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How Does Cloud Computing Affect IT Delivery and Operational Risks?

USPS.jpgBy James Bond, Chief Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector

Adopting Cloud computing profoundly affects the methods, costs, and risks associated with delivering IT services to your end-consumers. The days of huge IT departments and budgets are gone, in both private and public sector, so unless your organization is in the business of providing IT, you are better off re-focussing resources on your core business and away from a large IT department. Cloud computing can deliver the technology you need, more effectively, and at a lower cost. With the transition to cloud, however, comes the CIO’s management challenge to be responsive to mission needs while managing the inherent risk.

Can Outsourcing your Communications meet the demands of a “have it your way” world?

By Danette Hardin, Network Product Marketing Manager


HP Enterprise Cloud Services - Unified Communications

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.

Will you be the first to adopt the first Cloud Computing Technical Standard?

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.

Virtual Private Cloud Helps Airlines Reduce Capital and Operating Costs

airline1..jpgBy 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.

Future-proof your airline with HP Passenger Service Solution

Airline3sm.jpgBy 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.

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