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.

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?

Return On Information (ROI) using data that matters

Info_world.jpgWe all have encountered presentations where the presenter is sharing the same content, over and over, and not telling you anything new. People have an innate ability to recognize redundancy, and discard it as additional information that doesn’t add anything new. Similarly, we must only informationalize data that matters for the enterprise. In other words, duplication of data does not increase the volume of information —a key point highlighted by Dr. Michael Wu, Ph.D., Principal Scientist of Analytics at enterprise blog platform provider Lithium in a recent piece in TechCrunch. Wu provides multiple examples of redundant re-tweets, and video logs from multiple video cameras, to make his point.


Wu provides a simple inequality:



information <= data


So we can assume for the enterprise that all data is not information. But the pertinent data used with context can realize valuable information.


Why HP Discover will matter to me

Willkommen in Deutschland! It is a bright day as I land at the Frankfurt airport, excited to attend HP Discover. I see bright displays with the HP logo, welcoming visitors to an innovative experience. As I come out to baggage claim, I see the familiar HP logo again, and my thoughts echo the current campaign slogan: Make it Matter. My first reaction is a burst of enthusiasm, followed by curiosity. And I begin to wonder why HP Discover will Make it Matter for me.

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Follow Us

About the Author(s)
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation.