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All the way with Big Data – from strategy to infrastructure to service delivery

Embarking on a Big Data initiative involves a host of choices about goals, platforms, tools, architecture, and integration with the current infrastructure. And then there’s the big question – how to get the results into the hands of users and realize immediate value? HP experts can support the journey every step of the way, from initial planning to implementation and beyond.


Tags: Big Data| HAVEn

Seamless workload mobility = IT nirvana









In this short video, HP Expert and Managing Partner Lee Kedrie explains why HP Helion is the logical next step in cloud computing…

Herding cats and Big Data

 Read about how HP Technology Consulting Services can help make sure your Big Data initaitive is BIG hit.

The New Style of IT calls for a new approach to storage

As paradigms shift, IT leaders should ensure that storage doesn’t get left behind. It's time to move beyond "if we need more capacity, we'll just buy it."

Tags: Storage

How much is a savings of 44 seconds worth?

What can you do with the 44 seconds per call you save with a Unified Communication & Collboration solution? When you multiply it by all the calls made by all the employees in your company over the course of a year, quite a bit, actually. Find out how to make those mutliple 44 second savings yours.

HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA: It's like HP ships an expert right in the box!

By Ed Faichtyger, Information Systems Architect, HP Technology Services


Once your HP ConvergedSystem for SAP HANA arrives on your site, an HP expert arrives right behind it to get you up and running and integrate it into your datacenter. (We don’t really come in the box, but we’re there soon after it arrives.)

Is your network at the breaking point? HP can help you move forward

Faced with the growing challenges of mobility and BYOD, big data, and cloud, IT leaders need to move beyond simply throwing more bandwidth at network problems. New technologies open the way to an on-demand, business-aligned approach.


IMPORTANT UPDATE 9.28.14: If you’re attending the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2014, don’t miss Yanick Pouffary’s session on Mobilizing Business (the Symposium is currently sold out, but Gartner is running a wait list here.) Yanick will be be explaining how businesses can change BYOD from a nuisance into a competitive advantage – more here. Plus, get a guided tour of our Mobility Transformation Experience Workshop (on Oct. 8) and visit our Zero-to-Productive demo in the HP booth at the show. #GartnerSym


Tags: NFV| SDN

Part 2, INFORMATION POWER: BiSL Framework – a new perspective

16709423_m.jpgThere is an abundance of current and historic research that suggests that a breakdown in communications and relationship between the business and IT is real, profound and oftentimes borders on the tragic.  Could changing the perspective of the communications / discussions make a difference? 


In Part 2 of her 2-part article, Deborah Anthony discusses principals and best practices to avoid those pitfalls.

User Adoption: a critical education strategy for a successful Lync implementation

By Kris Gielen, Learning Solutions Architect for HP Education Services, EMEA



People have a natural resistance to change. When implementing a new system or service, you shouldn’t start with training the users on it. Rather, you need to start by taking away their fear of the change and then build their enthusiasm. Only then they will get the most out of education. User Adoption is a way of tackling this, by using a smart combination of Communication and Training. It’s the key to the successful implementation of a technical project that has an impact on end-users.

Tags: MS Lync

Find your best route to Big Data (and listen to what the cat said!)

By Debbie Whitehurst, VP, TS Consulting AMS Data Center Consulting


Businesses planning Big Data initiatives should listen to the Cheshire Cat. And HP’s got a plan to help them do just that.

How HP can help you execute a flawless storage data migration

Storage data migration projects are cropping up on IT leaders’ to-do lists with increasing frequency in these days of consolidation, virtualization, and cloud initiatives. And they have a nasty tendency to go over budget, often by as much as 30 percent.


The New Digital World: Are We Missing Something?

7507075_m.jpgRichard L. Sawyer, Distinguished Technologist for HP Technology Services, recently attended AFCOM Data Center World, where he met with Scott Notebloom, a data center engineering strategist who recently founded LitBit.  He had just completed the keynote address “The Emerging Market Data Center Revolution" - which started the wheels turning for Rick. In this post, he shares some of his thoughts around the future of the datacenter.  Read more...

Windows Server 2003 … “I wish I could quit you!”

Tari Standing.jpgJust as tens of thousands of companies continue to use Windows XP today, hundreds of thousands more will need to continue their use of Windows Server 2003. And why not? There are still 50,000 web sites running Windows NT today alone. So if you just can’t quit your Windows Server 2003 environment, what can you do to secure it?

Introducing HP Migration Services for Windows 2003

By Kevin Lange, HP Worldwide Datacenter Consulting Service Line Solutions



Big news out of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference this week: HP can help you accelerate your drive to the proven advantages of the Windows 2012 platform and provide a clear path for dealing with the Windows 2003 End of Support [EOS] deadline in July 2015. Check out our new HP Migration Services for Windows 2003.

Scrap old iron for the New Style of IT

That legacy mainframe of yours may still be working fine. But the longer you hang onto it, the longer you’ll do without the powerful and exciting new capabilities available with the New Style of IT – capabilities that can make your business more productive, more competitive, and more profitable. So why do without when HP can provide a portfolio of services that help you get the most from a modernization initiative, while also reducing associated costs, risks and disruption?

Part 1, INFORMATION POWER: BiSL Framework – a new perspective







In Part 1 of her 2 part article, Deborah Anthony explores a new way to conduct the classic Business and IT conversations around requirements, service level objectives, and operational performance.  






Give your IT a makeover with HP Technology Services

Who would have thought that a start-up business selling a simple app could bring massive, disruptive change to … the taxi industry?


Not me, for sure.


But it’s happening. And it’s a great metaphor for the tremendous, game-changing value that the New Style of IT can bring to IT organizations, according to Jean-Paul Wagner, SVP and General Manager of HP Technology Services.

Labels: HP Discover

Number, please - using mobility to boost productivity and profits

Mobility has proven its ability to enable end-user productivity from anywhere, providing universal access to the people you collaborate with – employees, partners, suppliers, customers. If your environment is not mobility-enabled, now is the time to make the move. Read this blog to learn about the moves that will deliver the best results.

Software-defined Data Center: the hottest data center topic, hot from HP Discover

If you missed the Las Vegas event, catch up here on the latest news and views on HP's approach to SDDC.


Tags: SDDC
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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.
  • Jeff James is a Content Marketing Strategy Manager for HP Enterprise, focusing on HP Technology Services. He is the former Editorial Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, and also was the Editor-in-Chief of both Windows IT Pro and Microsoft Technet Magazine. Jeff also served as an editorial director at the LEGO Company, and has more than 20 years of experience as an award-winning technology writer, journalist, and digital content producer. Jeff started writing technology articles for AmigaWorld, Computer Gaming World, and other tech publications and websites in the early 1990's.
  • Editor and writer with 12+ years experience in the corporate software and technology sectors.
  • Jordan owns the strategic direction and evangelism of HP’s mobility and digital workplace services portfolio. He engages with customers around the world to discuss the tremendous potential of mobility for building more responsive, more nimble businesses and agencies by redefining end user productivity and innovation with IT solutions for the New Style of Business
  • 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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