A few months back, I had blogged about the aftershocks triggered by Cloud Computing in the world of IT Outsourcing. In that post I had outlined the strategies that outsourcers would have to adopt to accommodate the paradigm shift to cloud computing. ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick says that the line keeps blurringbetween IT outsourcing firms and cloud providers. This poses an interesting challenge to enterprises. How do they determine when to go to outsourcers and when to avail cloud services directly instead?
By Danette Hardin, Network Product Marketing Manager
We live in an on-demand, ultra-connected world with communications gadgets that seem eerily similar to the stuff we see in science fiction movies. We expect to be able to reach anyone at anytime, and I don’t know about you, but I get a bit irritated when I can’t get in touch with someone instantly. And why not, we’ve got numerous ways to communicate now – mobile phones, email, Twitter, Facebook, texting, instant messages – so I SHOULD be able to reach someone immediately via at least one of these methods. This is great for me, but somewhat challenging for companies.
Saving the best for the last. This interview by Andy McCaskey on sdrnews.com was my best experience across all the 4 interviews at HP Discover for multiple reasons. First, it provided me an opportunity to -- in Andy's words -- bring it all together: cloud computing, big data, analytics. etc. Also, I had asked Andy to surprise me, and I didn’t provide any specific topics to discuss, giving him full license to bring up whatever comes to his mind. Which he did!
This morning’s general session at HP Discover 2012 included HP CEO Meg Whitman discussing HP’s strategy to make technology work for you and DreamWorks’ CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg on the company’s history and innovation in animation.
Recently, I blogged about The Right Way of Transforming to the Cloud. As Mother's Day approaches, I take pause to think about what my Mother has accomplished in her role as the CEO of her enterprise that I am labeling here as “Our Family.” I see that she has integrated everyone of the foundational components to realize the benefits of moving to her vision of the future state or in other words transformed her enterprise to cloud computing.
Let us see how: