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Will mobility destroy your enterprise architecture? Yes! (Viewpoint paper)

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


Featuring: Russell Graham, HP Transformation Consultant, HP Enterprise Services


Blog - Mobility image.jpgMobility changes everything.  It changes how your customers interact with your business … and how they think of you.  It changes how your employees get their work done.  It changes the competitive landscape in which you compete.  Do it well, and you’re a winner.  Don’t, well, welcome to the litter heap of failed companies.


What’s it take to succeed?


Read this important white paper by HP’s Russell Graham  to learn what to do with your enterprise architecture and be more successful.

Unknown knowns and Big Data

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By:  Vilas Prabhu, Enterprise Architect, Hewlett Packard Company


Everyone’s heard someone say:  “You don’t know what you don’t know!”  Well, that’s not quite true, especially in IT. 


The fact is, you do know what you don’t know, but you need to know the right tools to know that you know it.

Cloud Integration (#2): Is integration in the cloud different?

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By:  Andrew Pugsley, Application Transformation Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company


Application integration has been around for a while, but what’s different when you integrate in the Cloud?  Here are five things to look for . . .

How to introduce new project tools


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


Sometimes a good carpenter can blame his tools.  But they should also be good at selecting a new one . .

Your new employees aren’t like you!


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

Featuring: Chris Moyer, Vice President, Global Chief Technologist, HP Enterprise Services


I saw this article on Millennials, which featured our Enterprise Services CTO, Chris Moyer.  This statement stood out for me,


“In the millennial world, everything and everyone’s connected and there is an expectation of immediate gratification and instant results, which requires enterprises to adapt their technologies to this new mindset, said Chris Moyer, Vice President, Global Chief Technologist, HP Enterprise Services. In a recent interview he said it’s a vicious circle: to attract (and keep) the right people you need the right tools.”

Success starts with a good user experience!


Irene Dudgeon, User Experience Practice Principal, HP Enterprise Servicesand

Traci Terterian, User Experience Practice, HP Enterprise Services


Success starts with a good user experience!


Are you trying to deliver a better experience for customers, for employees, or for citizens?  That experience is delivered through a quality user experience, based on a user-centered design practice … rather than focussing on the business process. 


Click on “Read Blog Article” below to learn more in an introductory video featuring HP user experience design consultants Irene Dudgeon and Traci Terterian.

Oracle Names HP to Diamond Level in Oracle Partner Network

HP is now recognized as an Oracle Oracle_DiamondPartner_clr - small.jpgDiamond Partner in the Oracle Partner Network (OPN). This is the highest level of partnership by Oracle, and acknowledges HP’s expertise in delivering customer value across Oracle’s extensive applications, database, middleware, and hardware portfolio.  

Disrupter Turned Destroyer: How Mobility is Killing Corporate Productivity

Mobility is killing productivity teaser pic.jpgFeaturing:   Mike Marzullo, WW Applications Management Services Offering Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company


Please silence your electronics.  This has become the kickoff statement to every meeting, business and pleasure. 


Take a moment to read about how mobility negatively affects our productivity in this article featuring HP’s Mike Marzullo and other industry experts.

To use or not to use a Method - that is the question...

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By: Horia Slușanschi, Agile Coach, Hewlett Packard Company


Should software-intensive systems development teams use a method of some sort? Should they just “go with the flow”, letting go of everything? Or is there a third path?

Convergence 2014 – Highlights for HP Enterprise Services

Conver.pngLast week, at Convergence 2014, the HP team had a fantastic experience – great conversations, client meetings, and tremendous learnings.  Customer experience management and industry solutions were hot topics.  Continue reading for more on the recap of HP’s experience at Microsoft’s premier event.

SaaS Adoption – Look before you leap

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By:  Vilas Prabhu, Enterprise Architect, Hewlett Packard Company


You’ve seen the blogs on “the 4 of this” and “the 7 of that” needed to do something.


Here’s a switch: The 3 things an IT system must not have to be a great candidate for early SaaS adoption using a Public Cloud . . .

Producing Quality Software (Part 4 of 5): Why should we produce Quality Software?



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


The reason for producing Quality Software is obvious, right? Well if it was, why do so many software solutions have problems?

Public Sector Perspectives: Leveraging Agile Methodologies for Applications Transformation (VIDEO)

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


Agile methodologies can help the public sector quickly implement applications transformation programs with high quality and at lower costs.


Click on “Read blog article” below to watch HP’s Stu Hammer discuss how this can be done in this short video.

How Workforce 2020 Will Change Outsourcing

Millenials-meeting-social-featured-150x150.jpgFeaturing:  Mike Marzullo, WW Applications Management Services Offering Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company


In Real Estate – it’s Location – Location - Location.  In Business – it’s Relationships – Relationships – Relationships.


Previously, long term outsourcing contracts needed a good relationship and face time to flourish.  Today, social media is now the catalyst for staying in touch and interacting with a global network. 

The “Age of the Client” for better business in mobility

By Alexandre Soares, Senior Consultant for Mobile Services, Hewlett-Packard ComAge of the Client - blog.pngpany, Brazil


Mobile applications are the backbone of the mobile industry. People interact with them on a daily basis, which triggers production and consumption of a diverse range of information and services. Within this scope, mobile applications become a strategic resource to companies in their quest to move closer to their users, their users’ wallets, and to their hands, ears, and eyes.



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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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