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Jimmy Wales


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Dr. Stephen Herrod
Dr. Stephen Herrod


SVP of R&D and CTO, VMware
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Barbara J. Desoer


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Mike Gotta


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John Madden


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The way we work is changing rapidly, offering an enormous competitive advantage to those who embrace the new tools that enable contextual, agile and simplified information exchange and collaboration to distributed workforces and networks of partners and customers.

Enterprise 2.0 is the term for the technologies and business practices that liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email. It provides business managers with access to the right information at the right time through a web of inter-connected applications, services and devices. Enterprise 2.0 makes accessible the collective intelligence of many, translating to a huge competitive advantage in the form of increased innovation, productivity and agility.

ITO will cover the main areas of Cloud Computing, SaaS, Social Networking and Search 2.0 which have been fuelling investment at the enterprise level over recent months.

NetSuite Buyers Guide NetSuite Buyers Guide
Which digital transformation software is right for your business? If you've heard a lot of talk about companies embarking on 'digital transformation programmes' recently, you're not alone: more and more businesses of all sizes are using digital transformation as a springboard to enter new markets, optimise their business models, and cut costs. The way that digital transformation works varies across organisations, but all digital transformation programmes are united by the same aim: to help companies take advantage of a world where business is conducted almost entirely online. So should you join the growing number of businesses undertaking digital transformation? If your company is looking to be more agile, kick its growth into a higher gear, deliver better customer service, or take on new business challenges, the answer could well be Yes. Download the Buyers' Guide from the Cloud Industry Forum and NetSuite now.
The Role of Cloud in European Business Transformation The Role of Cloud in European Business Transformation
NetSuite and Frost & Sullivan have conducted a survey of 1,425 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs and IT Directors across the UK, France, Netherlands and Sweden, drawn from a cross section of industries. This research looks to identify how cloud is driving innovation, growth and competitive advantage in Europe.
Always up to date with Your ERP Always up to date with Your ERP
Are You Gaining a Competitive Advantage from your ERP? As a growing business, cloud ERP is the perfect solution if your current on-premise ERP is proving costly and disrupting your business. You can gain competitive advantage from the cloud by ensuring you are always up to date with the latest technology, tax laws and business regulations. If you can identify with any of the business challenges below, then downlodad our datasheet that talks to how businesses need quick, scalable solutions like award winning cloud-based NetSuite:
Definitive Guide to Enterprise Video Infographic Definitive Guide to Enterprise Video Infographic
Video moves people. More than any other medium, it can make them feel. Streaming video can reach just about any connected device, so it's changing how fast and effectively people communicate. The Definitive Guide to Enterprise Video provides innovative ideas to help you learn how cloud-based video platforms can make it easier to create, produce, manage and measure the use of video.
Maza drives 100x more viewers to live video product launch. Maza drives 100x more viewers to live video product launch.
How did Mazda drive 100 times more viewers to a product launch? At the LA Auto Show in 2015, 3,400 viewers watched the unveiling of the MX-5 RF. In 2016, Mazda introduced the CX-5 crossover at the same show. This time it added IBM Cloud Video's LiveAd service and attracted 100 times more viewers than the year before. That's 390,000 people instead of 3,400.
Enterprise Video Security Components & Services Enterprise Video Security Components & Services
Video security is increasingly important for internal corporate communications, ranging from executive town halls to training assets. As a result, content owners need to be assured that their video assets are secured and only reaching an intended and controlled audience. This whitepaper covers the enterprise video security landscape including authentication, encryption, data backup, and other content protection best practices.
Improve Employee Engagement Through Live Video Improve Employee Engagement Through Live Video
A surprising number of employees, 41 percent, admitted in the Gallup survey that they do not understand what their companies stand for or how they differ from their competitors. Live video streaming can be a highly effective communication method, when you consider the fact that spending about $100 per employee communicating in a more efficient way could yield a 50 to 1 return on investment. Find out how in this informative whitepaper.
Six Flags Case Study Six Flags Case Study
With Box, the Six Flags team can now share large media assets without the hassles of on premise solutions or email. Best of all, Six Flag's Director of Interactive Services, Sean Andersen, can now see progress on files through user comments and downloads, which provide him with a useful audit process that he never had before.
Pandora Case Study Pandora Case Study
This online music pioneer needed to modernize its large content management system. Whether it's EchoSign, SnapLogic, Google Apps, Salesforce – name a cutting-edge technology, and Pandora Radio probably depends on it. Mark Brennan – Pandora's Senior IT Director – needed a content management platform that would work in harmony with other technologies, so he turned to Box.
Balfour Beatty Case Study Balfour Beatty Case Study
This building giant (America's sixth largest) needed a fast, easy, secure and scalable platform to share and collaborate on critical content: anywhere, anytime, from any device. Unfortunately, their FTP server wasn't up to the job, proving complicated to use and severely storage-limited. Balfour Beatty replaced FTP with Box, where 600 employees – and 3000 external collaborators – quickly and easily share and manage important content for multiple projects.
The Cloud: Reinventing Enterprise Collaboration The Cloud: Reinventing Enterprise Collaboration
It is no surprise to anyone working in virtually any business anywhere in the world today, that knowledge is power. Having access to the most accurate, up-to-date corporate information, and the ability to easily collaborate on that information gives organizations the means to make decisions that drive the most positive business outcomes. Collaboration and content sharing are not, of course, new concepts. But cloud computing has changed the nature of collaboration, content sharing, document storage and project management to enable more efficient, faster-acting and cost-effective enterprises.
 IDC Vendor Profile IDC Vendor Profile
Box is a cloud-based content management and collaboration service provider that enables businesses to securely share, manage, and access content online across multiple devices such as PCs, tablets, and smartphones. The company, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, has over 7 million users and is growing quickly in the file synchronization and collaboration market. Box provides a simple, easy-touse interface to manage content online, focusing on common business needs such as file share, content-centric collaboration, and secured access to data with detailed reporting. Box's partnerships with various enterprise systems and content management providers as well as supportability on all major platforms makes Box an attractive option for enterprise and small and medium-sized businesses to meet nextgeneration collaboration and file management needs. We believe Box is a company to watch
New York to New Zealand - Box Puts Total Traffic Network in the Content-Sharing Fast Lane New York to New Zealand - Box Puts Total Traffic Network in the Content-Sharing Fast Lane
Lance Locher, Founder and VP of Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network, shares how Box was able to replace clunky on-premise solutions and empower his global workforce, enabling them to collaborate in real-time. By leveraging the Box app store, his team has made Box more than just a repository for sharing files: they're now able to sign contracts, print and fax from wherever they are. As Lance says, once you embrace Box,

Interview with Founder of CloudChronicle.com Interview with Founder of CloudChronicle.com
In this interview with Patrick Pushor, CTO and Founder of CloudChronicle.com, Patrick discusses the models of consumption that lend themselves well to cloud computing, covers the challenges regulated industries face when launching cloud projects, touches on the public versus private cloud debate, and names some of the non-technical barriers to cloud adoption.
Scott Petry, Product Management Director, Google Enterprise and Founder of Postini Scott Petry, Product Management Director, Google Enterprise and Founder of Postini
Scott joined Google in late 2007 as product management director. In this capacity Scott guides the integration of message security and compliance technology into Google enterprise applications. Prior to joining Google, Scott served as founder, CTO and EVP of product development for Postini.

GE SmallWorld with Google Maps Puts Critical Data at Utilities' Fingertips GE SmallWorld with Google Maps Puts Critical Data at Utilities' Fingertips
Learn how SmallWorld by GE, a Google Partner, helps utility companies serve their communities quickly and efficiently by integrating data into Google Maps. SmallWorld enables even the most minute details to be delivered to teams with incredible precision in a simple interface.
Utility Companies Use Google Maps to Manage Risks and Save Costs Utility Companies Use Google Maps to Manage Risks and Save Costs
Learn how GeoDigital, and LiDAR mapping and imaging technology program and a Google Partner, helps utility companies dramatically reduce costs by capturing and automatically storing information in the cloud. GeoDigital built its platform on top of Google's geospatial tools to provide its customers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product.
How Insurance Companies Can Stay Ahead of the Game with Google Maps How Insurance Companies Can Stay Ahead of the Game with Google Maps
In the competitive world of insurance, savvy companies are leveraging geospatial intelligence to streamline operations, personalize customer interactions and save costs for themselves and their customers. Google Maps for Business provides the building blocks to managing this data, leading to a better understanding of risk-based data and a way to automate pricing and claims. Learn how you can leverage Maps to identify, capture, and process data to turn into actionable items.
How Maps Can Help with Better Decision-Making How Maps Can Help with Better Decision-Making
Making strategic investments and optimizing your sales force are common decisions your organization needs to make. How can they be made more efficiently?
Organic Foods Retailer Uses Google Maps to Increase Business Revenue Organic Foods Retailer Uses Google Maps to Increase Business Revenue
In the cutthroat world of retail, being able to visualize data sets on a map can give you a competitive edge. Learn how Altostrat, an organic foods retailer in London, layers business data on top of Google Maps to inform critical business decisions, such as where to open new stores. Google Street View helps to quickly display the surrounding neighborhoods of stores.
Spotting Utility Landscape Changes Automatically with IRISmaps and Google Spotting Utility Landscape Changes Automatically with IRISmaps and Google

To comply with safety regulations and manage geographically dispersed assets, utilities need efficient tools for monitoring landscape changes. Learn how Google and IRISmaps are allowing utilities to tackle challenges with innovative, cloud-based geospatial business solutions. Featuring Chelsea Minton, Sr. GIS Consultant, IRISmaps, and Paul Asoyan, Partner Manager, Google Maps for Business.


 Box Overview Box Overview
Learn how Box makes it easy to share content and collaborate online. Simple online collaboration from Box: put your file server online, create team workspaces and replace your FTP software for a better, easier to use system.
Software Security Assurance Strategies in the Age of Cloud Computing and Increased IT Threats Software Security Assurance Strategies in the Age of Cloud Computing and Increased IT Threats
In this Thought Leadership Interview, conducted at the 2011 CIO Cloud Summit, Roger Thorton, Founder & CTO of Fortify, An HP Company, discusses why companies' data security strategies are falling short and the advantages of proactive (as opposed to reactive) security. Thorton also provides an overview of cloud computing security issues, and defines and explains the advantages of software security assurance.
Professional Services in the Cloud: From Siloed PSA to end-to-end Services Resource Planning Professional Services in the Cloud: From Siloed PSA to end-to-end Services Resource Planning
Join Michael Fauscette (Group Vice President, Software Business Solutions, IDC) and Ryan Nichols (VP, Cloud Strategy, Appirio) as they discuss how professional services businesses can use cloud computing to reduce IT costs, focus on core competencies and significantly improve their ability to serve customers.
Migrating 10,000 + Users to Google Apps Migrating 10,000 + Users to Google Apps
Kiran Vedak, JohnsonDiversey, Joe Koziol, Google, and Carl Krupitzer, Appirio, talk about their experience migrating 10,000+ users to Google Apps from Lotus Notes in less than 5 months. They discuss how migration to Google Apps helps JohnsonDiversey achieve their corporate goals of environmental leadership and fiscal responsibility and what they learned along the way about migrating large enterprises.

Get the Balance Right: A Guide to E-mail Governance Get the Balance Right: A Guide to E-mail Governance
According to Enterprise Strategy Group research: e-mail, when compared to other business applications, will have the greatest impact on server and storage spending over the next two years and eighty percent of electronic discovery events involves e-mail and associated attachments. Gregory P. Kosinski, Director, EMC and Brian Babineau, Senior Analyst, ESG discuss common e-mail management practices and their drawbacks as well offer opportunities and suggestions for improvement.

 Cloud Based Software: 10 Reasons It's The Best Approach Cloud Based Software: 10 Reasons It's The Best Approach
The adoption of cloud-based business applications - tools and software delivered over the web with an on-demand, subscription-based model - has caught the attention of technology decision-makers across sectors. Many of these people want to understand the reasons for accelerating uptake in adoption of cloud services, and particularly to differentiate cloud applications from traditional on-premise/desktop software solutions. We believe that cloud computing, and particularly applications delivered via the cloud, bring unprecedented benefits to organizations and will be the dominant way of delivering software in the future. We further believe that it is important that leaders within business who are tasked with making technology buying decisions should be well informed of the benefits of cloud computing. This whitepaper will offer a list of benefits that cloud computing brings to organizations and is a useful tool when determining an organization’s technology strategy.
 The Cloud: A New Home for Enterprise Content and Collaboration The Cloud: A New Home for Enterprise Content and Collaboration
As the amount of information continues to explode, it’s more difficult—and more critical—than ever for people to find what they need in order to get their jobs done efficiently and accurately. Add in the myriad devices we use to create and access this information, the rising costs of storing all that data, and employees’ desire and need to work wherever they are, and it’s apparent why more organizations are turning to the cloud to create a smarter, more collaborative, enterprise.
 Forrester: Mobilize Your Collaboration Strategy Forrester: Mobilize Your Collaboration Strategy
The days when a Windows application and a server cluster in the data center could handle your collaboration needs are over. An increasingly mobile and remote workforce with experiences forged by Angry Birds and Google Maps has killed it. Mobile employees’ expectation of a great user experience on any device can only be met with collaboration solutions architected with native apps and cloud delivery, an architecture Forrester calls the mobile app Internet. And that means content and collaboration professionals need a new approach and often a new set of suppliers that can deliver real-time and teambased collaboration apps on any mobile device.
Case Study- Riverbed Enables Cloud Computing for Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP Case Study- Riverbed Enables Cloud Computing for Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
Download this case study or watch the video to learn how Constangy, Brooks & Smith, a labor and employment law firm, improved the efficiency of their IT infrastructure. With the help of solutions from Riverbed Technology, the firm consolidated and virtualized many different servers, and eliminated the expense and difficulty of remotely managing hardware and software. Learn how you can too.
Leveraging Advanced BI to Increase SaaS Success Leveraging Advanced BI to Increase SaaS Success
This white paper explores the types of reporting and analysis functionalities that SaaS users need, and the BI capabilities SaaS vendors must incorporate into their solutions to meet those demands. It presents some real-world successes and highlights the WebFOCUS BI platform as the ideal choice for SaaS vendors to extend their offerings with advanced BI features.
Service-Centric Asset Management in the Age of Cloud Computing: Report Summary Service-Centric Asset Management in the Age of Cloud Computing: Report Summary
The concept of "Service-centric Asset Management" has its own roots, but shares a largely common vision with ITIL v3's concepts of "Service Lifecycle Management" and "Asset Lifecycle Management." However, EMA has been both predicting and advocating a more service-centric model for asset optimization and planning for nearly a decade.
Network Management and the Responsible, Virtualized Cloud Network Management and the Responsible, Virtualized Cloud
One of the greatest "innovations" within the current IT climate is that of Cloud services. Cloud services can offer great advantages over traditional, siloed, infrastructure-centric approaches to IT, but we are now progressing beyond the unrealistic optimism phase and confronting the hard part of making it all work to it's potential.
Operationalizing Cloud: The Move Towards a Cross-Domain Service Management Strategy Operationalizing Cloud: The Move Towards a Cross-Domain Service Management Strategy
Cloud computing is a complex and often confusing array of sometimes logically unrelated technologies with consistent roots in virtualization and on-demand service delivery. But perhaps what's most relevant about Cloud computing is the catalytic effect it's having on IT organizations as they seek to become more resilient and responsive in enabling new and existing services, while minimizing capex and opex costs.
New PCI DSS 2.0 Focus on Virtualization (Thought-Leadership Editorial) New PCI DSS 2.0 Focus on Virtualization (Thought-Leadership Editorial)
This interview provides insight on PCI 2.0 and an overview of virtualization security best practices from Trend Micro - a member of the PCI Virtualization Special Interest Group, and the leading vendor of virtualization security solutions. Blake Sutherland, compliance expert and VP of Strategic Markets provides insight that will allow technology executives to confidently virtualize the PCI cardholder data environment and beyond.
Business Continuity as a Stepping Stone for Comprehensive Cloud Deployment Business Continuity as a Stepping Stone for Comprehensive Cloud Deployment
Ensuring business continuity is the single greatest use case for Cloud services today. All enterprises relying on Information Technology (IT) as a driver for meeting business requirements and achieving profitability require resources that enable consistent backups, prompt disaster recovery, and reliable high-availability of their digital services.
ESG Whitepaper - The Cloud-Based Threat Defense Model ESG Whitepaper - The Cloud-Based Threat Defense Model
While the economic forecast remains uncertain in 2010, ESG's research indicates an increase in IT spending with a focus on security and risk management initiatives. Why are CIOs still so concerned about security? Which security technologies will they purchase?
The Enterprise Cloud The Enterprise Cloud
The year 2009 looks to be trying for many businesses worldwide. Cloud computing has come on to the scene as a means to optimize corporate cash flow, create efficiencies in data centers of all sizes and simplify the way users consume IT and application resources.
Cloud Computing + Outsourcing = Cloudsourcing Cloud Computing + Outsourcing = Cloudsourcing
With all the recent hype about the cloud, it is easy to lose track of the real innovation that is taking place every day using cloud computing technology.
Winning with Enterprise 2.0 Winning with Enterprise 2.0
A new breed of open, networked organization, the Enterprise 2.0, is emerging. Evidence is mounting that companies that shift along the dimensions of the new model, perform and compete better.
Signs of the Times Signs of the Times
From iPhones to Wikis. From Facebook to Blogging. The lexicon of mainstream technology is vastly different to what it was a mere five years ago. As society keeps pace with technological change, businesses - including banks - must do the same. To do so requires a commitment both to the customer and to innovation.
Service Oriented Architecture and Specialized Messaging Patterns Service Oriented Architecture and Specialized Messaging Patterns
SOA is an architectural paradigm and discipline that may be used to build infrastructures enabling consumer needs and providers' capabilities.
Securing Web 2.0: Are your web applications vulnerable? Securing Web 2.0: Are your web applications vulnerable?
The definition of Web 2.0 is still being debated despite extensive discussion, most agree on the vulnerability of Web 2.0 application to hackers and their predecessors.