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.

Jonathan Priestley recaps the news and events at HP's Software Universe 2010 in Barcelona

For the first time, you have something that goes not just across the traditional software lifecycle, as we know it -- develop, test, deploy, and manage -- but across the entire lifecycle of an application.

Case study: AIG insurance group leverages ALM to attain IT performance architecture advantage

One key thing is we changed our mindset from a performance testing practice to a performance engineering practice, and we've evolved now to performance architecture.

Case study: Enel Green Power uses PPM to gain visibility, orchestrate myriad energy activities

The business strategy is to manage centrally and operate locally. IT had to follow the strategy. Our main IT platforms are developed with the objective to be global. Global doesn’t mean managing everything centralized, but to manage the IT platform as centralized, because it's better for synergies and in terms of costs.

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.

HP's Bill Veghte on managing complexity amid converging IT 'inflection points'

"We're going through the biggest change in IT delivery since client-server. That, in turn, is going to generate a very significant refresh in applications and services."

HP's Purohit unpacks Business Service Management 9 as way to address complexity in hybrid computing

For me, this release is an extremely proud moment. This has been the vision that we've had for some time, particularly around BSM 9, being able to bring all these points of monitoring information together into a simple, powerful way to solve these big business problems.
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About the Author(s)
  • 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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