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Earlier this year, Intel started conducting a series of Cloud Aware “Code-a-Thon’s”. This was created in response to a skills gap around applications that were being written in a traditional way and ones that needed to be developed to take advantage of the cloud. This event is an inventive way to bring application developers together, introduce them to concepts of programming applications for the cloud and think in new ways. The intent is to have developers experiment with the cloud and be immersed for an entire day.
In this podcast we talk to Cathy Spence, an Enterprise Architect in Intel IT. Spence tells us how the Code-a-Thon came about and what it takes to create an app for cloud. We’ll also hear from participants in a recently held Code-a-Thon at Intel’s Santa Clara headquarters.
We’re at the outset of a new development in the enterprise, driven in part by the widespread use of mobile devices. Context-aware computing has the promise to enhance employee productivity and offer value to the company. It takes into account the person, place, and thing of a given situation, and offers information and services based on that situation. In this podcast we hear from Jon McDermott, Research and Pathfinding Lead with Intel IT. He talks about the development and deployment of Intel’s context-aware computing service for the enterprise.
Intel’s approach to security has evolved. The current strategy looks to apply reasonable protections that allow information to flow through the organization. This reduces risk, but maintains a quality user experience. A big component of that strategy is the utilization of Business Intelligence. In this podcast we talk with two key people in Intel security: Stacy Purcell, of Intel IT’s Enterprise Architecture Team, and Malcolm Harkins, VP and Chief Security and Privacy Officer at Intel. They discuss the evolution of the company’s security business intelligence strategy, and the increased capability BI offers.
Big changes are coming to the Intel workplace this year. In our last podcast we talked about the company’s Ultrabook rollout that’s taking place in 2013, expected to bring thousands of new devices to work. Intel IT has another new offering for employees in 2013 that, combined with new compute devices, promises to change the way people work – Microsoft Windows 8. Tiffany Pany is IT Windows 8 Program Manager at Intel. In this podcast, she talks about the evaluation of Windows 8, and the preparation leading up to the deployment this year. Pany also outlines plans for ramping up the distribution of Windows 8 throughout the enterprise.
Edward Goldman is Chief Technology Officer at Intel. He has another job title as well–General Manager of Strategy, Architecture, & Innovation, or the SAI group. It exists to blaze the trail for IT. SAI is charged with envisioning the future, then integrating that technology into IT’s products and services. In this podcast, Goldman discusses the vision and mission of the group, outlines the process for innovation, and gives us a peek at what’s at the top of the to-do list for SAI.
The role of a corporate web site has evolved. It’s no longer just a static source of information. It’s the place where a company creates and maintains a relationship with the world of customers, business partners, and investors. In 2011 Intel underwent a complete re-imagining of intel.com. Not just a simple redesign of the web site, but a fundamental shift in the way the company markets, sells, and supports products and services through digital channels. In this podcast Arun Sagiraju, Enterprise Solution Architect at Intel, talks about the challenges Intel IT faced in restructuring intel.com, the approach the company took, and the results of the new intel.com.
More and more, Intel is offering consumer-facing web services. That creates new challenges – consumers expect web services to always be available, and demand for services spike or drop without warning. To meet these challenges, Intel is exploring a hybrid cloud – a mix of public and private clouds. Listen to Das Kamhout, Intel IT Cloud Lead Engineer, talk about the process of deciding on a hybrid approach, the challenges it presented, and the way the hybrid cloud points Intel toward the future.
The variety of ways we connect and compute is very different from even a few years ago. And it’s changing all the time. More devices are making their way into the enterprise, allowing employees to be more mobile and more productive. But not all devices are created equal, and it’s important for the IT department to ensure security and manageability – even as it helps promote mobility and productivity. In this podcast we take a look at Ultrabooks with David Buchholz, Director of Consumerization and a Principal Engineer in Intel’s IT Labs. We’ll discuss the use of Ultrabooks in the enterprise, how Intel evaluates these devices, and what to expect as more employees use Ultrabooks in the future.
Big Data is fast becoming a big deal in enterprises worldwide. In this podcast, Intel’s CIO Kim Stevenson discusses Big Data’s impact on Intel’s IT department, how Intel IT is looking to leverage predictive analytics to deal with the volume of available data, and how this is already creating new opportunities for the organization.
It’s been amazing to watch technology converge to make the cloud possible. Connection speeds, processing power, and the explosion of connected devices all contribute to this transformation in the compute experience. It might seem that offloading processing and data storage to the cloud would make the device being used less relevant. That’s not necessarily the case. In this podcast we hear from Doug DeVetter, a Technology Evangelist with Intel IT. He explains how Intel IT needs to be on top of technology trends, employee needs, and security and management challenges to create an awesome user experience on the cloud.
The Gartner Group just released its eighth annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying global supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. It’s an elite group of companies, and coming at number 7 this year is Intel!
It wasn’t always that way – as recently as 2008 Intel wasn’t in the top 25. But we have made a concerted effort in the last few years to transform our supply chain to meet changing market demands. In this podcast hear from Dan McKeon, VP and General Manager and K.C. Quah, strategic planner of the IT Supply Network Capability Group as they detail the changes the company went through, and the role IT played in implementing the transformation.
The look of the modern workplace is changing all the time. The way people worked five years ago is significantly different from the way they work now, which in turn will be substantially different five years from now. That change is ongoing, but every now and then there’s a big leap. Intel’s workforce is as technologically advanced as any, and this year there’s going to be a big change in the technology. At the end of 2012, one percent of Intel employees used an Ultrabook at work. By the end of 2013 it’s expected to be ten times that. In this podcast, we hear from John Mahvi, PC Product Manager for Intel IT. He tells us about the advantages to IT and to employees as Intel offers Ultrabook devices widely to its employees for the first time.
We've talked in previous podcasts about our plans to deploy Ultrabooks with Microsoft Windows 8 to our employees. Well, we have now decided to accelerate that deployment. So we decided to look into this acceleration, and the PC refresh cycle in general, with John Mahvi, PC Fleet Manager for Intel IT. Mahvi tells us about the Intel IT’s approach to PC refresh, the need to listen to employees when planning to deploy devices across the enterprise, and the decision to accelerate the deployment of Ultrabooks at Intel.
Intel is a large, multi-national corporation that is working with huge data sets, a large global workforce, and an insatiable need for timely information. Creating effective business intelligence solutions is a major challenge for the IT organization. In this podcast we hear from Intel’s David Schaefer about the development of Intel’s self-service BI program, and how that program has improved the decision-making capabilities of Intel IT’s business users.
It’s the essence of this podcast series – the change of IT’s place in the organization, and the role IT plays in relation to all the business units in the company. In this episode we wanted to turn to someone with a long-term view of the evolution of the IT organization. No one is better suited to do that than Kumud Srinivasan. She was recently named the next president of Intel India, one of Intel’s largest non-manufacturing sites outside the U.S. Srinivasan currently leads IT’s 1,000-person Silicon, Software and Services organization. In all, she’s been with Intel for a quarter of a century. In this podcast, Srinivasan talks about how Information Technology became such an essential part of the enterprise, and how IT’s role continues to change.
Information Technology is no longer just a technology provider. It has become a key partner in every aspect of the business. To reflect that change, Intel IT is in the midst of a transformation from an organization-based model to a service-based model. Ravi Nannapaneni is at the forefront of that change at Intel as Director of IT Service Transformation for the company. In this podcast, Nannapaneni discusses the methodology for enacting this transformation, and shares some of the successes and pain points the company has had along the way.
IT@Intel is at the forefront of IT evolution in a number of ways. One big change in the past few years with Intel IT is the company’s bring-your-own-device program. Since implementing the program several years ago, tens of thousands of employee-owned smart phones, tablets, and computers are in use in the workplace. One of the challenges of this new BYO environment is the change it necessitates in the electronic discovery process for the organization – the process of gathering data for litigation. In this podcast we hear from Steve Watson, Technical Solutions Engineer at Intel IT. He talks about the primary challenges of eDiscovery in a world of employee-owned devices, and how the IT organization can stay ahead of the game in addressing these challenges.
There was a time when Intel Corporation didn’t run on an Intel platform. Until the early 90s, Intel ran on a proprietary RISC-based platform for its silicon design and manufacturing environments. At the time, it was the only choice that could meet Intel’s need for performance and stability. But Intel processors kept advancing, and by the early 1990s, it made sense for Intel to start migrating over to an Intel-based platform for its mission-critical environments. In this podcast, Gerry Seaman, Senior Integration Engineer for Intel IT discusses the business case for migrating, the challenges faced transitioning to a new platform for silicon design, manufacturing, and global enterprise resource planning at Intel, and the great benefits derived from the transition.
We are awash in data today. This presents a challenge for the IT organization. However if real meaning can be extracted from all that data – structured and unstructured, human-generated and machine-generated – it could be a great opportunity. Big Data is when you have more data with more complexity than traditional platforms or software solutions can process. In this podcast, we hear from Moty Fania who leads the strategy around Big Data for Business Intelligence within Intel IT. Listen as he talks about developing the necessary skills and finding the right platform to deal with Big Data.
Blue screens have been around for about as long as there have been PCs. They’re a major challenge for an organization, and they can significantly reduce productivity. In spite of that, not enough has been done in the past to find a systematic way to address the problem. In this podcast, Refael Mizrahi and Shachaf Levi of Intel IT talk about how they tackled the problem of blue screens head-on. In the process, they learned more than they anticipated.
The IT organization faces tremendous challenges in developing and maintaining the data center for today's enterprise. Demand for processing and storage is ramping, while the need to cut costs is actually causing the size of the data center to shrink. In this podcast, we hear from Sheesha Krishnapura, Senior Principal Engineer for Intel IT. He'll discuss the company's strategic plan for the data center, and the complexity of providing service to such a wide array of needs in multiple geographies.
More and more, IT needs to be at the edge of technology and design to enable the modern workforce. Where mobility in the enterprise used to mean a laptop, it’s now much more. Employees are bringing their own mobile devices, and with them their expectations about how they want to work. Intel IT is creating systems to accommodate the rapidly changing environment, no matter where it goes. In this podcast, Dave Buchholz, Principal Engineer for Intel IT, outlines some of the challenges and opportunities of creating the mobile enterprise.
It’s a time of monumental transformation in the IT industry. Nowhere is that more true than at Intel. We’ve documented the changes in Intel IT over the last year in this podcast series, and we’ve looked at the continued rapid pace of change expected ahead. Intel IT just released its 2012-2013 Annual Performance report and in this podcast Kim Stevenson looks back over the accomplishments of 2012 and discuss the dynamic year ahead.
Intel has implemented a new granular trust model to improve security throughout the enterprise. It’s designed to support key initiatives like IT consumerization and cloud computing. At the same time Intel wants to keep the user experience as seamless as possible. In this podcast we hear from Toby Kohlenberg, Intel IT Senior Information Security Technologist. He gives us an outline of the first version of the new security model, talks about the advantages of dynamic trust calculation, and discusses the challenges of implementing a complex security infrastructure while ensuring a great user experience.
The evolution of threats to the security of the enterprise has driven innovation in how that enterprise defends itself. New tools need to be developed to meet today’s threat landscape. McAfee has introduced such a tool, Deep Defender. It’s designed to detect kernel-based attacks that other traditional software security solutions would miss. In this podcast we talk with Security Specialist Greg Bassett and Project Manager Stephanie Mahvi with Intel IT. They tell us about the pilot study the company conducted to evaluate McAfee Deep Defender for the enterprise.
Consumerization is a big trend in the enterprise. Intel is at the forefront of this trend, with an extensive BYO program. Tens of thousands of employee-owned smart phones and tablets are now in use by Intel workers. It allows employees to have more choice, and to find a platform that best suites their work style. PCs are also part of the BYO program, but they’re significantly more expensive. Would a stipend to support the cost of a PC be a good idea for Intel? In this podcast, we find out from Corrina Faley, Bring Your Own Program Manager at the company. She discusses the methodology Intel employed to assess the viability of a stipend program.
In a previous podcast "Migrating Mission Critical Systems to IA we discussed why an enterprise should be migrating. In that discussion, we outlined the process Intel has undergone to move from a RISC-based platform in the 90s to a complete Intel architecture-based platform today. In this podcast we’re going to zoom into the how, and talk about that transformation in a critical area of business at Intel: design. Elwood Coslett manages the Data Center Engineering group at Intel. He oversaw the migration in the design department. He talks about the specific needs of design engineers, and about devising the migration process.
With the continued rise in devices in use in more places in the enterprise, the IT organization needs to become a more agile service provider. As Intel IT has undertaken a multi-year transition to cloud computing to increase this agility, focusing primarily on the private cloud, the client will play a key role in creating the cloud computing strategy. In this podcast you will hear from Jim Kenneally, Intel Innovation Labs, Chuck Brown Intel Architecture Integration and Intel IT’s Tom Mant as they discuss how Intel IT is balancing what needs to be secure and delivered centrally and what needs to be delivered locally for the best user compute experience.
The enterprise workplace has evolved tremendously in a short period of time. Intel IT has led the way in adopting and implementing new technologies and new strategies to create an environment conducive to collaboration. In this podcast we hear from Stephanie Wilson, Intel IT Video Conferencing Program Manager and Janet Gluck IT@Intel Employee Solutions Program Manager. They review the tools the Intel IT uses to get people together and focus on the work at hand.
More and more, users want their own personal small form-factor device, such as a smart phone or tablet, as their work device. As Intel has developed our consumerization program, the number of mobile devices used by employees has grown tremendously in just a few years, and the majority are now “BYO” consumer devices. The stage has been set, and the time has come for an Intel Architecture-based mobile device. In this podcast, we hear from two members of Intel’s IT’s Small Form Factor Team: Project Analyst Aideen Moohan and engineer Derek Harkin. They discuss Intel IT’s role in the development of IA-based smartphones, how their experience with consumerization in the organization was critical, and how these new devices are optimized for the enterprise.
There’s a trend in the enterprise that challenges IT: how can we secure productivity gains by allowing employees to use smart phones for work, without compromising security or creating a huge management problem? Now think of the challenges of allowing employees smart phones in an environment like the fabrication plants where Intel chips are manufactured. That’s what Jay Alexander and Eran Birk of Intel IT faced. In this podcast, you’ll learn about the proof-of-concept they devised to examine how to allow fab employees to have smart phones, while maintaining security in these highly sensitive areas.
The social media revolution over the past several years has been truly transformative. It's changed the way we interact with one another, and it's become and essential part to an effective business strategy. In this podcast Intel IT discusses the growing pains of developing a social media strategy for an enterprise like Intel, and how to remain agile while helping the company develop a presence in the online world.
Intel is a large operation, with ninety thousand employees and an equal number of servers. Like a lot of organizations, Intel has been virtualizing servers over time to increase utilization and efficiency, and to reduce cost. But a certain percentage of the servers in Intel’s Office and Enterprise environment are considered high-security, and virtualizing them presents some specific challenges. In this podcast, Toby Kohlenberg. Senior Information Security Technologist for Intel IT, discusses the company’s method of creating a virtual environment, while employing a number of controls to maintain the appropriate level of security.