By PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing
Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:
- Is Cloud Secure? by Mateen Greenway
A lot of fairly heated discussion is currently going on in the business and IT sectors about the security and reliability of cloud computing. Views seem to be very polarized. Some claim cloud is more secure than legacy IT solutions, whereas others see it as a very unsecure approach.
Corporations focused on operating and managing their workplace from the inside out do not have the robust, fine-tuned solutions made available by premier outsourcing providers today. Even the largest corporations with highly experienced IT departments cannot keep pace with the recent reform of the desktop services industry.
- Reviving the Warhorse of IT - The Mainframe by Carl Chick
Once every five years or so, the “experts” get together and decide the mainframe has run its course. This has been the case ever since the advent of distributed computing in the mid-1980’s. To paraphrase Samuel Clemens, “The reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated.”
When you begin an application modernization journey, your enterprise’s applications transformation program must define the destination and be able to identify your position at any point in time. It’s important for enterprises to continually “check-in” with themselves on their transformation roadmap to gauge progress and determine the optimal path going forward.
- Back to Basics: Business Intelligence Still Requires a Strategy by Kelly Kasher
Recently, I delivered a presentation to our sales teams about a service HP offers called the “Business Intelligence Master Plan.” I was interested to find that one slide in my deck, which summarizes organizational pain points indicating a need for strategic business intelligence planning, has really not changed.
Dale Vecchio recently (17 Feb 2012) produced an instructive report titled “Code Transformation Solutions Can Provide a Viable Modernization Alternative.” In it he describes the issues involved in applying automation to the challenge of migrating an application from one language and database technology to another. In addition, he provides a very useful summary of the major vendors in this space.
- Could there be a Most Popular Application at the Oscars? by E.G. Nadhan
So, remember my post on Application Personalities after which I was interviewed by the Outsourcing Center magazine in an article that they published last year? Well, as the Academy Awards ceremony is approaching in 2012, it makes me wonder how these applities would have fared had they been nominated for the Oscars.
- Mobile consumerization meets the enterprise by Suzanne Chartier, WW Mobility Offering Leader, HP Enterprise Services
To find the next trend in enterprise IT, look no further than the device in your pocket. The functionality that comes with your smartphone has transformed consumer use of IT from a novelty to a driving force in the enterprise IT trends. The new information consumer is changing the entire enterprise model.