This week at Disney World: Big data, enterprise mobility, compliance and more


This week in Orlando, IT vendors, analysts and CIOs from around the world will converge at the Gartner Symposium ITXPO. High on the agenda will be discussions about big data, enterprise mobility and their accompanying security issues. Based on early vendor buzz, there will also be considerable talk about how to deal with increasingly complex regulatory requirements. And, as always, there will be no shortage of companies on hand to demonstrate faster, easier and cheaper ways of solving IT's perennial challenges. More than ever before, though, the focus will be on how IT can help businesses reduce costs overall and gain a competitive advantage. Here is a preview of some of the innovations to be unveiled:

  • Autonomy, a division of HP (NYSE: HPQ), will release a new cloud-based offering to help companies meet the reporting requirements and other compliance challenges of the Dodd-Frank Act. The new solution is powered by Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer, which enables companies to rapidly categorize and retrieve data while mitigating compliance risks.
  • BT will launch a cloud service based on Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Lync 2010, as well as a new cloud-based functionality to help companies better manage global supply chains.
  • Fixmo, a mobile risk management firm, will roll out its "Secured for Fixmo SafeZone" partner program and its first community of partners, which are providing defense-level versions of their apps to operate within the Fixmo SafeZone. Also, the company will announce its AppZone, a secure enterprise app store and mobile application management solution, which comes in both cloud-based and on-premise versions.
  • gen-E, an IT process automation software firm, will show off a new "social-powered" service desk offering, which automates as much as 90 percent of tasks around troubleshooting and ticket handling. The "Resolve Service Desk Automation" solution integrates with the legacy support system and improves it with unified coordination throughout departments and tools.
  • Verdasys will make three announcements related to its Enterprise Information Protection offerings: An updated version of its Digital Guardian will include APT enhancement covering more advance threat analysis; "MSIP Policy Packs" will deal with the compliance challenges faced by specific industries;  a new Digital Guardian iOS app will stretch Digital Guardian's access and control policies onto iOS devices.
  • Webalo will launch "The App for Enterprise," which provides a way to develop secure mobile apps that give workers access to company data from any wireless device. According to Webalo, its technology is 100 times faster than traditional mobile application development.

We'll let you know more as the week progresses. If you see us at the show (several of us from FierceMarkets will be there), say hello! - Caron

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