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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.

Stop looking at your SLAs, think business.

How often has IT been focused on reporting its SLAs are green. Whether these demonstrate infrastructure or applications are up, if the business cannot do its work, that won't help. What counts is taking orders, delivering products and services, respond to customer demand, issue bills and receive payments. If that is not happening, the company has no future, regardless of the state of its IT SLAs.

But how do we change the mentality of IT? How do we engrain that in the organization and measure it so the IT teams are fully aligned with the way the business works? That's what we should implement in todays increasingly digital enterprise. But how? Let's look at a couple steps to do just that.

Public Clouds aren’t secure, are they?

When the discussion turns to the use of public cloud, the majority sentiment seems to be that the cloud is not secure. Public Cloud is defined by NiST (The National Institute of Standards and Technologies) as “The cloud infrastructure is provisioned for open use by the general public. It may be owned, managed, and operated by a business, academic, or government organization, or some combination of them. It exists on the premises of the cloud provider.


Where enterprises do not question the security of their private clouds, they do not have the same impression regarding public clouds.


Why is that?

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As 2015 arrives, 10 topics highlighting the digital transformation (Part 2)

Last week, or I should rather say last year, I shared with you 5 key topics for 2015. I also promised you there would be another five coming. So, here I am to fulfill my promise. But first, let me wish you a happy 2015. May you experience all the best.


In this article I am focusing more directly on the digital enterprise and its implications as far as mobile, applications and IoT is concerned. Again, I probably forgot a number of points, so give me your feedback, lets keep the dialogue going. And who knows, your comments may become the subject of a new blog entry.

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As 2015 arrives, 10 topics highlighting the digital transformation (Part 1)

It's become a tradition that, towards the end of the year, bloggers give their predictions for 2015. I'm not sure i'm good at predicting the future, but I know I can spot trends. So, rather than using a crystal ball and predict nex year, I'd like to share with you 10 topics that were part of my 2014 discussions and that, I know, will expand in 2015. Will they become mainstream, some yes, others no. As I started writing about these I quickly realized they would take more than one blog to discuss, so please find here the first 5, and you'll get the next five next year. In the mean time, may I wish you a peaceful year end and a wonderfu 2015. Thanks for reading me. And obviously your comments are more than welcome. So, are you interested in the first part of my list?

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Internet of Things: what data really matters?

The internet of things is hyped quite often these days. And with it, comes the promise of zillions of petabytes of data. But what really makes sense? A discussion last week with a colleague about intelligent thermostats got me thinking. Until what point does the added information give me a true benefit? And at what point does it become irrelevant information overload? Here are my thoughts on the subject and give me your feedback.

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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.
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