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E.G. Nadhan: Right Homes for Applities

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

E.G. Nadhan: Right Homes for Applities

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.

In this interview, he introduces the following questions:

Did you know your applications have their own personalities? At HP, they call these "Applities." Like people, Applications need to have the right home. They must be housed in the right infrastructure for them to be most effective at the business purpose they serve. How do you ensure that your applications are running on the right infrastructure in your House of IT? Extend the psychology of Applities to the infrastructure.

1. How does the nature and type of an application impact the infrastructure it runs on?

2. Shouldn't the enterprise already have the right infrastructure in place for all their applities?

3. Can you use the concept of Applities to determine if Applications are ready to be deployed on the Cloud?

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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Nina Buik: HP Connect at Discover 2012 - Helps Attendees Find Others Like Me

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Nina Buik: HP Connect at Discover 2012 - Helps Attendees Find Others Like Me

Chief Marketing Officer Nina Buik joins us at HP Discover 2012 for a quick overview of upcoming plans.Throughout the week, HP Connect sponsored a number of Special Interest Groups - (SIG) , and helped members get the most out of the experience. Social media is one of the key ways that HP Discover launches communications with members. Nina also talks about the Youth Scholarship program and her initial interactions with HP CEO Meg Whitman.

HP Connect is the largest user community of HP business technology customers in the world with over 50,000 members worldwide. An independent membership organization, Connect was formed in 2008 from the consolidation of three former HP user groups: Encompass, which originated as a group for users of the former Digital Equipment Corp., ITUG, which represented users of HP NonStop fault-tolerant systems, and HP-Interex EMEA, a Brussels-based affiliate of the former Interex.

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

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Raf Los: Building Enterprise Resiliency - Threats to Security; Silos and Shadow IT

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Raf Los: Building Enterprise Resiliency - Threats to Security; Silos and Shadow IT

Rafal Los Chief Security Evangelist for HP Software works with HP customers, the 'industry', and community effectively bringing business and technology together securely for the modern InstantOn Enterprise. Raf helps organizations tactically and strategically support the vast array of business technology platforms, corporate initiatives, and disruptive consumer technologies in a risk-averse manner while being able to measure the positive impact to their business performance (via IT Performance Suite).

During the interview, Raf discusses major threats to security: Siloed information and Shadow IT - an indicator of customers moving elsewhere. Security thought processes often assume control that in fact does not exist. Building resiliency into the system overall - with security as a key component will enable IT to regain an element of control.

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

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George Ferguson: Business Continuity - Protecting Data vs Protecting Businesses

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

George Ferguson: Business Continuity - Protecting Data vs Protecting Businesses

George Ferguson is Product Marketing Manager for HP Continuity Services. In this interview, George discusses Disaster Recovery as a cloud based service. The goal of an effective program is protecting business processes and applications, not just protecting data. The most frequent disasters are component failure, human errors and longer term data center electrical failures.

Enterprises must know where the data is - within region or within country. This sort of approach rules out the public cloud offerings. George also mentions some risky short-cuts using the test and development that might be tempting, but could be very expensive in the long run.

High agility and very low recovery time and very low costs are major advantages of the Cloud Based system.

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

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Donald Livengood: Windows 7 and Beyond - Applications and Transformation

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Donald Livengood: Windows 7 and Beyond - Applications and Transformation

Distinguished Technologist Donald Livengood gave several presentations on the challenges of converting applications to Windows 7 and bringing various mobile devices into the portfolio.

Industry leaders approach the task by thoroughly understanding their users and use case. Apps must reflect their customers needs, and be bought into the corporate desktop strategy. A different type of employee is emerging, and the Transformation Experience Workshops offered by HP help IT managers to develop strategies for Cloud, Applications, or enterprise level technology policies for Prosumer products.

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

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Tinker Twins: Enterprise Escalations - Team Strength on the Ground When Seconds Count

posted Thursday Jun 28, 2012 by Guest Blogger

Tinker Twins: Enterprise Escalations - Team Strength on the Ground When Seconds Count

Chris Tinker is an HP Master Technologist with more than 12 years experience supporting "Mission Critical" enterprise customers on a broad range of technologies including but not limited to HP and third party hardware/software at or above a master level.

Greg Tinker is also an HP Master Technologist. Greg has more than 14 years experience in the same functional areas.

Both Greg and Chris Greg have managed technical operational outages with millions of Dollars/Euros hanging in the balance, and created Communication plans for everyone ranging from Master Architects to the CIO and higher executives of Fortune 500+ companies.

In this interview, Chris and Greg talk about the challenges of quickly orienting to an emergency outage situation, performing triage on multiple presenting problems, and establishing a clear response and recovery strategy. WIth outstanding technology skills as a base, their job entails a great deal of psychology and understanding of the business impact of resolving the problems.

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

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