Tapjoy’s data-driven business of serving 500 million global
mobile users -- or more than 1.5 million add engagements per day, a data
volume of a 120 terabytes -- runs with extreme efficiency.
To learn more about how high scale and complexity meets minimal labor for
building user and advertiser loyalty we're joined by David Abercrombie,
Principal Data Analytics Engineer at Tapjoy in San Francisco. The discussion
is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
Here are some excerpts:
Gardner: Mobile advertising has really been a major growth area, perhaps more
than any other ty... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect expert panel discussion examines the value and
direction of The Open Group IT4IT initiative, a new reference architecture
for managing IT to help business become digitally innovative.
IT4IT was a hot topic at The Open Group San Francisco 2016 conference in
January. This panel, conducted live at the event, explores how the reference
architecture grew out of a need at some of the world's biggest organizations
to make their IT departments more responsive, more agile.
We’ll learn now how those IT departments within an enterprise and the
vendors that support them have reshaped themselves, and how others can follow
their lead. The expert panel consists of Michael Fulton, Principal Architect
at CC&C Solutions; Philippe Geneste, a Partner at Accenture; Sue
Desiderio, a Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers; Dwight David, Enterprise
Architect at Hew... (more)
In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010)
being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time
to give my earlier list a complete overhaul.
Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the
I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this
year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and
continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web
sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be
sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them
in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)
A round-up of the wide range of important issues and timely topics due to be
discussed by over 130 industry experts at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud
Computing Conference & Expo, opening today at the Santa Clara Convention
Center, in Santa Clara, CA. The event runs from November 2-4, 2009.
Building Scalable and Extensible RIAs in the Cloud - Ranjith Ramakrishnan,
Co-Founder & CTO of Cumulux, will be co-presenting a session in which
delegates will learn how to build scalable and extensible RIAs on the Windows
Azure Cloud. The session will cover enabling rich and complete User
Experience customizations and addressing multi-tenant requirements.
Cloud Security - is the focus of a whole welter of sessions in Santa Clara.
"It's Nothing New; It Changes Everything!" is the title of the session being
given by Sun's Chief Security Architect Glenn Brunette, for example. Brunett... (more)
We are going to create a bare-bones email object. Of course you can expand
that in the future if you like, but for now, let's just create the
functionality that we need.
I start by creating a custom class. In case you aren't familiar with the
process look at Figure 1.
Let's start with an instance variable.
N_cst_mailer Instance Variables
private mailMessage io_mail_message // The message to send
I made the instance variables private so let's write a couple of functions to
populate our mail Message. We'll start with the TO. Note that the
io_mail_message contains an array of objects called recipient. One of the
properties of that object is recipientType. We are looking for the
recipientType of mailTo! There are several other types that don't concern us.
// Returns the current TO address
int li_count, li_max
li_max = upperBound(io_mail_m... (more)
In my previous article for PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (Vol. 18 issue
8), I gave a sneak preview of some of the things we were working on for PB15
Classic. This is a closer look at one of them - Tabs and Docking in MDI
Recall that in the article we mentioned adding two new WindowType values -
mdidock! and mdidockhelp! - to the window object. Like values mdi! and
mdihelp!, respectively, they allow child windows (sheets) to be opened with
the OpenSheet functions. But these sheets will behave differently: they can
dock, float and be tabbed like the windows you see in our PB.NET IDE.
Your sheets will open docked by default (we will see how to control this
later in the article). Once opened, they can be moved, docked in much the
same way you can with the PB.NET IDE window. The sheets can be in one of four
Tabbed Document: In PB.NET IDE, script edit... (more)
In advance of the VMworld conference in San Francisco, I recently sat down
with Steve Herrod, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of
Research & Development at VMware.
Our discussion hinges on the intriguing concept of the software-defined
datacenter. We look at how some of the most important attributes of
datacenter capabilities and performance are now squarely under the domain of
A top technology leader at VMware, Herrod has championed this vision of the
software-defined datacenter and how the next generation of foundational IT
innovation is largely being implemented above the hardware.
VMware CTO Steve Herrod keynoting at 1st Cloud Expo in Silicon Valley in 2008
For example, those who are now building and managing datacenters are gaining
heightened productivity, delivering far better performance, and enjoying
greater ease in operati... (more)
HP today at its Big Data Conference in Boston unveiled a series of new
products, services, and programs designed to help organizations better
leverage data and analytics.
The company announced:
A new release of HP Vertica, called Excavator, that feature data streaming
and advanced log file text search to power high-speed analytics on Internet
of Things (IoT) data.
Broader support for and contributions to open source technologies, including
optimized Hadoop performance, integration with the Apache Kafka distributed
messaging system, and advancements in Distributed R predictive analytics.
The HP Haven Startup Accelerator program, which provides early-stage
companies with fast, affordable access to both HP Big Data and Application
Delivery Management software and services.
"Big data helps us make more sense of it all, a byproduct of what we do
everyday," said Robert Youn... (more)