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.
Compute power traded as a commodity is an interesting idea. How would that work exactly? What would be the traded medium? That might to too Wild West for folks with sensitive data. A lot of things around the cloud that protect data, assign liability and guarantee uptime are extremely vaulable. I don't see them as tradable items, necessarily. Maybe this would work after years of the cloud showing itself to be reliable and safe. Intriguing, tho...
Interesting observation...the C suite does seem a bit crowded. Much depends on the individual in any C level role although the job title suggests the orientation. I would tend to agree when it comes to many of these big retailers whose credit card data has been hacked. Thing is I bet at least one or two has a CDO. If data is compromised, whatever the CDO does doesn't matter.
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.