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.
Fedex is using the novel approach called gamification to "unlock enterprise knowledge" and promote information sharing. Bryan Barringer, who heads up the project, spoke about it at a conference here in Boston last week.
Haven't heard of the gamification craze? No, it does not mean employees bringing their Xboxes, but close.
The piece piggybacks on the some research done bfore The Surface tablet was introduced by Microsoft this week. It concludes tepid interest in Windows 8 smartphones and tablets. From there, the author extrapolates that The Surface and other Windows 8 tablets need consumer acceptance to show the product has "viability." Only then will CIOs get interested. Good piece.
Domestic outsourcing often means transfer of IT employees to the outsourcer. The jobs might change, but the focus doesn't. Last Fall, State Street Bank announced the shuttering of 850 IT jobs, but 320 positions were slated to be transferred to the outsourcer. Obviously, it's rare that 100% of jobs go to the outsourcer, but often some do. Maybe it happens, but I have never heard of offering IT people here jobs in India when their duties are outsourced. The rest of the jobs at State Street were lost.
Jerry, did you see anything like that at Sungard....that the company outsourced to detriment of growing new leaders. Watch this video we did several months ago w Heather in which she described perhaps too much outsourcing at Canadian Pacific...
Customer service in the airline industry is an oxymoron although satisfaction ratings have started to creep up from the depths in the past couple of years. And that might well be because of the type of apps Phillip Easter and team are developing at American Airlines, which is reorganizing under Chapter 11.
Obviously, there will be both delay from economic crisis as well as adoption. Which way it will tilt is not clear, but in scenarios like this, companies batton down hatches, i.e. they don't invest in much. But leadership companies will. What I'd like to know, Adrian, is which large multi-nationals are full speed ahead and the extent of their cloud investments.
“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.