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A barren patch of land outside my hotel at the HP Discover conference reminds me of how the city started many years back. If you were the CIO of Las Vegas at that time, you would have had all the flexibility to evolve this stretch of land into what it is today. Not so today. Welcome to reality. Suddenly, you are faced with a labyrinth of casinos and other supporting infrastructure that takes up every inch of space -- except for the accidental patch of barren land in front of my hotel. Enterprises are like Vegas -- with existing investments, legacy infrastructure and an endless maze of applications. Enterprises need to have in place a transformation strategy just like the city of Las Vegas
So, I got a window seat on my flight to HP Discover in Las Vegas from where I could see a clear view of Mother Earth below and the abstracted view of the landscape. I had the Big Picture! -- A landscape that continuously changed as we went from Illinois to Iowa to Nebraska to Colorado and finally Nevada. Even though there was a changing landscape throughout the journey, I could also see a logical grouping of different types of landscape below. A grouping that took me back to what we do when we profile applications. Hence, my observation that Application Profiling -- or the concept of Applities based upon their personalities that I will be talking about at the HP Discover conference is something that Mother Nature has been applying ever since the dawn of time.