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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
"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
The next BriefingsDirect case study interview explores how American Electric
Power improves their financial processes and buying operations using Ariba
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:
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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)