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 mentioned high up that I excluded technologies because they are obvious. I also have reverted to the term analytics. Big data is too fuzzy.
However, if one gets more detailed, you could explore technologies like software-defined data centers, converged infrastructure, cognizant computing, wearables and Internet of Things. With in the possibe exception of converged infrastructure, those will inch ahead in 2015 and not explode unless the Apple Watch does for wearables what the iPhone and iPad did for phones and tablets, respectively.
The focus on security could also slow other technologies like cloud and Big Data...whoops, I meant advanced analytics.
What are the top five priorities for the CIO in the new year? That's our #CIOchat question for Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET.
I'll a stab at them and would love to hear back from CIOs. You can also respond at length in our new CIO Question. My five purposely avoided technologies except security because at this high level, they are obvious: cloud, Big Data, mobile, data centers etc.
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.