By PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing
Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:
We’re always looking for some quick way to help us make key decisions. While listening to several speakers at the HP Pathways for the Cloud road show in Boston, I picked up a good set of questions to consider when thinking about implementing a cloud computing environment.
- Youth and the next wave of IT by Charlie Bess
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with 16 students in technology related Master’s or PhD programs at the University of North Texas. We discussed their current research activities and their passions for applying technology to business.
The Sixth Annual Worldwide Mainframe Survey performed by BMC Software offers a number of insights into the top-of-mind challenges, priorities and technologies for more than 1300 mainframe respondents. The key finding of this recent survey…a bright future ahead for the mainframe!
- The path to cloud computing goes through applications by John Bennett
Whether you’re considering moving to private cloud, virtual private cloud, or public cloud, we see that your applications are front and center both as an opportunity and as an obstacle.
- Join HP at Convergence2012 – A World of Opportunity by Mark Yujuico
On March 18-21, Microsoft will host its annual Convergence conference, with the theme of “A World of Opportunity”. Once again, HP is proud to be the sole Platinum Sponsor of this premier event for the Microsoft Dynamics® Customer and Partner business community. We invite you to join us in Houston to connect, learn, and discover how you can realize the full potential of your CRM solutions with HP.
- Will IT Leaders Win the Fight or Get Knocked Out by Consumerization and Cloud Computing? by John Bennett
Like a boxer being hit by a left hook and then a right punch, there is a one-two punch that is staggering IT leaders today. The punch they see coming is consumerization.
- Machine to machine network consumption by Charlie Bess
Cisco released their annual analysis of Internet usage and how mobile devices are contributing to the growth. They estimate there was eight times as much mobile data last year than was transferred across the entire Internet in 2000 (right about the height of the .com era). There will also be an 18-fold increase in network traffic over the next five years.
- HP Enterprise Services wins with 3PAR Storage by Rick LaCoume
How do March Madness and NCAA Tournament brackets relate to HP and more importantly your data center storage? It’s very simple, nearly two years ago HP acquired or “to relate back to the bracket” picked 3PAR as its champion storage product. As we have progressed nearly two years, our clients are seeing great success with 3PAR storage on the hardware side, but even greater success through our Enterprise Services storage offerings.
- Using Boot From VHD With BitLocker by Scott Rudy
It seems in the world of software there is a constant battle between software personnel and security personnel. When new features roll out making life better for developers, security often has a need to lock them down making it more difficult again. This is true for being able to experiment with new operating systems.
According to Gartner’s last report on key mainframe metrics, the mainframe infrastructure environment alone can represent up to 20% of the total annual IT spend for some in-house IT operations – with the average hovering around 7%. And that doesn’t even include mainframe storage-related expenses, mainframe application development and management and associated print management solutions. It’s no wonder we see “cost reduction” represented as the top priority for most mainframe operations in the annual BMC Mainframe Survey and Arcati Mainframe Yearbook survey.
- Next-Generation IT for the Financial Industry by Ross Feldman, CTO – Banking, Insurance, HP Enterprise Services
Few sectors have been impacted more in the current economic and regulatory environment than the financial services sector, with pressures continuing in terms of earnings, market pressures, and regulatory requirements, not to mention customer impacts and threats of entirely new competitive sets. Fortunately, there are a number of enhanced and emerging technologies to assist—from cloud and mobile solutions to increasingly advanced core banking, business intelligence, and customer service solutions.
- Cleaning Up Hard Drives by Scott Rudy
Hard drives are pretty large these days, but there are times when you just want to clean them up and get rid of some of the junk. Here are a few ways that you free up some space and possible even improve performance.
- Public speaking in March by Charlie Bess
I’ve had a couple people asking about where I will be and what I will be talking about, so since it is the first of the month it seemed like the nice time for an update…
In a recent ComputerWorld article titled Industry-specific clouds come rolling in, author Esther Shein says, “Momentum is growing for the deployment of clouds specific to particular verticals because their resources are designed for communities that share special interests.” While I am not surprised, I do wonder about the triggers for this trend.
- Portfolio assessment now more than ever by Charlie Bess
Over the weekend, I was reading a white paper on application portfolio modernization. This is an area I have been working with for well over a decade. It was interesting to see that even though there are a number of alternative modernization strategies, the approach described in this paper mirrored my own experience.
- Memories of my life as a Data Center Operator by Judi Cardinal
I always enjoy reading E.G. Nadhan’s blog posts, and his most recent one, “NASA’s Transformation Journey to a mainframe-free landing” triggered a few sweet memories that I want to share to see if you can relate - although I might be dating myself with all this technological history!
- Programming Interactivity, by Joshua Noble; O'Reilly Media by Charlie Bess
Recently I was reading a book titled Programming Interactivity from O'Reilly books. The book appears to be the most complete coverage of physical computing techniques and Interaction Programming available anywhere.