Tech titans talk: IDG Enterprise executive interview series
In-depth Q&As with the tech industry's top CEOs.
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CA Technologies CEO William McCracken: Doing what the customer needs
McCracken spoke at the recent CA World conference to IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how the concept of 'business service innovation' is driving CA's business. Read more.
Q&A: Nimsoft CEO Chris O'Malley touts new 'supply chain of IT'
Systems monitoring and management may be headed to the cloud as management-as-a-service. Nimsoft CEO Chris O'Malley explains what that means and how it will affect IT. Read more.
Oracle's best-of-breed strategy, as described by president Mark Hurd
It used to be easy journalistic shorthand to write 'database-giant Oracle Corp.', but that labeling no longer fits a company that's now a key player in applications, appliances, servers, development tools, operating systems and, yes, even cloud computing. How do all these components gel into a coherent plan for IT customers? What makes Oracle better than the other big integrated systems players like HP and IBM? In this latest installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Oracle President Mark Hurd spoke with IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Oracle's strategy and why the company is uniquely positioned to help IT leaders deal with the difficult challenges they're facing today. Read more.
TIBCO CEO: How real-time computing will change the landscape
Vivek Ranadive is not only the chief executive officer of TIBCO Software, Inc., he's a New York Times bestselling author. As you'd expect from such a literary type, this proponent of event-driven computing and herald of Enterprise 3.0 is handy with a well-turned phrase. He describes your relational database as a "phone that doesn't ring" and his description of what happens when you open a certain software package from rival IBM is likely to stick in your mind. Read more.
Enterasys CEO: Total cost of ownership sets us apart
How's this for a challenge? The CEO dies suddenly and you're tabbed to take his place -- on the heels of your network infrastructure company entering into a major new strategic partnership and in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Oh, did I mention your competition includes some companies named Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Juniper Networks, among others? That's life for Chris Crowell, CEO of Enterasys Networks, who took over in 2009 shortly after predecessor Mike Fabiaschi's untimely death. Read more.
The new Novell
Novell, which was acquired by The Attachmate Group in April, wants to regain its status as an IT icon and will try to do so by focusing its efforts on its core assets and rebuilding relationships with its huge installed base. Novell President Bob Flynn and VP of Product Management and Marketing Eric Varness for outline their rebuilding plans. Read more.
Acme Packet: 'We're building a signaling system for the Internet'
Not familiar with the terms "session border controller" or "session delivery network"? Don't worry. Andy Ory, CEO of fast-growing Bedford, Mass.-based Acme Packet, is more than happy to share his passionate vision. Read more.
Attachmate boss on Novell buyout: Great brands, little overlap
IDG Enterprise's Chief Content Officer John Gallant spoke with Attachmate Chairman and CEO Jeff Hawn shortly after the Novell deal was sealed to get his thoughts on what the acquisition means for Attachmate and its new and old customers. Read more.
LANDesk CEO talks up 'end user in' strategy
LANDesk Software CEO Steve Daly says success in managing and securing your IT environment means managing from the 'end user in,' not from the data center out. Read more.
QlikTech CEO's weapon: Frustration with big BI
Business users often watch as IT deploys costly, complex BI programs that take months to arrive -- then fail to deliver the needed insights. QlikTech CEO Lars Bjork says you don't have to take it anymore. Read more.