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Thought Leaders from across HP’s Applications Transformation Solutions share their insights and perspective through blogs, videos and white papers posted on this new LinkedIn page.  


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Seven Deadly Sins of Applications Transformation



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

Featuring:  Sean O’Leary, Senior Applications Modernization Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company


What do you mean transformation success depends on more than just my technical skills?


Many organizations are implementing applications transformation. There will be many pitfalls along the journey - we call them "sins." These can be sins of omission or commission.  Many are not related to technical or project skills, but rather in management and governance.   In this video, we present seven "sins" that can severely damage any plan for Applications Transformation


Click on “Read Blog Article” below to learn more in an introductory video featuring HP’s Jonathan Dove and Sean O’Leary.

Producing Quality Software (Part 3 of 5): How can we produce Quality Software?


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


How is producing Quality Software like building a house?  Click on “Read blog article” below to find out.

Digital Government = Digital Transformation


PeopleProcessToolsCulture.jpgDigital transformation is about transforming transactions and interactions. However, organizations must transform themselves to move from IT-centric technology domains into next-generation digital enterprises.  They must also change how they engage with customers, partners, and employees to provide the same level of digital experience as consumer apps (Yes, you are competing!).



Your old enterprise architecture can't support the New Style of IT

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By:  John Bennett, Applications Transformation Marketing, Enterprise Services, Hewlett Packard Company


What’s the best way to fail at the New Style of IT? Fail to adapt your enterprise architecture to the needs of the New Style of IT.


The New Style of IT isn't your father's style of IT.   No longer are applications protected behind the walls of the data center fortress.  No longer are they protected from change.  No longer can you take weeks to make decisions and months or years to implement them. 


The New Style of IT requires a new approach to Enterprise Architecture

P&G and HP receive a bronze medal from SAP

blog - bhuhi - sap bronze medal - iStock_000021195067Small.jpgSAP recently announced the winners of their CEE-wide SAP Quality Awards.  The P&G/HP team is thrilled to receive a bronze medal recognizing their intense focus on quality management in the planning and execution of their SAP implementations.

Apps Management – Keeping up with the pace of change (VIDEO)

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Maryanne Faschan, Vice President, Applications Development and Management Services, Hewlett Packard Company 

Roger A. Hawkins, Chief Technologist, Applications Development and Management Services, Hewlett Packard Company 


Keeping up with the pace of change in user experience expectations is vital to staying competitive.  It’s even more important if you want to set the pace.


Click on “Read Blog Article” below to watch a short video to see how you can move to the head of the pack.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM enterprise data migrations, part 1– Gathering requirements

By: Bert Wijns, EMEA Microsoft Dynamics CRM Technology Consultant


Ablog - Bert - data migration - iStock_000030206526Small.jpglmost all enterprise CRM implementations have a significant requirement for a data migration. Many of our enterprise customers have one or more legacy systems which contain all of their valuable customer data. And as a large part of the value of a CRM system comes from the data within the system, it’s a logical requirement to migrate this data into the new system.


A data migration however can be a challenging,  complex, and risky operation. This blog is the first  in a two-part series which will list the key attention points when planning, analyzing and performing a data migration.

From Legacy Applications to Cloud Services (Part 1: the Dilemma)

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


Many companies are at risk by relying on legacy applications. There is no easy way to solve this issue, but doing nothing is not an option either.


The cost of doing nothing is destroying some very successful businesses. Some think a quick transition to Cloud is the answer.  The truth is it's neither quick nor always the right solution.



Agile Systems Development (Part 5) – Looking Forward

Speed.jpgBy: Horia Slușanschi, Agile Coach, Hewlett Packard Company


What happens when not just one organization is Agile, but all its partners are Agile as well? What would such a world be like?

Applications Transformation for the Public Sector (VIDEO)

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Featuring:  Stu Hammer, Director of Application Transformation – U.S. Public Sector, Hewlett Packard Company


Applications Transformation can be particularly challenging in the public sector.


Click on “Read blog article” below to watch HP’s Stu Hammer explain how to overcome these challenges in this short introductory video.

Join HP at Convergence 2014, see HP’s social, mobile, analytics and cloud solutions for MS Dynamics.

MS convergence 2014 logo with date.pngJoin HP at Convergence 2014 on March 4-7 in Atlanta. Once again, HP is proud to be a platinum sponsor of this premier event for the Microsoft Dynamics customer and partner community. We invite you to join us to connect, learn, and discover how you can realize the full potential of your Microsoft investment. 

How the enterprise will use the "fixed institution" of the crowd


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


Far from being an ephemeral concept, the crowd has become a fixed institution; available on demand. Many enterprises have a decision framework for new projects that distinguishes between insource and outsource. Now there’s a third branch – crowdsource.

Fine-tune your analytics strategy for 2014

By:  Mazhar Hussain, Leader - Big Data Practice, HP 


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Join HP and analytics experts from Johnson & Johnson and InterContinental Hotels to learn how to "Fine-tune your analytics strategy for 2014". This free webinar, hosted by Data Driven Business, will be held on February 18 at 12PM EST. Register today!   

Producing Quality Software (Part 2 of 5): Who is responsible for Quality Software?



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


Who is responsible for delivering Quality Software? Everyone! And it’s a long list of people . . .

Choosing the Right Audience

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By:  Sandro Del-Re, Practice Lead – Transformation and Modernization Services (Canada), Hewlett Packard Company


Mobility, Data Analytics, Cloud and the New Style of IT are all appealing technologies for the business.  So why do we only talk to IT.?

Governing the Mobile Enterprise Application Portfolio

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By:  Goran Strangmark, Managing Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company


Today’s fast-paced innovations in Enterprise mobility are great.  They’re even better with the right Governance.

HP Autonomy and HP Enterprise Services @ LegalTech Feb 4-6, New York

Govt 1.jpgLegalTech, one of the largest legal technology events of the year, is in full swing, despite the snow, sleet and rain that hit the East Coast this week!  This year HP Autonomy is hosting an Information Governance track showcasing how HP Autonomy’s eDiscovery  and Information Governance Platform enables organization to achieve time and cost savings.  HP Enterprise Services is also at the Booth #110 on the show floor to promote our new Information Governance services - how we can mitigate risk for regulated industries and deliver greater control over your information assets, such as email, documents and other files, to ensure the right data is retained and managed. 


Be sure to stop by our booth and attend today’s session!

How is planning different for systems of engagement?

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Featuring:  Sean O’Leary, Senior Applications Modernization Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company


Are you building new mobile solutions? Developing new business services built upon context aware technologies?  How is planning for this different from the traditional ways of planning IT services?


Click on “Read Blog Article” below to learn more in an introductory video featuring HP senior applications modernization consultant, Sean O’Leary

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jim Judge currently leads Digital and Mobile products strategy within HP Enterprise Services. He is a seasoned senior product management and marketing executive that has built and led high-performance teams designing and delivering enterprise products and services into Global 2000 and Government clients. He has more than 20 years’ experience in mobility, data and cloud-based management technologies. Previously, Jim was the HP Enterprise Services Global Offering Manager for Mobility Management and Virtualization services. Before joining HP, he spent 14 years as a founding principal of Cambridge Consulting, working with Fortune 500 vendors and users on their SaaS, mobility and system software products. His clients included HP, Nokia, AT&T, Oracle, VMWare, Citrix and Microsoft. Judge holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Masters in Business from Wake Forest University with a concentration in IT Systems Management. He is also an Adjunct Professor, having taught services marketing in the graduate program at Wake Forest University School of Business. He resides in Greensboro, NC, with his wife and three children.
  • Global product marketing manager for HP Enterprise Services SAP Services
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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