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 vast majority of 81 IT executives in this IDG Research Quick Poll say engaging customers is crtically important. However, few have heard of Systems of Engagement to capture the hearts and minds of customers.
Great job of ticking of the challenges for a CIO, Don. I would argue they have always been more or less true. Now, CIOs have the additional pressures of embracing the cloud, managing BYOD and making sure as many clues to the future are wrung from massive amounts of data. And I would say IT's stock is probably as low as it's been in some time, no? I imagine in some high-stepping companies, it's never been higher, too.
“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.