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.

Maximizing your vision on Cloud Computing

My optometrist is advising me to wear bifocals so that I can see objects in the distance and also angle my eyes slightly to read text at closer distances.  Thanks to his advice, I let my visual experience define my choices for my next pair of glasses.  When our appointment was wrapping up, I inquired about an interesting note “Do Not Shutdown” on one of the computer monitors. I understood that my optometrist had transitioned to a New Style of IT in his own way while making a business decision on transforming to Cloud Computing.  In addition to maximizing my range of vision, he also demonstrated a clear short-term and long-term vision on effectively enabling his business with Cloud Computing.  Let me explain how.

Racing to the New Style of IT can be fun at HP Discover

I enter the Discover Zone at HP Discover and see a couple of checkered flags. Behind them, a huge monitor displays an automobile racing up the highway like you would see in a NASCAR race. Standing in front of this monitor is an excited “racer,” navigating the automobile with great enthusiasm on the screen. The racer, representing an enterprise, is posed questions on their tablet concerning the solutions that would best address the challenges specific to them. They are rewarded for choosing the right answers. And penalized – like any other game – for choosing incorrectly. But this is a race where everyone is a winner due to a very simple reason – you start with the challenges specific to your enterprise environment and walk out with the solutions that best suit your needs. Join me as I walk you through why racing to the New Style of IT can be fun at HP Discover.

 

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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!

 

HP Helion – a down-to-earth message from Mother Nature

It is a bright new day and the sun is shining with great pride above the clouds; radiating positive energy all the way down to the spring flowers that punctuate the tapestry of Mother Nature, the CIO of Planet Earth. The sky is splattered with varying shades of puffy white clouds (public) and other dark and mysterious clouds (private). Several others have ‘oh-so-fascinating’ shades that are just the right mix for the right segment of the landscape. No single type of cloud covers the whole sky. Because you see, Mother Nature has a new wave of thinking when it comes to the Clouds. She is a pragmatist, like some of us, and is sending a ‘down-to-earth’ message to the enterprise – a message that comes across loud and clear through HP Helion (root: “Helios,” the Greek sun god).

Leading with innovation to drive the New Style of IT at HP Discover

I recently read an article about Van Phillips who asked a seemingly simple question, "What if we use a C-shape?" to forever change the way prosthetics are built. The article refers to Warren Berger's book A More Beautiful Question. In the book, Berger describes “The Power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas,” reasoning that a cycle of Why / What if / How can guide us through the process of innovative questioning. This new style of questioning is a must for the leading innovation required by the New Style of IT.

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