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.
Regulars to this community know I have urged CIOs to use Twitter. In this video, SAP Oliver Bussmann explains to Forbes reporter Kym McNicholas why he Tweets. Twitter helps CIOs stay on top of technology trends from who they follow and in turn emerge as an opinion leader and first mover by Tweeting. SAP Oliver Bussmann urges CIOs to use Twitter with a few simple rules: be "honest and fair." And refrain from Tweeting personal stuff and throwing darts at your competition.
Skip the number 1 #cloudcomputing tweet this week. The tweet points to a page that offers little information and tries to get you to sign up for something. While there's nothing wrong with that, numbers 2 and 3 are much richer. Number two points to an experiential blog post arguing the cloud makes you greener. It's worth a read. And tweet 3 will take to a Techrepublic post talking about feature creep and shadow IT. What's your favorite #cloudcomputing tweet this week?
“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.