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.

New Style of Leadership driven by a New Style of IT at Channel Link

This week, I am currently attending the Channel Link 2014 conference organized by Tech Data.  I have been inspired by the general session speakers, Scott McCain as well as David Meerman Scott who are sharing insightful thoughts on how enterprises can interact in real time with their current and prospective customers, through social channels.  While doing so, one can clear see how the next generation of technologies that have come to be characterized as the New Style of IT can be effectively leveraged across the ecosystem of customers and partners.  The general sessions by McCain and Scott provide great context for my breakout session where I am characterizing how enterprises must adopt a new style of thinking driven by a new style of leadership to effectively take advantage of the New Style of IT.  So, what are the traits that define the New Style of Leadership?  Let us see.

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!

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!

 

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