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From Our Faculty Archives: @DevOpsSummit New York 2015 DevOps at Enterprise: Capital One Shifts Left In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, told a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise - driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" - Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, Capital One now has 500+ Agile Teams delivering quality software via Agile and DevOps practices. Speaker Bio Tapabrata Pal has 20 years of IT experience in various technology roles (Developer, Operations Engineer and Architect) in the retail, healthcare and finance industries. Over... (more)

Private Clouds | @CloudExpo @RamchandaniRaj #DigitalTransformation

Private Clouds - What Enterprises Should Know Before Implementation Enterprises are rapidly implementing private clouds for sound business reasons. Private clouds offer greater agility, enabling companies to quickly adapt to constantly changing business needs and innovate faster than competition. Digital and cloud services can be provided to developers at a pace of innovation that equals any public cloud. Companies can maintain security and compliance, along with the reliability, availability and stability of IT systems of large enterprises. Private clouds also provide better SLAs for new services than most public clouds offer. While there is a sense of urgency surrounding implementation, enterprises must still carefully choose the best technology stack to deliver their new dynamic cloud infrastructure and services. They must carefully develop a transition plan, un... (more)

Analysis Efficiencies of Cloud Computing | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #BigData

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)

Big Data, Speed and Efficiency | @CloudExpo #BigData #MachineLearning

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 administrators (DBAs). 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 Major Challenges of Enterprise Mobility | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Cloud

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 Open Group Helping Business Become Digitally Innovative | @CloudExpo #DigitalTransformation

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)

New #DevOps Opportunities | @DevOpsSummit #BigData #ContinuousDelivery

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 “composable infrastructure?” Berkholz: It’s a good question. There are a couple of big drivers behind it. One of them is cloud... (more)

TIBCO Takes Social Software to Work

Weblogic at Cloud Expo TIBCO Software will release in 2010 software that lets people search for and then track corporate information by subject matter in a similar way to how they might follow people on Twitter. This is a clear sign that the enterprise software and social software worlds are munging. Get ready to see a lot more. The idea behind the tibbr – the name an obvious play on “Twitter” -- helps people find information related to their particular tasks and jobs quickly and easily by searching for information based on its subject matter, and then subscribing to relevant feeds on those topics, the company said. [Disclosure: TIBCO is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] Lack of information isn’t the main problem for enterprise systems these days, what's really needed is a useful interface and method for getting to the precise needed information quickly and easi... (more)

Intel Capital Closes Out Adaptivity's $10.3M Series A Funding Round

"Large enterprises are increasingly interested in data center optimization and cloud computing technologies," said Bryan Wolf, Managing Director of Intel Capital, as Adaptivity - known throughout the industry as The IT Blueprint Company - announced today that it has raised an additional $3M of venture capital financing from Intel Capital, thuscompleting its Series A round of funding and bringing the total to $10.3 million. Adaptivity’s software suite is well positioned to take advantage of this market trend," continued Wolf, "by enabling IT organizations to improve infrastructure performance and agility, transition to the Cloud, consolidate and optimize infrastructure, and meet compliance and risk requirements.” Adaptivity’s IT blueprinting software enables companies to codify and embed best practices, IT standards and rules into the infrastructure design and deploy... (more)

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 benefits both American Electric Power, one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the U.S., and its many vendors. BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to uncover more about about such new, agile business services at the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas when we spoke to Rick Gray, Senior Treasury Specialist at American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio, and Drew Hofler, Manage Cash Solution Marketing Director at Ariba, an SAP company. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Here are some excerpts: ... (more)

Internet of Things Supply Chains By @Microsoft | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Disruptive macro trends in technology are impacting and dramatically changing the "art of the possible" relative to supply chain management practices through the innovative use of IoT, cloud, machine learning and Big Data to enable connected ecosystems of engagement. Enterprise informatics can now move beyond point solutions that merely monitor the past and implement integrated enterprise fabrics that enable end-to-end supply chain visibility to improve customer service delivery and optimize supplier management. Learn about enterprise architecture strategies for designing connected systems that integrate physical and digital supply chains with your enterprise systems, leveraging IoT devices, hybrid cloud and network service providers to enable innovative business models while mitigating risk, managing security and increasing capacity... (more)