Well before HP introduces new technologies and solutions to our customers, there are years of R&D, customer research, collaboration with industry leaders, testing, etc. to help formulate the best technology roadmaps that bring relevant solutions that make a difference. This is what led to such innovations as the HP Converged Infrastructure launch in November to 2009, the HP Converged Storage approach, the HP FlexNetwork architecture, HP Converged Cloud introduced earlier this year, HP ProLiant Generation 8 servers, and much more.
In an era of instant global collaboration, HP is now opening the door to everyone who wants to collaborate on the future of business. I invite you to read this guest blog by Mike Shaw from our HP Software team about this new venture from HP.
Guest blog authored by Mike Shaw, HP Software:
What will the data center of 2020 look like? Will it just house the legacy applications that cloud providers won't take? Or, will the "IT fight back", retaining as much of the IT budget as they do today? I believe that by 2020, the truth will lie somewhere between the two with non-core applications like payroll being provided by SaaS companies. Most of the development and test environments will be cloud sourced. But many of the production systems will still be run by central IT.
We at HP have started a "crowd sourced" project to paint a picture of the future in 2020. The project is called Enterprise 2020. We have broken the project down into a series of chapters. We are publishing a chapter approximately once a month. On August 8th, we published our "CIO 2020" chapter, laying out our initial thoughts for the IT department of 2020.
But, these are simply our initial thoughts because the vision is crowd sourced. We are encouraging everyone to go to the CIO 2020 chapter and add their thoughts. We will then take all these inputs and incorporate them into subsequent revisions of the chapter.
So, if you have views on…
- SaaS-ing all of your company's non-core applications and business processes
- Having all dev and test environments sourced from the cloud
- Having a huge increase in the number of "smart things", like cars, washing machines,
toothbrushes, bikes, and factories
- Most Enterprises becoming SaaS providers, often providing back-end cloud services for
their "smart things"
- Supporting the decrease in the number of direct employees in Enterprises and the rise of
the "super temp"
- Gaining insight from the mass of unstructured data that is "out there"
- Bring your own device and the demand from the business that browser interfaces are not
good enough and that every application must run on iOS (phone and tablet), Android
(phone and tablet), laptops (Windows and Mac) and SmartTV
... or if you feel that important topics for the IT department of 2020 are missing from our initial vision, please go to the Enterprise 2020 web site [CLICK HERE], select the "CIO 2020" chapter and comment away!!
Your insights matter.