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The Battle for Data Center Influence Intensifies as Cisco Ships ACI

by Andrew Lerner  |  July 31st, 2014

Cisco’s new flagship data center network solution, called ACI, is now shipping. ACI is a programmable Ethernet fabric, in which network policy is created via Cisco's APIC controller. Cisco’s architecture couples software and hardware together via an integrated Ethernet fabric, which is hypervisor agnostic. This is in contrast to other...

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Pharma’s Illness Requires Digital Treatment

by Michael Shanler  |  July 31st, 2014

The Pharma industry is sick.  The “patent cliff” has taken a serious toll as more drugs go generic.   R&D productivity is down as an aggregate across the entire sector.  Execs have been forced to excise the fat in continued efforts to lean operations (with diminishing returns).  However, staffing has been...

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Gartner's GRC Hype Cycle Focuses on Risk Management for the Digital Business

by John A. Wheeler  |  July 30th, 2014

Supported by many of my research colleagues at Gartner, I recently completed our 2014 Hype Cycle Report on Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Technologies. This year's Hype Cycle demonstrates the greater sophistication of risk management approaches and their related GRC technologies. Areas such as social media compliance, operational intelligence platforms...

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SIEM Real-time and Historical Analytics Collide?

by Anton Chuvakin  |  July 30th, 2014

SIEM technology has evolved to a point where conflicting requirements are starting to tear it apart – and I am not the only one to observe that. See here: Just as at its birth in the late 1990s, today’s SIEM must excel at real-time analysis using rule-based correlation and other...

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Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services

by Eric Goodness  |  July 30th, 2014

Last week I published the second iteration of the Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services. The study sought data, from providers and users, regarding MMS market performance and growth.  The study revealed that over the past 12 months there was a big pick-up in the number of mobile assets placed under management...

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Get Your Enterprise Architects Plugged Into Your Big Data Initiatives

by Mike Walker  |  July 30th, 2014

This week I released some more research on enterprise architecture. But this time it’s a bit different than what you usually see. For this research I wanted to focus on how EA helps enable impactful initiatives. So to kick that off I chose to publish best practices on Big Data....

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How Does Your Brand’s Story Compare to the Next Best Alternative?

by Jake Sorofman  |  July 30th, 2014

The best marketing has always been about telling great stories—stories that engage audiences on an emotional level. The mad men of Madison Avenue have known this since the dawn of time (or Times Square, anyway, whose modern incarnation roughly coincides with the rise of mainstream marketing. But that’s another story...

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The Most Important IT-related Blog You Will Read today – possibly this year!

by Andrew White  |  July 30th, 2014

I wrote a blog July 16th called, “The US has lost its Economic, Free-Market Mojo”.  Turns out the front page and lead article in the US Print Edition of the Economist, July 19-23rd was called “America’s lost oomph”.  Talk about timing.  This lead article is very, very important to IT. ...

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Big Botched Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 29th, 2014

Everybody talks about successes in big data. And everybody is curious about failures.  Today, I want to illustrate some typical causes of big data project failures with real-life examples, no company logos to show, sorry.  I'll give not necessarily "fail fast" scenarios, but also the uneventful and painful "fail slow."...

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Thanks for all the fish but I’m still hungry and I didn’t learn anything

by Carol Rozwell  |  July 29th, 2014

I’m constantly amazed at how enamored people are with numbers. Every time I give a presentation, I see people scribble down statistics about anything even if the validity or actionability of the number is questionable. I’m not arguing against the use of data for informed decision making, I’m just amused...

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Cloud Research Positions at Gartner

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  July 29th, 2014

Gartner has two open positions covering cloud computing right now and I wanted to entice those of you that are interested to look at the positions, read this blog and if it sounds like a fit - apply.  Do not get hung up on the location of either of these...

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