The next BriefingsDirect innovator case study interview explores how a Texas healthcare provider has adopted cloud computing, and in doing so has bothsaved money and improved the quality of its many services.

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At the recent VMworld 2014 Conference in San Francisco, our moderator, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, interviewed Shawn Wiora, CIO at Creative Solutions in Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas to learn more about the process of adopting cloud, and why cloud has benefited them as a complex organization.

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The next BriefingsDirect big data news analysis podcast examines some major announcements made at the HP Discover conference on Dec. 2, the debut of HP Haven OnDemand, a new set of analytics-in-the-cloud services.

Our panel of users and experts unpacks the details from Barcelona, and explores the implications of the delivery of cloud-based HP Vertica OnDemand and HP IDOL OnDemand components within the HP Haven OnDemand suite.

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To learn more about how big data changes everything via these new HP cloud offerings, we're joined by Fernando Lucini, Chief Technology Officer for HP Big Data; Howard Brown, Founder and CEO of RingDNA, based in Los Angeles, and Neal Holley, Operations Director at GateWest New Media Ltd., based in Bristol, UK. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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This latest BriefingsDirect deep-dive big data thought leadership interview examines how Hortonworks is working with HP on improved management of very large -- and very active -- datasets.

We'll explore how HP and Hortonworks are integrating Hadoop into more of the HP Haven family to make it easier for developers and data scientists to access business intelligence (BI) and analytics as a service.

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To learn how, BriefingsDirect sat down with Mitch Ferguson, Vice President of Business Development at Hortonworks at the recent HP Big Data 2014 Conference in BostonThe discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect thought-leader interview focuses on the Ariba product roadmap for 2014 -- and beyond. 

Ariba’s product and services roadmap is rapidly evolving, including gaining more analytics capabilities. BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn first-hand how at the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas.

To learn more about the recent news at Ariba LIVE -- and also what to expect from both Ariba and SAP Cloud in the coming months -- we sat down with Chris Haydon, Senior Vice President of Solutions Management for Procurement, Finance and Network at Ariba, an SAP company. The discussion is moderated by  Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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This next BriefingsDirect case study explores how early-adopter Arlington Computer Products (ACP) improves their financial processes and operations using the new AribaPay cloud-based B2B payment service.

Agile business services are entering into a new era, an integrated and on-demand approach to ordering, billing, and settlement processes between buyers and seller. A prime example is Ariba's partnership with Discover, the financial services organization, to create AribaPay.

At the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas, BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn first-hand how the new approach works and benefits a first major user, ACP. To understand how AribaPay fulfills the last critical step in an end-to-end P2P process, we sat down with Arly Guenther, Chief Executive Officer at Arlington Computer Products in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, and Drew Hofler, Manage Cash Solution Marketing Director at Ariba, an SAP company. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The next BriefingsDirect thought-leader panel discussion focuses on the future of business and how companies can benefit from the new insight and analysis that transparent business networks and processes allow.

The power of data-driven business networks and the analytics derived from them are increasing, but how do enterprises best leverage that intelligence as they seek new services, products and efficiency? How do automation and intelligence enter the picture for better matching buyers and sellers?

BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn first-hand at the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas. To learn more about how business -- led by procurement -- is changing and evolving, and how to best exploit this new wave of innovation, we sat down with Rachel Spasser, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Ariba, an SAP company, and Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners in Boston. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions

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Nordic IT solutions provider EVRY has taken automation and agility to new heights in its training and documentation of IT products and services, and found that even small steps can make a valuable return on user adoption patterns.

By using HP's Adoption Readiness Tool (ART) to help its employees work better with IT management solutions and processes, EVRY, based in Oslo, has gained new advantages in the adoption and understanding of both new and existing technology.

BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn first-hand how EVRY mastered production of documentation and readiness tools when we interviewed Sigve Sandvik, Solution Adviser at EVRY, at the recent HP Discover 2013 Conference in Barcelona. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Learn more about HP ART.]

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The next BriefingsDirect thought-leader interview focuses on the fascinating subject of preparing for the workforce of the future. It's now clear that we are entering into a very diverse and even unprecedented work environment -- something the world perhaps has never known.

But how do enterprises prepare, and how do they create the means to analyze and manage the transition to very different work environments? BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn first-hand at the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas. 

To learn more about hiring and acquiring talent and managing a diverse and socially engaged -- and even more knowledge-driven workforce -- we sat down with Shawn Price, President for Global Cloud and Line of Business at SAP, and the former President of SuccessFactors, now part of SAP. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions

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Business trends like bring your own device (BYOD) are forcing organizations to safely allow access to all kinds of applications and resources anytime, anywhere, and from any device.

According to research firm MarketsandMarkets, the demand for improved identity and access management (IAM) technology is estimated to grow from more than $5 billion this year to over $10 billion in 2018.

The explosive growth -- doubling of the market in five years -- will also fuel the move to more pervasive use of identity and access management as a service (IDaaS). The cloud variety of IAM will be driven on by the need for pervasive access and management over other cloud, mobile, and BYOD activities, as well as by the consumerization of IT and broader security concerns.

To explore the why and how of IDaaS, BriefingsDirect recently sat down with Paul Trulove, Vice President of Product Marketing at SailPoint Technologies in Austin, Texas, to explore the changing needs for -- and heightened value around -- improved IAM.

We also discover how new IDaaS offerings are helping companies far better protect and secure their information assets. The discussion is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.

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The relationship between enterprise IT and lines of business leadership has not always been rosy. Sometimes IT holds the upper hand, and sometimes the business does an end-run around IT to use new tools or processes. They might even call it innovation.

Today, with the push toward big data and business intelligence (BI), a new chasm is growing between enterprise IT groups and business units. But, in this case, it could be disastrous because IT should be a big part of the big data execution.

The next BriefingsDirect discussion therefore examines how an ebb and flow between IT centralization and decentralization that swings in the direction of business groups, and even shadow IT, now runs the risk of neglecting essential management security and scalability requirements.

Indeed, big data and analytics should actually force more collaboration and lifecycle-based relationships among and between business and IT groups. For those organizations -- where innovation is being divorced from IT discipline -- we'll explore ways that a comprehensive and virtuous adoption of rigorous and protected data insights can both make the business stronger and make IT more valued.

To get to the bottom of why, BriefingsDirect recently sat down with John Whittaker, Senior Director of Marketing for Dell Software's Information Management Solutions Group. The discussion is moderated by me, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions

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