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Real World Advice on How to Write a Cloud Native Application

Blog-post by Terence Ngai,
HP Blogger
, 20 minutes ago

There has been a lot of discussions out there about moving applications to the cloud for the benefits of scale and agility.  However, not too many people truly understand how to reap the full benefits of cloud. I like to touch on a few basic concepts here on how to write a cloud-native application that is smart enough to take advantage of a true cloud infrastructure environment.

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Implementing DevOps (non-hierarchical structure) within hierarchical organization

Blog-post by Natty Gur, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:01

Changing an organization is not an easy task, but changing part of organization within an organization that is not open to changes is a real challenge.  I already wrote about out IT structure approach, which is our journey to change The Friedkin Group IT by breaking hierarchies and the classical IT structure.

Tags: agile devops

CIO Leadership, Cloud

Are legacy CIOs at a disadvantage in the cloud age?

Blog-post by Joel Shore, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:51

I’ve seen this very topic start some bruising arguments. It may be purely generational. Yet, the topic is raised with good intentions, and not meant in any way to be incendiary.

Business Issues, Applications

The algorithmic CIO

CIOs knowing the value of algorithms and how they work is a good thing.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:30

Over the years, CIOs have trended toward MBA backgrounds instead of drawing on technical expertise. 

We've long preached that CIOs should focus on the business instead of feathering their technical nests. Technical knowledge is great, but not if it is out of context with the business. IT was isolated from business for decades.  

The techie role can be farmed out to underlings while the CIO spends most of his or her time with customers, partners and similarly elevated colleagues. I remain convinced that is the right path for most CIOs.

Technology, IT Infrastructure, SDx

3 Steps to a Software Defined X

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:15

It would appear that software defined x is one of the popular terms in 2014 and 2015.  There are a lot of benefits that can be ascertained via a software defined architecture.  Some of the software defined x terms you may have heard:

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Innovation is a contact sport

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. -Frederick Douglass

Blog-post by Joel Dobbs, , Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:44

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the head of innovation for a well-known investment bank (yes, you read that right, an investment bank!).  I asked him how his organization measured their effectiveness as innovators.  One of his answers in particular resonated with me.  He said that if you are not encountering opposition, you are not innovating.  My own experience certainly bears this out.

Business Issues, Big Data

Deriving an Analytics Maturity Model

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:57

When I have talked to CIOs and CFOs about their hot button information management issues, the CIOs focus much of the discussion on the need to pull gold out of the masses of data or to “competing on analytics” while the CFOs focus on the need for better data for better decisions, for making better sense out of data, and for trustworthy and timely data. While the two viewpoints can clearly be reconciled as the views from the data manager and dare I say data steward (CIOs told me they did not want to be the data steward) and from the data consumer.

CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

Top use cases for infrastructure transformation

In a world where a company must disrupt its industry or be disrupted, IT leaders are embracing change and producing results.

CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

2015 Infrastructure Research Insights eBook

Drawing on HP expertise across hardware, software, and services, our leading innovators provide their insights on the IT infrastructure shift around mobile, hybrid cloud, social, and big data. This eBook will give you the clear, compelling information you need to inform your own IT infrastructure strategy going forward.