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.

The Valentines of Enterprise IT

Come Valentine’s Day, I will get ready to make my candle-lit dinner reservations (with the bottle of champagne in the ice-bucket and a bouquet of fresh roses for my spouse), I eagerly look forward to a quiet evening with her, and am thankful for how she completes me in achieving our goals – as a couple – as partners. Just like us, there are many such “Valentine Pairs” who may very well set aside precious moments to recognize this vital relationship on February 14. Such mutually dependent partnerships are not unique to our personal lives. Competitive enterprises of the future must ensure that similar partnerships are in place to make it all relevant. Here’s wishing these New Style of Partnerships a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

The New Style of IT brings movies to a theater near you

When I go to the movies, I walk in, settle down into world of imagination and walk back out into reality. Annual events like the Sundance Film Festival provide us an opportunity to obtain insight into what it takes to bring movies to a theater near you. At the Sundance House (presented by HP), you’ll see how the New Style of IT weaves a connective fabric of technologies that seamlessly take a movie from the production house to the consumer. Today, technology makes the unimaginable real. Join me in this walkthrough of how these technologies make movies real in each phase of this transformation journey.

Are you ready to be amazed by Intel at HP Discover Barcelona?

Are you ready to be amazed by what HP and Intel have in store for you this year? This is the question posed in this post, in which Intel invites HP Discover attendees to “Experience some of the platform and technology advancements that will become essential to the way we work, the way we live, and to our social interaction.” This post piqued my curiosity and made me wonder what could be so “amazing” about the Intel sessions at this conference. Here are my thoughts based on a quick review.

A New Style of IT is securely emerging in government clouds

Civilian agencies, the intelligence community, DoD, and their systems integrators are looking to capitalize on opportunities for efficiencies, reduced costs, and competitive advantage. So says the abstract for “1286 - HP's vision, strategy, and best practices for private, public, and cloud brokering in US federal IT environments,” a session by Henry Fleischmann, Chief Technologist for Federal Cloud Solutions, HP at HP Protect 2013. This session details the cloud journeys taken by enterprises, calling out its application, architecture, and the evolution and deployment of services. Moreover, the session also addresses the shift from a product-centric approach toward a service-centric private and hybrid cloud model. A New Style of IT is emerging in government-based cloud computing.

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.

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