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In This HP Cloud Source Blog, HP Expert, Christian Verstraete will examine cloud computing challenges, discuss practical approaches to cloud computing and suggest realistic solutions.

The digital enterprise, prepare your company for the future

Earlier in the week, one of my colleagues commented one of the slides I had prepared on the digital enterprise. His question was simple, the digital enterprise, what is it? So, I took the opportunity to describe what I understand with the term and how I believe it will change the way our companies operate. McKinsey, Gartner and others are embracing the term, each maybe with different nuances, but it all comes down to how technology can transform the way companies operate. HP's "New Style of IT" is the information technology answer to the digital enterprise. But let's look at some of the aspects associated to this new style. The world is increasingly digital, mobile, virtual and personal. What does that mean for enterprises?

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Internet of things, will it disrupt our life?

The drumbeat is starting. Even on TV you see advertising about the internet of things. New acronyms are created on the fly. We better get familiar with IoT, M2M and a number of others. Zettabytes of data are created according to the specialists. OK, all of this is fine, but what is the end-to-end story behind this.

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6 key decisions before developing an app for the cloud

Ready to develop a new application to be located in the cloud, what do you need to look for? What decisions do you need to take upfront? In this blogpost I describe the 6 key questions you need to ask yourself prior to start coding, so you take full advantage of the cloud and address the needs of your business users. make sure you take the right decisions so you can delight your users. Being it the target cloud, whether you mobile enable, scale-up/scale-down, access data, integrate your application, or develop it using agile methodologies, it's important those decisions are taken upfront.

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Mobility & Cloud, the two sides of the same coin

The digital enterprise, the new style of IT, are terms trying to describe where IT is going. IT becomes the underlying fabric of the enterprise, the way things are done, information is shared and interactions with the eco-system take place. In a post IT consumerization world, users are looking at having access to all required assets at their fingertips. Customers want to interact and expect a user experience that is second to none. That will differentiate the winning enterprises from the others in the near future. Mobility and Cloud are the technological drivers making this feasible, understand why and what to pay attention to.

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In what cloud do I host my application?

It's one thing to say you move your application to the cloud, it's another to define the target cloud. In what cloud will I hast my application? The answer is not always that easy, several factors play a role. In this blog post I'm trying to go through the different aspects that need to be addressed, one by one. This is typically how I structure my discussion with a CIO when asked the question. I do not believe I miss anything major, but if you feel, let me know.






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  • Christian is responsible for building services focused on advising clients in their move to cloud, particularly from a business process and application perspective, and establishing a global community to deliver those services to our customers worldwide.