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Make sure Big Data not only tells you the "what", but also the "why"

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

 

Big Data lets a business know so much more about what is happening, but this doesn't mean you know why. When deploying Big Data, remember that correlation is not causation.  

Forbes on Big Data and Storage

 

iStock_000013071495Small.jpgForbes discusses the explosive growth of Big Data and the difficulties in effectively storing it all.

 

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Beware the IT Midlife Crisis

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

  

Can you hit a swarm of bees with an arrow? Gone are the days of slow, methodical movements. Today’s business environment requires quick changes.

 

How good is your aim?  Is the cloud the right way go when you’re looking at your IT Landscape? Maybe, Maybe not.  

 

Click on "Read Blog Article" below to find out . . .

Focus on Fundamentals (#23) – Relationship Management, NOT Customer Management

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

 

Do your Customer Relationship Management efforts treat customers as if they were a potted plant?

 

Consider these eight principles (the 8 C’s) to cultivate a blossoming relationship with your customers . . .

The new kid on the block is the old kid on the block!

seeyouinbcn.jpgThree exciting days of HP Discover are over and we have seen a lot of innovation in basically all segments of HP's businesses, ranging from printers to servers, software and services, including the Machine. Now we're off to work with all the clients and are looking forward to the next HP Discover in Barcelona.

 

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

Viva Las Vegas

memristor.jpgDay 3 at HP Discover in Las Vegas is about to be kicked off. The first two days brought a lot of new exciting products and services and we will continue to see this happening today with more announcements and presentations on key topics around application transformation. 

 

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

The machine will redefine applications

heliononthestrip.jpgDay 2 at HP Discover in Las Vegas had some big news from HP Labs' own Martin Fink, who presented "the machine". Fink believes the current computing architecture - used in smartphones, PCs and just about every other type of computer you can think of -- can't keep pace with expanding compute and storage needs. So HP embarked on a project about two years ago to rethink computing from the ground up.

 

 

Run apps at flash speed

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HP introduced new all flash 3PAR storage array claiming to have broken the $2 per GB barrier, which leads us to rethink the way how we build application and the management of data.

 

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

Moving apps to the Helion Network

helioncloud.jpgMeg Whitman today announced the global network for helion cloud services, which means that moving workloads between different type of cloud environments and cloud service providers becomes easier.

 

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

Good morning, Las Vegas

lasvegas.jpgA new day starts in Las Vegas, but also a new era for application transformation at HP Discover. The next three days will take us closer to the New Style of IT on the application side.

 

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

From Legacy Applications to Cloud Services (Part 2: the Analysis)

appstranspicture.jpgIn part 1 of the blog series, we highlighted the need for differentiation of the existing application portfolio. Based on the diversity of the existing landscape, a thorough analysis needs to be conducted. This requires a rigid methodology to ensure that the outcomes of the analysis can be achieved within a very short period of time.

 

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

It is time Las Vegas evolved to a new style of business as well

121130091816-flight-attendant-story-top.jpg“Flight attendants, prepare for landing,” the pilot of my flight reports, as we are landing at McCarran International Airport, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I wake up and glance out of the window to see the fascinating island of colorful lights, and am mesmerized by what Las Vegas is today—a labyrinth of casinos and architectural marvels with no breathing space. I glance just a few inches out in the tapestry that I see from thousands of feet up in the sky and there is a barren landscape devoid of all lights and glamour. It is this oasis of civilization amidst a rugged landscape that reminds us all of what Las Vegas used to be. The significance of the transformation that it has gone through dawns on me, leading me to wonder if it can really go through any more transformation. The abstract for the DT3564 - Modernize with the New Style of IT and app transformation, session leads me to conclude, “Sure, why not!”

 

Flexing the inflexible in the public sector

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By:  Mario Devargas, Solution Executive, Hewlett Packard Company

 

Modern Times is more than just the title of a classic Charlie Chaplin movie – it is where public sector IT must be to meet the needs and challenges of serving a public that is increasingly connected and technology savvy.

HP Discover: Is the Internet of Things (IoT) real?

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IoT immersion is going to take us by storm.  We’ll have a huge growth in devices and sensors that will monitor, automate and create new transaction streams that businesses and IT departments must deal with.  This session at HP Discover will help you get started . . .

HP Discover: Securing Applications - is it possible? Yes!

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Everyone has seen the headlines about security breaches, and no one wants to be the next one in the news.  But where do you apply your efforts and how much expertise does your organization have?  Learn how at this important session on Applications Security at HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas.

 

Focus on Fundamentals (#22) – Practical Project Planning

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

 

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley. (Robert Burns, 1785).

 

Or in contemporary English: The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. This is less likely if you follow these seven guidelines .

The applications doctor is in! Make an appointment now! (HP Discover 2014 Las Vegas!)

doctor-who.jpgHP Discover 2014 – Las Vegas Applications Transformation Workshop

 

One day you meet the Doctor. And of course, it’s the best day ever. It’s just the best day of your life. Because...because, he’s brilliant, and he’s funny, and mad, and best of all...really needs you.” Clara Oswald, Doctor Who.

 

No, not that doctor, I’m sorry to say. But you can consult with the Applications Doctor while you’re in Las Vegas at HP Discover 2014.

 

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Right-sizing your applications environments (HP Discover 2014 Las Vegas)

Discover2014.jpgHP Discover 2014 – Las Vegas demo featuring:

Ram Ponnapalli, Strategist / Director, HP Enterprise Services and Goran Strangmark, Managing Transformation Consulting Consultant, HP Enterprise Services

 

Are you moving key applications and business services to the cloud? Are you delivering new mobile services to your customers, employees, or citizens? Do you need them integrated with your existing applications and business services?

 

Do you understand how your current applications portfolio limits your ability to exploit new technologies such as cloud or mobility? How your enterprise architecture may not be fit for purpose any longer? What the integration requirements of New Style of IT applications really are?

 

If not, we have someone you should talk with!

 

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Refineries or Wells, where to begin?

Oil RefineryBy:  Vilas Prabhu, Enterprise Architect, Hewlett Packard Company

 

If data is the new oil, where should I focus for upgrade; my data wells or my data refineries?

 

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Does this sound like your job (VIDEO)?

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Got more questions than answers? The “new style of IT” keeping you on the edge of your seat just a little more often than it’s comfortable? Need to know your applications are going to work the first time, perform the first time, so that the next release isn’t your last time?

The builders guide to the New Style of IT: An application-centric approach (HP Discover 2014)

Discover2014.jpgHP Discover 2014 – Las Vegas Session featuring:

Peter Schofield, HP Director Applications Transformation, Modernization & Strategic Services for Cloud & Mobility

 

John Bennett, Transformation Services Marketing, HP Enterprise Services

 

Are you moving key applications and business services to the cloud? Are you delivering new mobile services to your customers, employees, or citizens? Do you need them integrated with your existing applications and business services?

 

Chances are you answered “Yes!” to all of the above.

 

Chances are you’ve already discovered that approaching these in an ad hoc fashion is a recipe for confusion and perhaps even disaster.

 

We recommend you take a builders approach, with architectural and proactive methods, in order to thrive in the new Style of IT.

 

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HP Enterprise Services to feature SAP HANA and Cloud solutions at SAPPHIRE NOW


sapphire now 2014.pngJoin HP at SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando on June 3-5, 2014. Once again, HP is proud to be a Sapphire-level sponsor of this premier event for the SAP customer and partner community. We invite you to attend our sessions, demos and events focused on helping clients drive better business outcomes from their SAP technology.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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