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.
In a cool three way Internet interview, HP chief cloud strategist Christian Verstraete and Bristol Morgan President Steve Prentice explain what's important in picking the right cloud and the right cloud vendor. The three way video worked so well, The Dodge Retort. Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge moderates. I also linked to it from my personal blog, The Dodge Retort.
The survey report "Minding your digital business" outlines most enterprise's digital priorities, but says many problems such a organizational dysfunction and dearth of talent lie in the way. The online survey is comprised of opinions from 1,469 C level execs. It's worth checking out.
It's harder to stay on top than it is to get there. Of course, it's hard to get to the top. Arrogance? Look no further than the purveyors of the Facebook IPO dud...they priced it too high and now Facebook has to overcome the perception that it's greedy and went after an unjustifiable share valuation. Of course, a really good quarter will take care of that...maybe.
“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.