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.
Mobility can transform the way you connect with employees and customers. But jumping in now and planning to address pitfalls later can compromise efficiency, security and user experience. To truly gain a sustainable advantage from enterprise mobility, you need a more comprehensive approach built on three principles for mobile success.
One of the first things I check every morning is my Google alert for "CIOs." In this morning's email were two interesting CIO profiles.
Perhaps the most instructive was that of Tony Pusey, the CIO for Trinity Mirror in the UK. He's in the newspaper business, an industry wracked by decades of turmoil. The story describes how he consolidated newspaper systems.
You have to find at what point technologies are acceptable in the current hype cycle (2011) and factor that into myriad other decision factors. For instance, cloud computing is just coming off the "peak of inflated expectations" in the 2011 hype cycle chart. That might be too early for more conservative CIOs and IT departments. But it's an imprecise measure...just one more de facto indicator of where a technology is in terms of maturing.
I also wonder if the hype cycle should be updated monthly or b-monthly. My linked to the 2011 hype cycle is to a story in August which is 6 months ago. Hasn't the cloud matured a bit since then? I am also curious how they determine where a technology goes in the hype cycle. Is there any science to it?
Headline after headline this week was about the consumerization of IT. Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge explains why in the Jan. 24 Week-in-Review. He also explores new privacy laws in Europe.
“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.