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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

By Daniel Amor, EMEA Lead for Application Modernisation, Hewlett Packard Company


BMqHAh0CMAANaRZ.jpg large.jpgThe saying "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" is luckily not true for HP Discover. Three days of innovation and customer interaction cannot stay in Vegas.


Day 3 at HP Discover continued to be very exciting with regards to news in the application transformation space. Sean O'Leary and Brian McQuillan kicked off the day with a talk about extracting value from traditional applications and how to use that value in the future. It's not only about cost reduction, which is good news. But in some areas, cost actually gets out of hand with applications, so Frank Wood and Bruce Randall showed how to measure cost and the value of the existing application portfolio. Based on the HP methodology from HP Enterprise Services and the Application Portfolio Management Software  from HP Software it is possible to improve the cost/value balance of applications in a significant way.


Establishing a full view on the existing application portfolio enables organisations not only to drive the cost/value ratio, but with the data it is actually possible to determine if a given application can be moved to a cloud environment. The evaluation is done from a business and technical perspective. Tom Hall and Luc Vogeleer presented our approach on application transformation for the cloud.


BMrfA5jCIAIhs5M.jpg large.jpgBut enabling the applications for the cloud is only one part. The other part is getting the IT organisation and the business teams ready to support that change. Maryanne Faschan and Roger Hawkins explained on how to get organised in a future IT organisation. There are some fundamental shifts for the organisation and the individuals in that organisation that need to be taken into account.


Besides all the news on application transformation, I want to invite you to try the HP Story Wall as it provides an interactive means to get to know more about what HP does for its clients. There are some great stories of how we helped to transform our customers. 


Discover in Las Vegas is unfortunately over, but we will be back. In December in Barcelona and next year in June in Las Vegas.




Daniel Amor.jpgDaniel Amor, EMEA Lead for Application Modernisation, Hewlett Packard Company

Daniel’s expertise includes Applications Modernisation (AMod), Cloud, Portals, Web Apps and the SOA domain. He has designed and led the implementation of large-scale, complex applications-related projects with clients throughout Europe. Daniel has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and is the author of six books and numerous articles in European and US-based publications on IT change.

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Daniel Amor (EMEA, AMOD, Cloud, Portals, Web Apps and SOA domain expert): Daniel has designed, won, led and delivered large-scale, complex a...

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