BriefingsDirect by Dana Gardner
Analyst Dana Gardner examines IT news and trends that impact software strategists to provide insights and outcomes on SOA, app dev, SaaS, enterprise infrastructure and mobile convergence.

HP Expands Security Portfolio to Battle Threats from Mobile, Cloud, and Social Media

The path to reducing these risks, even as the threats escalate, is to confront security at the framework and strategic level, to harness the point solutions approach into a managed and ongoing security enhancement lifecycle.

Open Group conference focuses on role and impact of enterprise architecture

Keynote presentation speakers include Dawn Meyerriecks, assistant director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology and Facilities, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; David Mihelcic, CTO, the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency; and Jeff Scott, senior analyst, Forrester Research.

Data center transformation requires more than systems, there's also secure data removal, recycling

Improperly disposing of data and other IT assets can cause embarrassing security breaches, increase costs, and pose the risk of regulatory penalties. Indeed, many IT organizations are largely unaware of the hazards and risks of selling older systems into auction sites, secondary markets or via untested suppliers.

Want client virtualization? Time then to get your back-end infrastructure act together

When you look at desktop virtualization, whether it’s a server-based computing environment, where you are delivering applications, or if you are delivering the whole desktop, as in VDI, to get started you really have to take a look at your whole environment.

HP gets more than security from ArcSight acquisition, it gets closer to comprehensive BI for IT

For me the real value for HP is in gaining a comprehensive platform and portfolio via ArcSight for total systems log management. Being able to manage and exploit the reams of ongoing log data across all data center devices offers huge benefits, even the ability to correlate business events and IT events for what I call BI for IT.

ZapThink defines IT transformation crisis points in 2020 vision framework

To be a Crisis Point, the underlying issue must both be potentially game-changing as well as largely unexpected. The element of surprise is what makes each Crisis Point especially dangerous – not that the crisis itself is necessarily a surprise, but rather, just how transformative the event promises to be.

HP buys Fortify, and it's about time!

IBM Rational and HP have been in an arms race to incorporate the discipline of security into application development quality assurance.
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Open Group panel: Enterprise Architects increasingly join in defense against security threats

The vulnerabilities that we have of operating in cyberspace are magnified by ... identity theft, information manipulation, information theft, cyber crime, and insider threats that are prevalent in many of our organizations and companies.
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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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