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“The most costly disruptions. . . . Always happen when something we take completely for granted stops working for a minute.”Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen)

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When we think of those disruptions, things like the power grid or the water supply come to mind. These are things that have been part of our society for so long that we just can’t imagine them not working. And when they do go out, like in the case of a power outage, it is extremely disruptive and needs to be immediately addressed. I had my power go out about 2 weeks ago due to a transformer blowing out during some construction work. My whole neighborhood shut down and everyone went outside to figure out what was going on, only to see street lights out, traffic acting like ants that had someone step on their path and a general sense of confusion. The real issue was that power is so reliable and so taken for granted that its failure is something completely out of the ordinary in our society and is rarely due to the systems running the power grid, but, as in this case, caused by something extraordinary like the construction accident.

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It was a great second day at HP Discover with lots of things going on in the mobility space. We saw some incredible new announcements and a lot of talks about how HP is helping IT to change the way we do business and mobilize the enterprise.

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fira-bcnAs a California native who grew up near the beach I like to say that I run on salt water and sun. So when December hits, I can’t think of a better place to be than the wonderful city of Barcelona with the sea breeze coming off the Mediterranean keeping me going. That’s why I’m so happy that we are returning to Barcelona for HP Discover again this year, and it’s looking to be bigger and better than ever. I’ve been working with the Mobility team on a lot of the planning and there is just some great stuff going on in this space. Be sure to check out all my sessions and everything HP has to offer in the mobile space! I’ve jotted down some of my thoughts as we get ready to head for the Med once again and continue the Enterprise Mobility journey.

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HP Discover is hitting up Vegas again this year, and our mobile presence is going to be bigger than ever. I’ve been doing this mobile thing for a few years now and I have to say this is the most exciting line-up I’ve seen yet! Whether you are coming to see the latest hardware we have to offer or finding insights to the latest in software and services, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to our mobile offerings.

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An interesting tidbit that I heard at the Enterprise Mobility Exchange today really got me thinking. I was listening to Jeff Wallace, AVP with the Mobility Services Practice at Cognizant Solutions,  talk about the need for a strong professional approach to developing an Enterprise mobility strategy when he brought up a slide and said something that really struck a cord within my dot-com day memory bank. The slide had a picture of a kinda goofy looking guy with a tag line, and I’m paraphrasing here,Everybody knows an app guy, meaning that everyone in your company knows someone that has created a mobile app and that should be creating mobile apps for your company. Back in the dot-com days we used to have a saying “everyone’s brother-in-law is a web developer“, which we would shorten to the acronym of B-I-L (Bill). This became our universal tag line for perspective clients who would let us know that someone they knew could do the job faster, cheaper, etc. because they did it from home and had no overhead. We would simply end the meeting and let the staff know that Bill was getting the job and we wouldn’t be bidding on it any further. The truth here is that though someone may have created that great little game app over the weekend and made a few bucks on one of the marketplaces, doesn’t mean that they are ready to take on the development of a real business app for a real company.

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