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.

Going social on auto-racing with Rainer Zietlow and the New Style of IT

When I raced to the New Style of IT at HP Discover, Las Vegas, I figured it would be the closest I would come to experiencing auto-racing in real life.  Well, world renowned adventurer Rainer Zietlow, is proving me wrong.  Zietlow is racing 19,000 kilometers in a record-breaking nine days from Nordkapp, Norway to Cape Agulhas, South Africa -- a race that is enabled by all the aspects that define the New Style of IT (Cloud, Big Data, Social and Mobility). –The factor that fascinates me the most in this case, is the social interaction.  You can engage with the race in real-time, in multiple ways, including being in an (auto) social race of your own thanks to the New Style of IT and Zietlow. Want to join in this race? Read on!

Old Style Enterprises must take action driven by the New Style of IT

In his New York Times article, How Not to Stay on Top, Joe Nocera discusses two companies that were the leaders in their space, and, in their heyday, positioned to grow in the years that followed. Or so they thought. For various reasons detailed in the article, they lost their market share to other companies who emerged with products that better met the evolving demands of the consumer. It was not a question of quality, or cost, or service. What was in question was the market demand for the products as they were originally designed. So, in hindsight, what could these companies have done to ensure that they stayed ahead of their competition? Let’s explore this further.

Kevin Bacon Wowed! by the “Big Hows” at HP Discover

The parlor game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” links Hollywood personalities to Kevin Bacon in six degrees or less. It aptly characterizes the small-world phenomenon. Despite our physical separation, we are now in a “connected” world through multi-faceted systems of engagement. “Connected matters,” Bacon said when he introduced HP CEO Meg Whitman for her keynote at HP Discover 2013. Bacon went on to say that “Technology is about the end of separation” or “zero degrees of separation.” He characterized HP solutions that made a difference in the daily lives of people as the “Big Wows” that matter to him. In the same breath, Bacon said that the “Big Hows” worry him too. But, does he really need to worry about the “Big Hows”? I don’t think so. Let’s take a look at what Whitman had to say in her keynote.

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