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.
Last week, we tackled shadow IT in the #CIOchat and everyone agreed it's not going away anytime soon. This was the topic for our #CIOchat hour, which is every Thursday 2-3 p.m. ET.
If participation is any indication, shadow IT is of big interest to CIOs and IT personnel. We broke all records for participation and Tweets, 61 and 404 respectively! That's a lot of Tweets to wade through to find patterns and trends. So I took a different tack with this week's #CIOchat .
Hackers can be interested in money and espionage and sabotage. One needs money to spy and blow things up. However, I've never read that state-sponsored hacktivism in China has been about stealing money -- just copyrights, IP, intelligence and sensitive data.
I think what the merchant thinks is good is no more credit card fees, hence what CVS and Rite Aid are after with CurrentC and why they backed away from Apple Pay. No credit card fees can be good for consumers in the form of lower prices.
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.