Welcome to the latest BriefingsDirect Analyst Insights Edition, Vol. 35, 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 Dec. 19, 2008, our guests make their top five predictions for IT in 2009. We're going to look at what trends may have changed in 2008, but with an emphasis on the impacts for IT users, and buyers and sellers in the coming year. Please join noted IT industry analysts and experts Jim Kobielus, senior analyst at Forrester Research; Tony Baer, senior analyst at Ovum; Brad Shimmin, principal analyst at Current Analysis, Joe McKendrick, independent analyst and prolific blogger; Dave Linthicum, founder of Linthicum Group; Mike Meehan, senior analyst at Current Analysis, and JP Morgenthal, senior analyst at Burton Group. Our discussion is hosted and moderated by BriefingDirect's Dana Gardner. Read a full transcript of the podcast: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/12/briefingsdirect-analysts-make-2009.html. Charter sponsor: Active Endpoints.
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Internet-scale data sets and Web-scale analytics have placed a different set of requirements on software infrastructure and data processing techniques. More types of companies and organizations are seeking new inferences and insights across a variety of massive datasets -- some into the petabyte scale. How can all this data be shifted and analyzed quickly, and how can we deliver the results to an inclusive class of business-focused users? Such companies as Greenplum are now focusing on how MapReduce approaches are changing business intelligence (BI) and the data-management game. To provide an in-depth look at how parallelism, modern data infrastructure, and MapReduce technologies come together, BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner spoke with Tim O’Reilly, CEO and founder of O’Reilly Media; Jim Kobielus, senior analyst at Forrester Research, and Scott Yara, president and co-founder at Greenplum. Read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/12/mapreduce-scale-analytics-change.html. Sponsor: Greenplum.

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud computing are changing the nature of IT systems' performance requirements and heightening expectations for end users of applications and myriad services. Increasingly, this expected level of visibility, management, and performance will apply to those serving up applications as services regardless of their hosting origins or models. To learn more about how systems log tools and analysis are aiding providers of cloud and SaaS, BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner spoke with Phil Wainewright, an independent analyst and director at Procullux Ventures and SaaS blogger at ZDNet and ebizQ, as well as Jian Zhen, senior director of product management at LogLogic. Read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/12/it-systems-analytics-become-crucial-as.html. Sponsor: LogLogic.
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Welcome to the latest BriefingsDirect Analyst Insights Edition, Vol. 34, 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 Nov. 21, 2008, our experts focus on the impact that cloud computing will have on the large, established IT vendors. We really are only beginning to understand how the IT services delivery, data management, and economic models of cloud computing will impact the market. Please join noted IT industry analysts and experts Jim Kobielus, senior analyst at Forrester Research; Tony Baer, senior analyst at Ovum Research; Brad Shimmin, principal analyst at Current Analysis, and Joe McKendrick, independent analyst and prolific blogger on ZDNet and ebizQ. Our discussion is hosted and moderated by BriefingDirect's Dana Gardner. Read a full transcript of the podcast: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/12/briefingsdirect-analysts-handicap-it.html. Charter sponsor: Active Endpoints.
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Many enterprises and service providers are now grappling with how cloud models and economics will impact them. The specter of a challenging business climate may well hasten the need to seek IT resources that are supported through greater utility approaches to save money, as well as to reach Internet audiences and gain global Web efficiencies. The goal is to take advantage of what cloud models offer, but to do so with low risk and in alignment with enterprise IT dictates and requirements around management, security, governance, and visibility. To better understand the value and opportunity unfolding around cloud computing, BriefingsDIrect's Dana Gardner recently interviewed Andy Mulholland, global chief technology officer at Capgemini; Tim Hall, director of services-oriented architecture (SOA) products at HP Software and Solutions, and Russ Daniels, vice president and CTO of cloud services strategy at HP. Listen here or read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/12/cloud-computing-means-more-than-cost.html. Sponsor: Hewlett-Packard.
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The trend around using remote support software for monitoring, remediation, and maintenance automation is gaining steam in the global IT market. We expect that as companies become even more cost conscious that they will seek to reduce their total cost of IT operations, and that remote support best practices and effective use will become even more prominent. The goal is to free up on-premises IT personnel to focus on what they do best and to offload routine and potentially unproductive chores to organizations that do IT support remotely at high efficiency and low cost. To better understand the options for better remote monitoring, resolving, and automating the ongoing performance of IT systems, BriefingsDIrect's Dana Gardner recently interviewed Dionne Morgan, worldwide marketing manager in HP Technology Services, and Claudia Ulrich, communications manager in Delivery Engineering at HP. Listen here to read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/12/remote-support-offers-enterprises.html. Sponsor: Hewlett-Packard.
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As enterprises scale up of their use of service oriented architecture (SOA), proper governance is providing an insurance effect. Governance helps ensure that SOA will grow without stumbling -- allowing companies to “crawl, walk, and run” to SOA without losing control. SOA governance heightens the business benefits of services, increases IT efficiency returns, and reduces the risk that complexity could undermine the services lifecycle and hamper the adoption in large organizations. Services governance also sets the stage for leveraging cloud and third-party services while managing the boundary between internal and external services. To unpack the relationship between SOA, governance, cloud and IT management, BriefingsDIrect's Dana Gardner recently interviewed Tim Hall, Director of SOA Products for HP Software and Solutions. Read a full transcript of the discussion at: http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2008/12/interview-hps-tim-hall-on-heightened.html. Sponsor: Hewlett-Packard.
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