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.
Weaknesses in security, strategic planning, its IT investments, service management and perhaps most critically, leadership, has prompted the General Account Office to urge to Library of Congress to appoint permanent CIO pronto.
Does big data have a rogue side just like the cloud? That's what we aim to find out with our #CIOchat question this week: "Do organizations need formal policies with respect to handling Big Data?"
The question which comes from ECF editorial director Bill Laberis implies it does. Of course, it's nowhere as big a problem as posed by rogue clouds. And will "formal policies" snuff out innovation? I admit the term makes me shudder and is reminiscent of the days when IT puts the clamps on everything digital.
One thing to bear in mind is that all companies and even huge divisions within them are different and have different needs. Each one faces a different set of challenges every day. So while this is good general advice, it could be less applicable given the realities these organizations are facing.
The number of small/medium businesses in the world is growing. This is, of course, recognized by governments – many Prime Ministers and Presidents are looking to SMB’s to lead their countries out of recession.
I see this trend inside HP marketing. We are increasingly using SMB’s for campaign material generation, newsletter generation, and so on.