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Strategic DevOps - How Advanced Testing Brings Broad Benefits to Independent Health The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital business transformation case study highlights how Independent Health in Buffalo, New York has entered into a next phase of "strategic DevOps." After a two-year drive to improve software development, speed to value, and improved user experience of customer service applications, Independent Health has further extended advanced testing benefits to ongoing apps production and ongoing performance monitoring. Learn here how the reuse of proven performance scripts and replaying of synthetic transactions that mimic user experience have cut costs and gained early warning and trending insights into app behaviors and system status. Here to describe how to attain such new strategic levels of DevOps benefits are Chris Trimper, Manager of Qual... (more)

The Open Group Helping Business Become Digitally Innovative | @CloudExpo #DigitalTransformation

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 t... (more)

Innovative Storage Approaches Protect Sensitive Data | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Storage #DataCenter

The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital business transformation case study examines how the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha consolidated and unified its data-protection capacities. We'll explore how adopting storage innovation protects the state's largest hospital from data disruption and adds operational simplicity to complex data lifecycle management. To describe how more than 150 terabytes of data remain safe and sound, we're joined by Jeff Bergholz, Manager of Technical Systems at The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDi... (more)

Big Data and IoT Combine to Provide Educational Benefits | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

Big Data and Internet of Things Combine to Provide Educational Benefits for Purdue The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer IT infrastructure thought leadership case study explores how Purdue University has created a strategic IT environment to support dynamic workload requirements. We'll now hear how Purdue extended a research and development IT support infrastructure to provide a common and "operational credibility" approach to support myriad types of compute demands by end users and departments. To describe how a public university is moving toward IT as a service, please ... (more)

Flash Storage | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #Storage #SDS #DigitalTransformation

Flash Storage Approach Opens the Door to New Business Opportunities The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital business transformation case study examines how Canadian nonprofit SOCAN faced digital disruption and fought back with a successful storage modernizing journey. We'll learn how adopting storage innovation allows for faster responses to end-user needs and opens the door to new business opportunities. To describe how SOCAN gained a new competitive capability for its performance rights management business we're joined by Trevor Jackson, Director of IT Infrastruc... (more)

Cloud Is Now Seen as a Way to Better Security | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security #DigitalTransformation

The next BriefingsDirect cybersecurity innovation and transformation panel discussion explores how cloud security is rapidly advancing, and how enterprises can begin to innovate and prevail over digital disruption by increasingly using cloud-defined security. We'll examine how a secure content collaboration services provider removes the notion of organizational boundaries so that businesses can better extend processes. And we'll hear how less boundaries and cloud-based security together support transformative business benefits. To share how security technology leads to business i... (more)