Welcome to the latest BriefingsDirect Insights Edition, Vol. 32, 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 Oct. 24, 2008, our experts examine the state of Microsoft at the onset of the annual Professional Developers Conference. Two narratives emerge from the roundtable discussion, that Microsoft is behind on many new IT trends and is tied to past business models, and opposing is the view that Microsoft will ride business intelligence, data services, and cloud computing to become bigger and more pervasive than ever. Please join noted IT industry analysts and experts Jim Kobielus, senior analyst at Forrester Research; Tony Baer, senior analyst at Ovum Research; Dave Linthicum, independent SOA consultant at Linthicum Group; Brad Shimmin, principal analyst at Current Analysis; Mike Meehan, a senior analyst at Current Analysis, and Joe McKendrick, independent analyst and prolific blogger. Our discussion is hosted and moderated by BriefingDirect's Dana Gardner. Read a transcript of the podcast: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/10/briefingsdirect-analysts-take.html. Charter sponsor: Active Endpoints.
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Security and risk aversion around personnel, applications, and IT systems access have never been more urgent. Properly managed identity information and access rules for the users of applications and systems has evolved quickly to include gaining insight into use and abuse patterns. The goal is to work more toward identity governance, a step above simply giving access and privileges, and of getting pro-active in managing access across multiple dimensions in a business. To learn more about the newest solutions around identity governance, BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner speaks with Mark McClain, CEO and founder of SailPoint Technologies, and Jackie Gilbert, vice president of marketing and founder at SailPoint. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/10/identity-governance-becomes-must-do.html. Sponsor: SailPoint Technologies.
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Welcome to the latest BriefingsDirect Insights Edition, Vol. 31, 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 Oct. 10, 2008, our experts examine the worsening global economic climate to evaluate the impact on IT buyers and sellers. The experts pick some winners and losers and offer surprising and useful advice for enterprises. Please join noted IT industry analysts and experts Tony Baer, senior analyst at Ovum Research; Jim kobielus, senior analyst at Forrester Research, and Dave Linthicum, independent SOA consultant at Linthicum Group. Our discussion is hosted and moderated by BriefingDirect's Dana Gardner. Read a transcript of the podcast: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/10/briefingsdirect-analysts-discuss-it.html. Charter sponsor: Active Endpoints.
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Welcome to the latest BriefingsDirect Insights Edition, Vol. 30, 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 Sept. 26, 2008, our experts examine the HP-Oracle announcements at Oracle OpenWorld, cloud computing and "on-premises" clouds, and recent virtualization news from VMware, HP, Red Hat and Citrix. Please join noted IT industry analysts and experts Joe McKendrick, an independent analyst and ZDNet blogger; Brad Shimmin, principal analyst of Current Analysis; Jim Kobielus, senior analyst at Forrester Research, and Dave Linthicum, independent SOA consultant. Our discussion is hosted and moderated by Dana Gardner. Read a transcript of the podcast: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/10/briefingsdirect-insights-analysts.html. Sponsors: Active Endpoints, Hewlett-Packard.
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