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Transforming the City of Las Vegas at HP Discover

Nadhan on ‎06-09-2014 09:27 AM

The CIO of Las Vegas several decades ago (if they had CIOs then!), would have had all the flexibility to evolve the barren Nevada landscape into anything he or she wanted at that time. A classic equivalent of a green field environment within enterprises of today. But enterprises are faced with the reality of a sprawling landscape of applications and supporting infrastructure – just like the labyrinth of casinos and architectural marvels in Las Vegas with no breathing space. Enterprises – like Vegas – need to have a transformation strategy that takes them from the landscape of applications to the cloudscape of services driven by the New Style Of IT. What better place to discuss this than HP Discover 2014!


LVatnight.jpgSo, what are the factors that must be considered to take Las Vegas through a transformation process?


User Experience. The customer experience must be one that brings together the various amenities; including food, shopping, entertainment, and of course, making your best bets. Enterprises must monitor the customer experience they provide today and continue to differentiate themselves with value-added services. Las Vegas must cater to some of us who plan on dressing up with wearables!


Big Data vs Little Data. Barcelona made Big Data matter at the last HP Discover. Perhaps Las Vegas should follow up by making Little Data matter! There are thousands of breathtaking stunts, magic shows, and comedy acts take center stage at every Vegas casino in parallel. All this Big Data must be processed into meaningful Little Data for the consumer with the right information governance.


Infrastructure. Las Vegas must ensure that the infrastructure can enable the increased volume of tourists and transactions resulting from the plethora of mobile devices. Having a successful formula for transforming to the Cloud would be a good start. Las Vegas must factor in the concept of Being Your Own Device as part of its transformation strategy. Do I really need to go to Las Vegas to be my own device in Las Vegas?


Security. Security takes several dimensions in Vegas. A city where transactions happen every second can be a prime target for planned, well-orchestrated security violations. “How to steal $60 million in 60 seconds” takes on a new meaning in this city. Enterprises need to have a comprehensive security strategy in place as well. You don’t gamble with security even when you are in Vegas.


Therefore the City of Las Vegas can and should go through a transformation, even though it is much more difficult to do it now than it would have been when The Strip was just a strip of land.


Of course, transforming applications is also a critical step, as will be covered in HP Discover Session DT3564. But most important, the City of Las Vegas must factor in the manner in which the New Style of IT is requiring a New Style of Leadership. HP Discover session DT3501 – discusses the leadership traits that will define competitive enterprises of the future that takes this into account.


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