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: April 2014

Leading with innovation to drive the New Style of IT at HP Discover

I recently read an article about Van Phillips who asked a seemingly simple question, "What if we use a C-shape?" to forever change the way prosthetics are built. The article refers to Warren Berger's book A More Beautiful Question. In the book, Berger describes “The Power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas,” reasoning that a cycle of Why / What if / How can guide us through the process of innovative questioning. This new style of questioning is a must for the leading innovation required by the New Style of IT.

Internet of Things (IoT) matters at HP Discover

“You ain't seen nothin' yet,” is the phrase that comes to mind when I take a look at the HP Discover sessions on Internet of Things (IoT). Big Data mattered at past HP Discover conferences, but IoT is going to take it to the next level as projected in multiple sessions at HP Discover. Discover Theater session DT3621 from HP Labs discusses how the appliances in our homes, and the environment around us, generate data that must be harnessed and mined across the fabric of connected devices. At the same time, I am presenting on the on the impact of IoT on IT in a different Discover Theater session – DT3503. While gearing up for this session, I am reminded of a recent Twitter Chat, coordinated by the Enterprise CIO Forum, where it was abundantly clear that IoT is bound to matter to CIOs. Here are some of the key reasons why. 

A New Style of Data Science at HP Discover

Taking a sneak peek at the various sessions in the Big Data Track for HP Discover, one of the sessions that stands out is DT3619 - When Big Data becomes truly big and truly fastby Jaap Suermondt, VP, Analytics Lab, HP Labs. This session explores improvements in how to turn data into actionable information, and how to use sensing and control analytics to better understand the physical world around us. But to shape the world at zetta scale – as the abstract suggests – we will need more than computers and data science. What we need is a New Style of Data Scientists. Say hello to Data Artists!

Discover the solutions that work best for the enterprise of life

My high-schooler is all excited about the prospects available to her in various fields of interest, as she visits colleges providing her a plethora of options in various fields of study. It’s vital that she picks the options that best suit her needs, just like enterprises have to do what is right for them by selecting the options that best meet their business objectives. Join me as I elaborate the reasons why there is a striking resemblance between these thought processes.

Discover the Wi-Fi experience that matters to your consumers

So, as I am about to board my four-hour flight, I see the airline proudly calling out the availability of in-flight Wi-Fi. And I think, “Yeah right! I’ll believe that when I experience it.” After the usual take-off procedures, I connect up and am pleasantly surprised at the reasonably economic all-day rate. And then I think to myself, “You get what you pay for,” anticipating breaks in the overall experience. But I’m glad to share that my experience has been very positive, and in many respects much better than some of my experiences when on land. The airline must be doing something right when it comes to ensuring effective wireless connectivity for its customers.

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