Displaying articles for: 04-22-2012 - 04-28-2012
I just read an article by Leon Kaye on greengopost.com that is very interesting in that it shows how organizations can profitably incorporate sustainability practices across the enterprise. The article, "HP's Printer Cartridge Recycling is More Than a Shred Ahead," is based on his visit to an HP recycling plant near Nashville and what I think is worth sharing are the details behind HP’s closed loop recycling program as a case study for profitably incorporating sustainability practices.
By PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing
Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:
- Does Mobility Work? HP’s SAP Mobility Services Say YES! Visit the teams at SAP Sapphire NOW in May!
- The Challenges of New Technologies in HR Services
- Discover untapped cost-cutting opportunities!
- Does Social Business Produce ROI? - Twitter chat
- Steps to converge solutions in the Cloud - Nadhan's Top 5
- Discover 2012 and be intrigued: How M2M can help protect your mother's health and well-being
- Helping others and helping ourselves
- Wearable devices that display my flexible, futuristic point of view
- The Social Enterprise – Strategic, Analytical & Operational Social CRM: Capturing Generation C
- Meeting effectiveness improvement approach
- Glean information from customers in social media
- Rick LaCoume interview with a Financial Services Industry Expert
It is not a one-size-fits-all world today. Enterprises face a diverse array of challenges that require an optimal combination of solutions. The art is in determining the optimal mix while the science defines various solutions. This is true for applications or infrastructure components and is thus applicable to cloud computing as well. Enterprises need to determine the optimal combination of cloud-based solutions that best fit their needs aligning with their business objectives and IT strategy.
Here are top 5 steps that enterprises can take to position themselves to best determine the optimal mix of cloud-based solutions.
Consider this: Your feisty 75-year-old mother still lives on her own, and demands to remain independent. She has a history of coronary heart disease, a condition in which the small blood vessels in the heart that are responsible for transporting blood and oxygen to the heart become narrow. This can cause irregularities in the amount of blood and oxygen that gets to the heart which can potentially cause heart failure. And yet, your dear mother refuses to leave her home, the one she was raised in. It’s a continuing argument between the two of you. You worry about her but you can’t be there to watch her and she won’t allow a caregiver in her home.
HP Labs' foray into flexible displays combined with Forrester Analyst Sarah Rotman Epps’ observations on wearable devices opens up intriguing applications in my mind as I wonder about a day in my life in the future. Throw big data into the mix and the possibilities are endless.
Fasten your seat belts and let your mind wander to imagination land where practically anything is possible -- anything that involves “wearables,” flexible displays that can be physically bent like plastic with unlimited access to information with meaning and context all the time.