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.

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.

Test Drive the Transformation Experience Workshop (TEW) at HP Discover in 60 minutes

One of the experiences that stand out for me at HP Discover is the Transformation Experience Workshops, or TEWs as they’re called. Based on a cursory glance at the content published about one of these workshops — Big Data, in this case — it comes across as a dynamic, interactive session that brings together enterprise business and IT stakeholders for a day when they can identify innovative ways of generating value from their business. The result is an executive roadmap of priorities and plans that deliver business value. My question: How real is this?

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