Posts Tagged ‘Policy’

barcelona_cell_towerIt seems like just yesterday I was on a plane back from Las Vegas after our last HP Discover, and I can’t believe Barcelona is now just around the corner! What I think is even more exciting is that in just that short time I’ve seen the mobile landscape change again. With the launch of the HP Chromebook, the Nexus5, the iPhone 5 (s and c). Too many new changes to count, oh and don’t get me started on the new companies, the mergers, the latest technologies, and it’s only been 5 months.

All this is just making the idea of heading out to Barcelona and meeting customers and industry peers to talk about what HP is doing in the mobile space that much more exciting. For the uninitiated, HP Discover is our big event we hold twice a year to showcase what we, and our partners, are doing. Attendees get to experience the latest hardware, software and services in a fantastic venue on the Mediterranean.  ( I have to admit, I’m going to be doing my best to sneak out and hit the beach. But,  I think I’m going to be pretty booked up.)

Currently I have four different sessions/panels that I’m going to be a part of.  I would love you to come join me at one or all of them as we discuss everything there is to discuss about mobility in the enterprise. Discussions will range from our own journey in HP IT to the entire enterprise mobility landscape. There’s a little something for everyone.

If you’re attending, please be sure to sign up for one of my sessions.  I’m always happy to meet with people that are working in the mobile space and answer questions, but also learn what you are up to. If you haven’t signed up for Discover,I encourage you to register here.  I promise  it’s an awesome conference that you won’t want to miss.

The following is a list of the sessions I’ll be a part of:

BB1682 Mobilizing HP: how to embrace BYOD
BB1683 Mobilizing your enterprise: an expert panel
BB2085 Lessons from HP IT and HP experts. Empowering your mobile workforce – BYOD and productivity
TB1895 Mobilizing the HP enterprise – The IT Journey

Hope to see you all in Barcelona!

“They said I could only….”

Those are five words that don’t tell us anything, but can say so much. They say that the speaker wasn’t able to quickly articulate what he wanted the audience to hear; they say his thought was lost before it even started. They also say this could be a Webby Award acceptance speech. In fact, it was a Webby Award acceptance speech from The Onion in the humor category. But it got me thinking how business people need to change how they go about developing requirements for apps in the mobile world.

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Mobility ProcessThere has been a trend over the last decade or so for IT to take more control of the reigns and dictate what is available to their customers (e.g., employees), but with the explosion of mobility, this trend is facing an uphill battle. According to a recent survey by app central, “68% of respondents indicated that their organization had made one or more custom mobile apps available to them.” This number alone shows the prevalence of mobility in today’s enterprise, but the more interesting, as frankly more frightening to IT, is that according to 67% of respondents, the budget funding those mobile apps was coming from Business units, marketing or executive leadership. Now in the time of restrictive IT budgets this may seem like a godsend, but what it is showing is that the business is moving forward with or without IT and when IT does not control the budget for the app development you can be sure they aren’t controlling the roadmap for that app development.

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Danilo Rizzuti

The easier it is on the outside the more complex it is on the inside. We see this in every aspect of our lives today. I see this in my own cars. I have a 1986 Jeep CJ-7 that I open the hood of on a regular basis. The inside has a standard engine with a fan, wires and hoses. I can point to things, replace them and it works. However, when I sit behind the wheel, all I have is a steering wheel, a stick shift and a couple of gauges. The Jeep runs great, but it’s about as utilitarian as it gets. The flip side of this is my 2006 Nissan Quest minivan (yes minivan). When I open the hood of the van, I have no idea what is inside and can barely figure out where to put the oil (though I’ve never actually had to put oil in). As a prerequisite of purchasing and driving this car I insisted that every spot where there could be a button, or knob, must have that button or knob which provides me with a feature rich experience when I sit behind the wheel. Every want and need is taken care of save the driving itself.

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In a recent post on Inc., Geoffrey James detailed the 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses. In truth, most of the information imparted seems fairly straight forward, an extraordinary boss sees “business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield,” and extraordinary boss  believes their employees to be peers, not their children and so on. While these do hold true in the standard business sense, I couldn’t help but think how they pertain to the new medium of mobile devices and their prevalence in the workforce. This led me to the question: Do extraordinary bosses believe in mobility?

As I examined each of the 8 core beliefs I began to see a pattern emerge. The extraordinary boss believes in empowering those around them with the tools to do their jobs. This is a key facet of the march towards a mobile based workforce and a key to allowing BYOD to become the norm of any successful organization.  What is necessary, however, is for there to be an “extraordinary boss” that gets the ball rolling.

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