Converged IoT Systems - Bringing the Data Center to the Edge of Everything
The next BriefingsDirect thought leadership panel discussion explores the
rapidly evolving architectural shift of moving advanced IT capabilities to
the edge to support Internet of Things (IoT) requirements.
The demands of data processing, real-time analytics, and platform efficiency
at the intercept of IoT and business benefits have forced new technology
approaches. We'll now learn how converged systems and high-performance data
analysis platforms are bringing the data center to the operational technology
To hear more about the latest capabilities in gaining unprecedented
measurements and operational insights where they’re needed most, please
join me in welcoming Phil McRell, General Manager of the IoT Consortia at
PTC; Gavin Hill, IoT Marketing Engineer for Northern Europe at Nati... (more)
Logicalis chief technologist defines the new ideology of hybrid IT
The next BriefingsDirect thought leader interview explores how digital
disruption demands that businesses develop a new ideology of hybrid IT.
We'll hear how such trends as Internet of things (IoT), distributed IT, data
sovereignty requirements, and pervasive security concerns are combining to
challenge how IT operates. And we'll learn how IT organizations are shifting
to become strategists and internal service providers, and how that supports
adoption of hybrid IT. We will also delve into how converged and
hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI) provide an on-ramp to hybrid cloud
strategies and adoption.
To help us define a new ideology for hybrid IT, we're joined by Neil
Thurston, Chief Technologist for the Hybrid IT Practice at Logicalis Group in
the UK. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, P... (more)
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)
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.
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)
The differences between event correlation, analytics and artificial
intelligence can be confusing. This post takes a look at the varying benefits
of each and highlights where eG Enterprise’s capabilities lie.
Simply put, event correlation makes sense of events. This is often confused
with event filtering, which simply attempts to reduce the volume of events.
Effective event correlation will differentiate between the specific cause of
an event storm and the effects.
Event correlation is a key activity in the event management process, and as
such is very closely related to monitoring. So – whether the events are
associated with end user experience, business processes, application
performance or technology performance – effective event correlation will
pinpoint the specific cause of the event storm.
eG Enterprise’s patented virtualization-aware and cod... (more)
This BriefingsDirect thought leadership interview comes in conjunction with
The Open Group Conference this month in San Francisco.
The conference will focus on how IT and enterprise architecture support
enterprise transformation. Speakers in conference events will also explore
the latest in service oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, and
We’re now joined by of the main speakers, Jeanne Ross, Director and
Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Information Systems
Research. Jeanne studies how firms develop competitive advantage through the
implementation and reuse of digitized platforms.
She is also the co-author of three books: IT Governance: How Top Performers
Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results, Enterprise Architecture As
Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution, and IT Savvy: What
Top Executives Must Know to G... (more)
Governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) form a top-tier of
requirements for banks anywhere in the world as they create and deploy
applications. A close second nowadays is speed to market, and rapid
responsiveness to changing customer expectations and demands.
So when Finansbank, an Istanbul-based bank, knew they had to better manage
risk -- but not lose time-to-market advantages -- they did a thorough
analysis of available IT products and services. The result was an impressive
record of managed risk and deployments, with an eye to greater automation
BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn first-hand at the recent HP
Discover 2013 Conference in Barcelona how Finansbank extended its GRC prowess
-- while smoothing operational integrity and automating speed to deployment
-- using several HP solutions.
Learn how from a chat with Ugur Yayvak, Seni... (more)
Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer
You have to know when to hold them, and when to fold them. That's the not
just slightly smug assessment by IBM executives as they reflect -- with
twinkles in their eyes -- on the months-stalled Oracle acquisition of Sun
Microsystems, a deal that IBM initially sought but then declined earlier this
Chatting over drinks at the end of day one of the Software Analyst Connect
2009 conference in Stamford, Conn., IBM Senior Vice President and IBM
Software Group Executive Steve Mills (pictured below) told me last night he
thinks the Oracle-Sun deal will go through, but it won't necessarily be worth
$9.50 a share to Oracle when it does.
"He (Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison) didn't understand the hardware business.
It's a very different business from software," said Mills.
Mills seemed very much at ease with IBM's late-date jilt of Sun (Sun wa... (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)
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 a recent study, published by MeriTalk, Red Hat and DLT Solutions,
the Federal government could save $6.6 billion by using cloud computing or
"Looking at 30 federal agencies, the study assumes every agency is starting
from scratch with new technology. So instead of buying new software, agencies
could save money using open-source instead of proprietary software,
virtualization technologies instead of new servers, and cloud computing
instead of buying software and hardware.
The numbers are based on federal agency budgets, using assumptions from other
studies about federal computing resources."
Peter Tseronis, deputy associate chief information officer for the US
Department of Energy commented on the study saying that even though critics
may be able to quibble with the numbers, the big message is that federal
agencies should be looking at new w... (more)