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SaaS Lifecycle Management (Part 2): Approach

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By Daniel Amor, EMEA Lead for Application Modernisation


Now that you’re ready to embrace SaaS Lifecycle Management, here’s how to approach its implementation and on-going management.

The business is asking for Modernization? FINALLY!

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By:  John Bennett,  WW Transformation Consulting and Applications Modernization Marketing Manager, Hewlett Packard Company


Changing perspectives by Business and IT leaders toward Applications Modernization are reveals in this insightful new report by Forrester Research commissioned by Hewlett Packard.

The 7 deadly sins of Applications Transformation. Sin #7: Top-Down Planning


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


Top-down planning for large-scale Application Transformations is critical.  But it’s a sin to ignore bottom-up planning as well . . .

What exactly is Cloud Testing?

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

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


You need to know exactly what Cloud Testing is if you are going to get what you pay for.

What you need to know about code conversion before your next application transformation

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By: Francisco Fernandes, Solutions Architect, Hewlett Packard Company (Brazil)



The familiar tried-and-true methods for converting legacy application code during transformations may no longer be adequate.  Here are a few things to consider before your next Apps Transformation.

5 Big Myths about managing Applications in the Cloud

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By:  John Wink, Application Services Solutioning Lead, Hewlett Packard Company 

Featuring:  Doug Longer, Applications Management Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company


Take a moment to separate fact from fiction before you move your Applications Management to the Cloud . . .

What can SMAC (Social Media, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) do for you?

mobile-person matrix.jpgSMAC, or Social Media, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, should be at the forefront of your strategy as business adapts to better reach current and new consumers. Most SMAC based approaches are finding incredible growth due to the increase of smart phone and tablet development. Consumers find it easier to reach their points of interest using those devices, and businesses are quick to meet these challenges as benefits to grow. 

Emphasizing a SMAC focus can bring your businesses to the forefront of customers and consumer recognition. Here is discuss why, and offer some examples where you and your business can benefit.


By Archie Reed, WW Director of Strategy & Innovation, BPaaS, HP Enterprise Applications Services

Requirements Implementation Risk (RIR) Assessment

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


Risky business?  Not if you conduct an RIR assessment.

Saas Lifecycle Management (Part 1): Challenges

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


Understand the challenges before implementing a Software-as-a-Solution (SaaS) Lifecycle Management system.

Analyst Trends show the emergence of Cloud Ecosystems for Corporate IT.

Cloud ecosystems provide a new outlet for delivering services to customers and a new outsourcing path. Cloud services show too much promise for businesses to ignore. Current benefits, including increased flexibility and decreased, predictable operating costs in the IT sector, are very compelling  for those seeking a profitable endeavor. Joined together, cloud ecosystems show the greatest potential for driving business value immediately and into the future – if implemented with the right mindset...

Modern Applications enable the New Style of IT

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


Man versus machine. The New Style of IT will determine the winner...

Customer Relationship Management Trends in the Banking Sector

blog - shaf - banking customer centric 2 - SMALL.jpgTrends within the financial services sector indicate that an increasing number of banks and financial institutions are turning to customer-centric approaches to compete in an increasingly competitive and volatile market. Find out how HP can help your organization effectively address these trends with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. 

The 7 deadly sins of Applications Transformation. Sin #6 – Discipline (lack of)


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


Rules were made to be broken, right?  Wrong – unless you want to see your Application Transformation project fail.

The Evolution of SMAC (Social Media, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud)

The experts agree, SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) is the next wave for firms that want to stay in the game with the latest technologies.  Read this blog to learn more about SMAC trends, or as Gartner puts it "The Nexus of Forces", enabling technologies, leading vendors, and how organizations are adopting these disruptive forces to gain a competitive advantage.

What does gamified enterprise application transformation look like?

solar system without labels.pngBy:  Leroy Mason,  Global Chief Technologist, BPaaS (Microsoft-Salesforce-Workday), Hewlett Packard Company


What does Monopoly, Dungeons and Dragons and our solar system have in common?  They provide clues as to what a gamified enterprise application transformation might look like.  Really.

WANTED! Innovation in the Enterprise


By:  Larry Acklin, Manager, Applications Services, Hewlett Packard Company


Why is it so hard for companies to innovate?  Let’s take a fresh look . . . 

Cyber threats loom as we open the flood gates of social business

Social Business is revolutionizing the way teams collaborate to accomplish work.  Success stories about the impact of Social Business are starting to accumulate as people truly engage with their communities in order to reach their goals. But…as you open the flood gate to team collaboration, you can potentially introduce significant risk of losing precious information assets. HP has recently announced several security products and solutions you might want to consider to protect your Social Business environment. 

Viewpoint - BPaaS (Business Process as a Service) wrappers.

SaaS, BPaaS, IaaS, BPO – how do these all relate to getting business done?  Here I discuss the various XaaS options and why it is key to business success that the right approach be taken - both from an IT and a business benefits perspective.

Labels: BPaaS| BPO| Gartner

Making IT the second-biggest industry in Saudi Arabia

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


The second day at HP World in Saudi Arabia brought a wealth of new information to the visitors. The government is investing heavily into IT to make it the second-biggest industry sector after the oil & gas industry. It's still a way to go, but the signs are good.

HP World arrived in Saudi Arabia

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


Saudi Arabia is the second country after China to host the prestigious HP World event. The event is the biggest IT event in Saudi this year and hosts a wealth of technologies, tools and services. I was honoured to be invited and be part of the application transformation team.

The 7 deadly sins of Applications Transformation. Sin #5 – Imprecision


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


The devil is in the details that can lurk within a large-scale Application Transformation, often in form of imprecision.  And anything involving the devil is certainly a “sin.”  

Using Pre-Production Checklists


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


How safe would you feel if a pilot did not review a pre-takeoff checklist, or if a surgeon assumed everything was ready when beginning to operate on you? 


Now think about how safe your business should feel if it doesn’t take the same disciplined approach prior to a major applications transformation or production launch . . .

Best Practice #1: Know why you want to do it

When preparing for applications transformation to the cloud, Best Practice #1 is to make it a business decision.


By Luc Vogeleer, Global Chief Technologist for Applications Transformation, Hewlett-Packard Company


In his recent post, Nadhan introduced the Top 10 Best Practices for Applications Transformation to the cloud learned from client projects. I presented this topic with Tom Hall, HP product marketing manager for cloud applications, at HP Discover 2013 in Las Vegas last June. Now, in this post, I will be sharing with you my view on the first of the Top 10 Best Practices: Make it a business decision.

Why Application Modernization is more than updating old Apps


By:  Guido Arndt, Industry Transformation Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company


Many people think that Applications Modernization simply means, “out with the old and in with the new.” 


Many people are wrong . . .

Managing Knowledge is good. Sharing it – priceless!


By:  Larry Acklin, Manager, Applications Services, Hewlett Packard Company


If you are managing your knowledge, but not sharing it, you’re wasting your resources (and yes, this blog is also about bacon).

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WW product marketing manager for HP Applications Modernization and Transformation Consulting Services. 35+ years of IT technology and services experience.
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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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