Dana Gardner

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Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. Gardner, a leading identifier of software and cloud productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities, honed his skills and refined his insights as an industry analyst, pundit, and news editor covering the emerging software development and enterprise infrastructure arenas for the last 18 years.Gardner tracks and analyzes a critical set of enterprise software technologies and business development issues: Cloud computing, SOA, business process management, business intelligence, next-generation data centers, and application lifecycle optimization. His specific interests include Enterprise 2.0 and social media, cloud standards and security, as well as integrated marketing technologies and techniques.Gardner is a former senior analyst at Yankee Group and Aberdeen Group, and a former editor-at-large and founding online news editor at InfoWorld. He is a former news editor at IDG News Service, Digital News & Review, and Design News.

Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, LLC, a New Hampshire-based IT analysis and new media content production and consultancy firm that he founded in 2005. He produces a series of podcast/videocast/transcript/blog content shows, called BriefingsDirect[tm/sm], some of which are sponsored and which he blogs on. Such sponsored shows are declared individually as such and by what organization or company. When Dana blogs on ZDNet on companies that he does have, or has had, consulting and/or sponsorship relationships, he declares that in each blog entry. There is no connection between the negotiation of such sponsorships and the opinions expressed by Dana here on ZDNet. The following organizations/companies are active sponsors, or have consulting relationships with Dana: Ariba/SAP, Akamai Technologies, BMC Software, Dell Software, Embarcadero Technologies, GigaOM Research, Hewlett-Packard, Kapow Software, The Open Group, VMware, and Workday. As a matter of CNET Networks and Interarbor Solutions policies, when Dana covers an organization that is also a sponsor of a BriefingsDirect-produced podcast, videocast or any other content, a disclosure will be included with the coverage. Updated (4/11/2013): Instead of providing a disclosure on just those editorials (blog posts, etc.) that intersect the above listed companies, we have changed the policy to include a link to this full disclosure at the end of every one of Dana's blog posts. In the case of audio or video-based coverage, such disclosures will be provided within the editorial content itself.

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Sun waits out Microsoft, gets some interoperability bang after all

Sun waits out Microsoft, gets some interoperability bang after all

The biggest shift is not that Microsoft is doing away with the roach motel, it's just that they are not so much concerned with the client any more -- they want (and must) preserve the roach motel on the server. And that means Microsoft needs partners, because the relationship between the virtualized hardware means that multi-core, multi-thread hardware (and the interplay between binary-level software and parallelism) counts more than ever.

March 10, 2008 by in Open Source

Genuitec, Eclipse aim for developer kit to smooth rendering of RIAs on mobile devices

Genuitec, Eclipse aim for developer kit to smooth rendering of RIAs on mobile devices

The two tool frameworks will enable mobile web developers to visualize and debug mobile web applications from within an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE). Beyond this the FireFly project will develop next-generation technologies and frameworks to support the creation of mobile web applications that look and behavior similarly to native applications and are able to interact with device services such as GPS, accelerometers and personal data.

November 3, 2008 by in Open Source

TIBCO scores on open source and debugging RIAs in one fell swoop

TIBCO scores on open source and debugging RIAs in one fell swoop

JavaScript and AJAX applications have been inherently difficult to debug, as TIBCO points out. TIBCO is ramping up with AJAX offerings, and making them look good and easy to enjoy, via open source, for lots of developers. This RIA strategy fits nicely with the back-end SOA stuff TIBCO is producing, making it number 2 in SOA supplies behind IBM, according to recent research by Gartner. The road to SOA is paved with good intentions?

April 5, 2007 by in Open Source

It's IBM's Move: More musings on the Oracle Unbreakable Linux flap

It's IBM's Move: More musings on the Oracle Unbreakable Linux flap

If Oracle is going after the model, and not the company, then IBM -- and again, oddly, the other global systems integrators -- will need to come to open source's ... errr, Red Hat's, aid. Their future is services, even as Oracle bets that it can live on business applications licenses long enough to hollow-out the open source business model.

October 30, 2006 by in Open Source

Entrepreneur-itis bites again as Marc Fleury leaves Red Hat

Entrepreneur-itis bites again as Marc Fleury leaves Red Hat

"I have done what I can to help Red Hat succeed. People need to understand that Open Source is a tsunami that is transforming the software industry in its wake and its inevitability is now well beyond challenge or the force of individual personality." He will now apparently pursue other personal interests, such as teaching, research in biology, music and his family. That is until his non-compete is up and the entrepreneur bug stirs anew, I suspect.

February 8, 2007 by in Open Source