Businesses of all stripes need better means of access, governance, and data lifecycle best practices, given the vast ocean of new information coming from many different directions. By getting a better handle on information explosion, enterprises can gain clarity in understanding what is really going on within the businesses, and, especially these days, across dynamic market environments. The immediate solution approach requires capturing, storing, managing, finding, and using information better. We’ve all seen a precipitous drop in the cost of storage and a dramatic rise in the incidents of data from all kinds of devices and across more kinds of business processes, from sensors to social media. To help better understand how to best manage and leverage information, even as it’s exploding around us, we’re joined by Suzanne Prince, worldwide director of information solutions marketing at Hewlett-Packard (HP). The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2009/07/seeking-to-master-information-explosion.html. Download a transcript at http://interarborsolutions.books.officelive.com/Documents/InfoExplosionPDF.pdf. Sponsor: HP.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24 PM

PC security has proven a thorny and expensive problem for users, small businesses, enterprises and providers alike. But PC security can be enhanced and delivered as services. New offerings around cloud-based anti-virus and security protection services are on the rise. Furthermore, Internet-delivered security provides a strong business opportunity for resellers and channel providers to those businesses trying to protect all of their PCs, regardless of location. Here to help us delve into the benefits of security as a service, and explore the cloud strengths of managing malware protection more centrally from the Web, we're joined by Phil Wainewright, independent analyst, director of Procullux Ventures, and a ZDNet SaaS blogger, as well as Josu Franco, director of the Business Customer Unit at Panda Security. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2009/07/rethinking-virtualization-why.html. Download a transcript at http://interarborsolutions.books.officelive.com/Documents/PandaPDF714.pdf. Sponsor: Panda Security.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:09 PM

Three important considerations are needed when moving to enterprise virtualization adoption, and they often amount to a rethinking of virtualization. How do enterprises manage and control how network interconnections are impacted by widespread virtualization? Second, how can configuration management databases help in deploying virtualized servers? And third, how can outsourcing help organizations get the most bang for their virtualization buck? Here to help us rethink virtualization to attain a sustainable virtualization strategy, please welcome three executives from Hewlett-Packard (HP): Michael Kendall, worldwide Virtual Connect marketing lead; Shay Mowlem, strategic marketing lead for HP Software and Solutions, Ryan Reed, a product manager for EDS Server Management Services. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2009/07/rethinking-virtualization-why.html. Sponsor: HP.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33 PM

The global economic downturn has accelerated the need to reduce total IT costs. IT consolidation, modernization, and virtualization play self-supporting roles alone and in combination for enterprises looking to improve how they deliver services to their businesses. Yet these initiatives also play a role in reducing labor and maintenance costs, and have much larger benefits -- including producing far better server utilization rates -- that ultimately cut IT costs in total. Here to help us dig into the relationship between a modern and consolidated approach to IT data centers and total cost, we welcome John Bennett, worldwide solution manager for Data Center Transformation Solutions at Hewlett-Packard (HP). The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana Gardner. Read a full transcript of the discussion at http://briefingsdirect.blogspot.com/2009/07/consolidation-modernization-and.html. Sponsor: HP.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:06 PM