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.
Communication between IT and those outside of it is a subject we've danced around at the Enterprise CIO Forum. We've talked about IT talking the langauge of business (whatever that is, exactly) as a way to build bridges with the so-called outside world. And of course, the CIO must forge relationsips with key stakeholders and customers.
How do you turn IT from a cost center into a verifiable value provider? This "perrenial favorite" question comes from J.D. Irving CIO Martin Davis.
The answer is obvious. Show quantifiable value. Of course, that's not always easy even when IT is producing value.
Anyhow, this "perrennial favorite" question as Martin calls it will be the topic in our #CIOchat this Thursday from 2-3 p.m. ET. I hope you can join us. Last week's #CIOchat generated 231 Tweets from 39 contributors.
I found a CIO.com article with a lot of practical information about building flexibility into your cloud and SaaS contracts. The article warns against signing "inflexible" cloud contracts that could spell trouble down the road.
If information and data are truly transformative and if IT is truly strategic, why do so few CIOs report directly to the CEO? This great question was recently asked by Enterprise CIO Forum editorial director Bill Laberis. As such, this is where we'll focus our attention in this week's #CIOchat Thursday 2-3 p.m. ET.
By request a CIO, I am posting a recap of last Thursday's #CIOchat about questions CIO candidates might get asked in a job interview. I urge anyone going into such an interview to peruse the #CIOchat between 2 and 3 p.m. ET on May 8. Also check out the preview I wrote last week.
“I want to do private cloud because I want to be more agile and because I want to be much more efficient at IT operations”.
Um. Private cloud will most certainly help you with the first objective – it will stand up development, test and production environments (i.e. server/storage/network and middleware and dev, test and production applications) much more quickly. And it will “cut IT out the loop” allowing users to have their requests actioned without humans holding up the process.
We in HP Software have created a new HP Software Cloud presentation. I"ve posted two versions. The first has a voiceover (only about 10 minutes). The second is a PDF created from showing the slides and the notes I created for each slide.
I was explaining to my teenage kids the other day what I did. I talked about how our
software products ensured that IT infrastructure was reliable. Blank look.
"What is IT infrastructure?", they asked. I said, "it's like the
power or water or sewage".
Below is a
(cut down) transcript of an interview with Erik Frieberg, VP of marketing for
HP's software products for IT Operations. The interview was conducted by Anne
Taylor, managing editor for IDG Enterprise. The full interview can be found here.