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With more than twenty years experience in worldwide marketing, product strategy and new business creation, Beth White, CMO of ServiceNow, joined theCube hosts in Las Vegas to talk about "unpacking the message", the Knowledge13 event, and the ServiceNow community at large. At the time of the interview Beth was extremely happy with the feedback received from the customers. The ServiceNow team was completely blown away by the enthusiasm of the users and their insatiable appetite for more content and more networking with each-other. The conference managed to bring together close to 4000 IT practitioners and executives. Ninety percent of the content presented... more »
Julian Assange has come out with yet another verbal attack on the US, this time warning that Latin American nations are at risk of losing their sovereignty due to their dependence on American telecommunications technologies and companies. The WikiLeaks founder issued his warning during a videoconference at the University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay, stating that Latin American countries' reliance on the US for its internet hardware and traffic was a huge vulnerability. He pointed out the countries were leaving themselves open to wide-scale monitoring by US intelligence agencies like the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency (NSA). RT News quotes... more »
Yahoo's biggest problem as it tries to reinvent itself into an entity capable of challenging Google and Facebook is that it simply isn't a 'cool' brand anymore. Hence, the majority of its users are a bunch of old farts, as its chief financial officer admitted at a Boston conference earlier this week: "One of our challenges is we have had an aging demographic," said Ken Goldman. "Part of it is going to be just visibility again in making ourselves cool, which we got away from for a couple of years." So what's the easiest way to become cool again? Why, you simply... more »
ServiceNow SVP of Worldwide Sales and Service Dave Schneider noted in his interview on theCube that IT departments have been disregarded in organizations; that there's some disbelief regarding the important role ITs play within an organization. “What happens in IT is that they’ve been the forgotten ones. They’ve been the ones that didn’t have the opportunity to invest as the other lines of business grow to invest to keep themselves competitive in the marketplace. Now we’re giving them best-in-class tools so that they are no longer hindered by the lack of sophistication that they once had,” Schneider stated. Schneider also added that... more »
Jim Pitts, Senior Product Manager of Cloud Automation at ServiceNow, happened to interviewed by theCube shortly after his company announced ServiceNow Cloud Provisioning, a new orchestration application that enables IT to automate the entire cloud management lifecycle. From self-service cloud selection to automated, standardized cloud creation and resource optimization, ServiceNow Cloud Provisioning speeds the deployment of cloud environments from weeks or months to just minutes. Sitting in the hot seat, Pitts was asked, from the customers' point of view, what can be done effectively to increase sales, as the cloud automation alone and the fact that IT can be more effective is... more »
Virtualized Storage (an important aspect of the Software-led datacenter movement) is already here. Companies are virtualizing their storage environments and saving significant time and money in doing so. While the evolution of the cloud might still be "up in the air" (pun intended, credit: John Furrier), the fact is it is happening. Cloud infrastructures and virtualized storage improve business agility and reduce infrastructure costs. Sapphire Now is SAP's annual event for partners and clients. SiliconANGLE's theCUBE broadcasted live from the event this week. We learned a great deal about the latest trends in virtualization, and how these trends impact storage and... more »
Bart Murphy, who serves as Vice President of Shared Services and CTO of CareWorks, sat down with Dave Vellante and Jeff Frick on theCube at ServiceNow Knowledge13 to speak about his service experience. CareWorks is a family of six businesses. Murphy explains that five of them re centered on healthcare in different avenues, while one is technology consulting business that also services the other 5 businesses. The ServiceNow platform is currently being used on all six of these businesses as well. “I had to look at a platform that could help me run the business of IT so that I could focus... more »
Arne Josefsberg, CTO of ServiceNow, explored the architecture, strategy and benefits of ServiceNow's SaaS offering and application development platform, in a live interview with theCube co-hosts Jeff Frick and Dave Vellante at the ServiceNow Knowledge conference this week. Commenting on this year's Knowledge conference, Josefsberg mentioned it had been an "all around incredible experience for us," as existing and potential customers gave very positive feedback on the ServiceNow platform and SaaS offering. Explaining his role within the company, Josefsberg said he had joined about 20 months ago, when ServiceNow was on an incredible trajectory in terms of growth. "We've had some of the largest enterprises in... more »
It’s official, Google has announced its game center, the Google Play Games services, but it comes with a price: Google is killing off Google+ Games on June 30, 2013. Anyone who enjoys playing games on Google+ should contact the game developers to find out if there are any other places they can get their beloved games, especially if you still have game credits or if you purchased items in the game. Some games already have links for alternative sites. So what is Google Play Games? According to Google’s page, it is “a cross-platform game service and SDK on Android, iOS, and the web,... more »
On the last day of ServiceNow's annual Knowledge 13 event, it was time to meet the winners of the Hackathon contest. Jeff Frick's guests on theCube were Hackathon winners Robert Fedoruk and Adam Mason, who talked a bit about their inspiration and success story. It was somewhat expected that in the age of social web, social networks would end up playing a big role. Enter Twitter, an excellent platform for bouncing around ideas, where Adam and Robert met each other, despite coming from different industries and working for different companies. Weeks before the Hackathon, they connected on Twitter, started a Google Hangout, and began... more »