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Data Privacy: Shield Your Devices, Not Just Your Apps

By Gary Jackson, Technology Services EMEA


To counter the growing threats to your organization’s personal data and intellectual property, think about protection for your hardware – even failed devices.

An easy way to meet the convergence experts at HP Discover 2013

Looking for brilliant insights into the benefits of converged infrastructure and how CI can work in your organization? Come and chat to our top technologists at the Guru Bar.

Tags: Convergence

Big Data – Windfall or Waterfall? Find out at HP Discover 2013

By John Cummings, HP Technology Services Social Media Editor


The massive amounts of data that companies generate can be a blessing or a curse – a windfall for the hunters of insights or a waterfall of too much information. Increasingly, businesses are finding that Big Data technology can help channel the data deluge -- and much more.

Hey Cisco, Hey Poncho ... "We don't need no stinking open networking"

Tari Standing.jpgThe Cisco Kid (aka Cisco Systems, Inc.) lives and is up to the same trickery that kept the Cisco Kid of old alive and well.   Cisco is fighting the networking world and its own customers by promoting their Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) approach to Software-Defined-Networking (SDN) as an open networking environment. Oh boy!

A Tech Postcard from Amsterdam: On Bicycles and Blown Budgets


Rijksmuseum A.jpgA case study on the importance of obtaining stakeholder approval when working on any type of large project.

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe; Three, Four, Open the Door; Five, Six, Pick Up Sticks......

Tari in Chair.jpgSecurity firm Stricture Consulting Group revealed last month that ‘123456' was the password used by about two million of the roughly 38 million Adobe customers impacted in a breach disclosed in October. That incident involved the loss of credit card data and product source code, as well.


Ironically, the popular English nursery rhyme "One, Two, Buckle my Shoe; Three, Four, Open the Door; Five, Six, Pick Up Sticks" is fairly apropos to this event.

Five Immutable Laws of Big Data Security

Tari Head Shot.pngAn immutable law refers to something that is generally true as a result of some action or existing condition. For example, if a bad actor has unrestricted physical access to your computer, then it is no longer your computer.  Based on my work with clients, I have documented some of the most common immutable laws of Big Data security.

Why Software-Defined Data Center is not enough

By Chris Coggrave, Worldwide Director, HP IT Infrastructure Services


Chris Coggrave.jpg


Certainly, SDCC is a step forward. But by taking a broader view and taking into account the wider IT infrastructure ecosystem with the data center, you can drive much bigger results.

Security, Front and Center: 3 Tips for Your IT Transformation

By Lois Boliek, Worldwide Leader, HP IT Assurance Program


Lois Boliek.jpgOne of the major themes for HP Discover 2013 Barcelona is security. Here’s why it’s so important for any IT initiative, and how you can avoid the mistake of treating it as an afterthought.

3 Keys to a Successful Storage Data Migration

By Wim Van Poelvoorde, HP Technology Consulting, EMEA Pursuit Storage


Considering a storage transformation? You’ll want to make sure the change is as smooth, cost-efficient and transparent as possible. The key is to make sure you get these main attributes of the project under control.

Labels: HP Discover| storage

The art of changing the cost trajectory of IT: Part 2

Lee Kedrie Executive Portrait-small.jpgI have often heard users pose this question to their IT managers, "Why can't you deliver IT services the way I get applications on my phone?”  Well the answer is – you can!  You can create an environment where IT can deliver services in a like manner if you are willing to transform and look at your IT Delivery as an automated supply chain.  Read on to find out how…

Transforming the value proposition of Critical Facilities: The CIMF Paradigm

bio3_sm.jpgBy Christophe Maisonnave, Asia Pacific and Japan Critical Facilities Strategies Practice Principal


In the future, compliance to ‘green standards’ will likely become a business norm. Similar to the manufacturing supply chain, DC topology and its associated DC supply chain will be inspected and measured to ensure that the services provided by DC vendors are truly green as well as secure.


In this second installment of his series on transforming the value proposition of Critical Facilities, Critical Facilities Strategies Practice Principal Christophe Maisonnave explores the CIMF paradigm...

Major turn-on

HP Insight Remote Support can provide a valuable window into what’s happening in the IT environment. It can also dramatically reduce downtime and its associated costs. But there’s one major move you have to make to take advantage of its great features and benefits.  HP’s Mike Alamé explains. 

Must-See Sessions at HP Discover 2013 Barcelona: Storage Services

If you’re heading to HP Discover 2013 Barcelona (Dec 10-12), catch the full storage services story at these sessions.


Labels: HP Discover| storage

4 Phases of the Cloud Journey: Crawl, Stand, Walk, Run

If the late comedian Flip Wilson were alive today, I think he could tell the story of how organizations are looking to move toward cloud computing in his own special way. In a nutshell: crawl, stand, walk, and run.

Labels: cloud strategy

Great Job, part 2 – Getting to know you

In last month’s blog, HP’s Mike Cronin focused on how HP Technology Services identifies superior candidates for the sales careers available at HP. This month, he discusses the approaches HP uses to get to know candidates better and help them find out what it’s like to work in their specific positions at HP.

The art of changing the cost trajectory of IT: Part 1

kedrie_badge_tcm245_1309449_tcm245_1422290_32_tcm245-1309449.pngThe rise in global cloud computing is posing a danger to IT organizations: becoming irrelevant to the business.   IT managers can no longer say “no” to users when they demand a mobile application store experience. – So what should a forward-thinking CIO or IT manager be doing to change?


by Lee Kedrie, Managing Partner  "My job is to keep you ahead of the technology curve and your business goals."                                                 

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  • I’m a Global Strategist, a certified (PMI) Project Manager, specializing in business to IT alignment, agility consulting, Infrastructure Transformation and Strategic Architecture for Big Data, Mobility, Private Cloud, Unified Communications and Collaboration. I drive the strategy, vision and content of strategic consulting services in the Big Data IT Infrastructure services area at HP. As part of this, I meet with senior level customers to understand their challenges, conduct workshops to determine future vision and roadmaps as well as presenting at industry and analyst events.
  • Craig Partridge is the WW strategy lead for HP Technology Services Networking group. His role now covers strategy for consulting, professional and support services. The major areas of focus are Mobility, UC, Cloud Networking and IPv6. All aligned to core HP networking solutions - simplified, secure, optimized and available.
  • Don has held roles with the business and marketing of consulting for HP. Currently he supports HP's Client and Microsoft Solutions and the emerging Mobility Consulting services. He holds a MBA from UCLA's Anderson School.
  • Over 12 years of consulting, new technology services development and marketing experience covering data center, IT infrastructure, cloud technology domains. Hande holds a M.B.A degree from Bentley College, MA.
  • Having joined HP in 2003 Ian Jagger is the world-wide marketing and program manager for HP Technology Consulting's Strategic Consulting Services, Critical Facilities Services and Energy and Sustainability Management Services, as well as emerging IT services Prior to his current role, he served as the HP Services Marketing Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, having joined HP in a similar role in the Middle East. Prior to HP Jagger had a 15 year international sales career, culminating in being Sales and Marketing Director for Steelcase Inc addressing Northern Europe before focusing more specifically on marketing. His initial focus was consultancy and interim marketing management, primarily for small to mid-sized customers based or looking to expand in the Middle Eastern region. Immediately prior to joining HP he was a strategic marketing consultant addressing investment targets for a technology fund. Born in Rochdale, United Kingdom, Jagger holds an honors bachelor of science degree in economics and a degree in social psychology from Loughborough University, England. He also holds a Masters Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer. He has one daughter and lives in Cary, North Carolina.
  • Jeff Enters works in the HP Technology Services Networking organization and consults with customers on their IT strategies. He has over 20 years of consulting, design and integration experience in multi-vendor Voice and Data environments.
  • Editor and writer with 12+ years experience in the corporate software and technology sectors.
  • Jordan Lee has over twenty years of consulting and industry experience, helping some of the world’s largest firms craft and implement their business and IT strategies. His priority is to advise Hewlett-Packard clients how to best prepare for and take full advantage of the dramatic shifts in the IT economy taking place today. Over his career, Mr. Lee has held executive positions both in industry and consulting organizations, where he has provided consulting to some of the largest firms in the US. Over the years, he has helped his clients redesign business processes and organizations, and implement strategic IT programs around ERP, System Integration, Business Intelligence, and IT Infrastructure.
  • Jordan owns the worldwide mobility portfolio for TS Network Consulting and is a OneHP Mobility ambassador. His expertise centers on mobility strategy, client and applications virtualization and enterprise mobility management technologies.
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  • Ken Larson has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology aligning business to technology. As an Enterprise Architect, he has delivered many successful architecture related services across business and government sectors in manufacturing, insurance, banking, oil, utilities, US state and federal governments. He is certified in TOGAF and IT Service Management.
  • Laura Cunningham is a CPA and business consultant with HP Technology Services Consulting. She helps CIOs and their teams bridge the gap between what the CIO wants and what the CFO requires by building a comprehensive business case that can withstand financial scrutiny.
  • I am on the WW Cloud and Big Data Solutions Team. I help our customers adopt HP advanced solutions that are made up of products and services from across HP. I have over 30 years experience in the technology business including 17 years of business ownership.
  • Strategist for large, complex and/or innovative solutions and projects. Broad mix of experiences developed in more than 20 years of technology-driven innovation. Fascinated by changes triggered by mix of behavior, needs and technology (now Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and more). Bachelor in Theoretical Physics. Certified HP Master ASE.
  • Working for EMEA TS Consulting, I am a Specialist in end to end management of customer data, from creation through consumption, to protection and preservation and ultimately (controlled) destruction. This includes, host, connectivity, storage, data protection and backup and archive, from a technical and more importantly, operational perspective. I have worked in the storage and data management industry for over 15 years, on both sides of the desk, as a customer and now as a consultant.
  • Patrick Lownds is a Senior Technology Consultant and is involved in designing and delivering both Client Virtualization and Cloud Computing solutions in the datacenter. Patrick co-authored “Mastering Hyper-V Deployment
  • I’m a Global Chief Engineer certified Exchange Architect and Master (MCA and MCM), specializing in Messaging, Mobility, Private Cloud, Unified Communications and Collaboration. This relates to all work to coordinate sales, pursuit and delivery readiness in all services that relate to HP's portfolio around Microsoft Exchange. Includes internal readiness as well as external events, analyst briefings. With 25+ year’s experience in the industry. Thomas has been involved with Microsoft products since 1993. Specialties: - Architecting complex public and private Cloud solutions for Exchange, SharePoint and Lync in standard, dedicated or hybrid scenarios. - Lead the HP specialists team unit to win and acheive our business targets and budget - Drive HP's Exchange Services for Private Cloud - Working with partners, vendors and internal teams to align, expand and grow HP's strategy.
  • Tim Swiader has twenty plus years in the Information Technology industry. He has worked primarily with the fortune 100 and legacy carriers transforming their applications, networks and data center facilities.
  • Tari is a Distinguished Technologist with 30 years of IT and cyber security experience. He is dual board certified in information security/business continuity and is responsible for a wide range of management and technology consulting services encompassing information security, disaster recovery, privacy, and risk management. His problem-solving skills, knowledge of various technology platforms, compliance statutes, industries, as well as his experience in deploying defense-in-depth and InfoSec Program solution architectures is commonly applied when advising CIOs/CISOs as well as leveraged in numerous HP client engagements throughout the world. Tari has designed, built, and managed some of the world’s largest InfoSec programs allowing them to defend against even the most aggressive attackers.
  • I provide technical consulting services at all phases including analysis, planning, design and implementation. I have a wide range of experience in WAN and LAN technologies, as well as providing security solutions and deploying operating system infrastructure. Besides working directly with clients to deploy technology in their data centers, I also find myself architecting or discussing solutions with a business’s chief information officer, helping to lay out a roadmap for the coming years.
  • Bill Kosik, PE, CEM, BEMP, LEED AP BD+C, is a Distinguished Technologist at HP Data Center Facilities Consulting (DCFC). He is responsible for execution of project work, training and mentoring of internal engineering and consulting teams, research and analysis of topics related to data center energy use, and industry presentations and writing assignments. He is one of the main technical contributors who have shaped the DCFC technical expertise in energy use optimization and sustainable design practices in data centers. He is a member of the Consulting-Specifying Engineer Editorial Advisory Board.
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