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.

Data Governance—It is the data, stupid—govern it!

IT used to be referred to as Data Processing. Despite the continuing evolution of IT through various paradigms, platforms, technologies, architectures and tools, the fundamental unit that IT is processing is still data. However, data has taken various forms and shapes. Cloud Computing has opened up opportunities to store and process structured and unstructured data. The need for Data Governance has been there since the day data processing was born. However, it has taken on a new dimension of its own in today's times.


“It is the economy, stupid”, was the election campaign slogan for one of the political parties a few years back.  Guess what the campaign slogan would be today for Data Governance in the Land of IT? “It is the data, stupid”!

Information Security begins at home with your employees

Is your business protected against information security risks? HP expert Ken Larson points out five key information security management objectives for enterprises. One of these objectives – accessibility –stands out for me. In today's world of bringing your own devices, an ecosystem has been created that raises concerns about the security of the data exchanged in the process. Accessibility is a concern both from the standpoint of retrieval as well as dispatch of information. The right consumers must have the authorization to access the information and the information must be sent to the right consumers. This gets magnified when you consider the myriad possibilities with employees working out of their home office in addition to using their BYODs. Therefore, Information Security begins at home with your employee. Let us see why.

Sentiment analysis should not be a one-time activity

So, here I am watching with great interest, two candidates furiously debating weeks before the upcoming election for public office.  The channel I am watching has a real-time feed at the bottom of the TV screen that represents the feelings of the male and female "undecided" voters on a position taken by either candidate.  You can see the colored lines for men and women going in waves at various points in the debate with the sentiments changing in real time.  However, these sentiments are captured only for a particular period of time.  When the debate is over, the sentiment is no longer visible.  I wish we had the ability to capture the sentiments on a sustained basis at any point in time across a wide geography.  I am sure the candidates would like this too!

Does Cloud Computing have the energy to process big data?

This can be broken down into three different questions:


  • Does Cloud Computing have the energy it needs?
  • Do you realize how much data is generated by energy consumption?
  • Can Big Data be effectively processed by the Cloud?

This post analyzes each question in greater detail.

Will Big Data continue to be a big deal in years to come?

Big Data. Is it yet another term that has come, caught our attention for a period of time and is slowly on its way to becoming history? There are several precedents like object oriented programming, client-server computing, enterprise application integration (EAI) and integration brokers that have come and gone. Will we still be talking about big data – say 5 years from now? I wonder.

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