Mike has spent 30 years at HP in development, product management and latterly, product marketing.
Mike's team is responsible for marketing cross-IT solutions for HP Software including cloud, application transformation, and converged infrastructure.
Mike, good point. That the data is so old makes me wonder, too. Did it take nine years to figure analyze the data and come to their conclusions?
The biggest takeaway is the point about cost spending on cutting projects v. grow the business projects. Let's face it: the latter is much more fun. And sometimes, projects can achieve both. Fixed plant industries definitely have to focus on becoming more efficeint to squeeze the most out of what are very capital intensive assets - railroads, refineries, chemical plants and many types of manufacturers.
Still, the suggestion that focusing on growing the business will align IT and business more closely than simple cost cutting.
Welcome to the ECF, Gygory. I think you are right. There were organizational changes to which the titles were incidental. But when we see CIO itile dropped, it catches our attention. I wonder how similar or different the CIO role is in Hungary compared to the U.S. Enlighten us, please.
“I want to do private cloud because I want to be more agile and because I want to be much more efficient at IT operations”.
Um. Private cloud will most certainly help you with the first objective – it will stand up development, test and production environments (i.e. server/storage/network and middleware and dev, test and production applications) much more quickly. And it will “cut IT out the loop” allowing users to have their requests actioned without humans holding up the process.
We in HP Software have created a new HP Software Cloud presentation. I"ve posted two versions. The first has a voiceover (only about 10 minutes). The second is a PDF created from showing the slides and the notes I created for each slide.
I was explaining to my teenage kids the other day what I did. I talked about how our
software products ensured that IT infrastructure was reliable. Blank look.
"What is IT infrastructure?", they asked. I said, "it's like the
power or water or sewage".
Below is a
(cut down) transcript of an interview with Erik Frieberg, VP of marketing for
HP's software products for IT Operations. The interview was conducted by Anne
Taylor, managing editor for IDG Enterprise. The full interview can be found here.