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.

Governing Enterprise Transformation with a New Style of Business Intelligence

Page 210 of the book published by D. Appleton and Company circa 1865 reads: “[Sir Henry Furnese] maintained a complete and perfect train of business intelligence.” Thus, term “Business Intelligence” is centuries old, but remains alive and kicking even today. But in recent times, as demand for access to information increases, enterprises are being challenged to process unstructured (and vast amounts of) data from the Internet of Things – in real time, and on an industrial scale.

Information Governance: Failing to plan is planning to fail

I am intrigued by the title for this HP Discover session: DT3566 - Information governance: Organizations don’t plan to fail, but fail to plan by HP Offering Manager, Thomas Ruske. Even though Information Governance is a fundamental pillar of any information strategy, it is frequently overlooked. As the abstract mentions, “Information Governance requires a comprehensive plan.” Not having such an approach is a recipe for failure. Hence the title: Failing to plan is planning to fail! But the session raises another question in my mind: How is Information Governance different from Data Governance? 

 

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Transforming the City of Las Vegas at HP Discover

The CIO of Las Vegas several decades ago (if they had CIOs then!), would have had all the flexibility to evolve the barren Nevada landscape into anything he or she wanted at that time. A classic equivalent of a green field environment within enterprises of today. But enterprises are faced with the reality of a sprawling landscape of applications and supporting infrastructure – just like the labyrinth of casinos and architectural marvels in Las Vegas with no breathing space. Enterprises – like Vegas – need to have a transformation strategy that takes them from the landscape of applications to the cloudscape of services driven by the New Style Of IT. What better place to discuss this than HP Discover 2014!

 

Little Data can change the user experience with relevant information at HP Discover

The integration of next-generation technologies will change the focus in the near future to bringing “relevant information” to users based on conversation context, location, etc. This is the essence of the DT3574 - How future technologies will change the role between users and information session delivered by Seth Pickett, HP Senior Director. It is intended to be an open discussion on how enterprises will enable these technologies to gain competitive advantage. But the impact of such technologies starts with individuals like you and me. Say hello to Little Data, which is all about having timely access to information that matters to the individual with context. Little by little, appropriate chunks of relevant information will enrich the user experience when dealing with zettabytes of Big Data.

Looking at the data—through Google Glass—to view the information

After having checked out the Cloud, Security, and Mobility tracks at HP Discover, I look at Session DT 3809 on how Google Glass can be used to view information that matters. Reading the abstract, I get several ideas of how this “thing” can make a difference, across various industries, in the new world of Internet of Things (IoT). For instance, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) CIO John Halamka, explains the benefits of physicians adorning Google Glass who look at their patients while viewing their information. This is Google Glass applied to the healthcare industry. Like Big Data and Cloud, IoT has its own way of making a difference across industries. Let’s look at the scenarios below to view the related information.

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