dgardner

Author

Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. Gardner, a leading identifier of software and cloud productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities, honed his skills and refined his insights as an industry analyst, pundit, and news editor covering the emerging software development and enterprise infrastructure arenas for the last 18 years. Gardner tracks and analyzes a critical set of enterprise software technologies and business development issues: Cloud computing, SOA, business process management, business intelligence, next-generation data centers, and application lifecycle optimization. His specific interests include Enterprise 2.0 and social media, cloud standards and security, as well as integrated marketing technologies and techniques. Gardner is a former senior analyst at Yankee Group and Aberdeen Group, and a former editor-at-large and founding online news editor at InfoWorld. He is a former news editor at IDG News Service, Digital News & Review, and Design News.

HP ART documentation and readiness tools bring better user experiences to Nordic IT solutions provider EVRY

0

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Nordic IT solutions provider EVRY has taken automation and agility to new heights in its training and documentation of IT products and services, and found that even small steps can make a valuable return on user adoption patterns. By … Read More

Workforce of the future – and why preparing means rethinking human resources now

0

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: Ariba, an SAP company. The next BriefingsDirect thought-leader interview focuses on the fascinating subject of preparing for the workforce of the future. It’s now clear that we are entering into a very diverse and even unprecedented work environment — something the world perhaps has never known. But how do enterprises … Read More

NASCAR attains intimacy and affinity with fans worldwide using big data analytics

0

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP. Auto racing powerhouse NASCAR has engineered a way to learn more about its many fans — and their likes and dislikes — using big-data analysis. The result is they can rapidly adjust services and responses to keep … Read More

Ariba announces business network analysis enhancements, first transactions conducted under AribaPay

0

LAS VEGAS — Ariba wrapped up its annual Ariba LIVE user conference today with a series of announcements, chief among them news that its AribaPay automated B2B payments settlements service is now operational, and a demo of pending mobile applications for its flagship procurement, supplier management and cash flow optimization business applications. Most of the … Read More

Top 25 SharePoint influencers: Social influence nicely collides with collaboration clouds

0

Educating technology markets and communities is now, more than ever, a function of influence, social media, digital word of mouth — and of cultivating an ecosystem of trusted collaboration. The role of social media and the power of personal connections have really become dominant forces in how people learn how to find and use technology. This is … Read More

HP HAVEn CTO Mundada on new ways for businesses to gain transformation from big data and new wave analysis

0

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP. Big data capabilities and advanced business analytics have now become essential to nearly any business development activity. The benefits that enterprises can get if they can get their hands around big data analytics and apply it to … Read More

Fast-changing demands on data centers drive need for uber data center infrastructure management

0

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP. Once the province of IT facilities planners, the management and automation of data centers has rapidly grown in scope and importance. As software-driven data centers have matured and advanced to support unpredictable workloads like hybrid cloud, big … Read More

CIOs think proliferation of IT applications is overwhelming businesses and threatening competititve edge

0

The tangled web of applications within international organizations is getting more and more complex, putting strain on the IT department and stunting digital transformation. This comes from a study of over 1,000 CIOs and senior IT decision makers by Capgemini, a provider of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services. According to the report released today, over … Read More

Case study: How Dell converts social media analytics into strategic business advantage

0

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: Dell Software. The next BriefingsDirect business innovation case study examines how Dell has recognized the value of social media for more than improved interactions and brand awareness. Dell has successfully learned from social media how to meaningfully increase … Read More

Istanbul-based Finansbank manages risk and security using HP ArcSight, Server Automation

0

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP. 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 … Read More