Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast coming to you from the Ariba LIVE 2010 Conference in Orlando.

This podcast is a presentation of a May 25 stage-based panel event on the implications of cloud computing for procurement, supply-chain management, and a host of other business functions. For those of you unable to attend the actual conference, please now listen to this lively and informative panel by a group of noted industry analysts.

Here is the moderator of our discussion, Tim Minahan, Chief Marketing Officer at Ariba.

Minahan: When discussing heady topics like the cloud, procurement, and finance, and looking at the future of business-to-business (B2B) commerce, we thought it important for you to hear from the experts. So we have assembled a panel of the leading analysts -- the folks that you turn to to benchmark your performance, uncover best practices, and make IT buying decisions.

I'd like to welcome our panelists: Mickey North Rizza from AMR Research (a Gartner company), Chris Sawchuk from The Hackett Group, Robert Mahowald from IDC, and Bruce Guptill from Saugatuck Technology.

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.com. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: Ariba.


Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast, a event recap interview with  Anton Knolmar, Vice President of Marketing for HP Software & Solutions, conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

The one-on-one discussion comes to you from the HP Software Universe 2010 Conference in Washington D.C. We're here the week of June 14, 2010, to explore some major enterprise software and solutions trends and innovations making news across HP’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers.

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.com. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP.


Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast, an interview with Anand Eswaran, Vice President of Professional Services for HP Software & Solutions, conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

The one-on-one discussion comes to you from the HP Software Universe 2010 Conference in Washington D.C. We're here the week of June 14, 2010, to explore some major enterprise software and solutions trends and innovations making news across HP’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers.

At Software Universe HP announced the launch of a new portfolio element called Solution Management Services (SMS). It offers the ability to support the entire solution for the customer, which is different from the past, where software companies could only support the product. That’s the heart of what SMS means. It’s the first step in a very large industry transformation.

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.com. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP.


Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast series, coming to you from the HP Software Universe 2010 Conference in Washington, D.C. We're here the week of June 14, 2010, to explore some major enterprise software and solutions trends and innovations making news across HP’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers.

Our next customer case study focuses on Motorola in the area of productivity, cost optimization, and their IT efficiency efforts -- a winner of HP's Excellence Award this year.

We're going to hear more about that from Judy Murrah, Senior Director of IT, at Motorola. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.com. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP.

Direct download: BriefingsDirect-Live_From_HP_SWU-Motorola_Cuts_IT_Costs_With_PPM.mp3
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Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast, an interview with Bill Veghte, Executive Vice President of the HP Software & Solutions group, conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
The one-on-one discussion comes to you from the HP Software Universe 2010 Conference in Washington D.C. We're here the week of June 14, 2010, to explore some major enterprise software and solutions trends and innovations making news across HP’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers.

Find the podcasts on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.com. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP.

Direct download: BriefingsDirect-Live_From_HP_SWU-Interview_with_Bill_Veghte.mp3
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Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast, an interview with Robin Purohit, Vice President and General Manager of the Software Products Business Unit for HP Software & Solutions, conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

The one-on-one discussion comes to you from the HP Software Universe 2010 Conference in Washington D.C. We're here the week of June 14, 2010, to explore some major enterprise software and solutions trends and innovations making news across HP’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers.

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.com. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP.

Direct download: BriefingsDirect-SWU_Live_2010_With_Robin_Purohit.mp3
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Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast series, coming to you from the HP Software Universe 2010 Conference in Washington D.C. We're here the week of June 14, 2010, to explore some major enterprise software and solutions trends and innovations making news across HP’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers.

We're now joined by Anton Knolmar, Vice President of Marketing for HP Software & Solutions. The interview is conducted by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.com. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP.

Direct download: BriefingsDirect-SWU_Live_2010_With_Anton_Knolmar.mp3
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Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast series coming to you from the HP Software Universe 2010 Conference in Washington, DC. We're here the week of June 14, 2010 to explore some major enterprise software and solutions trends and innovations making news across HP's ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers.

Our topic for this conversation focuses on the challenges and progress in conducting massive and comprehensive backups of enterprise live data, applications, and systems. We'll take a look at how HP Data Protector is managing and safeguarding petabytes of storage per week across HP's next-generation data centers.

The case-study sheds light on how enterprises can consolidate their storage and backup efforts to improve response and recovery times ,while also reducing total costs.

To learn more about high-performance enterprise scale storage and reliable backup, please join me in welcoming Lowell Dale, a technical architect in HP's IT organization. The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.com. Read a full transcript. Sponsor: HP.

Direct download: BriefingsDirect-Live_From_HP_SWU-HP_Data_Protector_Podcast.mp3
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Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast series, coming to you from the HP Software Universe 2010 Conference in Washington, D.C. We're here the week of June 14, 2010, to explore some major enterprise software and solutions trends and innovations making news across HP’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers.

Our next customer case study focuses on Delta Air Lines and the use of quality assurance tools for requirements management as well as mapping the test cases and moving into full production quickly.

We're joined by David Moses, Manager of Quality Assurance for Delta.com and its self service efforts, and John Bell, a Senior Test Engineer at Delta. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.com. Read a full transcript. Sponsor: HP.

Direct download: BriefingsDirect-Live_From_HP_SWU-Delta_Air_Lines_on_App_Quality.mp3
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Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast series, coming to you from the HP Software Universe 2010 Conference in Washington, D.C. We're here the week of June 14, 2010, to explore some major enterprise software and solutions trends and innovations making news across HP’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and developers.

This customer case-study focuses on McKesson Corp., a provider of certified healthcare information technology, including electronic health records, medical billing, and claims management software. McKesson is a user of HP’s project-based performance testing products used to make sure that applications perform in the field as intended throughout their lifecycle.
To learn more about McKesson’s innovative use of quality assurance software, we interview Todd Eaton,Director of Application Lifecycle Management Tools in the CTO’s office at McKesson. The interview is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.comRead a full transcript. Sponsor: HP

Direct download: BriefingsDirect-Live_From_HP_SWU-McKesson_Case_Study.mp3
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