We live in an age where there is so much exposure to networks and the World Wide Web that when something goes wrong, and the data gets out -- it gets out in a big way. Security breaches are becoming routine in the media, and those are the ones we hear about. So how do large, complex companies and governments protect themselves? How do they manage new and fast-changing compliance regulations? Surprisingly, the answer has more to do with management methodology than security technology. In this sponsored podcast discussion learn from HP security expert Tari Schreider how a comprehensive new security management approach, called Information Security Service Management (ISSM) and its reference model, offers companies a framework with which to finally come to grips with risk and needed compliance. Read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/04/hp-devices-reference-model-for-managing.html. Sponsor: Hewlett-Packard.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27 PM

Welcome to the latest BriefingsDirect Insights Edition, Vol. 28, a periodic discussion and dissection of software, services, SOA and compute cloud-related news and events, with a panel of IT analysts. In this episode, recorded April 24, 2008, our experts examine the welling interest and discussion around Web Oriented Architecture (WOA) and Services Oriented Architecture, and how the two relate. The group also evaluates the Microsoft Live Mesh announcement, as well as Google App Engine and the ongoing Microsoft-Yahoo acquisition saga. Please join noted IT industry analysts and experts Jim Kobielus, senior analyst at Forrester Research; Joe McKendrick, an independent analyst and ZDNet blogger; Tony Baer, principal at OnStrategies and blogger; Brad Shimmin, principal analyst at Current Analysis, and Phil Wainewright, independent analyst, director at Procullux Ventures and ZDNet SaaS blogger. Our discussion is hosted and moderated by Dana Gardner. Read a transcript of the podcast: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/05/briefingsdirect-soa-insights-analysts.html.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:47 PM

Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) should dramatically improve the relationship between people, processes, and IT. Yet the potential for SOA remains clouded due to a gulf between worker knowledge and the new services automation benefits, which remain focused on structured data and existing applications. New advances in documents-based technology, management, and dynamic content enrichment offer a promising lifeline to help solve SOA’s tenuous relationship to people and task-oriented knowledge. Listen as the relationship between SOA and dynamic documents is explored in this sponsored podcast. Dana Gardner interviews Jake Sorofman, senior vice president of marketing and business development, for JustSystems North America. Read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/03/xml-empowered-documents-extend-soas.html. Sponsor: JustSystems North America.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:02 PM

On demand applications and cloud computing often mean different things to different people. For developers, software as a service (SaaS) is quickly evolving not only as a means to deliver applications -- but as the means to develop them, too. Taking the notion of "development as a service" to its full potential is the logic behind Platform as a Service (PaaS). To help understand the power of PaaS, we speak in this sponsored podcast to one of the early PaaS pioneers and providers, Bungee Labs. Learn how software development is entering a new era in this discussion with Phil Wainewright, independent analyst and ZDNet SaaS blogger, as well as Alex Barnett, the vice president of community at Bungee Labs. Moderation from Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/04/platform-as-service-enables-cloud-based.html. Sponsor: Bungee Labs.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00 PM