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Enabling the omni-consumer — an interview with HP’s Saif Rivers

Saif_Rivers_badge_176x304_tcm245_1551313_tcm245_1422290_32_tcm245-1551313.jpgIn the world of retail, power has shifted to the consumer. The consumer controls the shopping experience, deciding when, where, and how to shop. And despite all the talk of the omni-channel, it’s really the consumer that’s “omni,” taking advantage of whatever shopping method is most convenient at any moment, even switching from channel to channel.


For a better understanding of how consumers are driving demand for a winning experience—no matter where they shop—we sat down with Saif Rivers, Retail Client Principal, HP Enterprise Services, for a quick Q&A. 

Mobile Trendsetter: Al Sacco, CIO.com

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Whether you own your own business, serve as CIO for a large, enterprise organization, or you’re a technology provider, you know that mobile is changing the world we live in. Mobile devices are moving into the workplace, creating both challenges and opportunities for businesses and IT.


To kick off our Mobile Trendsetter Interview Series on HP’s Enterprise Services Blog, we met with Al Sacco, an award-winning journalist and blogger for CIO.com. If anyone has the pulse of what’s going on in the mobile space, it’s Al. He’s seen the mobile landscape evolve from the launch of Blackberry to today’s wearable technology. Ultimately, he helps CIOs and IT departments cut through the clutter and identify the mobile technologies that will positively impact their business.

Are you prepared for emerging technologies?

iStock_000017532854_ExtraSmall.jpgBy Will Allen

Lead Strategist, Applied Innovation, HP Enterprise Services, and HP Fellow


When emerging technologies hit the mainstream, the impact on vertical markets may be sudden, but only those who have prepared for the breakthrough will be equipped to bolt out of the starting gate.

Technology globetrotting to India - HP World Tour July 4, 2014

Mumbai2..jpgBy Simon Riley

HP APJ BPS Portfolio Marketing Manager


As the New Style of IT emerges, it’s time to build a better enterprise together, and this time in India. The HP World Tour travels to Mumbai on July 4th 2014.


The brightest minds bring cutting-edge technology solutions to the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. Let thought leaders from HP get you up to speed on the latest in cloud, mobility, big data and security during this one day event.

Blog Series: Trendsetters Discuss Mobile & the Enterprise

HP Enterprise Services Mobility Series Header.jpgMobility has unquestionably changed all of our lives and the way that we work. With the mobile landscape changing at such a rapid pace, keeping up can feel like a full-time job. To lighten the load, we’re bringing in leading mobile experts to help our customers and partners navigate the ins and outs of enterprise mobility.


From now through August, we will publish a series of interviews with mobility thought leaders and experts whose work may be familiar to you.


We want this series to be as helpful as possible, so feel free to chime in with your own questions, comments and experiences. What pressing mobility questions would you like to see answered?



INFOGRAPHIC: A segment of one—3 things you need to know about shoppers

shopping infographic.JPGBy Dustin Buecker

Principal Consultant,  HP A&DM Strategy Services


For years, the retail landscape has been in a constant state of rapid innovation. Just as today’s shopper has ready-access to price comparison sites, customer reviews and loyalty programs, manufacturers and retailers have access to a massive amount of data. Yet in this ever-evolving landscape the key to success remains the same as it has for decades: KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER. Check out this infographic to see how today, more than ever, it’s possible to deliver a customer-centric experience that builds brand loyalty and enables a one-to-one relationship with customers near and far.

The Business Value Exchange throws focus to the digital workforce

compass.jpgThe latest articles coming from the Business Value Exchange (BVEx) focus on the rise of the digital workforce. From increasing ranks for freelancers to the unlikely partnership of CIO and HR representatives, the latest summary from EMEA features some of our favorite writers (Marleen Devondel and Helen Beckett) as well as a new video from the Financial Times.


The Business Value Exchange is an editorial website that focuses 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 like 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 Services. 

Analytics can reinvent your business: HP SVP Martin Risau

Martin Video2.JPGAnalytics have come a long way since business intelligence kicked off data-centered thinking.


Watch SVP Martin Risau, Analytics and Data Management Practice as he describes how companies can reach the next step with predictive analytics. It’s all about increasing revenue and becoming a more efficient enterprise.

Accelerating customer engagement

15299-Consumer-Eng-SoMe-Banner-250x400.pngBy Will Allen, HP Fellow            

Lead Strategist, Applied Innovation


Recently Forbes Insights asked CEOs and Business Leaders where IT should focus to accelerate consumer engagement. In this first post in a series, HP Fellow Will Allen supports the idea that better alignment and new thinking are exactly what’s needed in order to improve the current model. 

HP SVP Art Wong on Security: Protecting customers and their bottom line

Art Wong Video3.JPGThis past year has brought increasingly worrisome news of enterprise security breaches that hurt both customers and businesses. HP SVP of Enterprise Security Services, Art Wong, took a few minutes at HP Discover last week to discuss the mindset—and strategies—executives should put into place when building their defensive and offensive cybersecurity plans.


Watch this video to hear what Art had to say.

Jeff Smith on The New Style of IT at HP Discover

DiscLV2014_EBC_loc_Image_Wht_RGB_72.pngA common theme woven throughout the intricate fabric of HP Discover 2014 is what's needed for enterprise IT managers to capitalize on the New Style of IT. You can hear it echoed throughout the many discussions on the show floor—from the interactive Race to the New Style of IT to the HP Envision demo capturing what's next HP Enterprise Services customers.  


Of course, a New Style of IT calls for a New Style of Business. To gain a better undertanding of what this all means, Jennifer Rogers sat down with Jeff Smith, SVP of HP Enterprise Services to capture his view on how HP can help customers along their Journey to the New Style of IT. Check out this engaging video interview, captured on the show floor.  

HP Discover Day 2 Recap: Videos, HP Experts, Envision, and CEOs!

LV2014 number2.JPGHP Discover continues with strategic sessions aimed at increasing innovation for enterprises, insights from HP experts and our top executives, and fascinating interactive demos. Read on for our top takeaways from Day 2 of HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas!  These include top videos, insights from the show floor, and key takeaways from the CEOs of Intel and Microsoft!

HP Discover Day 1 Recap: Big announcements, Earth Insights, Security, and Meg!

David Sparks Cell.jpegFor HP’s showcase event of the year, today was an exciting opening day at HP Discover 2014 happening now in Las Vegas. With everything from our Innovation Theater sessions and predicting the future in technology, to HP CEP Meg Whitman’s discussion with past highlights on new innovations, it’s been a busy day!

The Social Guidebook to HP Discover: Resources to follow for top news and insights

Discover video.JPGHalf the interaction at any conference happens over social networks, and our goal is to give you the access you’re looking for. Check out this blog article for details on the new HP Discover App, livestreaming, who to follow on Twitter, and more!

Meet the innovators at HP Discover: Marc Wilkinson

MarcWilkinson.jpgMeet Marc Wilkinson

Practice Lead, Mobility & Workplace Global Practice, HP Enterprise Services


Massive disruption of the IT sphere means your enterprise will never be the same. How will you successfully navigate the digital remnants? It’s essential you harness the power of emerging mobile, cloud, and service delivery technologies to capitalize on opportunities and achieve your enterprise objectives. As a chief technologist, Marc Wilkinson is responsible for defining and driving integrated technology strategy and innovation. We caught up with Marc to talk about innovating for the forward-looking enterprise.

Meet the innovators at HP Discover: James "Coop" Cooper

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Chief Technologist, Mobility & Workplace Global Practice, and Distinguished Technologist

HP Enterprise Services


As the digital ecosystem detonates, the enterprise is absorbing disruptive change at an unprecedented rate. Few thought leaders are more cognizant of the creative disruption modern IT has wrought—and how harassing these disruptions generate enterprise value—than James C. Cooper. Cooper, aka “Coop,” is a contributor to the The Next Big Thing blog and the Enterprise Services blog where he focuses on mobility, disruptive change, New Style of IT, and business optimization.

See the latest from Enterprise Application Services at HP Discover

showfloor7.jpgBy J Heimbach,  Product Marketing Manager, HP ES Global Marketing


HP Enterprise Applications Services helps you align your enterprise-wide applications to business priorities and operational requirements. See what we have in store for you at HP Discover in Las Vegas.


Meet the innovators at HP Discover: Charlie Bess

Charlie Bess- Small.jpgMeet Charlie Bess

Chief Technologist, Applications and Business Services, Americas, HP Enterprise Services

HP Fellow


Unprecedented enterprise disruption is driving the New Style of IT. One HP Fellow thought leader who’s attuned to the tectonic shifts reshaping the enterprise space is Charlie Bess, a well-known expert on the intersection of business and technical trends and their ability to generate new levels of value. Bess is also a super contributor to The Next Big Thing blog, where he expounds on computing, mobility, security, and business optimization. We spent some time with Charlie to get his take on the enterprise evolution.

Interact with HP Enterprise Services at HP Discover 2014

Security discussion.jpgFor the discerning attendee seeking insight and strategic information from the HP Discover, we’re spilling the secrets of can’t-be-missed spots on the show floor and around the HP Enterprise Services Pavilion.


These include Demos, Business Breakouts, and HP Enterprise Services Pavilion Tours—see solutions come to life through client stories, interactive exhibits, and tours led by HP Ambassadors.

Offering HP As-a-Service for SAP HANA® on HP Helion

Helion logo.pngBy Jules Beck

Vice President and General Manager

Global SAP Services, HP


In today’s world, cloud solutions have never seen greater demand. A convenient, cost-efficient, flexible cloud solution for enterprises, HP is excited to announce that HP As-a-Service for SAP HANA can now be deployed on the HP Helion.

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