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.
Hi, John: Great question. I consulted with our Services experts and they tell me that quantifying the number of enterprises who have embraced SIAM is on the hard side. Almost all enterprises are already engaging in some form of multi-sourcing, whether this is wide area networking or outsourcing parts of the IT organization, real estate facilities management or printing of payroll.
Organizations are selectively sourcing services that meet their requirements already. As IT becomes more service-centric we will see this increase significantly as it becomes easier to separate one service from another.
This is of course the start of the path, and without a strategy, the right governance model or process & technology integration, it is a path towards the blame game where service levels will be missed, expectations won’t be met or managed and customer satisfaction will decrease quickly.
Like many people, I thought 4G wireless would be a blessing, allowing us to watch videos on pixel hungry displays at will. And on speed, 4G does not disappoint. But a big barrier is turning out to be cost. As a result, CIOs need to be aware that some whopping overages bills could end up landing their desks. Better to manage them.
“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.