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Displaying articles for: November 2013

Data Protection: What do Messy Garages Have to do With Data Backup & Recovery?

Two weeks ago, I was down in Cupertino, CA to visit a college friend. The last time I visited him, a year ago, we had great fun playing ping pong (table tennis) in his garage for four straight hours. As I was driving to his place, my excitement doubled because I was looking forward to another great round of ping pong. But my excitement quickly vanished when I saw garage.jpg

Data Protection: Adopting a Data Protection for Virtualization

Capture.JPGWith the rampant growth of data and the constant utilization of virtualization technologies, how can you create a data protection strategy that provides you the level of protection you need while allowing your environment to remain dynamic and agile to grow with the demands of the organization?



Data Protection: If It Ain’t Broke, FIX IT! – HP Unveils Adaptive Backup & Recovery Initiative

This week HP announced a new strategic initiative to deliver the world’s first adaptive backup & recovery solution. This has the potential to do nothing short of transforming how organizations big and small protect their data and manage their IT infrastructure.  Why is this big news? Because the stakes have never been higher to ensure that businesses not only protect information from data loss but go farther to ensure they are “always on” – tables stakes in the 24/7 world we live and compete in.



Information Governance: Pivot Point #2 - Pervasive vs. Transparent Control

Users will do nearly anything to avoid systems with overwrought, pervasive controls because they know from intuition and experience that these systems will literally prevent them from getting their work done. Conversely, end users should not, must not, be given responsibility for managing their own data.  Today, many organizations ask their employees to manage the records that they create.

Data Protection: Backup is history, as we know it

If you have been in the IT industry for a while like I have, then you know that things have only gotten more complex.  If you look back a decade or so you will recall the world was fairly simple, infrastructure was homogeneous, application data stayed inside the four walls of the data center, and technologies to improve resource utilization, scale, performance were in their infancy….




Analytics for Human Information: New Top Ten Myths of Big Data - Myth #6

As I mentioned in Myth #5, many organizations feel particularly challenged by the design and deployment of their Big Data environment.  Indeed, the technical challenges are not trivial. To succeed in this initial step you have to bring together a team of people with a wide range of skills and experience.  If you are one of the few who have built a working analytics environment, congratulations. But now you are probably looking for more people with even rarer skills and experience.

Data Protection: Classifying and Protecting Big Data

truthinit-225x300.jpgThese days, “virtualization” has become synonymous with “Big Data.” Regardless of how you classify the kind of data that comprises Big Data, it is all boils down to distilling information from all the 1s and 0s in order to make some type of informed decision – ideally that decision results in revenue or cost savings. I discussed this and more with W. Curtis Preston of TruthInIT at VMWorld 2013. 


Information Governance: Three Pivot Points to Consider

In this three-part series on new best practices for Information Governance, I’d like to address the shortcomings inherent in how many of us have been managing digital content and for each provide a conceptual pivot around which we might find a better way of doing things.

Analytics for Human Information: Watson? So What?

As you might know, at HP Autonomy, we have some of the world’s leading edge technology to help you engage with information, specifically Human Information—the kind of stuff human beings create and can interpret, but that machines struggle with.

Information Governance: HP Autonomy Named an Information Archiving Market Leader

The steady stream of big news for HP Autonomy’s Information Governance portfolio of offerings has reached a new high mark. Gartner Research published the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving this week, and HP Autonomy was placed in the Leader’s Quadrant, further solidifying our position as a market-leading archiving vendor.

Information Governance: Wrapping up ACC

The HP Autonomy eDiscovery Team wrapped up the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting last week, with great success. This year’s ACC Los Angeles event was packed with informative and thought-provoking information sessions and plenary panels led by leaders across the legal profession.

Analytics for Human Information: Enterprise Search Summit

This week, I’ll be joining global search, information management, and IT leaders at the Enterprise Search Summit in ESSFallLogo.pngWashington. This conference, held November 6-8, will address the changing information landscape that’s increasing your enterprise search requirements.

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  • With over 15 years’ experience in product marketing and sales with enterprise software companies, Becky brings considerable expertise to HP’s Information Archiving product marketing team. In her role, she is responsible for cultivating go-to-market strategy, messaging, and content. Becky enjoys working with clients, partners, and prospects to gain a better understanding of the information archiving needs, priorities, and issues affecting enterprises
  • Beth Demirjian leads HP Autonomy's digital strategy including search, social, mobile and email and has 15 years experience in enterprise software. She resides in San Diego, CA.
  • Chris Surdak is a Subject Matter Expert on Information Governance, analytics and eDiscovery for HP Autonomy. He has over 20 years of consulting and technology experience, and holds a Juris Doctor from Taft University, an MS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a CISSP Master's Certificate from Villanova and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. Chris is author of the Big Data strategy book, "Data Crush," which was recently nominated as International Book of the Year for 2014, by GetAbstract. Chris is also contributing editor and columnist for European Business Review magazine.
  • Claire Dominy is a Digital Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy and is currently based in Houston, TX.
  • David Brown is a Product Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy, where he leads product marketing for several of HP’s Information Governance solutions.
  • David Humphrey, CTO of Video Surveillance for HP Autonomy oversees operations for Video, pioneering intelligent video-analytic technologies for international installations. Mr Humphrey has over twenty years experience in advanced video-analytics, with seventeeen years on security applications, as a leading provider of security and surveillance solutions to defense agencies, governments and major corporations around the globe.
  • Dominic Brown is VP of Information Governance HP Big Data. At HP, Mr. Brown employs his 15 years of legal and IT experience, along with HP Big Data’s unique technology, to help organizations address challenges with eDiscovery, compliance, and records management.
  • Fernando Lucini has been with Autonomy since 2000 and serves as Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, based at Autonomy’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK, Mr Lucini is responsible for defining the overall technology vision and strategy for HP Autonomy including the long term product roadmap and evangelising to customers and to the rest of HP, overseeing and sponsoring some of the world’s largest and most complex information systems across a range of industries.
  • Gagan Bhatia serves as WW product marketing manager for Enterprise Data Protection software within HP Autonomy business unit. He has over 15 years of experience in developing and marketing enterprise software including archiving, data protection, and information management solutions. He is based in San Francisco Bay Area.
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  • Jeff Veis is Vice President of Solution Marketing for HP Autonomy responsible globally for product, partner and field marketing initiatives. Jeff has been in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years and has experience in marketing, strategy, sales, and partnerships. During his time at HP Autonomy, Jeff has founded the Liberty Alliance Project, a first-in-class standards organization with a global membership that provides a holistic approach to identity.
  • Joe Garber is Vice President of Information Governance at HP Autonomy. In this role, he leads product messaging and go-to-market efforts for the organization’s eDiscovery, information archiving, and ECM market offerings. Garber has more than 10 years of experience in information governance and eDiscovery.
  • Joe has over 13 years of experience in technology marketing and is currently focused on the analytics solution portfolio. Prior to this role, he was responsible for product marketing of the enterprise application data management solution.
  • Delivering subject matter expertise in the area of financial services compliance and product marketing for HP’s eDiscovery and Supervision/Surveillance products. John has been a legal and compliance professional in the financial services industry for over 12 years. Prior to joining HP Autonomy, John was a compliance officer, auditor, and consultant for major banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, hedge funds, and asset management firms.
  • Luis Romero is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy, where he leads product marketing for HP’s Information Archiving solutions. Luis has over 12 years of experience in enterprise software and information archiving.
  • For years I've been doing video and music production back and forth between Boston MA and New Orleans LA. Starting in 2010, I've began working with Vertica (now HP Vertica) in the marketing team, doing customer testimonials, product release videos, and website management. I'm fascinated by Big Data and the amazing things my badass team at HP Vertica has done and continues to do in the industry every day.
  • Michelle is the Global Product Marketing Manager for HP Records Manager and HP ControlPoint within the Information Governance portfolio. Responsible for solution messaging, positioning and GTM strategy, Michelle works closely with the product, sales, marketing and channel organisations within HP to develop these. Michelle has 13+ years experience in the Information Management space having worked closely with customers, industry and business partners over this time.
  • Po Hong, PhD, is a senior solutions architect in HP Big Data Platform Corporate Presales specializing in HP Vertica performance tuning and workload management.
  • Randy manages worldwide public relations, analyst relations, social media, and employee communications for HP Autonomy.
  • Responsible for Cloud Server Data Protection products, including LiveVault and Data Protector. Based in Boston, MA. Twitter: @sraldous
  • Stephen Spellicy is known as a virtualization and data protection subject matter expert with 17+ years of experience in the technology industry. As the Director of Product Management for Data Protection within HP Software's Division, he manages a portfolio of software products that over 60k customers leverage worldwide. His expertise within the backup/recovery, storage, virtualization, and cloud technology areas have also gained him recognition with HP internally and externally, with many contributed articles published technology focused magazines & periodicals.
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