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.

Displaying articles for: December 2013

20th Century Fox delivers IT at the pace of business with converged cloud

“Tomorrow the sun would rise. Who knows what the tide could bring,” was the ending quote from actor Tom Hanks in a video shown before the 20th Century Fox (Fox) keynote by Exec VP and CIO, John Herbert at HP Discover in Barcelona. Herbert also oversees the Shared Service Group, which provides infrastructure shared services and corporate application support for multiple business units. Fox’s business has undergone a transformation – from physical to digital distribution, film to digital cinema, tape delivery to digital file delivery. This has driven Fox’s IT environment to go through a transformation of its own – to deliver at the pace of business. Let’s see how:

It takes all types of data to discover the gold mine in your enterprise

“Is your Big Data a gold mine or garbage dump,” asks Brian Weiss, VP, HP Autonomy in his Big Data session at HP Discover. Weiss explains that enterprises need to be able to look at all types of data with context to glean actionable, meaningful insight – even for a simple phone call. You can capture different data elements about the phone call like the date, time, duration etc. But what was the prevailing mindset during the conversation? Was the caller (think customer) angry? How about having a solution to look at both the structured metadata about the phone call as well as the unstructured sentiment. Voila: HPExploreCloud - A solution that can discover the gold mine in your enterprise.

HP Earth Insights – applying the New Style of IT to real life

Big Data is nothing without the support of analytics, asserted Michael Cavaretta, Predictive Analytics Leader, Ford Motor Company in a recent keynote. While this is true to individual enterprises across various industries, it is even more so in the largest enterprise of all – Planet Earth. Collection of all the data generated by ecological shifts in the environment and its subsequent analysis is a monumental task. So what can we do to help understand the complex environmental change of our planet’s accelerating biodiversity loss? Well, you need to look no further than HP Earth Insights, which applies the foundational tenets of the New Style of IT to one of the world’s most complex challenges – real life.

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