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.

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.

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:

Transforming from the landscape of applications to the cloudscape of services

Cloudscape is a new word I came across in this HP newsletter on evolving to the New Style of IT (featuring Gartner research.) The newsletter asserts that the Cloud may not be the right answer for all the scenarios enterprises encounter in their transformation journey. Cloudscape represents a well-defined fabric of applications, solutions, and service providers across the right mix of cloud environments. To realize the full potential of the Cloudscape, enterprises must address key questions raised in this paper.

Enterprise Architecture done right drives Enterprise Transformation

Eric Sweden, Program Director, Enterprise Architecture & Governance, NASCIO will be delivering one of the keynotes in the Plenary Session of The Open Group Conference in Philadelphia. I read the abstract for his keynote with great interest. Sweden asserts “Enterprise Architecture” provides an operating discipline for creating, operating, continual re-evaluation and transformation of an “Enterprise.” Not only do I agree with this assertion, but I would add that the proper creation, operation and continuous evaluation of the “Enterprise” systemically drives its transformation. Let’s see how.

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