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.
I will let Martin finish the rest of this question, but I assume it is "What shock tactics could use to make the business....value IT." BTW, what shock tactics do you have in mind, Martin? I will see Martin tomorrow (Tuesday, July 24) at CIO Perspectives conference in Boston.
Hi Daniel, Welcome to the ECF. That is a very interesting finding. Any way you could blog about that and the others that strike you as significant? Or simply publish the research and/or send me a link ot it?
Our audience would certainly be interested in understanding how good security can drive revenue.
Adina, welcome to the ECF. What steps should companies to heighten the awareness about security?
It's ironic that locking down data pushes IT is opposite direction it seems to be going with social media, BIG data, mobility, consumerization of IT and BYOD....at the same time, the democratization of IT makes security that much more vital. Consider that some are predicting the chief marketing officer will eventually have a bigger IT budget than the IT department.
I have worked for a few chief irritation officers (not presently). They have to break something to divert attention away from the fact they do not have the chops to advance the organization. Such a beast does exist!
We tend to get hung on titles. Everything depends on the talents and motivation of the individual. We chronicle the triumphs of great CIOs every day, but the herd mentality steers (get it, herd...steers?) us into accepting the steroetype that CIOs are yesterday's news and on the way out.
We lose sight that there are lousy CEOs, CFOs and CMOs, too. Wow, you could have fun with CFO acronyms.
“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.