BriefingsDirect by Dana Gardner
Analyst Dana Gardner hosts conversations with the doers and innovators—data scientists, developers, application QAers, IT operation managers, chief information security officers and start-up founders who use technology to improve the way we live, work and play.

Discover Case Study: Seagate ramps up dev-ops benefits with HP ALM tools

The Holy Grail for us would definitely be an integrated approach to doing software development that incorporates the development activities, but also all of the test, monitoring, provisioning, and all of the quality checks and balances that we want to have to make sure that our applications meet the needs of our customers.

Some thoughts on the Microsoft and Nokia tag team on mobile or bust news

How exactly is their respective inability, Microsoft and Nokia, to execute separately amid huge market position advantages enhanced now by trying to execute in cahoots?

Deployit 3.0 enhances deployment automation

Additional insight into configuration items and deployments empowers companies to implement secure, self-service deployments that set the stage for continuous deployment scenarios.

HP Software GM Jonathan Rende on how ALM enables IT to modernize businesses faster

It’s not really the case that the people building, provisioning, testing, and defining the applications are lacking or don’t know what they're doing. It’s mostly that the practices and processes they're engaged in are antiquated.

HP's new ALM 11 helps guide IT through shifting landscape of modern application development

We’ve been very focused on creating a single, unified system that scales to tens of thousands of users. And it’s a web-based system, so that wherever the team members are located, they can become a harmonious part of the overall team, 24-hour cycles around the globe.

HP rolls out ALM 11 in Barcelona to expand managed automation for modern applications

These tools work to help enterprises gain control over aging applications and inflexible processes that challenge innovation and agility -- by governing their responsiveness and pace of change. It’s all part of the Instant-On Enterprise that embeds technology into everything it does. ALM 11 essentially automates workflow processes across multiple teams.

WSO2 debuts Carbon Studio as a speedy IDE for SOA and composite applications

The WSO2 Carbon Studio takes advantage of the open source WSO2 Carbon middleware platform, an Eclipse-based offering that includes graphical editors for XML configuration files, an enhanced Eclipse BPEL editor, and integration of Carbon-based applications via WSO2 Governance.

Pulse surges for Eclipse with more than one million developers on board

One of the advantages Pulse is pushing out to its one million developers is the ability to manage four years of Eclipse platform technologies from a single dashboard, including Eclipse 3.0, also known as Helios.

McKesson shows bringing testing tools on the road improves speed to market and customer satisfaction

This customer case-study focuses on McKesson and how HP’s project-based performance testing products helped applications perform in the field as intended throughout their lifecycle.
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  • 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.
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