Displaying articles for: 07-01-2012 - 07-07-2012
By PT Umphress, Enterprise Services Global Marketing
Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:
- Architect your enterprise to transform to Cloud Computing
- Computing as fuel for the enterprise engine. What is HP Converged Cloud?
- Informationalize your data while transforming your applications
- HP’s Aurasma brings static images to life to create an augmented reality – can it be commercialized?
- Survey says that workers don’t care about work?! Is there something IT can do?
- Wearable Devices that matter to people we care about
- Common problems in the current state of outsourcing
- Financial Industry Trends: Cloud, Mobility, Security and Social Media
- 150 years ago today the land grant legislation was passed
- Celebrating the independence of blogging on the Fourth of July
- Scarce questions and analytics
As I work on my 100th blog post, I cannot think of a better topic than what Michael Smith, Global Chief Technologist, Applications Modernization talks about in his video from HP Discover 2012 conference. Michael connects 2 of my favorite subject areas that I have been blogging about -- enterprise architecture and cloud computing -- in the context of applications modernization – another key area of interest for me.
Harvard Business Review blogger Thomas C Redman introduces a term -- Informationalization – in his post titled Integrate Data into Products, or Get Left Behind that focuses on a key element of the overall transformation program for an enterprise -- data. Data matters -- if you glean the valuable information from it with proper context. When rationalizing and transforming applications as part of an enterprise transformation program, the modernization strategy applied to a given application influences the manner in which the underlying data is processed -- it is migrated or archived or transformed or replicated -- all in the context of the set of applications being transformed. Redman's article suggests a more holistic approach to data during the transformation program pairing up with the rationalization of applications.
As I was discussing my Fourth of July plans with a co-worker, she told me that she was going to attend the funeral of her uncle who had been an Alzheimer's patient. The conversation reminded me of Vinnie Mirchandani’s recent post on Wearable Devices in which one of the devices he highlights is specifically meant for Alzheimer's patients.
Having blogged about wearable devices and flexible displays both from my perspective and my future grandson's perspective, I read Vinnie's post with great interest. He has carefully assimilated a healthy -- yes, literally, healthy -- mix of wearables for monitoring everything from medical issues to child safety. The parties benefiting from these devices cover the spectrum from infants through senior citizens.
As I watch Larry Ryan, HP CTO for the financial industry, discuss various trends with Brad Schlagenhauf, marketing strategist, in this video from HP Discover, a couple of my related blog posts come to mind. While I talk about the manner in which Cloud Computing and Big Data are coming together, Larry makes pointed references to their application in the financial industry. Listening to Larry outline the trends also brings home the point I make about the synergies that can be realized across Cloud, Big data and Analytics within various industries.
My blogging career started a year ago on July 6, 2011 when HP Blogger Michele Degani asked me if I would be interested in publishing a blog post on the topic of Applications Transformation being a journey or destination. It was exhilarating to see how quickly I could share my thoughts with the rest of the world in contrast to the time it had taken me in the past to write and publish my formal publications. I experienced a glorious feeling of independence, which seems appropriate as the United States celebrates the Fourth of July this week. This feeling of “blogger” independence allows me to express my thoughts and engage in lively discussions just like I would in any social setting. I was hooked, and I am thoroughly enjoying blogging. So during this moment of celebration, I want to share my experiences as an HP blogger, navigating through my posts and highlighting their nuances as I sit back, relax and study their gradual evolution over the past year.