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Enterprises as software companies: It's a new world

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With armies of software developers, banks are banks, but they are software companies, too. They are software-defined enterprises, says HP software evangelist Paul Muller. He spoke at HP Discover 2013.

 


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Aligning with partners key to enabling IT and enterprise transformation

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Constant communication and engagement with business partners is key to driving IT-business transformation. Working within the Japan IT ecosystem,  Houston Ross, CIO of ING Japan, has enabled business-IT transformation. The result: an agile enterprise that responds to emerging marketplace opportunities to deliver new insurance products in a diversified portfolio.


Business Issues, IT Performance

Bridging cultural gap key to global IT

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Enabling business-IT transformation across a global company requires understanding different cultures. In Japan, social culture is embedded workplace culture. But there is plenty of common ground. To succeed abroad, ING Japan CIO Houston Ross says to gain an appreciation of local culture while driving your own IT agenda.

 

 


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Security

IT governance undervalued: Striking a balance

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ING Japan CIO Houston Ross notes in this video that when it comes to governance, balance is critical. While strong governance is critical to the success of IT transformation, bureaucracy is to be avoided. Effective IT governance, enabled by efficient communications and clarity of roles within an organization, will cut waste while enabling delivery of projects that are on-time, on-budget and on-scope.  


Business Issues, Technology, Security

CISO's need "solid technology foundation, business perspective"

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"Users in the end are critical of the whole risk and security situation," says HP's chief information security officer Rich Armour. He offers insight about how HP approaches information security at a very high level as well from a tactical perspective.     


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

McKesson: Cost, quality, transparency and availability drives move to next gen systems

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Paul Muller (@xthestreams) interviews Andy Smith, VP of Application Hosting Services for McKesson, about transitioning from a legacy infrastructure to a next-generation solution.

Some highlights from their conversation include the following:
• The drivers to update the McKesson data center were a desire for improved efficiency, lower costs and better transparency between McKesson and their customers
• McKesson looked at the infrastructures of their competitors and updated theirs to compete and surpass them

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Baker-Hughes: the criticality of systems up time and end user trust

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Raf Los (@Wh113Rabbit) joins special guest Faisal Asif, a director of process assurance and continued excellence for Baker Hughes, to review some of the highlights from day three of HP Discover 2012 in Las Vegas.

HP blogger Raf Los used the wrap-up time for a conversation with Asif, an award-winning customer, that included:


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Cloud

Maintaining cloud service levels and SLA adherence

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HP's Christian Verstraete (a.k.a. - The HP Cloud Source , @christanve) and HP's Paul Muller (@xthestream) discuss the following Cloud topics:

- Improving and managing service levels in a converged cloud. What to consider around SLA's when adopting converged cloud.
- Mitigating delivery issues and client expectations in regards to service providers.


CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud

Clouds in the real world - the managed or converged cloud

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HP chief cloud technologist Christian Verstraete contends one size cloud does not fit all. So he explains how CIOs can implement a "managed" or "converged" clouds that looks like a public cloud, but have the security and manageability of a private cloud. In the end, clouds are "managed in a consistent manner." And it's all transparent to end user who can move from cloud to cloud without ever being aware of it.

 

    

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