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What do you do when your apps don’t migrate? (VIDEO)

Blocked.jpgFeaturing: Rick Truesdale, AMOD Senior Sales Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company

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


“If I get blocked, it is generally because I don't know enough … ” Sarah Zettel


All that fun, new, exciting technology out there, and you can’t use it? Is your path to the cloud or to a converged infrastructure blocked by recalcitrant applications? As Sarah Zettel said about writing, you need to know more in order to move ahead.


But how do you come to know enough?


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


When the tortoise and the hare win together: Running IT at two speeds

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


Can a goal be achieved by two contending actors moving at different speeds?


Running IT at two speeds is a statement of seeming contradiction. HP's Alex Martins challenges this preconception and shows you how the "tortoise" and the "hare"; how two IT activities can work in coordination to meet your goals despite common misunderstandings and perceptions about the speed at which they travel.

Architecture Practice in the New Style of IT (1 of 5): Meta Forces of Change

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By:  Dr. Peter Beijer, Chief Technologist, Hewlett Packard Company


When it comes to IT architecture practices, change is on the way – and this time it will be different. 


It is called the “New Style of IT.”  Please click on “Read Blog Article” below to learn how to be prepared for the coming change.

The Brilliant White Shirt Syndrome – Can Technology break through?

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By:  Mario Devargas, Solution Executive, Hewlett Packard Company


“Clothes Make the Man” is a short story from the early 1900’s by Henri Duvernois where a common criminal dons a police uniform and finds respect and admiration from passersby – an example of the Brilliant White Shirt Syndrome. 


As technology and IT become more pervasive police forces need to be prepared.  A uniform won’t be enough.

The Four Laws of Traceability

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


Criminals try to break the law without leaving a trace.


Likewise, it would be “criminal” to break these four laws of traceability for a system development project.

Application Developers as revolutionaries

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Featuring:  Parminder Sohal, Director of Mobile Innovation, Hewlett Packard Company


Can Apps developers throw their genius behind the current revolution for business freedom?  Click on "Read Blog Article" below to find out.

HP expert explains BOSM (Business Outcome Service Mgmt) - VIDEO

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Featuring Dr. Chris Nokkentved, Chief Technologist – Enterprise Services, Hewlett Packard Company


Do you really know what Business Outcome Service Management (BOSM) is all about? 


Click on “Read Blog Article” below watch a video interview with HP expert Dr. Chris Nokkentved for an introduction to BOSM. 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Enterprise Diagnostics Page Inside Apps

By:Ragavendran Padmanabhan,




Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Technology Consultant


As many of the projects we work


on are global implementati

ons, I have faced latency issues on many projects,before the ‘finger pointing game’ starts between the apps and other teams it is very important to diagnose and find the root cause of the latency issues



 Microsoft Dynamics CRM can be easily fine-tuned to improve network performance across all areas of application. Read this blog to learn how to test your CRM network performance.


Ali Baba’s cave and the police evidence conundrum

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By:  Mario Devargas, Solution Executive, Hewlett Packard Company


Information technology can bring order to the chaos in a typical UK police evidence storeroom.

Case Study #3 - Performance Testing As A Service

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Benjamin Romberg
, Testing Solutions & Capability Leader APJ, Hewlett Packard Company

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


How does a major North American airline use TaaS to overhaul their website? Let’s do a short fly-over and take a look . . .

Documenting Requirements for COTS vs. Custom Development

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


The approach for documenting COTS requirements is different from that for custom development.

What Eyjafjallajökull can teach us about the Moment of Engagement

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


What can a volcano dormant for 193 years teach us about the future of IT?  Quite a lot – especially if you’re traveling by air when it decides to erupt . . .


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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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