more than the last 10 years, I have gotten to know so many of you through
attending HP events and the evolution that has taken place from Software Forum
to HP Discover.
It has been great to
evolve through my career as I have gone from working within IT and networking
within telecommunications to now leading a technical presales team with
xMatters, an HP ISV partner.
I have gone from practitioner and chapter leader with OVFI to board member and
President of Vivit Worldwide.
And I am
more excited than ever for this year's HP Discover event!
interests me this year are the sessions on Cloud and hosted delivery of
products and services. So many thrilling innovations are coming about due to
the predominate development of cloud technologies and offerings.
From IT to the business to client
interaction, hosted solutions are offering a rich availability of features,
availability, time to market, latest technology and so on.
This demands that the cloud direction no
longer be a buzzword but now a critical business technology and direction that
can longer be ignored.
My eye is
heavily on the direction that HP will be going this year with their offerings
Any software organization
knows best the positioning, features and capabilities of its own product.
They are the experts in their own technology
and are best positioned to create a Software or Platform As A Service offering
that is a repeatable and cost effective offering.
It is easy to see how entire software service
organizations are disrupting the landscape as we talk; and in order for a
software company to transform into a software service, it requires agility, flexibility,
and most of all innovation!
for my own personal interest in this matter is the same reason I am
involved in user groups and working with other
The ability to learn from
the experience of others is key to one's own success.
Representing xMatters at the conference and
learning about how our own hosted cloud infrastructures can offer quick time to
deployment and an environment that is always up to date is important to me.
We have embarked on an initiative internally
in which we create a seamless client experience in getting clients live quickly
In today's complex
environment, with security concerns, audits, integrations, data loading and
process engineering, it is a challenge to deploy efficiently in either a
traditional premise based implementation or a hosted infrastructure.
Our goal is to have all parts of the
xMatters organization, Sales, Consulting, Assistance, Operations, etc. working
together in order to partner together with the client for this seamless and
efficient deployment model.
current environment changes, it is easy to foresee many of the traditional
software offerings in the marketplace dying.
With such a competitive landscape, it is critical for organizations to
focus innovation on the cloud solutions.