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IT Management Podcast #26 – Change Management, CA, Amazon, Adobe PaaS, IBM Software Analyst Summit

Stamford Sheraton

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Late on a Friday after a week of somewhat thin IT Management news, John and I still manage to pull out some interesting topics:

  • John’s experience with change management in the enterprise. Though we don’t mention it, check out Niel Nickolaisen’s piece on ITIL vs. MOF.
  • CA’s announcements about Amazon, SaaS offerings, and general cloudage.
  • Amazon and CapGemini. John mentions moving SharePoint to the cloud, which also brings up the Microsoft Online Services Suite news.
  • We talk about Rivermuse at length, me having spent some time looking at it more this week. John seems more informed and articulate on the topic than I do.
  • I cover the cloud/SaaS related news from Adobe MAX, the conference I was at earlier this week. Also see the Adobe SaaS round-up from last year that I mention.
  • My time at the IBM Software Analyst Summit this week: it was less about products and more about how IBM goes about doing the business side of things. Namely, the agenda was about IBM’s Industry Solution Frameworks, that map various types of businesses to the software that can help them, and the way that software is put together and used. That said, there’s some Tivoli stuff mixed in when it comes to entering new markets via Maximo and Micromuse.
  • The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Cross Platform management pack for Suse Linux, which I incorrectly say is GA’ed: instead it’s slated for release in early 2009.

Also, I forgot to mention an endorsement for John’s Cloud Droplets podcast be sure to check those out. I’ve been behind on my Debriefing podcast, and it looks like John has picked up the slack in a fantastic way.

Disclosure: IBM, Microsoft, Hyperic, and Zenoss are clients. See the RedMonk client list for other clients mentioned.

Categories: IT Management Podcast, Systems Management.

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7 Responses

  1. i remember when i used to be a software industry analyst. it was great.

  2. Any idea when rivermuse is going to release its software? We are really interested in taking a hard look at what they are offering.

  3. Ed: nope, I don't know. We'll find out ;)

  4. My company uses a number of commercial/open source monitoring tools and we are happy with the results, but we are starting to finally figure out that we need a fault management tool like rivermuse to tie everything together. I am hoping that rivermuse can deliver since my boss is seriously talking about buying netcool and I want to be able to give him another option that makes sense, save the company a ton of money and will preserve my sanity:)

  5. Looks like the rivermuse product release is going to be pushed back a bit. This page has been updated with the news.

    http://www.rivermuse.com/download.html

  6. Ed: thanks for the update!

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