By PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing
Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:
- Satisfying Insurance Customers through Modern Claims by Cara Shockley
Have you ever had to deal with insurance claims relating to medical payments or car accidents? How was your experience? How could it have been better? Do you feel as though the claims process took longer than it should have?
- What does it mean to be global today? by Charlie Bess
This week I was at the MIT Sloan CIO symposium. In one of the panels there was a discussion about how the CIO can help make an organization global. I’ll paraphrase what I got out of it…
In a recent Twitter Chat, I tweeted “Waiting for Standards is like Waiting for Godot.” The Twitter Chat covered various topics including converged cloud and identity management. As I mention in my post on the Top 5 phases of Iaas Standards Evolution, cloud computing standards, like all standards, go through a series of evolutionary phases of discovery, experience, consensus, simplification and governance.
- Gaining Agility by Rachel Ramaswami
With rapid changes in the market, how does your company keep up? Are you expanding to new geographies, growing by mergers or acquisition, or shaking things up through divestiture? If so, how does your Finance function become agile enough to stay on top of changes in the rest of the organization?
- If disaster recovery is a top priority, cloud computing continuity services might be the answer by Jill Laubach
Analysts agree that availability and continuity of IT-based business processes is a top priority for senior IT and security executives. The need to significantly upgrade business continuity and disaster recovery processes is also becoming more and more important. But what challenges have elevated all-things disaster-recovery to the top of your enterprise to-do list?
- Are managed print services worth your time? by Leslie Hough Falk
Like most IT professionals you probably have competing priorities and not enough hours in the day to complete your high priority tasks. You may have heard about managed print services (MPS) and potential savings of up to 30%1. However, you may not have had time to investigate MPS or you may have implemented MPS and not achieved the results you wanted.
- Profile your applications at HP Discover 2012 by EG Nadhan
I have been blogging about the Application personalities (Applities) like the Big Kahuna, Problem Child, Lone Star, Crowd Pleaser and the Generalist. The Outsourcing Center interviewed me to publish a couple of articles -- first on this concept of the Applities and next on the manner in which they can be housed within the appropriate infrastructure.
- The value of a Futurist by Charlie Bess
Relatively few people spend a great deal of time trying to envision the future, but the efforts of the few who do (futurists) can be useful to understand the options available. In this short blog post by Thomas Frey titled Eight Critical Value Points of a Futurist he enumerates these points…
- Enterprise mobility - survival may depend on you by Nancy Lichtle
You may be having one of those days. Or weeks. (Let’s hope it’s not worse than that!). It’s one of those times when you’re caught up in the moment. In the latest firedrill, the latest crisis, the deadline that you CANNOT miss. But are you missing the bigger picture? If you pick your head up, pause for a moment, you realize that you may have the survival of your company in your hands. You don’t think it’s as big as that?
Even though most graduates don't become CIOs on the first workday of their first job, it would serve them well to have a perspective that enables a gradual, structured evolution to that role. Execution will be second nature to them if and when they get there. With hearty congratulations to these new graduates, here are my top 5 messages to the next generation of CIOs…
As we approach HP Discover 2012, this blog provides a summary of Russ Stanziale’s and Ed Silva’s session: “Harnessing big data: connecting the seen and unseen” (Session ID BB2907).