By PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing
Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:
Automation Nation: A white-collar revolution by Terry White
The role of the white-collar worker is radically shifting. HP Fellow Terry White explains why automation and pattern-recognition technology are a help to enterprises, not a threat.
Leadership disruption by Charlie Bess
During the CIO Practicum program at the University of Kentucky and the IT Value Studio series at Florida State College at Jacksonville, researchers asked attendees to come up with a name for the era we're about to enter. The general consensus was "the era of disruption."
HP announces new recovery-as-a-service for failover to the cloud by Jill Laubach, Enterprise Services Product Marketing
The availability and continuity of IT-based business processes are more important than ever. Yesterday’s solutions are no longer enough. Your business can’t afford to have critical applications down for 24 to 72 hours. The IT team can’t wait 6 to 9 months to test the environment. Both the business and IT need faster, more flexible solutions, but they have limited budget to do it.
The Social Customer by Kimberly Davis
What are your customers doing in social networks? If they're not blogging, reviewing, or commenting on your products and customer service, they could be reading user-generated content from other customers about your company.
A little more than a year ago, I discussed the trends that would drive Unified Communication in 2011. We’re well into 2012 and those trends have not changed all that much. The need for IT to prove itself as a vital part of the business is still important today.
Harness the power of cloud, mobility and data – an executive view by Nancy Lichtle
With the crazy weather and storms, I’m reminded of the power and fury of the elements – and man’s attempts to harness this power. Similarly, there is enormous power available from your IT investment by leveraging existing IT infrastructures AND the new opportunities afforded by cloud and mobility technologies.
Is Cloud service support a requirement for BYOD? by Charlie Bess
The distinction for the employees between work and play are blurring. Employees expect the same kind of enriched user interface in their work lives as they have in their home lives. They demand an environment where they can use rich media and collaborative techniques as part of the... This mandate for change has been initiated as much by the board room as the back room and has culminated in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement within many organizations.
HBR blog touts virtues of virtual teams. Can it work for business intelligence development? by John Ward, Manager Global Delivery, HP Information Management and Analytics
As manager of global delivery for HP Information Management and Analytics, I have been extolling the virtues of virtual working environments for more than 10 years. That’s why I was thrilled to see a Harvard Business Review blog, titled “Virtual Teams Can Outperform Traditional Teams.”
It’s no surprise to me that industry analysts expect the majority of internal private clouds to fail. Only 5% of enterprise IT departments have the experience to manage a cloud-based infrastructure, leaving 95% of enterprises with a gap in the coming years as cloud computing takes a bigger foothold in the enterprise.
3 new enterprise services for cloud computing by Alison Watterson
If you’ve begun to adopt cloud services, then you’ve probably already realized that doing so can provide cost benefits, speed innovation, enhance agility and improve financial management. However, if not done correctly, the resulting cloud silos can cause complexity, risk and vendor lock in.
Cloud launch from HP today by Charlie Bess
Every 7-10 years, technology development and delivery undergoes a fundamental shift that opens up new business models and value generation opportunities. These shifts fundamentally change the way that technology is consumed and the value that it can bring. These shifts change what is possible and break down the barriers to innovation. Today, mobility, consumerization and cloud computing are signposts that mark the shift that is underway.
Ever feel like you’re racing in a high-performance car but you’re constantly putting on the brakes? I know I often do. But you need to know - you’re not alone. Organizations are under tremendous pressures – to get new customers, keep existing ones, share information across their ecosystem, go mobile, leverage massive amounts of data. You’re expected to drive in the “fast lane” but you’re constrained by limited budgets, rigid infrastructures and information silos.
Will cloud computing centralize big data? I read an InfoWorld article by David Linthicum at the end of last year titled “5 key trends in cloud computing’s future”, and it made me start thinking about information management in the cloud, specifically Linthicum’s 4th key cloud trend: Centralized data will become a key strategic advantage.
Relays instead of transistors?! by Charlie Bess
This month’s IEEE Spectrum had an interesting feature about the use of MEMS switches instead of transistors for low power computing.