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.
There's so many ways to interpret titles....pretty meaningless debate all things being said. Like Joel says, it's semantics. The individual in the role is the one who makes a difference - or not. JCP obviously did not care enough to talk about it. Obviously tech oversight was going to left to one C whatever O.
The challenge is transforming the JCP brand while undergoing deep cost cuts. I was thinking this morning that equipping floor salespeople with iPads would be darned expensive. Money well spent? Would that transform JCP into greater profitability?
I think PC Week when I was there broke the story about HP OPenView, but we're talking 15 years plus ago. Wish that white paper had a date on it. Catchy title, tho.....yes, the IT as a service idea has been around for a long time.....going back to the timesharing days. Can you say ADP?
“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.