Another speaker at the Seminar was John Horman, Chief Field Technologist at HP, who introduced HP Haven, the industry’s first comprehensive, scalable, open, and secure platform for big data. “It addresses 100 percent of data,” said Mr Horman, “transforms that data into knowledge, and delivers that knowledge at the right time and place to all those in the organization who need it.
“Big data analytics tools and processes created specifically to turn big data and analytics into business insight—allow business leaders to develop a conversational relationship with data. It’s an approach where answers suggest better questions and refinement leads to insight.” concluded Mr Horman.
Natasa Kelsin, PPS Printing Sales Specialist at HP, presented cases studies where a saving of 30% in printing costs was achieved after a detailed print discovery and shift to a Managed Print Services environment. “Managed Print Services provides managed services, software and supplies for imaging and printing-related devices—with flexible procurement, transition and management options for office, production and commercial print environments,” said Ms Kelsin. The conference was very well attended and included representatives from banks, Insurance firms, engineering companies, Government CIO’s, accountancy firms and gaming companies.
At the end of the seminar, Gordon Dimech, Chief Operations Officer at Forestals, spoke about “Assess IT”, the recently launched service which provides an overview of a company’s existing IT systems, technology and support infrastructure.“The primary goal and benefit of AssessIT is to reduce both cost and complexity through an open and objective assessment of a business’ IT environment as well as supporting services,” concluded Mr Dimech.