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Cloud Architectures Revisited (Part 3): Best Practices

cloudsuitabilitymapping.pngIn part 3 of the mini-series we want to look at some best practices for designing and developing cloud-based applications. So first question is, of course, is your application going to benefit from the cloud or would it actually be better if it was hosted in a traditional environment. And if cloud, which cloud?

Remote Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 server administration with PowerShell

blog - Lucas - powershell - iStock_000014735485Small.jpgMicrosoft Dynamics CRM 2013 on-premise installations include a set of PowerShell admin cmdlets that can be run from remote systems, so you can use them to administer your CRM 2013 deployments without needing to be logged on to the actual application server. In this post, I will show you how set up your local system to run the CRM 2013 PowerShell cmdlets and then walk through an example scenario.

Harnessing global developer talent using crowdsourcing.

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By:  Leroy Mason, A Global Chief Technologist, Hewlett Packard Company

 

Crowdsourcing can put an end to "Groundhog Day."   (Which happens to be February 2.)

Testing 1, 2, Testing, 1, 2! Testing as a Service part deux on video!

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Featuring:  Alex Martins, TaaS Capability and Business Development Leader, Hewlett Packard Company

 

Intrigued by our first video on Testing as a  Service?  We certainly hope you were and would like to dive a little deeper in our second video on our Testing as a Service capabilities!

Focus on Fundamentals (#17) – Why use standard project tools

 

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By:  James (Jim) R. Hughes, Global Business Analysis Capability Leader, Hewlett Packard Company

 

The newest project tools may be much better than what you’re using today.  Here’s why you may want to avoid them . . . 

Cloud Architectures Revisited (Part 2): Cloud Application Architectures

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

The future is here: Bluetooth 4.0 is already changing your relationship with your customers

cashier devices_small.jpgBy: Francisco Fernandes, Solutions Architect, Hewlett Packard Company (Brazil)

 

Can you make your customers an offer as they approach your store? And as they get closer to a specific product? We’re already seeing this happen. The future is here.

Social Media Monitoring for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

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By: Bert Wijns, EMEA Ms Dynamics CRM Technology Consultant

 

These days, there is no doubt that social media and the Internet have totally changed the way customers inform themselves and buy products. This shift has given customers a lot more power. Power to access information about products/services and the ability to share their personal experiences.

 

Insourcing: A Bridge Too Far

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Featuring:  Mike Marzullo, WW Applications Management Services Offering Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company

 

Has outsourcing become soooo yesterday?  Take a moment to read about the trend toward insourcing in this article featuring HP’s Mike Marzullo and other industry experts.

Technical debt for non-technical people

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By:  Kathryn Kuhn, Agile Evangelist - Product Development IT, Hewlett Packard Company

 

How much Technical Debt do you have?  Ask these questions to find out . . .

 

Testing as a Service Case Studies

 

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Benjamin Romberg, Applications Test Leader, Hewlett Packard Company (Asia/Pacific region) 

Alex Martins, TaaS Capability and Business Development Leader, Hewlett Packard Company (Americas region)

 

 

We’ve been talking about Testing as a Service and now want to discuss some client success stories and case studies.

 

The new style of IT requires a new style of business

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Featuring:  Jonathan Dove, Managing Director and Practice Lead for HP’s Transformation and Modernization Services in the Americas.

 

How do you know if a new style of business is needed to support the new style of IT?

 

Is your business operating model changing?  Are your business processes changing?  Do they need to change?  Are you changing the way in which your customers interact with you and your partners?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you know that a new style of business is needed.  This means you need to be intentional about business transformation.

 

Click on “Read Blog Article” below to learn more and access an introductory video featuring HP Transformation and Modernization Services Managing Director and Practice Lead, Jonathan Dove

Learn from these bold steps: Poland introduces mobile payment

By Henk Hoevelaken, Global Offering Manager – Enterprise Mobility, Hewlett-Packard CompaPKO Bank Polski picture.jpgny

 

New entrants, banks, financial services institutions, mobile-phone operators, and retailers are all looking for ways to introduce mobile payment services. In Poland, in the lead is the PKO Bank Polski undergoing a roll-out as we speak. Initial market results are more than promising.

 

In 2012, PKO Bank Polski, the largest universal bank in Poland and a leading financial institution in the European Union, decided to forge ahead of the pack and change the payment market in Poland. They figured out that waiting was not an option unless they wanted to be taken by surprise: Their competitors were nipping at their heels about to impose a possible payment scenario unprofitable to them.

 

What does a bank need to successfully implement mobile payment?

Application Transformation in Preparation for the Cloud (#2): Get the foundation right

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By:  Luc Vogeleer, Global Chief Technologist - Application Transformation, Hewlett Packard Company

 

Make sure you put your feet on the ground before you put your head in the Cloud . . .

Producing Quality Software (1 of 4): What is Software Quality?

 

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By: James (Jim) R. Hughes, Global Business Analysis Capability Leader, Hewlett Packard Company

 

Quality software is that which provides the functionality required and performs as expected, right? Not quite . . .

The whole Agile lifecycle

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By:  Michael Carew, Agile Coach, Hewlett Packard Company

 

Getting the most out an Agile pilot requires end-to-end thinking.  Otherwise you’re left trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Cloud Architectures Revisited (Part 1): Architecture defined

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

 

There is a lot of discussion going on about cloud architectures, but there is often confusion as to what is actually meant. Let's revisit the key architecture concepts for Cloud in part 1 of this blog.  In part 2 we will focus on the main architecture principles.

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  • Business Development leader for HP’s Testing Practice in Americas and TaaS Global Capability Leader
  • Anthony works in the ES Apps Enterprise APJ . He is a self-motivated and well-disposed individual. He is a certified SAP FICO consultant. He has over twenty years industry experience in business transformation and Information Technology consulting (SAP). With excellent, interpersonal and communication skills, Anthony is able to influence and motivate at all levels. An empathic team player, He derives fulfilment in contributing towards others' development. Anthony possesses good analytical and problem-solving skills. He is a quick thinker, remains calm under pressure, handles multiple tasks, and accomplishes objectives with excellent time management. He is flexible and accustomed to meeting high standards and deadlines. Anthony possesses practical knowledge of business processes and concepts and has a keen eye for detail. He is aware of the importance of an effective system and quality management.
  • Bryan Coapstick is the Director of Mobile Innovation at HP. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic mobility initiatives and key industry partnerships to enable clients the ability to leverage the mobile channel to effectively reach their customers. Bryan’s expertise lies with several Fortune 200 companies in both public and private sectors that focus on business technology and emerging strategies. Bryan demonstrates innovative leadership though public speaking, panel discussions and blogging on the various ways mobility is changing our daily lives.
  • Benjamin Romberg has over twenty five years experience in the IT industry, the last twelve of which have been as a testing professional. He has experience as a test analyst, performance tester, automation specialist, test lead, test manager, test consultant and test executive. He has worked on all types of testing engagements ranging from small web based applications through to core system upgrades. Benjamin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Genetics, a Post Graduate Degree in Software Engineering and an Executive Masters in Business Administration. Benjamin now leads HP’s Testing and Quality Assurance Practice in Asia Pacific and Japan.
  • Over the past 5 years, I have participated in the different stages of delivering Microsoft Enterprise Applications to customers as large as 40.000 concurrent users across Europe with a focus on the public and call center sector. During this period, I worked in numerous technical (lead) and business consultant roles. Using this experience, I am currently a certified Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 expert which specializes in guiding enterprise customers and implementation teams through the process of implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
  • Craig has been with HP for 10 years working on the solutioning side as a Solution Architect. Primarily works with Microsoft technologies and has for the better part of 16 years. This past year Craig has worked mostly with Windows AZURE and the mobility side of Windows Phone 7/8 and Android.
  • Master Business Consultant and Distinguished SE with 35+ years of IT experience, specializing in SOA and Integration.
  • Daniel Amor (EMEA, AMOD, Cloud, Portals, Web Apps and SOA domain expert): Daniel has designed, won, led and delivered large-scale, complex applications-related projects by acting as a trusted advisor to clients. Daniel conducts regular training and client-facing sessions, and he has authored six books and numerous articles in European and US-based magazines and newspapers on IT change. He is a regular lecturer and he speaks on Portals, E-Business and Cloud.
  • Global HP Microsoft Business Applications Practice. Microsoft Dynamics CRM subject matter expert. Based in Manchester, United Kingdom. @DarrenCRM on Twitter
  • Solutions Architect working at HP since 2002 with focus on Applications Modernization, located at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Managing Consulting specialising in Business Transformation and Value Management for Defence, Healthcare, Public Sector, Criminal Justice and Telecommunications.
  • Guido Arndt is since May 1997 business consultant and project manager @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Main focus is strategic and organizational alignment of logistics, sales and production processes in the automotive and manufacturing industry as well as business performance projects in finance and telecommunication industry. Guido has experience as change agent and transformation manager in people-driven merger & aquisition projects focusing government, consulting firms, manufacturing plants and consumer brands.
  • Horia Slușanschi serves as an Agile Coach leading the HP Agile Mentoring Office and the HP Software Engineering Profession. He is passionate about helping teams and leaders to find joy in work in the pursuit of customer delight.
  • CISSP, Open CA Master Architect Technical Consultant with 28+ years of IT experience specializing in Application Security, Solution Architecture, Portals, Social Business, and Integration
  • Jim has been with HP for 33 years and currently leads a global Strategic Capabilities Management team, with a specific focus on Business Analysis and Configuration Management. Jim also manages a team within the US State, Local, and Education division of HP. He was a member of the IIBA committee that created a Business Analyst Competency Model and he participated in the development of IEEE standards. Jim graduated from Harvard University, the University of British Columbia, and Ottawa Theological Hall. He currently lives in Toronto, Canada.
  • SAP Technologist from APPS GD SAP Practice - Manila covering SAP NetWeaver EP, SAP Mobility and general SAP solutions.
  • WW product marketing manager for HP Applications Modernization and Transformation Consulting Services. 35+ years of IT technology and services experience.
  • Laurence has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and has spent 27 years delivering knowledge management (and before that became fashionable, Artificial Intelligence and knowledge-based systems) transformation projects to clients in Government, Industry, Manufacturing and Telecomms industries. He has developed and implemented knowledge management (KM) strategies for HP's clients and for business areas in HP (for BPO and for our Consulting business) and believes that KM strategy is essential for an effective KM practice.
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  • Lori Lewis leads Global Digital and Integrated Marketing for the Applications and Business Services division in HP’s Enterprise Services. The organization is focused on providing clients with enterprise applications services and solutions to solve some of their most pressing business problems. For over 2 decades, she has championed innovative communication approaches to drive and grow market share and build motivated, empowered teams. She is a compelling, passionate ambassador of the art and science of marketing and the amazing results it can achieve when done with integrity and passion. Ms. Lewis’ credentials, track record, and enthusiasm are essential ingredients her team relies on as they work together to establish HP as the undisputed leader in information management and analytics services.
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution architect, C# developer, MBA, husband, father, Auburn man. Follow me on Twitter @lucas_is.
  • CRM enthusiast, avid techie
  • More than 10 years of experience in developing effective and innovative marketing and communication strategies. Recently I have studied the effects of social media and disruptive technology on business, marketing, and culture. Follow me on Twitter: @micaelaraimondi
  • Agile Champion and coach. Passion in software development using lean and agile techniques. Software is a people business!!
  • Have 11 years of experience in SAP Consulting, Solutioning and Account management.
  • Parminder Sohal is the Director of Mobile Innovation at HP. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic mobility initiatives, key industry partnerships and relationships to enable clients to leverage the mobile channel to both extend their brands and more effectively reach their customers, constituents, partners, and employees. Parminder is an active participant in various industry advisory councils to help government and industry exchange information and collaboration on technology issues in various industries. Parminder is also a member of HP Mobility and Testing Global Technical Console team.
  • Ragavendran has Widespread experience in Functional Consulting Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions across various domains- Banking &Financial Services , FMCG, Travel & Transport and across various geographies such as USA, Asia pacific & Oceania
  • I have over 20 years of I.T. experience predominantely in applications development. In addition to my I.T. experience I spent 7 years as the Director of Store Services at Canada's third largest grocery retailer.
  • Shafraz Nasser is the Lead Microsoft CRM Architect with HP Enterprise Services in the South Pacific Microsoft Dynamics Practice. His focus is on selling, architecting and overseeing delivery of Microsoft Dynamics CRM based implementations within New Zealand.
  • Shefali Dua is leading Worldwide BPaaS Strategy & Solution Innovation team at HP Enterprise Services as the Solution Innovation Manager. Her focus is currently assisting in planning and delivery of industry solutions for verticals like social media, big data, mobility and security on the HP Enterprise Cloud offerings for CRM Technologies.
  • Steve Petruno is a Product Manager for HP’s Global Oracle Services with over 24 years experience in the Information Technology industry, project Management, Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits, ERP implementations, upgrades, acquisitions and divestitures.
  • I have worked for HP as a business consultant for seven years, providing process, strategy and business transformation advice in the Financial Services and UK Government sectors. As part of this I have used Lean and Continuous Improvement techniques to assess and improve business performance, ensure regulatory compliance and improve environmental sustainability.
  • Tom is the Global Product Marketing lead for HP's Cloud Applications Services. Tom has over 20 years of experience in information technology and a proven track record for implementing innovative client solutions in several industries including government, healthcare, and telecommunications. He thrives on developing services and solutions which result in business process improvement through greater systems efficiency.
  • Vijay Seetharaman is an Enterprise Architect within HP Enterprise Services - Industry Transformation Consulting practice, focusing on Cloud and Mobility
  • An Enterprise Architect who is interested in everything to do with data management and analytics.
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