By James Bond, Chief Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector
By Danette Hardin, Network Product Marketing Manager
In its recent Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services, Gartner states that “Very few COPS providers are able to meet all customer requirements, across all countries and geographies, by leveraging internal resources for IT service delivery.” And with the challenges in today’s workplace, it’s no surprise that the above statement is a hot topic of discussion among corporate IT departments and popular technology forums. The “new normal” of doing business globally requires better collaboration among workers and partners in different geographies, business units and even companies.
In my second interview with Andy McCaskey of sdrnews.com, the focus was on standards -- the reason why they evolve and why they take time to become real. McCaskey provided me with the opportunity to detail the world's first technical standard for Cloud Computing -- SOCCI -- the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure from The Open Group. HP, as a Platinum Member of The Open Group, played a significant role in the creation of this standard. I co-chaired this project and also presented it in multiple sessions at the HP Discover 2012 conference.
By Evee Burgard, Travel and Transportation Marketing Manager
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) proved to be especially helpful for the airlines after their IT spend was cut by over 8% in 2009. Airlines are just now beginning to shift from cost cutting to business growth. Read how airlines can use cloud computing as a natural progression to this business shift to create new and unique revenue streams.
By Clyde Kesling, Travel and Transportation Marketing Manager
As part of our HP Converged Cloud Services for Airlines announcement, HP is highlighting our HP Passenger Service Solution (HP PSS)—an airline industry solution that focuses on the merchandising, reservation, and travel processes for an airline. HP PSS provides our airline clients with all the basic functionality they need to support the reservation and travel processes used to service their passengers, as well as several other benefits.