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.
I probably can't find it, there was an ECF post about precisely that....a mega mess left behind by the departing CIO (there's less polite language to describe the situation). The last thing any new CIO wants to do is walk into an unfixable situation. That said, there's also opportunity to be a hero, too. You have to gauge the situation.
This chat week's question follows on last week's chat theme and asks "What can IT and the CIO offer in place of rogue clouds?"
On Thursday, we asked what CIOs should do about rogue clouds and shadow IT. The recap bore the headline "Shadow IT and rogue clouds: Let the sun shine in." The consensus was rogue clouds are here to stay, BUT... We're following up this week on the qualifiers to the consensus.
The CEB (Corporate Executive Board) just advised clients to "encourage" shadow IT, arguing that's where enterprises get the biggest bang for their technology buck. Indeed, fully three quarters of LOB technology spending is on innovation versus a mere quarter when it's IT doling out the money, according to the CEB.
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.