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.
IT is still reactive and many in the profession shun the notion that they need to be more aligned with the business. That's according to this CIO.com article based on an IDG survey of 696 IT managers. The hybrid business/IT employee is still elusive. This articles explores the CIO's challenge in finding the right people.
I am surprised that we have not heard anything in this discussion about cloud, big data and business analytsts....that they are new breed and that these skills (whatever they are exactly) are in short supply.
Yes, I would call out two great points you make, Juan: 1) Having a business experience, education and background in addition to IT/computer science, and 2) And closer alignment between what the university ivory tower teaches and companies. It would seem universities should offer some kind of hybrid business/IT degree of they do not already. Agree? Disagree?
Normally, I endure (read: ignore) online video ads, but one from Clorox caught my eye recently. It extolled the wonder of it's new Smart Tube spray bottle, which promises to drain every last drop of Clorox, Tilex or 409.
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.