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.
Our weekly Twitter chat yesterday zeroed in defining converged infrastructure (CI) and the rationale behind it. CI is a hot topic for CIOs and is being driven by the search for efficiencies and better productivity in the context of cloud, Big Data and mobile.
First the numbers for yesterday's chat: 32 participants and 230 Tweets (at least three were CIOs).
Our questions were: what is CI?; how big a priority is it for 2014? and what is hyper-CI?
Use the hashtag #CIOchat to view the full stream of 230 Tweets between 2-3 p.m. EDT Thursday. We'll be back next week.
Yes, Tesla, Musk and Napoleon were leaders 7x24. If work is your passion, do it until you drop. Earlier in my career when I was at PC Week, I frequently put in 12 hour days and was on the road three weeks a month. I was passionate about the job and journalism. Still am, but have throttled back a bit.
If Tesla and Musk are at the top innovation pyramid, I am a few layers down where most professionals are..
The private cloud, Stan, would still be a service. However, hybrid cloud also embraces homegrown data centers as part of the mix. I can't think of another department other than IT that would oversee those. It's never all or nothing. IT would still have territory even as service brokering becomes a bigger part of its role.
I usually agree with you, Jamal, but time 'working' is not the measure of success. Working 80-100 hours a week is nuts for most people. Working hard, yes...but that doesn't mean inspiration and great ideas are all spawned in the office or 'at work.' There absolutely is a thing called working smarter.
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.