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What the Open Source Community Learned from Heartbleed

What the Open Source Community Learned from Heartbleed

by Eren Niazi, Open Source Storage
In this article, I’ll take the “compliment sandwich” approach. First, we’ll examine what characteristics of Open Source facilitated a speedy and effective response, because we want to keep them around. Second, I’ll...

The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid2 Integration, Q1 2014

The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid2 Integration, Q1 2014

Read this report to compare 14 of the most significant middleware providers and their fit for hybrid scenarios between the cloud and on-premises, as well as across the different traditional on-premises integration capabilities.

Is an Open Source BPM Solution Right For You?

Is an Open Source BPM Solution Right For You?

If you are considering deploying business process management (BPM) solutions, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for.

The Benefits of Migrating to a Modern Application Platform Infrastructure

The Benefits of Migrating to a Modern Application Platform Infrastructure

Read this paper to learn about the characteristics of a modern middleware platform and how companies benefit from migrating from older inflexible monolithic infrastructures to a modular and flexible environment.

Sabre Holdings Builds Travel Partner Gateway with FuseSource

Sabre Holdings Builds Travel Partner Gateway with FuseSource

Learn how Sabre Holdings was able to manage their projected growth by migrating to Red Hat JBoss Fuse, an integration platform that allows them to quickly integrate new content.

IDC: The Intelligent Integrated Enterprise

IDC: The Intelligent Integrated Enterprise

Read this paper to learn how you can create an intelligent, integrated enterprise that dramatically increases both customer satisfaction and profitability.

Forrester Analyst Paper: Open Source BPM Hits the Mark for Delivering New Class of Process Apps

Forrester Analyst Paper: Open Source BPM Hits the Mark for Delivering New Class of Process Apps

This paper outlines the challenges faced by application development teams today, and how developers can benefit most from open source BPM solutions.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Transforming the “Internet of Things” with Chris McNabb, Dell Boomi

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Transforming the “Internet of Things” with Chris McNabb, Dell Boomi

with Chris McNabb, DELL Boomi
In this interview, Chris McNabb from Dell Boomi offers expert advice for organizations looking to overcome security and compliance issues arising around the proliferation of cloud computing and mobile applications. Read More >>>

History Says So….Crowdsourcing will change your life.

History Says So….Crowdsourcing will change your life.

with Siamak Farah, InfoStreet
We live in very exciting times. Wave after wave of technological innovations are changing our lives on a daily basis. Often, we don’t notice the change until we are swept up by it. For...

NYC BPM Event: Process Efficiency World  Tour 2013 with Bonitasoft

NYC BPM Event: Process Efficiency World Tour 2013 with Bonitasoft

Bonitasoft
Last Tuesday, November 5th, I had the privilege of attending a live Open Source BPM event hosted by Bonitasoft in New York City. It was the 11th stop on their 2013 Process Efficiency World Tour, and was geared...





Briefcase Highlights


OPEN SOURCE

The Four Phases of Cloud Optimization

September 12, 2014 No Comments

with Joe Kinsella, CloudHealthSeveral years ago, I joined a company in the middle of a frantic architectural transition that prioritized speed over cost. During my first few months, I watched our Amazon Web Services bill creep from $100K per month to over $350K. Read More >>>

How far is too far when it comes to outsourcing IT?

September 8, 2014 No Comments

with Mike Decker, Annese & Associates, Inc.With more than 25 years of IT experience, perhaps I can shed some light on strategies for IT outsourcing, but first let me frame my point of view. With a BS in Telecommunications, I started my career inside a NOC located in the basement of a major bank in Buffalo, NY. Read More >>>

8 Things You Need to Do Before, During, and After Migrating to Office 365

September 4, 2014 No Comments

with Robert Berlin, OneLoginWith Windows Server 2003 hitting its end of life next year, the push is on for even faster migration. But the path is a complex one, and careful planning will be your best friend. Having spent a number of years helping customers along this road, here are my top tips for a safe journey. Read More >>>

Does your Company Really Need BPM?

September 3, 2014 No Comments

with Mac McConnell, BonitaSoftDoes everybody need BPM? Are there companies out there that would have no use for the kinds of solutions we provide? Hate to say it, but there might be a few. In the spirit of a Letterman “Late Show Top 10” list, here are 8 types of companies that simply don’t need BPM.Read More >>>

Keeping Open-Source Safe

July 28, 2014 No Comments

With the recent spate of vulnerabilities found in OpenSSL, the security of open-source software has been put under the magnifying glass, with industry experts and software developers weighing the merits of using an open-source versus a proprietary code base. There are valid arguments for both, but ultimately the risk of a vulnerability can be the same whether rooted in proprietary or open source code.

How can Big Data cross the Oceanic Gap?

July 2, 2014 No Comments

By Yves de Montcheuil, TalendBig data technologies are definitely California-born. The Internet giants invented Hadoop and most NoSQL databases. Over the years, adoption has spread from “new economy” companies to almost all industries. Read More >>>

Red Hat Launches First Open Source Release of ManageIQ Software

June 19, 2014 No Comments

Tweet SOURCE: Red Hat Inc. RALEIGH, N.C. – JUNE 19, 2014 – Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of the ManageIQ community with the availability of ManageIQ’s fully open-sourced code repository and the first builds of the project. The ManageIQ community aims to provide […]

3 Tips for Deploying “Systems of Engagement” Practices for the Benefit of your Customers

June 6, 2014 No Comments

by Mac McConnell, BonitaSoftOne unintended consequence of employing customer-focused software systems is they view the world through a singular lens, which can quickly become a problem. These systems are generally geared toward providing general information to the users, without necessarily including recommendations for action. Read More >>>

The Most Common Governance Mistakes in SharePoint and How to Avoid Them

June 5, 2014 No Comments

by Steve Marsh, Metalogix Defining governance is not easy and many organizations skip this task and move forward without a clear understanding or plan for what governance means. So when SharePoint administrators have to enact ill-defined governance, mistakes inevitably follow. Read More >>>

How to Leverage the Knowledge in Your Networks to Drive Innovation

May 19, 2014 No Comments

by Alex Saric, Ariba, Inc.The knowledge that’s now intrinsic to our networks can drive innovation—in products, processes, business models, and more. But to leverage network knowledge for innovation, you have to know where to find the knowledge and how to put it to use. Read More >>>

Top Five Tips to Choose the Right CMS Solution

May 15, 2014 No Comments

The future of technology is being built on openness and transparency. Open source platforms provide a back-end framework that allows users to build and customize websites while also managing user registration, system administration, page layout, RSS and much more. Across the globe, open source developers are making innovative contributions and sharing code to build stronger platforms with higher security and better support.

What the Open Source Community Learned from Heartbleed

May 5, 2014 No Comments

by Eren Niazi, Open Source StorageIn this article, I’ll take the “compliment sandwich” approach. First, we’ll examine what characteristics of Open Source facilitated a speedy and effective response, because we want to keep them around. Second, I’ll review where the open source community could have performed better. Read More >>>

ITBriefcase Exclusive Interview with R. Paul Singh, Espresso Logic

April 29, 2014 No Comments

with R. Paul Singh, Espresso Logic, Inc.In the following interview, R. Paul Singh, CEO of Espresso Logic, discusses the challenges IT teams face today in producing the increasingly high volume of internal and external applications for their companies – and highlights how its newly released Live Browser product can help. Read More >>>

The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid2 Integration, Q1 2014

April 9, 2014 No Comments

Read this report to compare 14 of the most significant middleware providers and their fit for hybrid scenarios between the cloud and on-premises, as well as across the different traditional on-premises integration capabilities.

Is an Open Source BPM Solution Right For You?

April 9, 2014 No Comments

If you are considering deploying business process management (BPM) solutions, an enterprise open source approach may be just what you are looking for.

The Benefits of Migrating to a Modern Application Platform Infrastructure

April 9, 2014 No Comments

Read this paper to learn about the characteristics of a modern middleware platform and how companies benefit from migrating from older inflexible monolithic infrastructures to a modular and flexible environment.

Sabre Holdings Builds Travel Partner Gateway with FuseSource

April 9, 2014 No Comments

Learn how Sabre Holdings was able to manage their projected growth by migrating to Red Hat JBoss Fuse, an integration platform that allows them to quickly integrate new content.

IDC: The Intelligent Integrated Enterprise

April 9, 2014 No Comments

Read this paper to learn how you can create an intelligent, integrated enterprise that dramatically increases both customer satisfaction and profitability.

Forrester Analyst Paper: Open Source BPM Hits the Mark for Delivering New Class of Process Apps

April 9, 2014 No Comments

This paper outlines the challenges faced by application development teams today, and how developers can benefit most from open source BPM solutions.

Before it Drives Cars, Big Data Will Drive the Car Industry

April 7, 2014 No Comments

By Yves de Montcheuil, TalendSelf-driving cars are still at the prototyping stage. But it’s unquestionable that these cars are driven by big data– thousands of data points per minute streaming from sensors and external data sources into the car’s computers to ensure a smooth and safe experience. Read More >>>

Red Hat Launches Industry’s Most Comprehensive Open Source BPM Suite

March 5, 2014 No Comments

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the industry’s most comprehensive open source business process management suite, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6, which includes the next version of its business rules platform, JBoss BRMS 6. With JBoss BPM Suite 6, Red Hat brings a unique combination of business process management (BPM), business rules management (BRM) and complex event processing (CEP) technologies together in a single product offering.

The Evolution of In-House Help Desks

February 20, 2014 No Comments

by Satish Sinha, Zensar TechnologiesToday, it’s rare to find a company that leverages a fully internal IT help desk. There are a number of reasons that this is the case, but it can be summed up by the fact that technology has exploded in the past several years. Read More >>>

For Data Scientists, the Big Money is in Open Source

February 7, 2014 No Comments

Data scientists that focus on open source technologies make more money than those dealing in proprietary technologies.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Transforming the “Internet of Things” with Chris McNabb, Dell Boomi

January 13, 2014 No Comments

with Chris McNabb, DELL BoomiIn this interview, Chris McNabb from Dell Boomi offers expert advice for organizations looking to overcome security and compliance issues arising around the proliferation of cloud computing and mobile applications. Read More >>>

The Massively Distributed Cloud Requires Massively Distributed Solutions

January 9, 2014 No Comments

By Carson Sweet, CloudPassageDespite rapid adoption, security remains a top obstacle to successful adoption. Enterprises are sinking a lot of money into addressing these problems – Gartner estimates that cloud security spending will nearly double between 2013 and 2017 with a 28% annual growth rate. Read More >>>

Video Interview: The Future of BPM

December 16, 2013 No Comments

with Mac McConnell, BonitasoftWith the evolution of mobile, big data, packaged apps that utilize BPM, and cloud computing, McConnell stresses the importance of customer facing applications and creative “design” thinking when creating BPM tools. Read More >>>

Red Hat Further Enables IT Velocity, Efficiency, and Scalability with OpenShift Enterprise 2

December 3, 2013 No Comments

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of OpenShift Enterprise 2, the latest version of its award-winning, on-premise private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. With OpenShift Enterprise 2, customers can increase the velocity, efficiency and scalability of their IT service delivery, drive faster development of new applications and business services and reduce time-to-market.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The “Glue” That Holds Modern Systems Together with Mac McConnell, Bonitasoft

November 21, 2013 No Comments

with Mac McConnell, BonitaSoftIn this interview, Mac McConnell from Bonitasoft offers expert advice for organizations looking to overcome data management and data integration challenges, and accentuates the value of BPM and SOA within this equation.Read More >>>

History Says So….Crowdsourcing will change your life.

November 15, 2013 No Comments

with Siamak Farah, InfoStreetWe live in very exciting times. Wave after wave of technological innovations are changing our lives on a daily basis. Often, we don’t notice the change until we are swept up by it. For instance, who amongst us would have said that they would use a tablet even as recent as 10 years ago? Read More >>>

NYC BPM Event: Process Efficiency World Tour 2013 with Bonitasoft

November 14, 2013 No Comments

BonitasoftLast Tuesday, November 5th, I had the privilege of attending a live Open Source BPM event hosted by Bonitasoft in New York City. It was the 11th stop on their 2013 Process Efficiency World Tour, and was geared towards organizations looking to maximize business processes and information systems with BPM. Read More >>>

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