Tech Titans Talk: The IDG Enterprise Interview Series

In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant and his team of editors.

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SUSE Linux Top Exec: Interoperability is Key

In this latest installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, SUSE president and GM Nils Brauckmann shared with IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant his views on the future of open source, his strategy for competing against Red Hat, and Suse's plans for helping customers build private and hybrid clouds. He also outlined his philosophy for working successfully with the open source community, talked about the role desktop Linux will and won't play in the enterprise, and explained where Suse's partnership will Microsoft is headed.

TIBCO CEO: How Real-Time Computing Will Change the Landscape

Tibco CEO Vivek Ranadive talks with IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant about why your company needs to move to real-time computing and how TIBCO's 'two-second advantage' can change your business.

Acme Packet's 'Building a Signaling System for the Internet'

Not familiar with the terms "session border controller" or "session delivery network" Don't worry. Andy Ory, CEO of fast-growing Bedford, Mass.- based Acme Packet, is more than happy to share his passionate vision of how SBCs and SDNs -- and the emerging era of "pt-in communications"-- will change your business and the world.

Michael Dell Interview: We're a 'Solutions' Company

In an exclusive interview, CEO Michael Dell talks about his company's new direction and its plans to serve a diverse midmarket.

RightNow CEO on Improving the Customer Experience

For Greg Gianforte and his colleagues at Bozeman, MT, based RightNow Technologies, Inc., customer relationship management is so, well, yesterday. The key focus for companies today, Gianforte told IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant in this installment of the IDGE CEO Interview Series, is dramatically improving the 'customer experience' in all the places consumers touch organizations — from the Web to the call center.

Attachmate Boss on Novell Buyout: Great Brands, Little Overlap

The Attachmate Group this week finalized its $2.2 billion buyout of network industry pioneer Novell, which begins the next phase of its evolution. Attachmate will operate Novell as two separate business units, one focused on the Novell brand and the other on the SUSE Linux brand. In addition, the privately held Attachmate Group has business units focused on the Attachmate and NetIQ brands. IDG Enterprise's Chief Content Officer John Gallant spoke with Attachmate Chairman and CEO Jeff Hawn shortly after the Novell deal was sealed to get his thoughts on what the acquisition means for Attachmate and its new and old customers.

LANDesk CEO Talks Up 'End User In' Strategy

LANDesk Software CEO Steve Daly says success in managing and securing your IT environment means managing from the 'end user in,' not from the data center out.

Meru Networks: Closing in on All-Wireless Enterprise Network

Meru Networks claims to have been the first company to deliver an 802.11n access point and is now riding that technology's popularity as enterprises move increasingly to high-speed wireless networks. In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Meru President and Ihab Abu-Hakima speaks with IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant about what sets Meru apart from bigger competitors with broader networking product lines such as Cisco and HP as well as what needs to be done by enterprises to manage and secure networks being flooded by iPads, smartphones and other devices.

QlikTech CEO's Secret Weapon: Your Frustration With Big BI

Business users often watch as IT deploys costly, complex BI programs that take months to arrive -- then fail to deliver the needed insights. QlikTech CEO Lars Bjork says you don't have to take it anymore. In this Q&A, he explains how his company's data discovery tools give the power to users -- and even help police crack murder cases.

NetSuite's CEO Cashes in on Cloud Mania

An exclusive interview with Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite, reveals the challenges and rewards of being the leading ERP-as-a-service provider.

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