By PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing
Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:
- Architect your enterprise to transform to Cloud Computing by E.G. Nadhan
As I work on my 100th blog post, I cannot think of a better topic than what Michael Smith, Global Chief Technologist, Applications Modernization talks about in his video from HP Discover 2012 conference – enterprise architecture and cloud computing in the context of applications modernization – another key area of interest for me.
Normally in this blog I try not to get too HP product specific but instead focus on business and technology trends and their intersection, but people keep asking me foundational questions about HP’s ConvergedCloud offering.
Harvard Business Review blogger Thomas C Redman introduces a term -- Informationalization – in his post titled Integrate Data into Products, or Get Left Behind that focuses on a key element of the overall transformation program for an enterprise -- data. Data matters -- if you glean the valuable information from it with proper context.
- HP’s Aurasma brings static images to life to create an augmented reality – can it be commercialized?
If you are not familiar with the concept of 'augmented reality,' you really should visit the HP Aurasma site. Aurasma is part of Autonomy, which was acquired by HP a little over a year ago. It is a UK-based company that does some pretty incredible things with unstructured data.
I just came across this post in Baseline that states: “More Workers Don’t Care About Work.” I found this appalling. When so much of our lives are tied up into something – how can someone not care about it?
- Wearable Devices that matter to people we care about by E.G. Nadhan
As I was discussing my Fourth of July plans with a co-worker, she told me that she was going to attend the funeral of her uncle who had been an Alzheimer's patient. The conversation reminded me of Vinnie Mirchandani’s recent post on Wearable Devices in which one of the devices he highlights is specifically meant for Alzheimer's patients.
- Common problems in the current state of outsourcing by Charlie Bess
The Horses for Sources blog described an interesting blueprint report they developed on addressing the challenges faced by outsourcing today. Captured in the blueprint report are the four key challenges the buyers who attended their outsourcing conference agreed the industry is facing today:
As I watch Larry Ryan, HP CTO for the financial industry, discuss various trends with Brad Schlagenhauf, marketing strategist, in this video from HP Discover, a couple of my related blog posts come to mind. While I talk about the manner in which Cloud Computing and Big Data are coming together, Larry makes pointed references to their application in the financial industry.
- 150 years ago today the land grant legislation was passed by Charlie Bess
Back in 1862 (150 years ago) the US was in the midst of The American Civil War, yet on July 2nd of that year the federal land-grant law was passed. Nearly every state and US territory has a land grant university.
During this moment of celebration, I want to share my experiences as an HP blogger, navigating through my posts and highlighting their nuances as I sit back, relax and study their gradual evolution over the past year.
- Scarce questions and analytics by Charlie Bess
Business analytics is about using the data available to manage performance and make decisions. It is about asking questions to get answers. As we have more powerful tools, analytics should allow us to ask questions we’ve never thought of asking before. We can hypothesize about issues and results.