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Recommended reading: The Business Value Exchange November

20130130_OFFICE_GUYS_TALKING-424.jpgThe Business Value Exchange is an editorial website, focused on presenting different perspectives on challenges faced by senior business and IT leaders, to help them drive more successful business outcomes. Specifically, the site aims to foster discussion and idea exchange around the topics of how IT enables business initiatives, such as Employee Empowerment, Customer Experience, Citizens Engagement, Business Innovation and Mergers & Acquisitions. The site is produced by editorial professionals at IDG, in collaboration with HP Enterprise.


Here are a few highlights from last month's posts.

New business environment calls for a New Style of IT

teaserInnovationInsight.jpgThe promise of today’s IT environment demands a new style of IT—one that drives the future of the organization and solves its challenges. “Organizations that don’t start using the newer tools to improve the user experience and provide new and better ways for stakeholders to interact with them now may not be able to catch up later,” warns Steve McNicholas, chief technologist, EMEA Applications and Business Services, HP Enterprise Services, and HP Fellow.


Watch this webcast and hear what else Steve and other HP Fellows have to say.




A Cloud Transformation Could Give Santa Claus Plenty of Reasons to Put HP on the Nice List


HP Enterprise Services' cloud elves went to the North Pole to analyze the IT environment of Santa's Workshop. Their mission was to determine how a cloud transformation could benefit even an enterprise run by a man who will only wear suits made of red velvet and fur trim. Find out what our elves uncovered.

Is the CIO facing extinction?

teaserInnovationInsight.jpgBy René Aerdts, Chief Technologist-Cloud Enablement, HP Enterprise Services, and HP Fellow


The traditional role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) is under siege. In this environment of accelerating, disruptive change, CIOs are fast becoming an endangered species. What do CIOs need to do to remain relevant?  


In the past, the CIO was responsible for integrating data and technology in a quest for information solutions. But the consolidation and commoditization of hardware, applications, and connectivity has dramatically changed all of that. These elements are being outsourced. As generic IT gradually loses its organizational value, the CIO of the future must be a driver of strategic value.


And the future is now. The CIO who doesn’t adapt will be extinct. It’s that simple.


Analytics and Support: Oil & Gas Subsurface Analysis

The tools that Oil & Gas companies utilize to identify and produce hydrocarbons are highly specialized, and often result in a significant software catalog.  With the search for reserves that are trapped in different formations intensifying, and a number of new technologies being implemented to optimize production, the establishment of effective compute and analysis capabilities reduces timelines required for analysis leading to significant improvements in results.

General Sessions: Enterprise Services' role in HP's defining moment


As HP Discover comes to a close, we’re taking a look at what CEO Meg Whitman, as well as ES’ own EVP Mike Nefkens had to say about HP and why services are essential to an enterprise’s journey to the New Style of IT.


Big Data at Work: The HP Earth Insights Project Launches at HP Discover

Living Wall.jpgAt HP Discover in Barcelona today, HP announced an innovative collaboration with Conservation International—a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting nature for people—to dramatically improve the accuracy and speed of analysis of data collection in environmental science. 



Photo: Emily Neumann, HP

HP Enterprise Services highlights at HP Discover—before, during and after

discover13_LithiumCommunities_banner_205x150.pngHP Enterprise Services play a critical role at HP Discover — the premier thought-leadership event for the IT industry. From live, in-person interviews to insightful client stories, be sure to watch this space for breaking news.


We’ve gathered some highlights for you to consider—whether you’re attending the event, or watching from your desk.

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