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How IT can become relevant to the enterprise?

IMG_1614-Edit_SML.jpgMove from systems of record to systems of engagement

For some, mobility may have been the province of young people doing Facebook, Twitter, Mapping, and even Words with Friends. However, as Gen Yers enter the workforce in increasing numbers and as us Gen Xers and Baby Boomers have finally gotten hip, the place to engage has moved from the PC to a mobile app. The app-centric world of mobility is changing technology. It’s changed our experience on the consumer side: My wife is playing with one of her smart phone apps before bed each night. And it’s having a profound effect in the enterprise as well. The place to engage information workers has moved from the PC to a mobile app. These apps, in contrast, to the green screen applications of the past are all about the total user experience. In the words of HP’s Stephen Dewitt, senior vice president of Enterprise Marketing, today’s apps are fun, intuitive, and anywhere, anytime. 

Getting both high speed and high quality in the mobile era

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By Shamim Ahmed is CTO for Apps for HP Professional Services

 

Think speed and quality are mutually exclusive? That might have been true in the past, and many IT organizations still bemoan the days when they had more time to thoroughly test every bit of code multiple times before a big annual software release. Today, continuous release cycles for mobile devices have all but wiped out those leisurely days of testing and re-testing. But when Discover Performance spoke with Shamim Ahmed, practice director of application lifecycle and testing at HP, he made a surprisingly persuasive argument for why the speed of today’s development cycle can actually improve quality, not jeopardize it.

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  • Alec Wagner is a longtime writer & editor, enterprise IT insider, and (generally) fearless digital nomad.
  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
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  • I'm the community manager for Discover Performance and have been a writer/editor in the technology field for several years.
  • Mike has been with HP for 30 years. Half of that time was in R&D, mainly as an architect. The other 15 years has been spent in product management, product marketing, and now, solution marketing. .
  • Paul Muller leads the global IT management evangelist team within the Software business at HP. In this role, Muller heads the team responsible for fostering HP’s participation in the IT management community, contributing to and communicating best-practice in helping IT perform better.
  • Rafael Brugnini (Rafa) serves as VP of EMEA & APJ for HP Software. Joining in 1996 and has more than 20 years of knowledge and experience linked to HP. He resides in Madrid with his wife and family, and in his spare time he enjoys windsurfing.
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  • Chief of Staff for Software & Information Management IT at HP, driving business and IT initiatives, as well as executive, employee, and customer communications and management of change for the CIO of HP Software.
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