By PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing
Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:
- A new industrial revolution in the works by Charlie Bess
The Economist produced a video about the Third Industrial Revolution focusing on 3D printing, robotics, and flexible manufacturing techniques and social structures.
- Enterprise analytics: Promote to the front office, stat! by Kas Kasravi, HP Fellow, Office of the CTO, HP Enterprise Services
Enterprise analytics is the art of distilling useful information from chaotic data streams to produce optimal decisions leading to actionable results. This type of business intelligence is forward-looking and interested in what will happen instead of what has happened. When properly applied, enterprise analytics can generate accurate forecasts, successful predictive models, and robust simulations/optimizations that put events into context.
- Gamification and business performance by Charlie Bess
Dion Hinchcliffe put out a post recently titled: Enterprise gamification: Will it drive better business performance? This is an area that the more I think about the more important it becomes.
- Recap: Cards & Payments Asia 2012 by Simon Riley – APJ BPO Portfolio Marketing Manager
Last week HP Enterprise Services took part in the 2012 Cards and Payments Asia Event in Singapore. During this event, Dee McGrath (Vice President, Financial Services Industry, HP South Pacific) participated in the Panel Discussion “Grow your cards portfolio by exploiting opportunities in emerging markets” which attracted great discussion and talking points.
- Industry first in printing security by Leslie Hough Falk, Imaging and Printing Group, Enterprise Campaign Manager
If yours is like most companies, you’ve probably taken precautions to lock down your network and PC fleet security. But, it’s equally likely that you may have left one vulnerable spot open—your imaging and printing environment.
- The “Is there an App for that”-ization of BPO by Tim Castelli
Mobile devices are turning into a "standard" interface for the enterprise as end-user habits shift with changing business requirements and advancements in technology. The need to provide clients with multi-interface capabilities and provide their users ability to utilize devices of their choice instead of standard PC’s / laptops will have increasingly significant impact on the technologies used in service delivery.
- Planning to improve time to action by Charlie Bess
I had lunch Monday with Tom Ivory of HfSResearch and, during our conversation about business and technology trends, we got on the topic of Big Data. One thing I mentioned to him was my view that the Big Data movements focus on “time to insight” is a bit misplaced. It is “time to action” or “time to impact” that is what matters to businesses.
- HP Discover: Recovery-as-a-service: “What happens following a disaster?” presentation by Rick LaCoume, Global Sales and Market Readiness
Have you thought about what could happen to your business if a natural disaster or accident were to occur at your data center? For all Enterprises, the fear of losing data to a natural disaster or an accident in the data center is a real fear, and to be brutally honest, most enterprises are not equipped to handle such an event.
- Learn how to create a socially enabled business at HP Discover 2012 by Micaela Raimondi
HP is developing an industrial-strength methodology, which any company that wants to model the link between customer management activities and business performance can use. This involves identifying the detailed use cases that are the main opportunities to use social media (and the resulting social intelligence) to engage with and sell to customers. Each use case directly impacts one or more of the business scenarios. This list will grow as new ideas and technologies emerge and as client engagements raise new possibilities.
- The Changing Role of the CFO by Rachel Ramaswami
The role of the CFO is changing rapidly. With a growing need to eliminate the silos between the C-suite, the lines of business, and IT, the CFO is increasingly taking the lead role to bring these groups together. The role is changing from scorekeeper to strategic and tactical business partner and corporate change agent.
- Leaders talking about starting anew by Charlie Bess
Wired had an interview with Marc Andreessen titled: “The Man Who Makes the Future” that was just released. This article talks about some of the history of our current social, mobile web-based world as well as some of Marc’s view of the world going forward. Marc is probably best known as the co-creator of Mosaic (the Netscape Navigator) but he is also an HP board member. The article is worth reading just to see his perspective of the changes underway.
- HP ePrint Public Printing now available at The UPS Store locations by Cara Shockley
In an earlier blog, I discussed HP ePrint Public Print locations as a solution for mobile workers that need to print while on the go. That solution just became even more convenient with today’s announcement that the more than 4,300 The UPS Store locations nationwide are now a part of the HP ePrint Public Print Locations network.
- Finding the right home for your Applications – Nadhan extends Applities to Infrastructure by E.G. Nadhan
In an earlier post, I equated application profiles to human personalities and also coined the term -- applities -- a term that represents application personalities. The ensuing discussions led me to wonder whether this analogy can be extended to the enabling infrastructure where applications are housed. Patti Putnicki from OutSourcing Center interviewed me and has put in words my thoughts along with her own embellishments in this article titled “Giving your IT Environment a (Not So) Extreme Home Makeover.”
- The Future in an HIE World – Part 1 -- Equalizing Quality of Healthcare For Rural Areas by Frank Din, DMD, MA, Medical Informatician for HIE
If you recall my post on the “Health Information Exchange Raison d’être: Part 2”, I stated that I would “look into the crystal ball and divine the future” after the details of a well-designed HIE are presented. It is time.
- Beyond listening: Engage with customers in social media by Kimberly Davis
Last week, we discussed what organizations can learn from listening to and analyzing what customers are saying in social media. This week, we'll go beyond listening to discuss joining in the conversation.
- Join Ben Bauer’s Private vs Virtual Private Cloud Session at HP Discover by Ben Bauer, ITO Product Marketing Manager
In case you haven’t marked your calendar yet, HP Discover will be held in Las Vegas June 4-7. If you are interested in “Finding the perfect fit for your enterprise with virtual private cloud or private cloud” then Ben Bauer’s session on Wednesday, June 6th at 9:45am-to-10:30am may be the perfect session for you to attend.
- Cloud Computing is a journey in which you should be interested in taking by Kevin Karcher, Director ITO Product Marketing
I was recently asked why getting to Cloud was considered a journey. Well let’s look at history…
- Tips for controlling your mainframe hardware costs… by Shawna Rudd
Let’s take a quick look at a few hardware-related issues that often increase both cost and risk for in-house mainframe operations – along with some ideas for driving those back down. Here’s some food for thought…
- Misplaced concerns about the death of the CIO by Charlie Bess
Even if hardware support and some of the value enabling software disappears into a service, the business is still left with everything else needed to integrate the activities and deliver value. If it is or isn’t called IT or the role is called the CIO; it is irrelevant – skilled personnel that understand what is required will still be needed.
- Why is Cloud Computing Relevant to your Business? by Srini Koushik, VP, HP Strategic Enterprise Solutions
Most IT Analysts and technologists talk about Cloud Computing as the next wave of technology, and they focus on the disruptive nature of this technology to traditional IT organizations. I believe that while this belief is accurate, it is not a complete view of Cloud Computing.