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.

From the Desk of Big Data – Infonomics begins at home

Hello Enterprise IT. This is Data.


What’s in a name? I used to make light of this, and not attribute much significance to my most primitive forms, such as a “name.” Then I came across the principle of Infonomics – applying economics to information – as originated by Douglas Laney, Gartner Research VP. This principle opens up the possibility of enterprises endowing me with tangible value, proper context, and treating me like they would other assets. This is great! However, I now realize it’s not just enterprises – but individuals such as yourself – who must do add value to me as well. Jessica Leber asserts this in A Stock Exchange for your Data based upon the white paper by Bernardo Huberman, Senior Fellow at HP Labs.

Outpacing the market by innovating for success at HP Discover

Chris Moyer, CTO and Fellow and John McGuire, Senior VP, Global Sales from HP Enterprise Services addressed two questions in a track session at HP Discover in Frankfurt: Can your IT outpace the market? How to innovate for success? To reinforce their answers, they made market observations and used actual examples of how HP customers used Cloud, Information Optimization, and Security solutions to address situations in their own enterprises.

Getting a Brontobyte of information from HP Discover

Sometimes, when someone doesn’t understand a story, we say, “I guess you had to be there.” That’s very true for HP Discover. It is only after coming to the conference and being physically present here that the sheer magnitude—both of the event and of the information available to attendees—hits me.  Just think about it: 9000 attendees, 208 demos,  and 21,367 attendees signed up to 397 sessions.  Makes me wonder how large this blob of information could be? Is it a gigabyte? Or, a terabyte? A petabyte? An exabyte? A zettabyte? A yottabyte? Or, a brontobyte?

Discover the sexiest job of the 21st Century in the world of Big Data

The Harvard Business Review profiles the Data Scientist as “the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” Data Scientists are a new breed, with analytical minds. They know what to look for in the maze of data we live within. They have skills that have evolved with experience. And they creatively apply the right thought, at the right time, with the right context, on the right data. The job of Data Scientists is as "sexy" as the information they can glean and present to real-world users. To that end, they need to identify the right opportunities. What are some of the approaches for identifying big opportunities for big data?

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