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Why should your business care about Platform 3.0? A Tweet Jam

Dana Gardner (Dana_Gardner) on ‎05-31-2013 09:40 AM

On Thursday, June 6, The Open Group will host a "tweet jam" examining Platform 3.0 and why the concept has great implications for businesses.


Over recent years a number of technologies -- cloud, mobile, big data, social -- have emerged and converged to disrupt the way we engage with each other in both our personal and business lives. Most of us are familiar with the buzz words, including "the Internet of things," "machine-to-machine (M2M)," and "consumerization of IT," but what do they mean when they act in concert? How can we treat them as separate? How can we react best?


I was early to recognize this confluence as more than the sum of its parts, back in 2010. And Gartner was early too to recognize this convergence of trends representing a number of architectural shifts which it called a "Nexus of Forces." This nexus was presented as both an opportunity in terms of innovation of new IT products and services and a threat for those who do not keep pace with evolution, rendering current business architectures obsolete.



Understanding opportunities


Rather than tackle this challenge solo, The Open Group is working with a number of IT experts, analysts and thought leaders to better understand the opportunities available to businesses and the steps they need to benenefit and prosper from Platform 3.0, not fall behind. [Disclosure: The Open Group is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.]


So please join the burgeoning Platform 3.0 community on Twitter on Thursday, June 6 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET/5 p.m. GMT for a tweet jam, moderated by me, Dana Gardner (@Dana_Gardner), BriefingsDirect, that will discuss and debate the issues and implications around Platform 3.0.


Key areas that will be addressed during the discussion include: the specific technical trends (big data, cloud, consumerization of IT, etc.), and ways businesses can use them – and are already using them – to increase their business opportunities.


All are welcome, including The Open Group members and interested participants from all backgrounds, to join the one-hour online chat session and interact with our panel's thought leaders. To access the discussion, please follow the #ogp3 and #ogChathashtags during the discussion time.


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Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. Gardner, a leading identifier of software and cloud productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities, honed his skills and refined his insights as an industry analyst, pundit, and news editor covering the emerging software development and enterprise infrastructure arenas for the last 18 years. Gardner tracks and analyzes a critical set of enterprise software technologies and business development issues: Cloud computing, SOA, business process management, business intelligence, next-generation data centers, and application lifecycle optimization. His specific interests include Enterprise 2.0 and social media, cloud standards and security, as well as integrated marketing technologies and techniques. Gardner is a former senior analyst at Yankee Group and Aberdeen Group, and a former editor-at-large and founding online news editor at InfoWorld. He is a former news editor at IDG News Service, Digital News & Review, and Design News.

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