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Test design contest (Part 1) -- The trend of software test design in Japan

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By:  Tsuyoshi Yumoto, Test Consultant , Hewlett Packard Japan


Get an inside look at how a major software Test Design Contest is run in Japan by one of the judges at the Japan Symposium on Software Testing (JaSST).      

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Enterprise Data Migrations – Part 2

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 By: Bert Wijns, EMEA Microsoft Dynamics CRM Technology Consultant , HP Enterprise Services


A customer data migration can be a challenging,  complex, and risky operation. This blog is the second in a two-part series which will list the key attention points when developing, testing and planning a data migration.

Vendors Should Be Rewarded When They Deliver Positive Client Results

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By:  Mark Ryall, Principal Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company


People will behave as they are paid.  So how does that work when they are “paying” each other? 

Need to assess your applications portfolio? Hire the right detective! (VIDEO)

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Featuring: Frank Wood
, HP Applications Rationalization Practice Lead, HP Enterprise Services


There is nothing like first-hand evidence.' Sherlock Holmes - A Study in Scarlet


Do you know which applications you ought to move to the Cloud?  Which ones you ought to service-enable?  Which ones you ought to re-architect to have them better help you in the future?


Do you know which ones you ought to retire, or replace?  Do you know what redundancies or duplications you have, and what to do about them?


Click on “Read Blog Article” below to learn more in an introductory video to learn more.

For IT in the airline industry, its: “IN with the old, in with the new.”

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By:  Pierre Bijaoui, Applications Services Technology Lead, Hewlett Packard Company


Commercial airlines use some of the most amazing, modern technology.  Then why are they so adamant about running their business on 40 year old software?

Emerging Technologies and the Prospect of Living in Interesting Times

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


As emerging technologies take hold, the purported Chinese proverb (or curse), “May you live in interesting times” will become a reality . . . and sooner than you might think.

Be careful what you ask for when specifying Apps project requirements - you may get it.

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


How Enterprise Applications project requirements are framed can impact the creativity of the results.

3 Things that TaaS is Not

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

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


TaaS is what it is and is not what it is not.  This blog will tell it like it is (and is not) . . .

What exactly is Product Line Engineering (PLE)?

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By: Francesco Bonfiglio, Chief Technology Officer, EMEA Application & Business Services, Hewlett Packard Company


Imagine designing a highway that merges many roads of difference sizes and directions into one super freeway that gets everyone to their final destination.  Oh, and you build this new system while cars are still driving on the roads.


Now image trying to do the same with your enterprise software systems and you’ll appreciate the value and importance of Product Line Engineering (PLE).

Pulling pieces together for a full end-to-end voice solution (video)

Featuring: Rich Harnett, Global Unified Communications Offering Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company

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Link to video: Enterprise Connect 2014: Rich Harnett


HP’s Rich Harnett, was recently interviewed by NoJitter at Enterprise Connect 2014 in Orlando Florida. In this video, Rich summarizes the capabilities HP showcased at this event, which included:


  • HP Communications Services. Integrates many technology elements to provide a full Enterprise Voice solution.



Learning from Lessons Learned


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


Learning from one’s personal mistakes on a project isn’t necessarily a “lesson learned” for the organization.   

A true “lesson learned” will propose innovations in institutional behaviour for the benefit of all.

Enabling Business Process Mgmt within Apps Transformation (VIDEO)

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

Robert Haas, Lead Strategist, Applications Transformation US Public Sector, Hewlett Packard Company


Watch two HP experts discuss the importance and impact of Business Process Management when implementing an Applications Transformation.

Testing as a Service - Case Study #2

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


Testing as a Service (TaaS) earns its wings in this case study from the airline industry.

Tips for running a code "hackathon"

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


Hey kids, let’s have a “hackathon!”  Here’s how . . .

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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.
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  • 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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