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.

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A brave new world of 35 innovations

Innovation is creativity applied with passion to disrupt our quality of life for the better – a definition that I applied to the Top 35 under 35 innovations published by MIT Tech Review. Doing so, I realized that these innovations can make it a greener, predictable, healthier, exciting, secure world for us to live in overall. Join me as I envision how these innovations change our life for the better (innovators referenced in parentheses).

Protecting your enterprise against “Adversaries ‘R’ Us”

A federal indictment from the United States Attorney's Office charges five men with conspiring in a worldwide hacking and data breach scheme to steal more than 160 million credit card numbers (a scheme akin to a global enterprise) with a strategy to fraudulently get to the most valued asset — information. Legitimate enterprises must stay up-to-date on various concepts, techniques and tools required to proactively safeguard their enterprises against such schemes, which can be loosely labeled as “Adversaries ‘R’ Us.” The sessions at HP Protect 2013 offer a diverse array of topics to that end. Here are some of my picks in the context of this security breach — the largest such scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.

NASCAR and HP make social media matter for their customers

Flipping the remote, I see an advertisement on the TV where NASCAR CMO, Steve Phelps describes the NASCAR Fan and Media Engagement Center. In Phelps’ words, as he explains in this CNBC interview on Squawk Box, it is an enormously powerful tool that processes Big Data for NASCAR to take the right actions. This powerful solution is enabled by technology from HP, who provided the tools that can glean the intelligence from social media, the hardware that enables complex, real-time analytics as well as the services that bring it all together. NASCAR and HP make social media matter for their customers. Let’s see why.

Fortify the dynamic enterprise with static code analysis tools

Security is what I had in mind when I started teaching my daughter driving recently. I explained all the steps that a good, secure driver must take before setting the vehicle in motion when it is static – at rest. While these are really simple steps to ensure, for example, that the mirrors are positioned properly and the turn signals are functioning, they are also powerful life-saving steps once the vehicle is in motion. Applications are like cars in many respects. Therefore, enterprises should take a similar approach before putting their applications in motion. It is much easier to take precautionary measures by scanning the source code for vulnerabilities – way before running the binary code. Simple techniques, such as visual inspection, have proven powerful in the past. Imagine having a tool to automate such techniques and execute them faster that runs parallel to software development. Well, you don’t have to imagine any longer!

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