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.

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.

HP Moonshot servers give ROI a third definition

I had recently discussed ROI taking on a new definition — Return on Information — making the point that enterprises need to take action on Big Data in order to realize the business value of their most valuable asset. But there is another dimension to gaining value from data, especially when it comes to hosting brontobytes of data in a scalable infrastructure. In order for enterprises to act quickly, data needs to be available in an easily accessible, compact infrastructure; an environment where structured and unstructured data can be informationalized at a reduced cost. In other words, enterprises must realize their Return on Infrastructure — the third dimension of ROI.

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