By PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing
Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:
- A financial Industry blog worth reading by Rick LaCoume
Financial CxO’s around the world have been under a lot of pressure to reduce costs, and run at an efficient and optimal level. At the same time, these same CxO’s are turning to IT for guidance, but also asking IT how they can help ease the financial pressures facing data centers with aging infrastructure. To help CxO’s around the world, my colleagues and I recently spent some time discussing these specific problems we hear from financial CxO’s.
- Tech That Big Data: HP Enterprise Services Twitter Chat, July 17th by Annabelle Baxter
Join HP Enterprise Services for a Twitter chat on Tuesday, July 17th from 12-1 p.m. CT. Come join the conversation by using the hashtag #HPESchat. During the chat, HP thought leaders will discuss big data technologies and how they can give organizations an opportunity to gain unique insights from new data sources.
- Thin-client devices can still be exciting! by Charlie Bess
One solution I saw at HP Discover that I don’t think I blogged about before was the new award winning thin client solution that HP released. Even though thin-client devices have been around for decades, this is by far the most power efficient and flexible all-in-one device.
The world will have 15 billion devices in 2 years -- twice the number of people on Planet Earth today -- with 50 billion devices projected by 2015, says HP CTO for Communications and Media Solutions, Jeff Edlund in this video live from HP Discover 2012 where he converses with Nigel Upton on the explosion of content and data in the Internet.
- Are security concerns really an innovation driver? by Charlie Bess
I was looking at a “Horses for Sources” blog post titled: It’s a miracle we’re yet to see any BPO/ITO security disasters that focused on the effect of having the Chief Security Officer show up at an outsourcing meeting and it got me wondering why the security officer would be viewed as such an innovation barrier.
According to leading industry analysts, IT is currently undertaking major portfolio management efforts. Why? Because enterprises need to manage existing portfolios while bringing in new functionality to the business.
- Is Big Data the Big Daddy of IT Issues? HPES Twitter Chat Summer Series continues July 17th by Tod Chapman
This next Twitter Chat session will get into the details around Big Data Technologies. Organizations need to understand the breath of unstructured data formats, the need for near/real time analytics, limitations of current RDBMS technologies and new technologies that exist today to combine structured and unstructured data and analyze data in real time to enrich decision-making and optimize business operations.
- Using Unified Communications as a Service to bring your communications tools together by Danette Hardin
We live in an on-demand, ultra-connected world with communications gadgets that seem eerily similar to the stuff we see in science fiction movies. We expect to be able to reach anyone at anytime, and I don’t know about you, but I get a bit irritated when I can’t get in touch with someone instantly.
Does IT need to be rethought in the age of mobile devices? As tablets take on more of the businesses heavy lifting, their fundamentally different computing and interface model can enable a more interactive and engaged workforce.
- HP's DeGregor Covers the Customer Experience with TMC by Kimberly Davis
HP’s CRM czar, Dennis DeGregor, recently discussed the Customer Experience with TMC’s Paula Bernier. During the discussion, Dennis revealed the development of big data analysis capabilities for structured and unstructured data and social media are two of the most important developments related to customer interactions in the past 30 years.
I just finished reading the latest edition of Connect Coverage, and I came across a great article about HP Converged Cloud. On April 10, 2012, HP announced HP Converged Cloud, the industry’s first hybrid delivery approach and portfolio based on a common architecture spanning traditional IT, private, managed and public clouds.
- Can technologists be measured by the value of their network? by Charlie Bess
One of the activities I’ve been in discussions about lately is capturing knowledge from individuals. I’ve mentioned Compass as a technique HP labs has been looking at to derived networks within organizations and use analytic techniques to understand their affect.
- HP broadens its business services expertise in Lodz, Poland by Rachel Ramaswami
On June 27, 2012, HP announced that it will open a new business services center in Poland to help clients improve their competitiveness, increase their agility and save costs.
ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick writes about a cash strapped state agency requiring employees to use their own smart phones without reimbursing t.... Red flags went up in my mind as I read about it – especially the part about employees not being reimbursed.
- Virtualized Storage – The next step to an optimal data center by Rick LaCoume
I recently read an article by Alan Joch from business2bussiness.com on the value of storage virtualization. In his article he focuses on four main points, which covers everything from virtualization migration-to-the iSCSI advantage.
- Magnetic memory at one bit per molecule by Charlie Bess
One of the areas that I believe will cause a significant shift in the architecture of both hardware and software is the advent of storage class memory. As memristors (or competing technologies) enter devices, we’ll see new applications of computing that are just not possible today.