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What personal technology can teach enterprise technology

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By:  Bob Picone, Business Transformation Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company


If you personally wouldn’t purchase a $200 smart phone without addressing your concerns at the retail outlet first, why would you invest millions of dollars in IT solutions without doing the same for your enterprise?

Architecture Practice in the New Style of IT (4 of 5): Changes to the Architecture Discipline

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


The differentiating factor for enterprises to build and sustain a competitive edge in a hyper competitive digital-driven market will be the competency to manage the intersection, or better synergy, of new business models and the New Style of IT.

Addressing SAP Business Suite performance issues – experience with a CPG client

By: Subodh Fadnavis, WW Product Expert - SAP Solutions, ABS PSW Strategic Portfolio, HP Enterprise Services


blog1.jpgSystem performance is a critical success factor for all SAP ERP environments.  In this blog, we review some performance issues that one of our CPG clients was experiencing and how they overcame them. 

Application vs. Device—what can you trust?


By: Edward Urso, Program Manager, Federal Healthcare, HP Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector


Application vs. Device, what can you trust?


What should you trust, the device or the application? Ask the typical smartphone/tablet user this question and they’ll most likely shrug and have no clue what you’re asking them. But for companies offering more features, apps and access to enterprise networks, this is a huge risk. Just uttering the acronym “BYOD” (bring your own device) in front of an IT security person will leave them trembling. That’s because they don’t know what’s running on your personal mobile device. Think about it. You’re about to log into your banking account via a public wifi to transfer funds, or enter your credit card number to make a purchase, and you could having a rogue or malicious app running on your device.

Tags: App Dev| BYOD| hp| Mobility
Labels: HP Mobility

Building Modern Applications for the Connected Business

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By:  Michael Carew, Agile Coach, Hewlett Packard Company


Questions about Agile? Can you quickly build an application adhearing to Agile? How should we regard testing? Are there means for increasing throughput? 


Take the HP Train direct to knowledge central with this fast moving blog on building modern applications for the connected business - get a taste for HP's secret sauce for the Internet of Things and how we help enable the New Style of IT for our clients.


CIO's now have a safe 'HAVEn' for Big Data Analytics

iStock_000013071495Small.jpgIT World Canada sits down with Ashim Bose, Senior Director of Technology Platforms for HP Analytics and Data Management Services to discuss the recently announced HAVEn As-a-Service platform.



Click on ‘Read Blog Article’ to find out more.

The WISCA Redux


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


Is the Agile Scrum process silver bullet answer to your software development problems? No. But it can help if approached with the right perspective.

Can you really get away from that old mainframe? (VIDEO)

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Featuring: Rick Truesdale
, AMOD Senior Sales Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company

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


“The past is a pebble in my shoe.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe


Is this what the path to the New Style of IT looks like to you - a rickety bridge over treacherous waters, built on decades of investments in mainframes? How in the world do you fix something like that? Indeed, many have resisted doing anything.


But, increasingly, the needs of businesses find themselves hobbled by the hold of the mainframe. The way to the new style of IT means that you must find the path away from the mainframe.


Click on “Read Blog Article” below to learn more about rehosting applications away from mainframes in this important introductory video.

Optimize global sourcing in your supply chain environment

Blog.jpgOrganizations with complex supply chains are constantly looking how to optimize their COGS and net margins. Learn how enterprises are reducing their procurement costs and improving margins at the same time with Global Sourcing Optimization.

Join us at the HP Vertica Big Data Conference 2014

BigDataVerticaConference2014.pngThe HP Vertica Big Data Conference 2014 gives you the opportunity to network with your peers as well as our experts and partners to learn how to maximize your Big Data analytic outcomes.


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HP and Fundación Paraguaya team up to increase efficiency and productivity (article)

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Time isn’t just money; it’s the potential to impact more and more people. Do you use it wisely? 


Click on “Read Blog Article” below to learn more in this Fast Company article featuring Fundación Paraguaya and Hewlett Packard.

The HP Express Agile Release Train

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By: Michael Carew, Agile Coach, Hewlett Packard Company


Get on the express train to application development for real time-to-market performance.


Using the HP Express Agile Release Train you can deliver great time to market using key technologies and tools

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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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