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.
The upshot of this Computerworld article is that the single skill/single purpose ITer is on the way out. IT personnel must have multiple skills and that companies require certain skillsets for certain periods of time.
I didn't even know the U.S Army had 185 data centers! CIO Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence says the Army can cut the 9,000 apps it runs worldwide on 24,000 servers by half without losing operational effectiveness. What were all those surplus apps doing there in the first place would be my first question.
This article casts a wide net in the 2012 IT jobs market and and likes titles such as head of technology infrastructure, Chief Digital or eCommerce officer and Chief Information Security Officer among many others. Here's a couple of unique ones: Global Head of Salesforce.com implementation and Head of MMOG.
Don't know what MMOG is? Neither did I. It's Massively Multiplayer Online Games. Mind you, these are not all IT jobs.
Good perspective, Christian. And you live in Europe. It's not like the U.S. Government doesn't owe a few bucks - $15 trillion and rising fast! Do you think Gartner overracted or is simply providing timeless advice? Maybe it was just another report to sell.
The top #cloud computing retweet this points to a terrific graphic at Mashable that examines cloud usage trends. And it would seem to confirm the results of a Computer Sciences Corp. survey we blogged about earlier this week - that cost savings for the cloud are minimal and that the primary motivation for adopting the cloud is easier access to devices and data.
Gartner advises Euro CIOs to batten down the hatches. Compuware survey reveals IT insecurities about everything from smart phones to cloud while the Federal CIO claims the government has saved a billion the past 12 months.
“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.