Journey through Enterprise IT Services
In Journey through Enterprise IT Services, Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist, explores the IT Services industry, and discusses technology trends in simplified terms.

HP Garage – The crossroads of simplicity and entrepreneurship

I was in the Silicon Valley recently, and happened to visit the offices of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, in the building that is now HP Labs. If you tip-toe behind Bill’s desk and put your hand on his chair, you feel inspired with an urge to aim high and achieve bigger and better things. On the desk, I saw a simple writing pad with his own handwriting (a dying art today), and a piece of paper where history was made. The simplicity of the office was a striking contrast to the aura of entrepreneurship that one could feel just standing in the room.

Partnerships that make dreams come true

“DreamWorks Animation (DreamWorks) moves to state-of-the-art data protection and retention, safeguarding creative assets for future audiences” was the title of the HP Discover breakout session where Scott Miller, Senior Engineer, shared the mind-boggling volume of data processed for How to Train Your Dragon 2, which took about 3.5 years to make. Miller detailed technologies that enable the underlying storage infrastructure. Infrastructure, however, is a lot more than just storage. Curiosity took me to the How to Train Your Dragon 2 exhibit at the conference, which showcased the technologies that enable the lifecycle of movie-making—thanks to the HP / DreamWorks partnership that makes dreams come true.

What were you really thinking about HP DISCOVER?

When you walk into the Discover Zone, you are awestruck by the diverse perspectives at simultaneous play – big signs for New Style of IT paradigms such as Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Security; various partners and vendors; multiple Discover Theater sessions going on in parallel. You pause and wonder, “What is going through the minds of about 10,000 people attending the conference? What are the other 9,999 attendees thinking? Is there is a way to get a sneak preview into the collective mindset -- on a continuous basis?” Say hello to the Social Media Command Center at HP Discover.

The state of technology in 25 years

I came out of Meg Whitman’s keynote at HP Discover and saw the HP 2039 video booth, where attendees could share their thoughts on what technology would look like in 25 years. Charged by the forward-thinking shared during the keynote address, I quickly synthesized my own thoughts into the 1-minute video clip.

 

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Rejuvenating the trifecta of partnership at HP Discover

“Sometimes 30-year marriages need a little rejuvenation,” quipped HP CEO Meg Whitman on stage at HP Discover Day 2 with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella by video. New York Times Columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Thomas Friedman was on stage moderating the discussion between these three leaders of the 21st century—leaders who embrace a new style of thinking to address the challenges faced by the enterprises of today; spearheading a new wave in their respective companies. This new wave of thinking goes beyond the enterprise, and applies to the partnership as a whole. It is time to rejuvenate this trifecta of partnership between HP, Intel and Microsoft. And what better place to do this than on stage for the first time together at HP Discover 2014?

 

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