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Liz Roche: CIO Priorities - Thinking Differently

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Liz Roche: CIO Priorities - Thinking Differently

Liz Roche is a Strategist with Strategic IT Advisory Services and global leader of portfolio management for HP Technology Consulting. In this role, she is responsible for creating, bringing to market, and managing the portfolio of strategic IT advisory services.

In her most recent blog post , she talks about her presentation at HPDiscover 2012 on CIO priorities. In the interview, she speaks about some of the findings at an MIT-Sloan conference and discusses how CIO's have to demonstrate business value and return from adaptation of the latest technologies.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Security in the Mobile Enterprise - Consumerization of IT Broadens Attack Targets

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Security in the Mobile Enterprise - Consumerization of IT Broadens Attack Targets

As the threat landscape evolves beyond the OS to the root kit level, data loss and data security become an increased challenge. With the rise of these new threats, there is an evolution of IT trends - virtualization, mobile devices, and the general consumerization of IT has created a larger attack surface. Intel and McAfee are seeking combinations of hardware in mobile devices and software to fend off these threats and attacks, in a hardware enhanced security approach.

Deepak Thakkar, PhD is responsible for the development and execution of the server and storage security product marketing strategy at McAfee. He has over 15 years of marketing and business development experience in the Network Security, Healthcare, and High Performance Computing space.

John Skinner is Director of Secure Enterprise and Cloud Initiative, and is also on the NASCIO Security and Privacy Committee.

In previous roles at Intel, he was one of the principle drivers of the Intel Open Energy Initiative. He works closely with the Intel Capital investment team where he had oversight responsibility for business development agreements with clean tech startup companies.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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E.G. Nadhan: Cloud Standards - Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

E.G. Nadhan: Cloud Standards - Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure

E.G.Nadhan, Lead Technologist, HP Enterprise Services, has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry delivering solutions in distributed environments. As the Lead Technologist for Global Strategic Capabilities within HP Enterprise Services (Applications), Nadhan leverages his experience to build and grow the standardized set of processes and tooling direction within Application Services.

World's first Cloud Computing Technical Standard: The Open Group has released the first technical standard for the cloud: Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure (SOCCI). As a platinum member of The Open Group, HP played a leadership role in defining this standard. In this session, the co-chair who led this project within The Open Group will explain how the standard works and walk through the architectural building blocks that it offers. He will also explain how enterprises can use this standard to deploy new solutions and validate existing solutions in SOA and cloud environments.

In this interview, he introduces the following questions:

1. Why do standards take time to evolve? Waiting for Standards is like Waiting for Godot.

2. What is unique about SOCCI? Don't we have existing SOA and Cloud Computing standards that address this?

3. When can an Enterprise apply this standard?

4. What was HP's role in the definition of this standard?

Nadhan is the co-chair for the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure project within The Open Group's Cloud Computing Work Group. He chairs the HP Open Group Strategy Steering Committee that enforces consistency in the level and nature of HP participation and contributions to The Open Group.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Muller-Dorr-Verstrate: IT Strategy of Industry Leaders - Surprising Lessons

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Muller-Dorr-Verstrate: IT Strategy of Industry Leaders - Surprising Lessons

Market Leaders have a clear strategy for use of IT to achieve business goals - and surprisingly, market leaders in the survey of over 650 companies identified seven key factors that were the same, regardless of industry. Laggards tend to have more IT than they need, and they tend to use it less efficiently. Laggards also tend to focus on security, but in a negative way as a boundary - keeping bad people out. Leaders build security into everything that they do, and look upon it as an enabler to bring in teams, customers and resources to take advantage of market opportunity.

Christian Verstraete is the Chief Technologist for Cloud Strategy at HP- with the mission of defining HP's Enterprise Business-wide functional and reference architecture and working across the CTO organization to coordinate activities around HP-wide Cloud offerings.

Daniel Dorr is Worldwide Sr. Marketing Manager at Hewlett-Packard for HP Instant-On Enterprise, and Author of Kissing Killimanjaro: Leaving it All on Top of Africa

Chief Software Evangelist Paul Muller (officially VP Software Marketing at Hewlett-Packard) talks about focusing on IT Performance and Business and Enterprise goals.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Jimmy Daley: How Storage Evolves - Enterprise Storage Evolution

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Jimmy Daley: How Storage Evolves - Enterprise Storage Evolution

Jimmy Daley is Director of Smart Storage at Hewlett Packard in Industry Standard Servers. In the past year, the new Gen8 platform was introduced and there were over 150 innovations in Proliant Gen8. Management features such as Active Insight, and remote management have been added. Gen7 to Gen8 offers improvements of 40 to 60% on real-world process benchmarks, delivering benefits in power consumption and cooling costs.

Each year brings incredibile advances in memory and processor power - yet storage has not kept pace. The challenge was to develop a more efficient and elegant architecture. HP Smart Caching offers a much more efficient dynamic and adaptable

Jimmy talks of some of the challenges that designers faced in development - uncovering bottlenecks in the entire storage stack.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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Jeremy Brann: The Promise of Cloud Computing

posted Friday Jun 29, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Jeremy Brann: The Promise of Cloud Computing

Master Cloud Strategist Jeremy Brann has 11 years IT consulting experience on projects ranging from systems integration and process improvement to enterprise IT transformation and planning.

During the interview, he notes that the obvious physical advantages saving capital expense outlay has in appealing to some customers. Other customers focus on business outcomes, to scale to seasonal demands. Cloud computing gives IT an opportunity to engage with the business leadership of the company, and react to customer demands for mobility, which is the driver twice as often as conventional cost savings.

The video interview from the HP Discover 2012 event by the SDR News team is available after the break.

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