Internet search has been around for years, while seeking out new business partners is as old as business itself. Can finding the right relationships through the burgeoning "Business Web" effectively exploit and leverage the increasingly powerful technologies such as semantic search? Are businesses on the doorstep of vast new opportunities for the discovery of assets, resources, tacit knowledge and global business partner ecologies? To help answer these questions, we discuss the new semantic opportunity and explore how business relationships and the Business Web can be brought to bear on information overload and ecommerce value discovery. Joining your moderator and host Dana Gardner are Russ Glass, vice president of product and marketing at ZoomInfo, and John Blossom, president of Shore Communications and a noted industry analyst. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2007/01/transcript-of-briefingsdirect-podcast_29.html. Sponsor: Zoom Information Inc.
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Category:B2B Informational Podcast -- posted at: 5:23 PM

Welcome to the latest BriefingsDirect SOA Insights Edition Vol. 8, a weekly discussion and dissection of Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)-related news and events, with a panel of IT analysts. In this episode, our experts examine how Wall Street and investors view SOA. Does SOA make IT vendors more likely to grow? Which ones? Will systems integrators benefit most from SOA? Who stands to make the most money from the SOA trend line? Our analysts have some unconventional and startling conclusions. Also, the Apple iPhone -- is it an enterprise device and a node for SOA? Will such a convergence device shake-up how mobile workers behave? Join Steve Garone, Joe McKendrick, Neil Ward-Dutton, Jim Kobielus and Trip Chowdhry for our discussion, hosted and moderated by Dana Gardner. Feel free to read a full transcript of the podcast at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2007/01/transcript-of-briefingsdirect-soa_28.html.
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Category:B2B Informational Podcast -- posted at: 6:57 PM

Application development is maturing to embrace a more holistic approach to application lifecycle processes, one that emphasizes policy-based approaches -- managing process and people -- and not just the technology. Such a coordinated approach also fosters feedback efficiencies, where testing is continuous -- and visibility into performance becomes an imperative. Borland's new Gauntlet offering provides a framework to monitor and measure development progress. By employing a visualized assessment of development, managers can see from day to day, week to week, and project to project how things are progressing. They can then act to make the management of development more professional, and to inject quality-enhancing improvements across the entire spectrum of development activity. To better understand these trends, join moderator Dana Gardner and Borland Software Director of Developer Solutions Rob Cheng as we explore the next chapter in development process management and agility. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2007/01/transcript-of-briefingsdirect-podcast_22.html. Sponsor: Borland Software, Inc.
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Category:B2B Informational Podcast -- posted at: 4:36 PM

Welcome to the latest BriefingsDirect SOA Insights Edition Vol. 7, a weekly discussion and dissection of Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)-related news and events, with a panel of independent IT industry analysts. In this episode, our analysts examine the metrics of success for SOA, as well as provide a colorful pallet of metaphors for how SOA will benefit businesses. Remember the old movie studios model? Is SOA an MGM model or Miramax? Does SOA offer reuse for "plumbing" so that intellectual property of services becomes the focus? Join Steve Garone, Joe McKendrick, Tony Baer and Jim Kobielus for our discussion, hosted and moderated by Dana Gardner. Feel free to read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2007/01/transcript-of-briefingsdirect-soa.html.
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Category:B2B Informational Podcast -- posted at: 7:22 PM

The role of search is expanding fast. As Web-type search moves from the Internet to inside the Enterprise for semantic analysis, it begins to identify facts inside documents, combines the information with structured databases, and provides true knowledge discovery. As analytics are increasingly derived from search, users can relate concepts to enable people to make decisions and get completeness and overview -- on the fly -- to provide, in essence, search-powered business intelligence (BI). The mega trends of Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 and the Semantic Web give search more content to consider, and more power. Search is becoming more than a starting point on information discovery, it is becoming the flexible interface to complex decision-making, analytics, and BI. To better understand these transitions, join moderator Dana Gardner and FAST Search & Transfer CEO John Markus Lervik, CTO Bjorn Olstad, and Zia Zaman, the Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing as we explore the future direction of enterprise search amid the Enterprise 2.0 and Semantic Web era. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2007/01/transcript-of-briefingsdirect-podcast_14.html. Sponsor: FAST Search & Transfer.
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Category:B2B Informational Podcast -- posted at: 8:10 PM

Some 9.5 million developers around the world are toiling away, and their bosses -- either individually or collectively -- have rather small insight and limited information about what they do and how they do it. We see requirements go in one end. We see code come out the other end. And there’s often a great veil, cloud, or fog over what detailed activities develop the solutions and the processes that create good code. The fact is that while software drives a lot of the growth and innovation throughout the world we do a very inadequate job of bringing visibility to this whole process. Join Greg Burnell, chairman, co-founder and CEO of 6th Sense Analytics as we explore new ways to gain insight rather than just intuition in the art and science of application development. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2007/01/transcript-of-briefingsdirect-podcast_12.html. Sponsor: 6th Sense Analytics.
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Category:B2B Informational Podcast -- posted at: 5:18 PM

A great deal is being discussed about who controls what when it comes to content, particularly when you're distributing it openly on the Web -- when you're exploring new distribution models, and when you're using new technologies. Business development officers at content-owner studios want a platform that has almost no royalty to it and that is ubiquitous. If you're a technologist, or if you're a company that needs royalties for your technology platform, you probably want to create a great technology platform that you can charge a royalty for, and potentially gain lock-in on that platform. In the Internet media landscape all business models are up fro grabs, but how to manage their complexity of Web distribution and monetization? Join podcast host and moderator Dana Gardner for a discussion on the future of Internet delivery of media and entertainment with Tim Napoleon, Media and Entertainment Product Line Director for Akamai. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2007/01/transcript-of-briefingsdirect-podcast.html. Sponsor: Akamai Technologies.
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Category:B2B Informational Podcast -- posted at: 4:02 PM

Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect presentation, a podcast created from a recent webinar with Interarbor Solutions Principal Analyst Dana Gardner and Cape Clear Software CEO Annrai O'Toole. This sponsored webinar presents a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) market perspective by Dana, followed by comments by Annrai, and some questions from the live webinar audience. Today's topic is how the value provided by SOA may be the best way to demonstrate the business value of SOA investments. Listen to the analyst's perspective, the CEO's response and the prompted questions. The webinar itself is at http://www.capeclear.com/download/nov15.html. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2007/01/transcript-of-webinar-on-soa-trends.html. Sponsor: Cape Clear Software, Inc.
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Category:B2B Informational Podcast -- posted at: 7:56 PM