All posts by: Dan Kirsch

About Dan Kirsch

Dan’s research focus is on how compliance, governance, security and privacy are impacting the software industry and customer requirements. Additionally Dan is looking at mobile market.

July 31, 2012

Strategies to confront the rising democratization of IT

How employee’s use of cloud services are changing the way IT handles security Cloud computing has given business users the power to use sophisticated cloud services without the need to go through IT.  Well-meaning employees do not think about the potential risks associated with the cloud.  Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings like Facebook, Dropbox […]

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May 29, 2012

Hybrid Cloud for Dummies

Hurwitz & Associates is proud to announce the publishing of our newest book, Hybrid Cloud for Dummies.  For a preview of the book click here. Hybrid clouds are transforming the way that organizations do business. This handy guide helps you find out what this new cloud deployment model is all about. You’ll get down- to-earth […]

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May 2, 2012

Device Management Strategies Must Adapt to New User Expectations

The Rise of BYOD Workplaces Bring your own device (BYOD) to work is a growing trend across all industries.  The idea that an employee, customer, or partner will access your network with any device they choose was unheard of only a few years ago it wasn’t long ago that companies had strict policies on what […]

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December 21, 2011

Holes in Endpoint Security

There is an avalanche of devices and end points that employees, customers and partners are beginning to utilize as they conduct even routine business transactions. An end point device might be a PC, smart phone or even a flash drive. The challenges of IT security are complicating the ability of organizations to protect their intellectual […]

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December 15, 2011

Web API Study: The Benefits of APIs in the App Economy

Authors Fern Halper, Partner Judith Hurwitz, President and CEO Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst Sponsored by Apigee Corporation This report presents the results of a Hurwitz & Associates Web Application Programming Interface (API) study, “The Benefits of APIs in the App Economy.” This study examined how early adopters of Web APIs were able to […]

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December 7, 2011

Creating Application awareness in IT Virtualization Environments

  Author Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst Sponsored by IBM As IT organizations work to increase the flexibility, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of their data centers, many have focused on server virtualization. These companies are also leveraging server virtualization as an important starting point for their journey to adopt cloud computing. However, server virtualization alone is not sufficient […]

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October 20, 2011

IBM Rethinks its Security Strategy

IBM is making a major push to try to establish leadership in the broad market for security, compliance, and governance.  The company’s latest foray is significant with the  acquisition of Q1 Labs.   On its own, this is an important acquisition because the company has developed significant intellectual property in security intelligence products in vital areas […]

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September 6, 2011

Demonstrated Benefits of Software Delivery Automation – an Analyst Study

Authors Judith Hurwitz, President Fern Halper, Ph.D, Partner Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst Sponsored by IBM Solution focus: IBM Rational Build Forge and IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere (RAFW) Software is a strategic asset that helps companies differentiate themselves from competitors, improve service, and optimize performance results. Business applications are pivotal in determining […]

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July 18, 2011

The Challenge of Managing On-line Transaction Processing Applications in the Cloud Computing World

Author Marcia Kaufman, COO and Principal Analyst Sponsored by CloudTran In highly competitive markets, companies are increasingly turning to cloud computing as a way to improve their ability to react to market changes. Whether we are looking at financial services, healthcare, or retail, cloud computing is becoming a strategic approach. Many industries are grappling with […]

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